Functional Nutritional Therapy 

Our bodies need food to provide us energy, to build and maintain cells, and to protect us from injury or infection.  

What we choose to eat has an impact on these daily functions, and ultimately how we feel.  Too many unbalanced meals can lead to health concerns.

The benefits of Nutritional Therapy are profound and supports many conditions:


Lack of energy

Weight gain

Digestive issues: heartburn, wind, diarrhoea, constipation, bloating

Autoimmune disorders

T2 Diabetes


Thyroid disorders

Hormone imbalances



And on and on

Functional Nutritional Therapy is understanding there is an innate intelligence of our own body's nutritional needs that we have lost touch with, and this is where we provide a means to reconnect and become attuned to our body's physiological response to nutrients.

Working with me 

I am trained to evaluate your nutritional needs and support normal function.  I will help you discover the underlying issues affecting your health, whilst empowering you to turn things around and take control of your health and wellness. 

What to expect

Extensive Health Overview Questionnaire

4 Days Food and Mood Journal

Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire

90 Minute Initial Consultation

60 Minute Follow up Consultation

You will leave our initial consultation with a protocol and an action plan to help you move forward, towards your health goals.

This may include a combination of both dietary and lifestyle recommendations.

Take control of your health and wellness

Your next stop can be a healthy and happy one

Functional Nutritional Therapy supports the nutritional foundations

Here's how:

  • Nutrition

    Eating a properly prepared, nutrient-dense, whole food diet

  • Digestion

    Absorbing and assimilating the nutrients we eat

  • Blood Sugar Regulation

    Ensuring a steady balanced supply of energy

  • Fatty Acids

    Absorbing and utilising healthy fats for fuel, structure and healing

  • Mineral Balance

    Absorbing and utilising macro and micro minerals

  • Hydration

    Supplying cells and tissues with sufficient water

Nutrition is the primary focus of Functional Nutritional Therapy

However optimal health must also be accompanied with healthy lifestyle choices and balancing other important factors:

  • Sleep

  • Rest

  • Relaxation

  • Stress management

  • Movement and structural alignment

  • Psychological health

  • Community and social support

  • Environmental factors

Program Preview

FNT: Welcome and Introduction

Ready to take control?

Ready to change your life?

Program overview

  • 1

    Functional Nutritional Therapy

    • Functional Nutritional Therapy Guide Book

    • Welcome and Introduction

    • What is Functional Nutritional Therapy

    • Onboarding

    • Consultations

    • BOOK Your Initial Consultation Here - 90 Minutes

    • BOOK Your Follow up Consultation Here - 1 Hour

Meet your Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Pauline Atchison

Hello! These days I’m all about a properly prepared, nutrient dense whole food diet. After decades of yo-yo dieting, disordered eating and dieting myself into morbid obesity, I changed the way I think about food and the types of food I consume. As a certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, I am a paraprofessional trained to evaluate a client’s nutritional needs, support normal function and identify nutritional deficiencies. I've been where you are right now. Not only have I lost weight (60kg/132lb) and regained my health, I've kept it off for over five years. My weight loss wasn't just a quick fad diet. I didn't lose weight and only enjoy it for five minutes, like I used to. This is my way of life. A life free from hunger, cravings, inflammation and despair. My tagline is Look Good, Feel Great, Live Freely because these are the things that happened to me when I lost weight. I can help you get off the merry go round, your next stop can be healthy and happy.

What People Are Saying About Pauline

The best thing I've done

Kirsty M

I was slowly putting on weight every year and I didn’t know why because I didn’t think I was very much of a big eater. Pauline helped me with my diet by explaining what was happening with the foods I was eating and how I could make changes. I’ve tried new foods and enjoy them, and best of all the weight just dropped off. I can’t thank her enough.

So happy with my results

Lenita C

I’ve struggled for a long time with my weight and not being able to stick to a diet. Knowing that Pauline has walked in my shoes gives me the confidence to keep going. Her strategies are helping me to stop sabotaging myself. I'm on my weight loss journey and I'm hopeful for my future.

My new way of life

Jack A

My mates are flogging themselves in the gym, are hungry and not building muscle. Pauline gave me macros and a plan and I’m quietly getting ripped and losing fat. I’ve lost 30kgs/66lbs so far and thinking about joining a footy team for the first time ever.

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