About Us

MEET OUR TEAM OF GUT HEALTH DIETITIANS

Our Team

Our dietitians specialise in gut health and digestive disorders and are experienced in food allergy and intolerance management. At the heart of our philosophy, we believe that there is not one diet that suits everyone and that nutrition plans should be tailored to an individual.

Eating is not just about taste, but also how we nourish and nurture our bodies.

Dietitian & Director

Louisa Stephens

Louisa Stephens (MDietSc. BHlthSc.) is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and nutritionist registered with the Dietitians’ Association Australia. Louisa is an IBS Specialist Dietitian 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.
Louisa’s areas of experience include digestive health conditions including IBS, food intolerances, Coeliac Disease IBD, diverticular disease. Louisa specialises in gut health and is passionate about how our microbiome (gut bacteria) can influence our health. She currently works alongside Gastroenterologists throughout Brisbane and Ipswich. She also provides nutrition services for women’s health, fertility, pregnancy, PCOS and Endometriosis.
Louisa has completed additional training in:
• Monash University Health Professional FODMAP course
• Nutrition Plus Nutrition for Fertility and Pregnancy
• Microba Health Professional Training
• PCOS Training Course for RDNs
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.
Louisa is available for face-to-face appointments in Taringa, Paddington and Ipswich. She is also available for Zoom and phone appointments.
Dietitian

Madison Noon

Maddy (BNutDiet, BHSc(Nut)) is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) and nutritionist registered with Dietitians’ Australia. Maddy joined us after years of working alongside Gastroenterologist's in a specialist clinic. She now continues to share her knowledge and practical advice with her clients at Nutrition Wisdom.

Maddy’s areas of experience include digestive health conditions such as: IBS, food intolerances, Coeliac Disease, IBD (Crohn's & Colitis) and optimising gut health for improved mental health and other relevant conditions. She has a special interest in weight loss surgery, PCOS, Type 2 diabetes and sustainable weight loss with a focus on helping clients to create healthy habits that serve them. Maddy has experience working with DVA, ADF and NDIS clients. She has completed additional training in:
• Gastrointestinal Nutrition for Dietitian's
• Bariatric Surgery Nutrition in Practice 1 & 2
• Psychology of eating, weight management & body image for APD
• Monash University FODMAP course
• PCOS Training Course for RDN

Maddy has a special interest in helping patients build a positive relationship with food & their bodies. She is passionate about whole-person health which considers a range of non-diet factors that can impact our health such as stress, sleep and mental health. This allows her to support her patients in making realistic and sustainable changes to their diet through practical and individualised recommendations

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.

Appointment Fees

Initial Assessment 45mins $160
Concession card/pension card holders $140

Review Assessment 30min $90
Concession card/pension card holders $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.

Make a Dietitian Appointment

To make an appointment with one of our dietitians you can book online, email or call us. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us. Looking for more information? Check out our blog.