BSc (Health & Env), Adv Dip Nat, Adv Dip WHM, Adv Dip Nut., MNHAA
Naturopath, Herbalist and Nutritionist
Dr. Jason Hawrelak GIT Fellowship Program Associate
Talia is passionate about gastrointestinal health and the gut microbiome. She is a member of Dr. Jason Hawrelak’s GIT Fellowship team, meaning all her patient cases are fully supervised and guided by Dr. Hawrelak, considered a leading expert in the treatment of gastrointestinal conditions with natural medicines.
Talia loves to get to the underlying cause of people’s long-standing gut issues and to help them regain their health. She enjoys using her strong research and analysis skills to develop evidence-based treatment plans and solve complex cases. Talia is particularly fascinated by how influential the gut microbiome can be on the health of the whole body. She finds that by balancing the gut ecosystem, significant improvements may then occur in other
areas including the skin, thyroid, immune system, reproductive system, muscles and joints, energy levels, sleep quality, the cardiovascular system, and mood and mental health.
Talia is an empathetic practitioner who listens to her patients with care and attention. She feels it is a privilege to be a part of her patients’ healing journeys and values building trust within the therapeutic relationship. Talia believes that a healthy diet and lifestyle are vital for good health, however, she also understands that for people with chronic gut conditions, implementing significant diet changes can be a challenge. She finds that a vital part of guiding people towards reaching their health goals is to really tune into and work with her patients' needs and sensitivities, to be flexible about the pace of change, and to educate patients well about the healing process.
In 2008, Talia completed a Bachelor of Science in Health and Environment at Murdoch University and in 2017, she completed Advanced Diplomas in Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, and Nutritional Medicine. In late 2019, inspired by Dr. Hawrelak’s work, Talia moved from Fremantle, WA, to Hobart to join the GIT Fellowship Program at Goulds. Talia is currently completing postgraduate study at the University of Tasmania; a Bachelor of Medicines Management with Honours in Complementary Medicine.
Talia is also a qualified yoga teacher, and has maintained her own daily yoga practice for over 15 years. In her free time Talia enjoys listening to music, dancing, sunshine, bushwalking adventures, expanding her repertoire of plant-based recipes, and spending quality time with family and friends.