Founder Senior Dietitian

Kiah Paetz

Hi!

I’m Kiah, an eating disorder and vegan dietitian and founder of the Plant Nutrition and Wellness Clinic, a Brisbane-based private dietitian practice.

I believe that eating should be easy and enjoyable – not the cause of guilt, stress and anxiety!

Like many women, I used to be obsessed with the latest fad diets, food rules and trying to get the number lower on the scales. I felt like I was in a constant war with food and my own body. I was counting calories, feeling guilty over eating too many cereal (what!), and getting extreme anxiety if I didn’t burn it off! Eventually I was fed up with living with thoughts about every food I had eaten and calorie I had consumed constantly on my mind. I knew it wasn’t sustainable, enjoyable and it was starting to have a big impact on my life and relationships.

At the same time, I decided to go plant-based to reduce my impact on the earth. It was through my own recovery journey and learning about the power of plant-based nutrition I am now the strongest, healthiest and happiest I have ever been!

My struggles have inspired me to help others as Accredited Practising Dietitian and in 2017 I founded PNW Clinic.

As a dietitian, my aim is to educate, support and inspire my clients to become their own personal dietitians.

I have two main goals in the way I practice:

Firstly, I’ll never tell you to go vegan (unless you wish to), but I’ll show you how easy, tasty and nourishing it is to “eat more plants” and how even eating 1 extra plant-based meal per week can help prevent and manage of chronic disease and help live a healthier life. 

Secondly, I help to teach my clients how to break free of dieting, transform their relationship with food and learn how to love their bodies!

I place a strong emphasis on fad-free, evidenced-based nutrition. I show my clients there is so much more to health than drinking kale smoothies and  spending hundreds of dollars on supplements that don’t work.

I also have a strong interest in the dietary management of endometriosis and adenomyosis having being diagnosed with both conditions myself.  In 2020, I also published a chapter regarding nutrition for these conditions in Endometriosis 101: For the significant other by Dr Graham Tronc in early 2020.

When I’m not helping clients optimise their plant-based diet or transform their relationship with food you can find me writing new articles for our blog, uploading posts on instagram (@theplantbased_dietitian) or spending time with my family and new baby Skyla.

I hope you’ll join me!

Kiah

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Please note, I’m not currently taking on new clients – please join my waitlist here. 

KIAH CAN HELP YOU WITH:

  • Vegan and vegetarian nutrition​
  • Disordered eating – anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder.
  • Endometriosis/adenomyosis
  • Weight loss (bariatric) surgery
  • Gut health – irritable bowel syndrome, coeliac disease, inflammatory bowel disease

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics (Hons)
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian (APD), registered with Dietitians Australia
  • Accredited Nutritionist
  • Trained in the Low FODMAP Diet by Monash University
  • Completed Eating Disorder Essentials for Dietitians training by Shane Jeffrey and Fiona Sutherland
  • Completed RAVEs approach to Eating Disorder treatment training by Shane Jeffrey
  • Completed Dietitian Essentials: The Treatment of Eating Disorders by Inside Out

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Kiah is going on maternity leave from March 2021 and will not be taking on new patients in Jan-Feb 2021.

All new and review patients can be seen by other members of the PNW team, all have been trained by Kiah.

Kiah’s patients for North Lakes will be seen by dietitian, Megan Boswell. Kiah’s patients from Hamilton will be seen by dieitian, Leah Higl. If you are an online patient, please contact us at admin@plantnutritionwellness.com and we can move you to the dietitian that best suits your condition.

You can join my waitlist here. 

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