Jennifer Gallanagh

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Nutritionist and Allergy Advisor

Jennifer’s Background

Jennifer Gallanagh – MSc. BSc. Ad Dip Kinesiology.
Nutritionist, Kinesiologist and Allergy Advisor

My love for healthy eating started when I was only 17 years old.  I was lucky to have a Mother who taught yoga and believed in the power of Natural Therapies and healing. So my journey began and I started my education in Nutrition in Northern Ireland and graduated several years later with a Masters degree in Food Biotechnology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Ulster in Northern Ireland.

When I finished University, I started working in the food industry, predominantly in Quality Assurance, food safety and Occupational Health and Safety.

Another major component to my journey was, as a girl, I experienced first hand the benefits of Kinesiology. Having lived with stomach cramps for as far back as I could remember, my mother took me to a Kinesiologist; I remember thinking what is this crazy lady doing and thought it was some kind of strange witchcraft  but after a few kinesiology balancing sessions the cramps went away. I was fascinated and the scientist in me wanted to know more.

When I moved to Perth it was the perfect opportunity for me to complete the three year Advanced Diploma in Kinesiology from the O’ Neill Kinesiology College, Myaree and to become a member of the Australian Kinesiology Association.

Nutrition and other Skills

Don’t you just love the saying “you are what you eat” but it is so true. Put rubbish in and you’ll get rubbish out!  Healthy eating is something I am passionate about and really enjoy it. Nothing is more rewarding for me than to help people improve their diet.  I am keen for my clients to be the best nutritional versions of themselves that they can be.

Having now worked over two years in clinical practice at Centro Health and Perth Allergy Clinic I have became aware of just how many people suffer with IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).  Bloating and discomfort are some of the many clients I see on a regular basis.  I recently completed a Low FODMAP training course at Monash University, Melbourne. This was a training course focussed on how to safely and effectively implement a low FODMAP diet for people with Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

I love the challenge of helping a client “tweak” their diet by coming up with exciting but simple meal plans.  To gently guide them towards eating nutritious foods that suit their individual tastes and lifestyles as well as seeing them achieve their nutritional goals.

Cooking can be challenging if you are not used to it.  It can also be therapeutic by waking up your creativity and rewarding you when you achieve a successful meal.

Other things that interest me – and maybe helpful to you

I love yoga, so much that I went to India for six weeks to learn how to teach it so I could practise it myself. It is great for the mind and body.

Anxiety is another thing that I am interested in – especially these days, people are under a lot of stress with their everyday lives.

Both Yoga and Kinesiology are great for helping people with anxiety.

Jennifer’s interests outside of work

I have done Irish dancing from when I was 6 years old and still do it in Perth, it is great exercise and I love it.

However nothing relaxes me more than the beach I was lucky enough to grow up on the Northwest of Ireland beside the beach breathing in all those negative ions, it is very invigorating walking along the beach or even braving a swim. Not for the faint hearted!

In contrast now I love living in Perth and we are so lucky with its amazing beaches and the beautiful weather, it is still one of my favourite places to be.