Louisa Stephens | MDietSc. BHlthSc.

Louisa Stephens (MDietSc. BHlthSc.) is an accredited practicing dietitian (APD) and nutritionist and director of Nutrition Wisdom. She has completed a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters in Dietetics at the University of Queensland. She founded Nutrition Wisdom in 2016 with a vision to provide high quality health and nutrition counselling to clients of all age groups.

Louisa specialises in gut health and is passionate about how our microbiome (gut bacteria) can influence our health.

She located in the Brisbane area and provide nutrition services in Taringa, Paddington, Seven Hills and Clayfield.

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A Brisbane local with a passion for food

I was born a raised in Brisbane with two sisters and a brother. My love of cooking started young with my grandmother teaching me to cook on school holidays. As a child of the 90s, I grew up without the internet and enjoyed playing outdoors on our property. To this day my favourite thing to do is holiday with my family and friends at the beach. I was a very fussy eater growing up and my mother regularly reminds me of just how difficult it was trying to feed a picky eater. In my spare time I enjoy modifying recipes and trying new foods. I am notorious for going off recipe and modifying ingredients.
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It all starts with Nutrition

Working with my mother in her dental practice piqued my interest in healthcare. As a holistic dentist, she would often be talking to her patients about how other aspects of their health are impacting their oral health and vice-versa. It was during this time that I began my struggle with trying to pinpoint what food intolerances I had. During this time I learnt first hand the difference dietary changes can have on your health and any symptoms you can be experiencing. I began to research more and more and eventually decided that a career in nutrition looked fascinating.
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What’s your favourite thing about being a dietitian?

It brings me great joy when a client returns to the clinic feeling better than when they first arrived. Food intolerances and digestive diseases (disorders) can have a huge impact on people’s lives and feelings of wellbeing. To be able to assist someone in pin-pointing their triggers and resolving issues is truly rewarding. There is never a dull moment as a dietitian as nutrition science is forever evolving and there is always something new to discover.

Louisa is a member of the following groups and associations:

Member of Coeliac Society Queensland.

Member of Crohn’s and Colitis

Associate member of Australian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine.

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FAQs

Do I need to bring anything to my appointment?

What to complete before your appointment

Once you have made an appointment, we will send you a new patient form which we will get you to fill in online before your first appointment.

What to bring on the day

Please bring any referrals from your doctors and any relevant blood tests you have had done with you to your appointment.  It is always helpful when patients bring a list of any medications or supplements they are taking as well as a food diary for the past 3-7 days.

Do I need a referral from my doctor?

Dietitian Referrals

No, Dietitians do not require referrals from doctors. However, if your doctor has referred you, please bring this paperwork with you.

How many appointments will I need?

This will depend on your nutrition assessment and what you require support with. At your initial appointment, your dietitian will give you an  guide as to how often you will need to be reviewed. For digestive issues and food intolerances, please allow at least 3 visits.

Do you do allergy testing?

Food Allergy Testing

Allergy testing must be conducted by a medical doctor or practice nurse so as Dietitians, we are unable to perform these tests. The Dietitians at Nutrition Wisdom do not perform allergy blood or skin prick tests however they can help you to manage any food allergy you have been diagnosed with.

How much does it cost?

Appointment Fees

Initial Assessment 45mins $140
Concession card/pension card holders $120
Review Assessment 30min $80
Concession card/pension card holders $70
14 Day personalised meal plan $80

We have a Hicaps terminal facility available at each of our clinic locations. Therefore we are able to offer private health fund rebates at the time of your appointment.

Do you see children?

Children’s Appointments

We see children for general nutrition issues such as introduction of solid foods, weight management and food allergies and intolerances.

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