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.
Janelle graduated as a Naturopath in 2009 after a previous career as a primary school teacher. She has mainly worked in Cairns as a Naturopath within her own clinic - offering workshops, consultations & fasting retreats.Janelle moved to the Sunshine Coast at the beginning of 2020 and is excited to be a part of the Kultured Wellness team. She is a keen adventurer and multi-day hiker and can't wait to explore more of the region with her little kelpie.
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.
Ellisa is a qualified Integrative and Functional Nutrition health coach, with a background in corporate marketing and running of her own business. Like many of us, found that the modern day stressors of life and eating the ‘Standard Australian Diet’ was showing signs that were leading to chronic illnesses in her family.
A mum on a mission to turn around her family’s health completed the 6-month Kultured Wellness Gut Health Protocol and therefore fully understands the commitment, requirements, challenges and support that is needed throughout the gut healing journey. Post program appreciates the experience what it feels like to have a thriving digestion and vibrant energy levels.
A passion in researching and sharing all things about gut and hormone health, Ellisa turned her focus to empowering and supporting individuals and families during the Online Kultured Wellness Protocols. Offering a unique sense of guiding peers to take control of their health during their healing journey and loves sharing simple easy ways to incorporate nutrient dense whole foods into everyday life.
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 health 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!
Social Media Coordinator/ Health Coach
Alicia is a Functional Nutrition Consultant who is passionate about helping and supporting others as they take charge of their own health and wellness. Alicia believes in the healing power of whole foods alongside factors such as lifestyle, stress, thoughts, emotions, sleep, environment and exercise.
Alicia has worked in the corporate field and in education, it was her most important job as a mum that sparked her love of researching all things nutrition and gut health. Frustrated with mainstream medical advice, Alicia successfully managed her son's health problems by researching for herself. Through the knowledge she gained studying Functional Nutrition, and undertaking the 6 month Optimal Gut Health program Alicia fully began to understand the importance of using food as medicine and addressing complex gut issues. Alicia understands the challenges involved in healing and is able to encourage and support others in a compassionate way.