As a qualified Nutritional Therapist with a background in nutritional medicine, dietetics and cancer studies, I am proud to work as the Nutritionist of Alara. I have taken previous roles in clinical education and practice and enjoyed taking part in integrative healthcare retail settings for more than a decade. I am here to guide people to better health through nutrition, as part of a team which strives to listen to the needs of the community and materialise the best and most representative natural health ideas, from vitamins, minerals and powerful herbal remedies, to nutritional food for every requirement, sport supplements and organic skincare products. What I enjoy most at Alara is that, far from the corporate-minded dispensary-like shop culture in the industry, we hold a truly wholistic all-in-one place second to none, promoting a family atmosphere where you can walk in to just have a chat, sit in for some scrumptious and nourishing vegan/ vegetarian food or organic super-drink, or spend time discussing your health concerns and getting evidence-based professional advice for yourself, your family and friends. In a typical day for me I get people asking my opinion on health solutions, exchange ideas about the facts and fads in nutrition and natural health, give professional guidance and more than often, get a warm handshake or hug from people expressing their gratitude. This is when I realise I work in a place that disrupts the ‘trade’ and uplifts humanity!