Hi I’m Lana Brandli.
I have been running and operating South West Nutrition Services in Bunbury and the South West region for 16 years. During this time, I have developed a strong understanding of south-west people which has enabled me to provide relevant nutrition services to individuals and local businesses both big and small.
Over the years I have watched the fashions and fads in nutrition come and go. Being an Accredited Practicing Dietitian my nutrition knowledge and skills are based around emerging science rather than the latest trends. I have learned that science has ‘no opinion’, only what ‘quality science’ shows and doesn’t show. This enables me to coach my clients knowing they are being provided with a quality, up-to-date service. I take a down-to-earth approach and treat everyone with respect to provide nutrition advice without fear of shame or judgement. Problem-solving is key and I aim to provide people with practical skills and ideas that can be implemented at a grassroots level. There is no sales pitch and no selling of unnecessary merchandise and supplements rather a focus on holistic health regardless of what the illness or disease being treated is. There is no point in solving one problem only to create another!
Being a gregarious person, ‘education sessions’ are a favourite of mine!
Over the years I have conducted education sessions for both small and large groups such as the Dardanup Shire, Sustainable Equitation, Maidens Park primary school, Tronox, the Bunbury Swim Club, South West Sports Centre, Water Corporation, Busselton hockey camp, Grooming and Deportment schools and Iluka mining.
On a personal level, health and fitness have always been an important part of my life and I train daily to compete in various trail running events including ultra-marathons and triathlons (swim, cycle and run). This affiliation with fitness and sporting achievement means that providing nutritional advice to athletes both recreational and professional is a particular joy of mine.
As a young adult suffering, severe irritable bowel syndrome made me take a particular interest in this area early on in my dietetics career. As a newly registered dietitian I was lucky enough to work for the prestigious Perth Diet Clinic and SJOG hospital in Bunbury which gave me extensive experience in all areas of gastrointestinal disorders and their treatment.
These included food allergies and intolerances, coeliac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut, diverticular disease, ulcerative colitis, cronh’s disease, gastric and bowel cancer and gastrointestinal reflux. Staying afloat of the latest research and methods to treat these disorders has allowed me to help many people since and the appreciation I receive keeps me motivated to stay afloat of the science.