further support

Do you have questions or something you’d like to share?  Then please join the Optimising Nutrition Facebook Group.

This group of really smart people are eager to share their learnings and help others on their journey towards health.

Not everyone agrees with each other, but that’s where the real learning comes, when people debate their position  share their evidence and research.


Managing the insulin load of your diet and maximising nutrient density is only part of the story.  Sometimes you may need some more specific or specialised advice to help you work through a more serious metabolic issue.  That’s where these friends might be able to offer suggestions and provide expert guidance.

Realize Health

Elzima Lambert (BHSc Hom, Adv Dip Nat) is our local naturopath who has invested a massive amount of time and love into helping improve our family’s health.


After decades of seeing health professionals, my wife Monica, who was skeptical at first, has been highly impressed with the results Elizma has been able to achieve in improving her digestion and energy levels despite suffering from thirty years of autoimmune disease and type 1 diabetes.

I’ve been inspired by Elizma’s passion for ongoing learning and research and using new techniques to restore health and vitality.  Rather than prescribing a drug to mask the symptoms Elizma works tirelessly to get to the root of the problem.

Elizma specialises in analysing genetic data (e.g. 23andme) and the MTHFR (methylation / energy cycle) combined with other metabolic testing such as the organic acids test (OATs) to gain an understanding of the cause and effect of blockages in the energy system.

Looking for triggers of mitochondrial dysfunction such as infections and environmental toxin exposure allows for better treatment outcomes and more success in balancing the biochemistry.


I think the combination of understanding your own genes along with testing how your metabolism is currently performing is a very exciting area in health.  It’s certainly still an evolving area, but from what I’ve seen Elizma is certainly on the cutting edge.

Elizma is now accepting Skype consultations if you are interested in booking a consultation.

Nourish Balance Thrive

Chris Kelly and Tommy Wood of Nourish Balance Thrive have been really generous with their time contributing to the Optimising Nutrition Facebook Group.


Chris is an ex-software engineer for a hedge fund who is also a pro mountain biker. He has developed a niche in optimising health for athletes who don’t just want to be normal, but rather exceptional and perform at the top of their field.


If you’re not getting the results from standard dietary interventions, exercise and sleep Nourish Balance Thrive can do targeted metabolic testing to find the root of your issue and address it.  I’ve learned a pile from Chris’s podcast where he’s interviewed some of the biggest names in health and nutrition as well as being on their shows.

Chris’s partner in NBT is Dr Tommy Wood, who is probably THE smartest person I know in this area.   He’s a medical doctor (from Oxford), with a previous degree in biochemistry (from Cambridge), is a research scientist (currently finalising his PhD in neonatal brain metabolism at the University of Oslo) and an accomplished athlete.  Tommy has been very generous with his time in the group and has explored the area of insulin resistance and metabolic health more than just about anyone.


Amy Berger

Amy Berger (Certified Nutrition Specialist) of Tuit Nutrition releases a pile of killer blog posts laced with a cutting whit.


Amy is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and has a masters degree in human nutrition.  Amy specialises in nutritional support for Alzheimer’s, paleo, WAFP, low carb.   If you’re looking for some extra guidance in your nutrition journey then it might be a good idea to contact Amy.

Patricia Daly

Patricia Daly is a qualified Nutritional Therapist (BA Hons, dipNT, mBANT, mNTOI) based in Dublin, Ireland.

Following her cancer diagnosis, she left her corporate career and started studying nutrition, specialising in the area of Integrative Cancer Care. As a Swiss native, she regularly attends training courses in Switzerland/ Germany, including at the renowned Tumor Biology Center in Freiburg, Germany.


I think the therapeutic ketogenic diet is where the insulin load concepts start to get really exciting.  However it’s also a specialist area where it helps to have someone who has walked the path before.

If you need a bit of guidance from someone who has already trodden this path then it might be worth contacting Patricia.

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