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Marilla Healy

Nutritionist Therapist and Oncology Nurse

I am a qualified naturopathic nutritional therapist and also a nurse with 20 years’
experience in oncology.
I am passionate about the healing power of food and truly believe that the body has an
instinctive ability to heal itself in the right conditions. I love educating people about healthy
eating and empowering them to make informed choices when it comes to their diet and
Naturopathic nutrition is a holistic therapy that treats everyone as an individual, taking into
account the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the whole person when assessing
health problems. It seeks to address biochemical imbalances in the body by creating optimal
conditions to enhance the body’s own ability to heal itself through diet, lifestyle and
possibly nutritional and/or herbal supplementation.
Oncology nutrition – including reducing your risk for developing cancer. How to nourish and
support your body if undergoing cancer treatment to optimise energy, maintain weight and
reduce toxicities from the treatment. Or perhaps you have completed cancer treatment and
are now interested in nutrition to support recovery from the long treatment journey,
replenish energy and vitality and most importantly gain information on diet and lifestyle
interventions to reduce the risk of recurrence. As an oncology nurse working in a
chemotherapy day unit, I will understand the emotional journey you are or have
undertaken. I have an understanding of the drugs you may have/are still receiving and will
create a plan to ensure there will be no drug/nutrient interactions.