Megyn Hayes – Nutritionista’s Nutritional Biochemist, Senior Clinical Nutritionist & Postpartum Doula.
MReproMed, MWomHMed, BHSc (NutMed), Dip Bus, ATMS ANTA
My goal is to educate as many women as possible to understand that to fuel your body with whole, natural foods, love and compassion; your body will repay you in feeling incredibly happy, energetic and vibrant. I honestly wish that every single woman knows just how it feels to live in that skin.
Welcome, I’m Megyn, a mum to four busy children (aged 15, 12, 6 & 1) and I am clinical nutritionist specialising in paediatric and women’s health & nutrition and a lover of all things outdoors.
I have way too many years at university under my belt now over 10 years’ experience within the health industry and a love for all things related to women’s health; pregnancy, postpartum and as busy mothers simply trying to live our best lives while raising happy, healthy, resilient children in a busy modern world.
I have a deep passion for nutritional biochemistry as an integrative form of science, as it allows me to utilise many other facets of health sciences such as physiology, medicine, microbiology, pharmacology, chemistry, biology and psychology to apply these areas specifically to each of my client’s very own individual biochemistry to further assess and manage their current health, diet, nutrition, level of disease, current medications and the connections that exist among them.
I have a love for smoothies, baby cuddles, Mexican food and sleep. As a parent I can empathise with tricky eating behaviours and promise a no BS approach to managing mealtimes. Supporting mothers is an important part of my role as if a mother is thriving then so can her family – as it’s incredibly difficult to pour from an empty cup.
I do not believe in dieting, removing whole food groups or unnecessary fad-like restrictions, because they simply DO NOT work. I encourage only eating under moderation and eating without fear, there are many other avenues and biochemical pathways to focus on to treat a condition or reach your goals and living a miserable, restricted life simply isn’t one of them.
“Megyn has a natural flair to describe the most complex health issues into simple to understand, layman’s terms. She helped me fully understand the detailed interaction between what I was eating to affect of my complex biochemistry and how it was leading me to feel emotionally. It wasn’t until then that I really understood how I needed to make changes to my diet and lifestyle in order to alter my hormones and resolve my health issues, when my GP told me medication was my only option” Laura S, Eltham.
“I want to thank Megyn from the bottom of my heart. Being my postpartum doula was an experience like no other. It was so nice to be cared for in a way that I can only describe as blissfully spoilt and comforted. She was kind, patient, understanding and taught me so much more than I could have imagined. This was my third boy and I thought that I would get someone to hold the baby while I showered or advice on breastfeeding techniques, but I simply didn’t want her leave me after my weekly appointments. I highly recommend having a postpartum doula, I recovered much faster than I expected, the food was next level amazing and my relationship with my partner and children was left better than before. I almost want have another baby so I can have access to Megyn and her wealth of knowledge and companionship again!” Katie M, Craigieburn.