Fiona Tuck is one of the most well-respected skincare and nutrition experts in Australia. She has over 25 years of experience in the professional skincare and wellness industry and is known in the media as ‘the myth buster’. Fiona takes a forensic and often challenging approach into all things nutrition and skincare.
Fiona is an Author, Nutritional Medicine Practitioner, Skincare Expert, member of the British Dermatological Nursing Group and an accredited member of the Australian Traditional Medicine Society. Fiona’s extensive experience in the professional skincare industry includes roles as International Training Manager for Dermalogica, Corporate Trainer for Aspect and Cosmedix Cosmeceuticals, Managing Director of Skinstitut and founder of Vita-sol nutraceuticals. Her experience ranges from nutrition client consulting, hands on skin treatments, industry educator to product innovation and development culminating in both brand and company development.
Her smart, savvy and intuitive approach to business led her to launch and successfully grow Skinstitut, an Australian professional corrective skincare range. The Skinstitut concept of using therapeutic dosages of active ingredients minus the misleading marketing claims and astronomical mark up of regular professional skincare was an industry first, causing major disruption within the skincare arena. This resulted in a call for ingredient transparency, lower professional skincare prices and rapid consumer growth, with Skinstitut developing to become one of the most successful professional skincare brands in Australian history. Skinstitut was subsequently sold in 2017, along with sister company, Laser Clinics Australia to KKR, one of the world’s largest private equity groups.
Fiona founded Vita-sol in 2017 with a mission to support skin, health and well-being with the highest quality natural ingredients without the use of synthetic vitamin supplements, fillers or excipients.
Fiona hosts a fortnightly podcast called “The Forensic Nutritionist” and her in-depth knowledge and insight into future trends within the wellness industry has made her a sought-after media commentator and one of Australia’s most televised nutrition and skin experts.
Fiona believes in a no-nonsense approach to health and well-being and is passionate about bringing transparency and integrity into the skincare and wellness industry. She is the author of the book “The Forensic Nutritionist” and devotes the majority of her time presenting on skincare and nutrition, media commentary and running her beauty food nutraceutical range Vita–sol www.vita-sol.com
‘Nutrition is the grass roots of good health’
There are so many misconceptions about what healthy eating really is, our notion of healthy eating is getting lost in a mound of quinoa flakes, gluten free raw food paleo bars and activated almond milk. We are eating less fat and more supposedly “healthy” food than we ever have, yet the fat are getting fatter and the sick are getting sicker.
We are becoming nutritionally deficient due to food processing, digestive issues and poor “healthy” food choices. Before long we can start to develop chronic deficiencies which can eventuate into health problems. Eating a diet that is based on nutrient rich wholefoods, high in plant foods and low in processed foods and free from toxic chemicals allows our bodies the necessary nutrients we need for health and longevity.
Nutrient Boosting Guidelines:
Variety. Eat a variety of different foods every day to ensure you are getting enough nutrients.
Eat more plants. Aim to incorporate at least 30 different plant based foods such as vegetables, fruits, wholegrains, legumes, nuts and seeds each week.
Moderation. A little bit of everything and not too much of any one thing.
Portion Control. As a nation we eat too much, our portion sizes are out of control and we have forgotten what a real portion size is. I have included free portion size fact sheets to download to help guide you.
Eat wholefoods. Choose foods that are close to how you would find them in nature. The more refined or processed a food, the less beneficial it is for our bodies.
Ditch the diet food. Avoid foods that are marketed as low fat. They tend to be highly processed, full of potentially harmful chemicals and high in sugar to replace the taste loss from the removing the fat.
Cut down on refined carbohydrates such as white bread, pasta, noodles, chips, alcohol. These cause blood sugar spikes and promote accelerated ageing and disease within the body. They also promote obesity when eaten in excess.
Avoid diet fads, calorie counting and extreme diet rules and regulations.
My mission is to help you live a healthier, happier life by providing trusted professional nutritional advice without any hidden marketing scams or biased opinions. All of the recipes on the site are easy to prepare, taste absolutely delicious and are carefully designed to boost your nutrient intake.
I come from a place of transparency, keen to share my personal experiences and stories with you to help you make wise food choices. Helping you recognise where and why you may be nutritionally deficient is part of our journey together. I welcome you to join the Fiona Tuck Nutritional Community.
Fiona is a regular contributor to all of the following and more.