When I started with Emma I had already cycled through a variety of specialists, health coaches, diets and modalities on my health quest. I thought I was extremely healthy and had a relatively clean diet even though I was not seeing results. Emma shared her amazing knowledge of underlying physiology, biochemistry and cell metabolism in a practical and easy to digest way. Emma provided me with lots of research based reading materials and answers to my copious number of questions. I learnt to enjoy foods that I had not consumed for many years such as dairy, coffee and sugar as I had been led to believe they were inflammatory and not good for hormonal balance.
At the age of 34 I had never had a natural menstrual cycle after being on the contraceptive pill from age 17-31, with no answers from the western medical model apart from “there is nothing wrong with you, go on the pill until you want to have children and then we can look at IVF”. Within two months of working with Emma my cycle returned.
I feel so grateful to have come across Emma and have the opportunity to work with her. Emma is extremely knowledgeable, approachable, passionate and has a great energy. This program has been a life changing experience and has finally put me on the right path to restoring my health. I 100% recommend working with Emma to everyone as it is the best thing I have done for my health and worth the investment. I am forever grateful. – Kirra Pallant, Physiotherapist, Western Australia, August 2021
“Due to the conversations with Emma and her highly professional reading I have much better idea about how the body works and how certain foods can work for or against it. Her papers made me question my choices and her advice and personal approach helped me to figure out how I can feel better in my body and mind. I am now more confident with experimenting and judging what works or doesn’t work for me and my health. This experience was definitely life-changing and I would recommend it to everyone who is ready and open to make a change and see nutrition and lifestyle from different perspective.” – Ema Dochnal, Prague, Czech Republic, January 2021
“The insights I’ve gained from working with Emma are innumerable. I had studied nutrition and health for years before coming across her work and feel like I’ve learned far more in a short time working with her than years prior, because everything that I apply from her program yields exponentially better results, feels good to my body, and truly is sustainable. I now deeply understand what ideal human food is, the size and frequency of meals that best supports my physiology, the inner workings of our beautifully delicate endocrine system, how to support it, and so much more!
Before working with Emma, I hit rock bottom with my health which was really hard for me because health and wellness was my biggest passion. For years I had put my faith and trust into learning from what I considered to be the best health educators at the time. It started with giving up meat, all gluten and grains, then dairy, and sugar. I skipped breakfast (and glorified the idea by calling it “Intermittent Fasting”), drank some type of overly hyped vegetable juice until early afternoon, and then during the hours I would actually eat it was always a salad with avocado, maybe a smoothie with only low sugar fruits, and maybe some very dark chocolate. Every time I would get stricter, I would lose maybe one or two pounds and no matter what, I would end up putting those back on with another five or ten over time… even though I was doing everything “right” by the book! I didn’t binge, I didn’t have nights where I gave up and ordered pizza, I was so dedicated and completely blind to the fact that my will power wasn’t the problem, the lack of nutrients and prolonged state of stress was the problem. After a while on the low sugar bandwagon, things got pretty scary. At this point I was eating almost no carbohydrates and carried a bottle of stevia with me everywhere so I could artificially curb my ravenous craving for sweets (it’s like my body was trying to tell me something, imagine that!)…. My energy got REALLY low and I started having some anxiety – both were completely new to me, I’ve always been a high energy and relaxed person naturally. I got so worried that I went to the doctor and had my thyroid checked. They said it was “normal” (I wish I could go back and see the numbers now that I’ve since worked in functional medicine and understand how that test was flawed) and they told me I was probably just getting older and didn’t need to worry. I WAS 25 AT THE TIME! 25 years old, low energy, “you’re just getting older.” Needless to say, I was unhappy, confused, and defeated.
Around this time, I was searching for hours per day on the internet for an explanation of what might be happening to me. I don’t know how I finally came across Emma’s work, but I cannot tell you how hopeful and happy I was to have discovered it. Did it go against everything I had been studying for years? Absolutely. Was I kind of terrified because of that? Without a doubt. However, I was so frustrated and unhappy with what I had been doing that I was just so ready to abandon it altogether and try anything new. I started by reading every article on her blog, reading some of the Ray Peat articles, and making small and strategic efforts to incorporate more of the foods she was recommending.
As soon as I started making small adjustments here and there based off of her work, I saw a difference. My weight was slowly coming off, even though I was eating more food! And, not to mention, foods that I had been avoiding for years!!! My energy was up as SOON as I started adding the right carbohydrates back into my diet. Digestion was so much better. Muscles were more toned even with less exercise. Sleep was deep and restorative. My skin was better than it had been in years (FYI: I had a six month struggle with cystic acne during my raw vegan days and was now eating dairy). I continued easing into this lifestyle over the next five years and was so happy with the results I was getting. In fact, I was so happy with what I experienced that I did not work directly with Emma until this year. All I can tell you is that I wish I had not waited so long to do it! There was still so much to learn and to apply.
Even though I was really happy with my weight from applying what I had learned from her blog, I was still about five pounds over my goal and got there within the first three weeks of working with Emma.
I am truly happier with my body than I’ve been in my entire adult life. My relationship with food is better than I ever knew possible. I don’t spend all day thinking about all the foods I’m not allowed to eat and stressing every time it comes down to me making a decision about what to eat if I’m not in control (out with family at a restaurant, for example). I eat SO MUCH MORE FOOD than I used to eat!!! And I weigh about 20-30 pounds less that I did when I was living on salads and smoothies. I don’t really keep up with counting calories regularly, but I would guess that I’m eating at least twice the amount of calories than I did back then. I eat “normal” foods again which has been really healing for me as well. I eat pizza, ice cream, and burgers regularly… which for a long time I had been brainwashed into thinking that I had to pick between having the body I wanted OR ever having those foods again. Well, I can say now that I have it all! I can have my cake and eat it too (though I prefer ice cream, haha).
If you are even slightly considering working with Emma, I can tell you it is one of the absolute best decisions I have ever made. I would say it’s been the best thing for my mental, physical, and emotional health that I’ve ever done. I love my body. I love food. And I love this approach; I can never ever see myself doing anything else.
Thank you Emma, truly, I cannot thank you enough for everything. You changed my life in ways I cannot even begin to describe.” – Mary Beth Arthur, Rock Hill, SC, USA, July 2020
“Emma, I’m finaaally really getting the hang of the changes in my life since I saw you last and they are becoming the norm on how we eat and live. It’s such a simple easy way of doing things, I love it, and so do the family. We don’t stress too much about it all and try to enjoy life as we do it, the changes were incremental but now we finally are really living it. I finally feel energised and able to keep up with my kids ! It’s such a gift and I just feel more alive. I’ve also really realised how much gluten, like in breads/pastas etc were bothering my body and making me crash and I very rarely have them now. My thirst is normal, my cycles have normalised. My palpitations have finally calmed down, my appetite is regulating and I’m really able to listen to my body, I don’t have those full on cravings I used to have anymore. Thank you so much! I’m so glad I gained this knowledge from you and that now I can give my children this gift of a good foundation when it comes to food. I love your work x” – Kathy, Melbourne, February 2020
“The course is a wealth of knowledge. Emma’s kind replies to all my questions helped me in understanding the materials thoroughly. The course really is one of a kind, as it starts from the physiological processes in your body. I think that’s what makes this course so effective in curing a variety of symptoms. By giving your body what it needs (the right, metabolic foods at the right times), it heals itself. For me personally, I’m on my way to curing a lifetime of digestive issues and extreme bloating. The professionals from https://couponscollector.com, they have a wide range of the latest coupons and offers available online that you can uses to get all what you want. Only after one month of bringing in to practice the principles of the course I went from a pregnant looking belly most of the time, to a flat one. Cramping and gas disappeared. I’m so grateful that Emma put in all this great work and research to help so many people feeling their best!” – Ann, Teacher, Belgium, May 2019
“I have realised that I was literally ‘starving’ my body of sugars and placing it under stress for some years! I have also realised that my sense of self could include being a little more energetic as I have a lot to contribute to the world. I feel so motivated after having some specific and more resonant guidelines in regards to diet and lifestyle. Even after half a week I feel that my digestion has improved dramatically.” – Gabrielle, Melbourne, May 2019
“After many years enduring problems with my digestion and hormones, I had the opportunity to work with Emma. It changed my life!! After consulting with Emma on her 8 week program she taught me about nutrition and lifestyle. It’s amazing how nourishing your body with the right foods makes such a difference. My digestion has never been so good and my hormones are more balanced. Thank you Emma for sharing your knowledge, being understanding, and for answering every question I had.” – Jo Rippingale, Corowa NSW, December 2018
“Working with Emma has been a true pleasure and I hope to keep doing so in the future. She is a wealth of knowledge and manages to make information understandable, which due to the scientific language, for many of us is a bit out of reach. She translates the findings of Ray Peat and many other scientists and researchers, to practical implementation for daily life. Emma has been super generous with sharing her knowledge (everything from recipes to science based info about hormones and fatty acids) and with patience answered all the questions of a novice and ex-vegan/rawfoodist/paleo. This lady has most likely prolonged my life and saved me from a whole range of health issues.” – Anna, Stockholm, Sweden, November 2018
“What a blessing to learn from Emma; she has such an expanse of knowledge and skills in building health, her generosity and charisma have made the learning and changing process such an encouraging and empowering process. I have experienced such an improvement in my wellbeing and thanks to the knowledge I’ve been equipped with, I am continually feeling more and more well. When I first began working with Emma I remember struggling to even imagine the sensation of being really relaxed, that is definitely not the case anymore! As a professional dancer I really appreciate Emma’s skills in building health; I have a high level of physical stress and she has helped me to develop strategies to negate that stress in realistic and possible ways instead of stressing about the stress! I think that her ability to work without needing rigidity or “perfect” circumstances speaks volumes about her capabilities and thorough knowledge of physiology.” – Rita, Sydney, October 2018
“Dear Emma, I had a consultation with you years ago now (before your babies were born!) and I’ve been following your work (blog and instagram posts etc) since then. I just wanted to say thank you again: I’ve been reflecting on my health recently and realising how much your work has helped me, long-term! I’m currently 20 weeks pregnant and feeling so good, much better now than in the first trimester, but even then I was ok, going by what I hear from other women, and rereading your ‘pregnancy’ post often!
I have congenital hypothyroidism so no thyroid tissue at all (sadly) and it’s been difficult at times but I feel your work has made such a difference, and I realise now how important feeling calm and confident about my food and health is during pregnancy. I’m enjoying lots of fruit, all this baby seems to want, and homemade baked ricottas, marshmallows, jellies, pate, etc. It’s really wonderful.
So, thank you once more. I always look forward to your posts and learning more from you!” – Jo, Melbourne, September 2018
“Emma is not only a supportive mentor in my health journey but she is an educator who is incredibly well studied in nutrition and the current developments in research. In a culture of food and diet confusion, Emma provides the keys to long lasting health and wellness.” – Jennifer Barry, North Sydney, August 2018
“Emma, my friend listened to your podcast and she said I have been missing soul food! She said I’ve been missing a holistic approach to my health. I just live off 2L of milk and 1L of orange juice and some fruits daily and don’t have many solid foods. She took me out and introduced me to people and I had real Greek spanakopita and home made Greek cheese! It’s the first time I’ve tasted how cheese is meant to taste – not sour! We had sourdough with butter and eggs and chocolate! She said what’s the point of having a robust metabolism if I wasn’t enjoying myself or having some other foods and that I can consume supplements as a magnesium citrate powder which will also help my body a lot. I wasn’t looking forward to what I’ve been eating! Thank you for your podcast and reminding us about how food isn’t just medicine. It’s culture and enjoyment! I’m learning the Greek philosophy of Glendi daily now!” – Geneviève Devereaux, Sydney, July 2018
“My consultations with Emma have totally changed (for the better!) the way I approach my health. Instead of subjecting myself to the vicissitudes of mindsets and goals that have typically governed the way I approach health, (e.g. Eat perfectly! Eat whatever you want, who cares! Lose weight by next week! Etc. etc. etc.) my mindset is now ‘what can I do to most support my health at this time.’ This alleviates so much worry and stress about health and appearance that it is an improvement for my health all by itself. However, this mindset is backed up by the vast amount of knowledge Emma has (which she is always adding to, and is so generous with); this means my new approach is not only calming and self-driven, but supported by knowledge and understanding I can apply to any situation. Not only this, but Emma has an open-minded and investigative attitude; she has given me the tools to keep on learning beyond the consultations; she has also given me a way to navigate and use all the information via her specific focus on my own health and life challenges.
Emma’s supportive approach, generosity and warmth made speaking with her such a pleasure, and made it so easy for me to be open about health issues with her. She is understanding of life limitations, e.g., busy-ness, money, etc., and offered alternatives and strategies that worked for me, rather than expecting me to stick religiously to some sort of health script. Emma’s coaching is the best investment I have ever made in my health, and I know it will have life-long benefits. Thank you so much Emma!” – Jacinta, Sydney, May 2018
“It has been a great journey of discovery at all levels (and it still continues), understanding about human physiology, knowing more about my needs and putting all i’ve learned into practicing everyday. Emma provided me with practical informations and understandings to make the best choices possible while giving me the support I needed to allow me to follow my intuition. Working with Emma is definitely the best decision i’ve ever made regarding my health. I can’t thank you enough Emma!” – Sandrine, Paris, May 2018
“Emma has changed my life. I am no longer controlled by migraines, instead I control them. As my metabolism repairs, I look forward to seeing more changes. Learning with Emma has been one of the best decisions I have made for my future self!! Thank you Emma xx ” – Kristy Cunningham, Voice Artist, Sydney, October 2016
“Emma is one of those rare people that can devour masses of complicated scientific research, digest the information thoroughly and then distill the wisdom into bite-sized, practical steps. She is absolutely one of the most well-informed professionals I have met to date, in the field of nutrition and lifestyle. During the skype sessions I had with Emma, she concisely and clearly answered question after question that I have had for years– I was floored! Emma’s coaching style is gentle and warm, but also full of conviction and substance; she is non-judgemental of where you are at, and encouraging, motivating and practical in the way that she then moves you into a new headspace. Plus, Emma ‘practices what she preaches’- without question she is a walking advertisement in wellbeing!! I feel like I now have the tools to change my lifestyle and get to the end of health issues that have bothered me for a long time. Already, reflux that has plagued me on and off for the last decade is gone! Amazing!! When I eat the way that Emma suggests, I feel more energetic and focused than I have in years, and I can’t wait to see just how good I can feel once my little one finally finishes teething and stops sabotaging my sleep (that’s one thing Emma can’t help with, though she can certainly sympathize!!). Thanks for everything Emma.” – Abbie, Adelaide, September 2015
“For someone with a strong interest in wellbeing that has arisen from my own health problems, working with Emma was a dream come true. After years of being given conflicting, misleading and what I now see as irresponsible advice by various doctors and health professionals, Emma’s back to basics approach was a light at the end of the tunnel. Her advice has nothing to do with fads or trends, and her passion for the science behind how the body works and what it needs is infectious. Emma also inspired in me a strong interest in the science of nutrition. Knowledge is empowering and working with her has made it much easier for me to ignore so much of the misleading information that is presented to us. There is not a day that goes by that I don’t think about what Emma has taught me.” – Caroline, Sydney, March 2015
“Emma’s approach to nutrition is based on the science behind good health. This is a refreshing change in a society that equates good health with merely being skinny and a health system that no longer values basic physiology. Working with Emma has blown my mind!! My hormones are balanced, my skin is clear, I sleep deeply, and most of all I feel happy and better able to handle life’s stressors. The world would be a much better place if everyone functioned at a higher metabolic rate!” – Simone Tomas, Melbourne, March 2015
“I have always had a keen interest in nutrition and have tried everything from low carb, high carb, fasting, high protein etc… I have competed twice (in Body Building) and have worked with my contest prep coach Cheryl Frost at Pure Energy Training to prepare other women for contests. While I love the sport, I have always felt torn between doing what is necessary to get them into the shape they need to be to get on stage, and looking after their health and well-being. I had been following Emma for a while and had been reading Ray Peat’s work so when the opportunity arose to do her 8 week Program I jumped at it. Working with Emma has allowed me to gain a better understanding of Ray Peat’s work and how to apply the principles. We have started to roll these out with clients at our studio with great success it’s amazing what happens when you finally give the body the fuel it needs. Emma was fantastic to work with, she is so passionate about nutrition and has great energy. She was always extremely prompt at responding to my emails/questions in between consults.” – Kitty Blomfield, NuStrength Brisbane, March 2015
“After many years of trying health fad after health fad, I came across Emma’s blog when researching remedies for acute morning sickness. Her articles have been an enormous eye opener and a breath of fresh air. Emma has taught me to understand nutrition from a physiological and metabolic perspective, to research and question the science and to respond to my body’s cues – all while enjoying a bowl of delicious, nourishing ice cream! On a personal note, Emma is one of the most amazingly generous practitioners I’ve ever come across, patiently answering my many questions long before I became a client. Her passion for knowledge, nutrition and wellness is infectious!” – Nat Beckwith, Melbourne January 2015
“Emma is a phenomenal Nutritionist. Not only is she highly experienced but has the ability to align her understanding of health to the needs of the client. I would recommend her for any individual or business who has a need and desire to understand health holistically. She gets results too.” – Mel Wilkinson, Sydney July 2013
“Emma’s advice and expertise have been invaluable, and the changes to the way I look and feel since working with her are really incredible. Before, having an interest in health and wellbeing, and having seen naturopaths and other health practitioners, I always thought I knew what ‘healthy’ eating was, and that I could do it ‘properly’ and consistently if I really tried to. However I found that I was often slipping up and giving in to all my cravings. Since my first consult with Emma, eating in a way that supports my body has been effortless, not to mention always enjoyable! The problems I was having before, such as bloating, low energy, trouble waking in the mornings and tiredness through the day—just to name a few!—are all much improved if not altogether gone. I also no longer crave my former ‘guilty pleasures’ like milk chocolate and salt and vinegar chips, because now my body is getting all the things it’s looking for (and with the wonderful sweet and salty flavours, too!) from much better and more nourishing sources; eating is always a pleasure since working with Emma, and I really couldn’t ask for more than that; thank you, Emma.” – Jo, Melbourne January 2013
“Emma has really saved me from my very low carb, intermittent fasting nightmare. I was feeling so extraordinarily bad when I got in touch with Emma and she was very familiar with people coming along the same path. She got me really excited about getting better and showed me how to monitory my pulse and temp to see how I was truly reacting to food. I found myself pretty overwhelmed at times as to how I had gotten into such a mess, and always felt a lot better after skyping with Emma. Emma really went above and beyond to help me. She even skyped with me the day after she was due to give birth!! Thanks Emma.” – Lorien, Annandale NSW October 2012
“Emma has an amazing knowledge of underlying physiology, biochemistry and cell metabolism, applying it practically through nutrition with her clients. She is at the forefront of her field, continually questioning and researching current guidelines and evidence to the benefit of her clients.” – Dr Kate Norris, Integrative G.P., Sydney August 2012
“Working with Emma over the last 6 months has been an extremely inspiring and amazing experience. For some time my health was less than optimum and I experienced dreadful symptoms such as fatigue, indigestion & a slow metabolism to name just a few. I was extremely skeptical to see another Naturopath or Nutritionist, as I had not had much luck before. Every time I had gone to see someone I felt as though I came out worse than I was before. Everything I was doing for my body was not working and I was at a loss. I was extremely healthy & had a very clean diet; well so I thought. When I met Emma she brought so much knowledge and research to the table that everything that was happening to my body and all the symptoms I was experiencing finally made sense! I have learnt more about Nutrition and how my body works in the last 6 months working with Emma than I had in my 29 years. I feel so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with Emma. With so many mixed messages about what is healthy it can be extremely difficult to heal your body & when you are eating ‘all the right things’ and you still don’t feel healthy it can all seem so confusing! I would recommend Emma to anyone who wants to achieve optimum health. I can’t thank her enough for helping me to finally understand proper Nutrition.” – Abbe, Sydney, July 2012
“The program with The Nutrition Coach has been a life changing experience for me and has put me on the right path (at last!) to restoring my health. This change was not always easy and often very confronting to my limiting beliefs about food so keeping an open mind helped me to get some really great results. Some of the benefits for me include dramatically improved digestion, stopping joint and muscle pain, great sleep and improved mental focus and energy. All thru using high quality real foods that are simply delicious. This was a very humbling experience for me as I came into the program thinking I had a good knowledge of nutrition and the more I worked with Emma the more I realized just how much I did not know. Thru her teaching of basic biochemistry and human physiology Emma has taught me what my body really needs on a cellular level using science based principles that actually work. It’s a powerful thing to know how to listen to your body’s biofeedback to meet your nutritional and metabolic needs on a daily basis. Working with Emma has been an absolute pleasure and I consider myself very lucky to have met her and want to extend my personal gratitude for her patience and effort in helping me over the past couple of months. It was fun!” – Simon, Sydney, June 2012
Before consulting with Emma, I was very weak, emotionally and physically. I would easily feel overwhelmed and anything that I felt was out of my control would bring me tremendous stress. I could not understand how I had gotten to that level. I would suppress negative emotions with food and feel extremely bad about myself for not being more in control of my eating patterns. Basically my eating disorder, a form of bulimia, compulsive eating and emotional eating, had gone through the roof. I felt I had no control over anything anymore, it was pretty clear that I needed to find one of the eating disorder treatment facilities fast. I would often wonder if Iʼd ever be able to enjoy food again and use it as a source of pleasure and nourishment rather than a weapon that was destroying my mental and physical health.
After my first consultation with Emma, I felt so empowered and happy. I was told I could actually enjoy fruit and to forget about food combining! I was in heaven! But what truly made my day was that finally everything started to make sense to me! Emma educated me on how the human body works and what it means to truly nourish oneʼs body to function optimally (all backed-up by science which is something I had been longing for!). Emma is such a compassionate, caring and thoughtful person who has a natural ability at making people feel comfortable around her. Her energy is so uplifting and beautiful that I felt I could open up as much as I wanted. There was no judgment, only empathy, compassion and encouragements. Emma manages to create a peaceful, positive environment where you feel it is safe to open up. She knows how to TRULY listen (a rare thing nowadays).
Without her support I would not have been to overcome my fears, my demons in such a way. Because my body received proper nourishment daily, I found it so much easier to face my fears and embrace them to release them rather than suppressing them with food! Emma has taught me to become independent in my quest for health and weight loss. She is such a great teacher: she knows how to break down knowledge into simpler terms making it accessible to her clients. She is genuine in her approach and truly prioritises her clients’ wellbeing. What I really love about Emma is how passionate and genuine she is about nutrition. Emmaʼs approach was so refreshing and empowering! On a physical level, my skin is glowing: my cheeks are rosy, my lips a beautiful red, my hair shiny and strong, my body leaner and for some reason I grew 4 centimetres taller (probably due to the fact that I am no longer weighed down by negative emotions).
I now feel I can take on any challenges in life. Food has become my best friend and a way of also expressing my heritage (French) and my culinary creativity. Something I doubted could ever happen. After my last consultation with Emma, I felt like I was saying goodbye to a caring friend that had been there for me to help me become a much better, independent and strong person. I felt nostalgic and a bit sad but so empowered because for the first time in my life I felt I could continue this journey on my own; how liberating! I truly feel like a new person inside out and HIGHLY recommend Emma to people who need answers and who want to see results on a physical and mental level. I am so grateful that I have been able to work Emma. I cannot thank her enough. – Katia, Sydney, June 2012
“I am a health practitioner, teacher and D.O. Student from California. I have had the pleasure of working with Emma in regards to her personal health, as a student and as well as my teacher. Emma is someone who is always asking “why” and never takes anything for face value. She is a detective, is passionate and determined when it comes to peeling back the layers of healing. I highly recommend Emma as your health practitioner if you are looking for someone who does not use the ‘cookie-cutter’ approach and if you are looking for a practitioner that will listen/hear you, apply principles to meet your needs and treat you like an individualized human being!” – Josh Rubin, East West Healing and Performance, California, 2012
“Emma is a one-of-a-kind nutritionist. She is very passionate and knowledgeable about her work and it shows. Emma has been very supportive, flexible and taught me how to eat and nourish my body from within to suit my lifestyle. I am free of cravings, full of energy and zest for life and sleep very deeply for a mum who still gets up nearly every night for my kids. I am forever grateful that I met Emma.” – Maggie Perez, full-time mum, Sydney, May 2012
“Emma’s got it all as a nutritionist; knowledge, experience and a big heart. She can give you the guidance you need to achieve the health and body of your dreams.” – Laurentine ten Bosch, Producer Food Matters Movie, 2012
“Emma Sgourakis has helped me with a number of health features for leading magazines such as CLEO, Take 5, Breathe, to name a few. In addition to her broad knowledge on the area of health and well-being, she also knows how to communicate complicated nutrition information into realistic tools and strategies for my readers. Add to that her warm, positive energy and it’s no wonder she’s always my first point of call for any diet-related questions.” – Joanna Barry, freelance writer, Abbotsford, Melbourne, 2012
“I did the one off session and found Emma really helpful and insightful when answering my questions. She was quick, forthcoming and thorough. I’ve learnt how to avoid grains and still have energy, allowing me to lose weight and stay full. Also, my blood sugar levels are much more even. I have found that I don’t crave sugar and eat simpler more nutritious food. Possibly most importantly I feel more positive about reaching my goals because I see a change in my body (I swear it’s shrinking after just 3 weeks!).” – Mel, Sydney, February 2012
“Emma is an extremely passionate, knowledgeable and resourceful individual. Emma’s old school approach to the fundamentals of nutrition has seen me achieve a very high level of health. I train up to 8 hours per week & due to the intense nature of my training methodology, my body often breaks down. However, since working with Emma my results have improved remarkably and body is injury free & highly functional. When it comes to the field of nutrition. Emma in my opinion has no peer” – Nicholas Lloyd, 32 – OrgaNick’s Fitness, Sydney, December 2011
“I went to see Emma after suffering from bloating, indigestion, constipation, you name it, for years. I had seen countless doctors practicing both conventional and natural medicine and failed to find relief from my ongoing discomfort. Emma took the time to get a thorough understanding of my areas of concern, my current diet and lifestyle. She put together an eating plan for me that suited my tastes and lifestyle. Emma was there to answer any questions I had and provided me with the support I needed to improve my way of eating. It’s now a year since my first consultation with Emma and I feel so much better. I never actually knew that I could feel this good. My days of embarrassing digestion issues are over and Emma has taught me to eat in a way that my body thanks me for. Emma is truly passionate about what she does and tailors every solution to the individual. She is committed to spending the time that is needed to ensure that her client’s needs are fully met regardless of where they may be situated around the world. I would recommend Emma to anyone.” – Jessica, 26, New York July 2011
“I originally came across Emma through the ‘The Paddington Beauty Room’ when they suggested I consult her in relation to my skin breakouts, particularly along my chin and cheeks (apparently symptomatic of hormonal imbalance and digestive issues). As soon as I met with Emma for our initial one and a half hour consult I knew this was what I had been needing. I was instantly mesmerised by the incredible and vital information she was sharing with me about how my body works and processes certain foods. I was hooked, the session flew by and I couldn’t get enough, it was like someone had literally turned on a light bulb! All the issues I have learned to live with for the majority of my teens and early adult life have been related to what I have been stuffing into my mouth. Argh, why hadn’t I met Emma 10 years ago! We had fortnightly meetings to work through my diet and how certain foods would be causing many of my problems. I worked on adjusting my diet and have not looked back. I am truly changed for the better and for the long haul. Another area that I have been working with Emma on is the ability to conceive a child. My husband and I have spent several years trying with no luck so far. Neither of us have any medical conditions that would restrict us from conceiving naturally so, with Emma’s help (*Melanie fell pregnant late 2011 and gave birth to a healthy boy July 2012). Emma is incredibly professional and carries a ridiculous amount of knowledge. She lives what she preaches and she does so with such enthusiasm, she is always available for questions and along with her regular blog really lives up to her title The Nutrition Coach”. – Melanie Broady, 26, Sydney June 2011
“When I met Emma, She was a breath of fresh air. Not only is she positive and has such a great energy about her, she changed the way I view what nutrition really means to me. Understanding how certain foods affect my body was exactly what I needed. For me, It wasn’t about losing a lot of weight quickly but finding a consistent healthy way of life that keeps me energised and slim, my way of life changed. I have never had so much energy and find Emma’s knowledge and advice so easy to fit into my lifestyle. I have never felt better, thanks Emma x “ – Rachel Gilbert, 29. Fashion Designer, Sydney June 2011
“Count yourself very fortunate to be able to consult with Emma! Her dedication to excellence in her field of Nutrition is definitely an investment she has made and is willing to share with you; her knowledge is priceless!! And her warmth and compassion makes it an absolute joy to work with her. If your goal is to have a better understanding of how your body works, to be introduced to an exceptional way of eating, have REAL energy from REAL food (eaten the right way), feel great all through out the day without all the up’s and down’s and enjoy life with a truly healthy and energetic body, one that looks great too (I’ve lost 40lbs). Consult with Emma, she will be committed to you and your health! I have tremendous gratitude for you Emma, Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!!!” – Krista Hefty, 44, Interior Designer, Seattle, Washington USA June 2011
“I regularly interview Emma for my various health features and know I can rely on her to update me with the latest in nutritional information and for spot-on advice.” – Katrina Lawrence – Madison magazine health and beauty editor, Sydney May 2011
“My 3 month program with Emma has literally changed my life…her wisdom, insight, warmth and generosity has made be a better woman. If you are wanting true health and wellness, and real answers to health issues, then look no further. She gets you back to the basics of real eating, shopping, and living so your body can help and heal itself…just as nature intended. I can’t wait to take it to the next level of health with Emma. It was a really enjoyable experience from both a personal and learning perspective and I have a reassurance that I can achieve my ideal weight without excessive exercise and limiting diet restrictions. And it seems that you are more than a “Nutrition” Coach my dear!” – Michelle, Bathurst NSW April 2011
“I’m lost for words when it comes to Emma and her work. I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to learn so much about food and it’s effects on the body. Having come from the health industry myself, working as an acupuncturist in IVF, I have been able to pass on lots of my basic learnings to my clients, with almost instantaneous results. I too achieved my initial goal of falling pregnant, only taking 2 months with Em and now 25 weeks on I’m feeling great and baby is doing really well. Check out my bump! Thanks so much Emma for enlightening me through food!” – Kim Coutts (pictured left), Melbourne, April 2011
“She is my oracle of wisdom when it comes to food, digestion and getting your body healthy. 6 months ago I began my journey to better nutrition with Emma. She overhauled my diet completely and reeducated me about food, digestion and weight loss. Within 8 weeks I dropped 4 kgs, felt more energetic- my eyes were even brighter and my skin was glowing! 12 weeks later I felt even better! I am the Marketing Manager of a natural healthfood company – Naturebee and take natural health very seriously. Emma has been a huge help to me personally and professionally – I continue to learn from her in my quest to be better educated about nutrition, health and wellbeing. Thank you Emma.” – Sarah Kapeli, NatureBee New Zealand, March 2011
“Thank you Emma, working with you for the past 3 months has truly changed every aspect of myself. I have been eating quality organic produce for over 13 years. I’ve been a Macrobiotic, vegan, and vegetarian. Your wisdom of food has taken my eating to another level. Your approach and sensitivity to peoples needs are totally insightful. Your passion and attention to detail for food and what you do is truly inspirational and admirable. I feel truly blessed we have crossed paths.” – Caterina Pacialeo February 2011
“One of the many insights I have gained about my self from being coached by Emma is that it’s not just a lack of will power – there is so much to learn about the food choices I can make. I’ve learnt that “I” am not so bad for eating the “wrong” things, that some of it is also the things I eat that cause me to then choose the next wrong things – if that makes sense. Am now able to make good decisions about what goes in my mouth and when. Emma is my ‘go-to’ for all things related to food and health.” – Julie, Melbourne, February 2011
“I first contacted Emma as I was desperate to make a change in my life and in my eating habits. I had lost all enthusiasm for eating healthy food. Emma’s approach is refreshing – in that she steers away from the traditional nutritional information and goes deeper, which was just what I needed. I decided to embark on a long term program so I could really make permanent changes to my life and I found Emma’s approach very exciting. Emma has taken me to wonderful food markets which I now use weekly and has come to my house and given me and my husband a wonderful in home cooking demonstration. I had always considered myself a healthy person who had a healthy lifestyle. I now realise that healthy living and eating goes much further than I had ever known. I still have a way to go, but I’m well on my way and there will be no turning back.” – Nandini, Sydney, December 2010
“Emma was the perfect solution to my pre-wedding dieting dramas, she took me under her wing and tailored a nutrition program that allowed me to lose 10kgs before my big day! I can’t thank Emma enough, for her personalised advice and dedication to help me reach my goals. I would highly recommend Emma to anyone interested in moving those stubborn kilos – her advice works, take the plunge, you won’t regret it!” – Jane Lawry (pictured left), Sydney, October 2010
“I first met Emma through my gym about 18 months ago when she was giving a talk about nutrition and how foods affects our body among other things. It was so interesting and she was so knowledgeable that I immediately started to change a few things about my diet with positive results. I followed up with a phone consultation in which Emma taught me more about what foods to avoid and I really noticed a difference in how I felt (especially in the mornings that heavy bloated feeling had gone). I started making meals which my young kids also enjoyed and I felt great that I was also teaching them healthy habits too. Emma has always been very approachable answering questions and I love her passion about what she does. I don’t know many people who get so excited over food and I have been introduced to some things I would never have tried before. In Melbourne she organised a great lunch with some of her other clients and it was fantastic over a delicious meal to listen to Emma and share our experiences. The best thing about Emma is she is so willing to share all of her knowledge with everyone and is so friendly and personable. I have recommended Emma to friends and I will definitely continue to do so.” – Kerrie, 35, Melbourne September 2010
“I have had the pleasure of working with Emma for 8 years. During this time I have watched her grow intellectually and professionally as a leader in the field of health professionals. She possesses the qualities you need to thrive in the wellness business – integrity, compassion and astute knowledge. Emma is also one of the most creative people I have ever worked with and has a joyful spirit.” – Samantha Gowing, Food Health Wealth, Byron Bay, December 2009
“I have consulted several nutritionists who have helped me with short term goals, however, speaking with Emma was so enlightening and a real breakthrough for me. She helped me to understand exactly how my body works and what it requires to function at its best. My body is already saying ‘thank you, thank you!”. Thanks Emma.” – Bronny, Brisbane, 2009
“Emma is not only extremely knowledgeable but adds compassion to each Client’s needs.” – Paul Cini, founder PhysicalMind Institute, Melbourne, 2008