I’m Holly Arnold, a Sydney-based Accredited Clinical Nutritionist (BHSc). I’m a tea drinker, food maker, coastline seeker and dog lover.
I set out on my path as a nutritionist out of a desire to empower people towards an enhanced appreciation for greater health and well-being. My own personal health struggles started me on a journey that left me completely fascinated by the human body, constantly amazed by the incredible therapeutic power of food and 100% committed to spreading the importance of a holistic attitude towards our physical and mental health.
For me, health should always be an integrative approach that considers the body as a whole unified system, as opposed to separating it into different organs and isolating conditions.
I believe in integrative medicine, focusing on the root causes of ill-health, rather than symptomatic treatment, and the importance of prioritising dietary and lifestyle changes as the core of recovery. My mission is to debunk myths and misconceptions and arm with you personalised, practical and trustworthy knowledge that gives YOU the power to make changes that will positively impact your health and well-being.
Researched and evidence-based practice underlies everything I do. I firmly believe that Nutritional Medicine does not in any way shun conventional medicine, but it can be a very effective and a powerful tool to help work alongside, reduce or even eliminate our need for it.
This space is here to provide you with information on how I can help support you to meet your own health goals, as well as providing evidence-based research and recipes that draw on holistic principles and my own experience to help inspire and educate others.
My Food Philosophy
My nutritional principles are not shaped on a particular eating style and are definitely not (I can’t stress this enough!) about being on any kind of diet. I don’t condone any particular way of eating; every human body is different and we have different requirements that are dependant on so many contributing factors. But the one thing that I believe we should all be doing? Just eating real food.
Rather than scaring people into a restrictive way of eating, my food philosophy is to help others discover and celebrate nutritious real food. Food that is accessible, easy to make, delicious and follows the basic nutritional principals of eating a balance of macronutrients and micronutrients from whole foods that support the individual.
How can we achieve this?
For me, education is the answer. How can you fix a car if you don't know how the mechanics work? It's time to debunk myths and misconceptions and offer simple, fad-free, sustainable solutions to take care of our bodies and minds.
My advice to you?
Always seek guidance for an experienced and degree qualified practitioner. As exciting as the wave rippling through on social media is for awareness, there is, unfortunately, a lot of information being shared that is unsafe and quite frankly - incorrect. Tune into your own body and remember to always seek professional help when it comes to your health and well-being.
The bit to remember?
It’s about creating a healthy lifestyle going forward, not a short defined period of time. Enjoy your food, strive for balance and treat food as your everyday medicine.