Fiona Tuck is passionate about nutrition and skin and has over 25 years of experience in the professional skincare and wellness industry, known in the media as the myth buster. 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 has a wealth of experience within the professional skincare industry which includes working as the International Training Manager for Dermalogica, Corporate Trainer for Aspect and Cosmedix cosmeceuticals, Managing Director of Skinstitut and founder of Vita-sol.
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, increasing plants into the diet and balance and moderation being her key messages. Fiona is very well respected in her field of skincare and nutrition and her clients, amongst many, include wellness brands, health coaches, celebrities and medical professionals. Fiona is a brand ambassador for Aussie Sprouts.
She is the author of the book The Forensic Nutritionist and devotes the majority of her time giving wellness talks, commentating in the media and running her wholefood 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.