Who Are Kultured Wellness?
Who are we?? Well, we are a passionate bunch!!
First and foremost we are passionate about gut health. We live and breath sharing the importance of rocking gut health and it's impacts on overall health.
We are also passionate about building community, sharing experiences and supporting our clients and customers.
The Kultured Wellness team is made up of Naturopaths, Nutritionists, Health Coaches, business experts, customer support team, warehouse and logistics crew and we are proud employers of a number of team members with needs and disabilities.
Everyone on the team has been through their own health journey and knows first hand the rollercoaster of a healing journey. Our own journeys is why we make the products and provide the services we do. It's the products and programs we wanted and needed and we know that our community will benefit and thrive by having. We are insainly proud of what we do and where we have come from :)
Meet our kind and courageous founder Kirsty
Firstly I want you to know I’m just like you. Gut health has affected myself and my family. And like you, I want the best for those around me.
For as long as I can remember I’ve had health problems. But it wasn’t until I became a mum that I realised that something much more serious was going on. Feeling “not quite right” had bigger consequences than I had ever thought possible. When my young children became very ill I was determined to do anything I could to change the course of their lives.
After extensively researching gut health and probiotics. I began creating my own yoghurt and kefir starters. Out of pure necessity and desperation, as I sought to provide my children with the high-dose probiotic nourishment in a way that we could afford.
The Kultured Wellness ferments I created, combined with a serious lifestyle change, healed my family.
These products are now nourishing people all over the world helping them regain control of their health. This is something that I’m extremely proud of.
This is not a fad diet or a quick fix. Real healing takes courage, determination and commitment. It can get worse before it gets better. But I want you to know that it is possible to make these big, lasting changes.
My philosophy is simple: we need to accept the cards we have been dealt and then take responsibility for our own health and that of the next generation. It’s about making sure that we don’t continue to hand down these health issues that could be stopped now.
My mission is to reach more people and families in our community, and be able to spread the word about how fermenting can be an easy and powerful way to nourish the gut microbiome for good health.
To learn more about Kultured Wellness and my families story and hear all the juicy details check out the very first episode of my Kulturing Kuriosity Podcast.
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Meet our Clinical and Customer Support Team
Founder and Director
Kirsty, along with her husband Mark are the founders of Kultured Wellness. Kirsty's mission is to inspire and educate people to take control of their health by eating real and fermented foods that nourish the brain and gut. Kirsty is the brains behind the Kultured Wellness Culture Starters and functional supplements, the Kultured Wellness Optimal Gut Healing Programs and the proud co-author of GUTALICIOUS. She has appeared on numerous leading health and wellness podcasts and her favourite love is to break down complex concepts into easy to understand information to share with the Kultured Wellness Community. Kirsty's qualifications and experience in education, teaching and research spans over 25 years and continues to drive her purpose of empowering our community to gain knowledge and understanding to become well and thrive.
On a personal note she is a HUGE nature lover, a mother, wife and a fervent advocate for children on the spectrum.
Gabriella, is a degree qualified Clinical Nutritionist and Naturopath. She has over 5 years of clinical practice working in Adelaide and in addition has been with Kultured Wellness for almost 2 years. She loves to encourage and research ways to improve your vitality using her knowledge of health wellness. From developing a passion to see ‘food as medicine’ as a teenager, Gabriella teaches clients how to change the course of their health using both medical science and natural medicine. She loves to learn about the complexity of our bodies and is constantly reminded of how important it is to be connected and tuned in. She has developed a widespread understanding of various biochemical processes in the human body and knows that each person is so individual in their needs.
My interest in all things health and wellness stems from my years as a sports athlete competing in Surf Life Saving and having grown up in Byron Bay. I have now been on the Sunshine Coast for a decade and been working with Kultured Wellness for the past 2 years. I am a naturopath with a Bachelor's Degree of Health Science (naturopathy) and I have a keen interest in all things to do with mental health. When I'm not working, you will more than likely find me at the beach froliking in the water with my dog.
Client Programs Co-ordinator & SmartDNA Practitioner
Candice is the client programs coordinator here at Kultured Wellness. She is uniquely placed to support our clients. Candice is a Registered Nurse with a post graduate degree and over a decades experience, a SmartDNA practitioner and Functional Nutrition coach.
Candice's passion for holistic health was sparked after encountering her own health challenges, and wanting to get to the root cause. This passion has continued to grow since becoming a mum, and is now a fire within to be her healthiest self possible.
She LOVES food and being outdoors. In her spare time you will find her at the beach or in the kitchen creating food to nourish her family.
Candice is also super curious, loves learning and looking at the latest research about all things holistic health and wellness. Most importantly, she loves sharing this information with everyone in an easy to digest way, to inspire and empower the individual to make healthy, sustainable, lasting change.
Integrative Nutrition Coach & GAPS Practitioner
Kylie is an Integrative Nutrition & Health Coach, GAPS practitioner and Buteyko Breathing practitioner. Kylie has a Masters in Nursing and is informed by her 20 years of acute and chronic care practice in Nursing. Kylie is passionate about true partnerships between the client and practitioner.
Patient centred practice, evidenced based practice and food as medicine are her areas of passion.
In 2015 Kylie was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease which drove her desire to look for root cause solutions to chronic health problems. This began her passion for a ‘food as medicine’ approach combined with the latest scientific research in the physiology and nutrition.
Kylie also loves to focus on the key aspects of sleep, sunlight, movement and social connection as key to achieving wellbeing, and believes that every person needs a coach to achieve optimal results. The human body is innately built to heal when we support it. Breaking all of this down into understandable and achievable chunks is a focus of Kylies coaching.
Lily is the beautiful person responding to all of your emails. She has had a passion for health and wellness for most of her life and loves learning about gut healthac and supporting all of our clients throughout our programs.
In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her family outdoors, swimming in the ocean, getting creative in the kitchen and the occasional yoga class!