Achieve better health through diet and nutrition
Receive evidence-based dietary advice and discover a holistic approach to nutrition, immunology and physiology. Our clinic is open to the public and no referrals are required.
Your Dietitian and Nutritionist
Dr Desha Welsh
Desha is an Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD) with over 15 years’ research experience in nutrition, human physiology and immunology and has a deep belief that these three areas interact strongly with each other. When assessing and developing a tailored program for you, she looks at the nutritional, immunological and hormonal/emotionally triggered reasons that contribute to your health and will give you advice on what foods and diet to follow based on a combination of these factors.
Our Dietitian and Nutritionist can help you with:
Personal dietary advice
Women's reproductive health
Food allergies and intolerances
Chronic conditions and heart disease
Nutrition for sports performance
No referrals required
Open to the public
What we do
Dr Desha Welsh has a wealth of experience in helping those with chronic health conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular, gut health, autoimmune diseases, hormonal imbalances (PCOS, menopause, amenorrhea), food intolerances and allergies, mental health (eating disorders, behavioural issues, anxiety, depression) and nutrition-related deficiencies. She has success in nutritionally managing children described as fussy eaters and teenagers going through hormonal changes and body image acceptance to ensure they meet nutritional needs for healthy brain development, growth, energy levels and general health.
Personalised dietary advice
Receive evidence-based advice to improve your health as well as for the effective treatment and management of a range of conditions including Diabetes (Type 1 and 2), pregnancy and lactation, heart disease, reducing blood pressure and cholesterol, nutrition for cancer sufferers, food allergies and intolerances, gastrointestinal disorders such as IBS, IBD, Crohn's, coeliac, inflammation and auto immune diseases, bowel symptoms such as constipation and incontinence, nutrition to improve skin health and conditions such as psoriasis, acne and rosacea, pelvic floor dysfunction and a whole range of chronic conditions.
A holistic approach
Maintaining a balanced diet is essential for maintaining good health. If you have a chronic health condition you will receive nutritional education that helps you understand the diet-disease relationship and practical advice for healthy eating and food preparation. Follow up sessions are beneficial and essential to check your progress and to develop further strategies for successful completion of goals being set.
What to expect on your first visit
During your initial consultation Dr Welsh will collect your medical, dieting and social history as well as looking at mental health and hormonal balances. She will look at and analyse your dietary intake, request blood tests for nutrition related markers that might have an impact on your health condition and suggest changes though SMART goals order to achieve better health through nutrition.
|Concession card holder||$90||$60|
|Chronic disease management*||$70||$70|
* Medicare rebates may be available - please enquire within. HICAPS terminals for instant private health insurance rebates.
The tram, G:Link, has two stops on campus. The G:Link line begins at the Gold Coast University Hospital, travels south through Southport, Surfers Paradise and Broadbeach, and terminates at Pacific Fair shopping centre. See the G:Link website for details on stations, tickets and times.
Bus and train
You can catch the bus to our Gold Coast campus from a variety of locations, including nearby train stations at Helensvale, Nerang and Robina. There are also a number of bus routes that connect to the tram.