Sarah McCure

BSc, Ad Dip Nut Med, BMeds Mgment Prof Hons CM
 
Nutritionist

Sarah has an enthusiasm for supporting youth, and adults in mid-later life with their physical and mental health and wellness. Sarah’s early training as a chef, combined with her passion for food as medicine and her strong evidence-based approach form the basis of Sarah’s clinical focus.

 

Sarah’s training and interest in mental health, neurodegenerative processes, healthy brain ageing, sleep, stress, cardiovascular, metabolic, gastrointestinal and hormonal health related issues, as well as the power of the mind-body connection, further add to her holistic perspective.

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Sarah brings a compassionate yet pragmatic approach to her practice and is dedicated to supporting people as a partner in their health, bringing to life the healthiest version of themselves. Sarah seeks to uncover and address the underlying factors that prevent health and wellness, formulating a personalised health and wellness road map that addresses current symptoms and concerns along with medium and longer-term goals.

 

A typical health care plan tailors practical and sustainable food and lifestyle recommendations, alongside traditional and evidence-based nutritional/herbal medicines, aimed to support your body’s natural healing capacity and empower you in your own health journey. Sarah welcomes working collectively with other practitioners in a joint effort to support you to achieve your goals. Sarah finds true joy in empowering people to make informed lifestyle and nutritional choices to live longer, stronger, happier and healthier lives.

 

Areas of interest:

 

  • Mental Health and Wellness including cooperative support for mental illness.

  • Mental health across the menstrual cycle - PMS & PMDD

  • Perimenopause and Menopausal transition support

  • Healthy brain ageing and neurodegenerative conditions

  • Stress, fatigue and sleep issues

  • Gastrointestinal & digestive conditions

  • Autoimmune and inflammatory conditions

  • Immune function, recurrent infections and post-infection recovery

  • Metabolic syndrome, diabetes & cardiovascular risk factors

  • Nutritional optimisation across the life span

  • Nutritional support for elimination and restricted diets

 

Sarah’s first vocational passion was cooking, and she trained and worked as a chef in Australia and internationally, before discovering her passion for the natural world and completing her first degree in biological sciences. Sarah worked for several years in the new drug development of pharmaceutical medicines in the area of diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk factors. Attending numerous national and international medical conferences it became increasingly clear to her how powerful and effective diet and lifestyle measures were at reducing the risk of significant health events.  Thus, after the birth of her 2 children, Sarah combined her passion for food, science and health and embarked on her journey into the study and practice of nutritional medicine.

 

A life-long learner, Sarah has completed an Advanced Diploma in Nutritional Medicine and a post-graduate diploma in Nutritional support of Mental Health conditions including complementary care for depression, anxiety, addiction, bipolar disorder and ADHD. Sarah’s passion for gardening and creating plant medicines also prompted her to expand her training and experience with Herbal Medicine. Sarah recently completed a Bachelor of Medicine Managements with Professional Honours in Evidence Based Complementary Medicine to hone her research skills and support scientific rigor in her clinical practice. Sarah is currently undertaking her third degree, in Psychological Sciences and Neurology, in order to further her understanding of mental health and illness, neuroanatomy and physiology, healthy brain ageing and evidence-based approaches in the prevention and support of dementia and related neurodegenerative disorders.

 

When she is not working or studying, Sarah can often be found in her extensive food and herb garden or walking somewhere in nature. Sarah is a practitioner of mediation and mindfulness and has also been training and sharing Nonviolent Communication (NVC) for over a decade. Sarah is a passionate supporter of restorative and peaceful approaches that help to reconnect us with our inherent humanity, in ourselves, our families, communities and with our precious earth.