Nina Kingsford-Smith is a clinically trained nutritionist (BHSc NutDMed). Her passion lies in helping people foster a happy healthy relationship with food. With a special interest in disordered eating – including binge eating, ‘emotional’ eating and repeated dieting – Nina is a firm believer that it’s not just what you eat, but also your thoughts, feelings and behaviours around food that matter. These things are often tied up with anxiety and stress, and these are other passion areas of Nina’s.
Nina also loves that specific foods and nutrients can be used therapeutically to support our bodies and minds in certain ways. She understands that we’re all different, with different taste preferences and circumstances, and loves working with you to create recommendations that are realistic and that you’ll enjoy. With a Bachelor of Health Science majoring in Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, Nina knows the scientific and traditional evidence behind this information; the specific preparation methods and doses; and when to, and when not to, prescribe certain nutrients and foods depending on your unique situation.
By taking a holistic and individualised approach with not only nutritional support but also lifestyle guidance, Nina will help you create long lasting changes – physically, mentally and emotionally.
Appointments are available at her clinic in Concord West or online. Book an appointment today by contacting Nina or booking online here https://www.halaxy.com/book/nina-kingsford-smith/nutritionist/492441/458211.
Since starting work as a nurse in 2013 the stressful nature of the job and requirement for long shifts including nights had left me suffering with painful and inconvenient IBS for over 6 years. Despite seeking help from a gastroenterologist, dietician and psychologist I never saw any real improvement until I found Nina!
Nina listened patiently and openly before suggesting simple, manageable changes that could be made to my diet and self care routine, offered clever food prep tips to help me nourish my body even when short on time and introduced just 3 supplements to support my digestive system and sleep cycle.
Very quickly I saw a real improvement in the way my body (and mind!) responded to food. The significant reduction in symptoms has lead to a huge improvement in my health, happiness and quality of life. Nina’s holistic and well-informed approach to nutrition has truly been transformative for me and I can’t recommend her enough!
During my final stressful years at school Nina has helped me nurture a healthier relationship with food and helped ensure that I see my wellbeing as a priority. I initially came to Nina for help with my relationship with food but have ended up getting so much more help with my general wellbeing. Since seeing Nina, I have created a better relationship with food and have created a healthier and happier mental space for myself. Nina is extremely understanding and has never made me feel judged for my eating habits. She is always very supportive and has helped me to find flexible solutions to meet my individual needs. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who is seeking help especially from someone who is well-informed, supportive and compassionate.
I started seeing Nina at the start of 2019 to help with some gut issues I was having, and a general lack of connection to food. I did not know much about food and nutrition at the beginning and was also having a bit of anxiety around food. She helped me address all my issues in a kind and gentle way that allowed me to learn about food in my own time. She really helped me understand what is best for ME and completely personalized my experience and my treatment. Nina provided helpful and usable resources that were easy to understand and made my life so much easier while addressing my gut issues. I will forever be grateful to her for her help and continued support of me on this journey. I would 100% recommend her to anyone seeking advice and guidance on their nutrition, health and well being through food.