Hello and welcome!
I am a holistic healthcare practitioner, Accredited Practising Dietitian and Nutritionist based in Melbourne Australia.
The human body, if listened to when it communicates, has the ability to prevent disease and recover from ill health. Or it may use what you feed it (physically, mentally and emotionally) to manifest disease, where the choice is yours.
I emphasise long term recovery and remission through empowering my clients with up-to-date education so they can understand how their thoughts and behaviours affect their body and mind at a physiology and biochemical level.
Personalised healthcare involves listening and addressing the drivers of ill health that integrates: diet and disease link, physical movement, quality sleep and stress management.
When all health factors fall into alignment, your wellbeing can finally evolve into a state you've never known exists; so you can experience wholeness of joy, love, peace and harmony.
Stressful or anxious thoughts drive up inflammation and stress hormone cortisol, terminating your potential for optimal health and mental freedom. Working together, I may refer you to supporting practitioners that suit your individual health needs and lifestyle.
Our thoughts influence our emotions... which generate behaviours. People often revert back to their old habits or "self-sabotage" because they haven't processed old limiting belief systems. When you address and overcome discomfort, you can then freely live Life as you desire.
Be prepared to level up your healthcare journey where I help you learn what your body is trying to communicate with you, and what steps to take.
I am not here to convince you to take care of your health and wellbeing, instead I want us to make the most of our time together to work together in open communication and efficiency to get you optimal and sustainable results.
As an Empath, I can put myself in your shoes and feel what you feel, a gift that used to give me grief however is my greatest strength in connecting with you on a deep meaningful level (where you're not just another number), to better understand your emotional needs, so you can receive the best support for optimal wellness.
I believe that happy, healthy people who live purposefully and whole-heartedly are more positive and nicer individuals. Positive and kind people make this world a better place to live in and ultimately leave a better environment for future generations.
Up until I was a young adult I was constantly sick. I suffered from years of frequent upper respiratory infections causing difficulty breathing and fatigue. Born with asthma, this exacerbated breathing difficulty where I was afraid to leave the house without my inhaler (bringing forth OCD tendencies). On top of this, I struggled with severe allergic reactions, eczema, insomnia and anxiety. My parents treated with what they thought were the right thing through mainstream medicine such as antibiotics, cortisone creams and anti-histamines. Nothing resolved any of my symptoms, but only acted as a band-aid to suppress uncomfortable symptoms short-term.
I knew there was another.. more natural way. To better understand the human body I went on to study Dietetics to learn how diet influences disease.
I changed my dietary intake, exercised and incorporated stress management techniques to change my biochemistry and physiology; my health transformed from constantly inflamed and unwell to no more allergic reactions, asthma or difficulty breathing, a calm nervous system allowing restful sleep and controlled anxiety symptoms. Happily without recurrent infections or the need for antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs!
> > All through making the choice in choosing food and lifestyle medicine.
Today Bonny Chow, MDiet, BHNutr., is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and holistic healthcare practitioner who integrates evidence-based nutritional science into practical tools in helping clients treat the root cause of chronic disease. All her clients receive evidenced-based therapeutic diets individualised to their medical conditions for them to achieve long lasting results.
Through her personal journey of understanding the benefits of a natural and holistic health approach to treat the underlying root causes of disease and pain, she is friendly, kind and passionate in helping clients become symptom free so they can live optimally.
Master of Dietetics -Deakin University
Bachelor of Human Nutrition,
Majoring in Advanced Human Physiology - La Trobe University
Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certificate - Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors
Member of Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)
Member of Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)