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Emma Strutt is an Accredited Practising Dietitian. Emma’s passion for nutrition began at an early age while competing in high-level sport. This has since developed into a lifelong desire to help people achieve real change and better health through good nutrition. Emma started following a plant-based diet 10 years ago for ethical reasons and also after discovering the extensive research supporting the health benefits of eating this way. Since then she has seen firsthand the diet’s effectiveness in preventing, treating and even reversing some of our biggest killers.
Emma is a Registered Dietitian who runs her own practice, ‘greenstuff nutrition’, and is also currently working in health research at the QIMR Berghofer Institute of Medical Research. In addition to her university studies, Emma has completed the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate (Cornell University, T. Colin Campbell Centre for Nutrition Studies).
Marita is a retired music teacher, having taught piano and violin for students seeking to follow a career in music and also those who wish to simply play for enjoyment. Since retiring from teaching she has worked in private health administration and currently does this part-time.
Marita has always had a strong interest in maintaining good health, and has also enjoyed swimming, cycling and racquet sports over many years. Health challenges (a chronic thyroid condition and degenerative changes in her lower back and hip) saw her seeking out appropriate options for improving her quality of life without resorting to medications. To this end, in 2008, Marita undertook a 30 day vegan challenge and was surprised at the rapid decrease of her symptoms, the return of energy and the marked improvement in her general health. Within a short time, she was free of all the symptoms of both the thyroid condition and pain from degeneration of joints in her back and hip.
Marita enjoys seeking out the latest information and scientific articles which support healthy living, and is a graduate of the following: Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate (Cornell University, T. Colin Campbell Centre for Nutrition Studies), The Starch Solution Certificate (Dr. John McDougall’s Health and Medical Centre), and the Plant-Based Professional Certificate (Rouxbe International Culinary School).
In her spare time Marita enjoys playing piano and violin, swimming, gardening, reading, and experimenting in the kitchen, especially creating new plant based dishes.
I have been searching for the answers to acquire wellness since I was a teenager and I wish someone had sat me down and taught me what I know now. At the beginning of 2017 I was about to shut down my studio and a year before that, I stopped performing because I couldn’t figure out how to be healthy. After going to every health professional with my personal concerns and student health issues and not finding any answers that worked, I was on the verge of giving up. As a teacher and role model, I felt like a failure. My 16 years of being a professional entertainer would have been so much more enjoyable and fulfilling if I were living the plant-based diet and environmentally aware vegan lifestyle I am now. When I was a performer I avoided ill people like the plague because if something was going around, I would get it and it would incapacitate me. 2017 was by far the worst year for student absences and recorded illnesses at OVS and I was surrounded by ill people constantly but having adopted a plant-based diet completely eliminating dairy and eggs from my diet, I never got sick. I was moving between a Vegetarian and Pescatarian for 5 years but as soon as I cut out all animal product, my cholesterol levels plummeted, fibromyalgia dissipated, excess weight shedded and general wellness improved significantly. I can actually see myself returning to performance in the future.
I have made every effort to eliminate from my studio anything that will enable bad habits and behaviours and have included practises that encourage healthy habits.
As I feel this knowledge is the foundation upon which each and every one of us can thrive, I am offering complimentary Conscious Healthy Lifestyle Packs for a limited time. The Full Pack includes an in-your-home initial consultation with Emma Strutt (Whole Foods, Plant-Based Dietitian who was the Guest Speaker at the 2017 “Inspirational” End-of-Year Concert) and a Hamper full of plant-based groceries, environmentally friendly products, recipes and information to get you started with a Conscious Healthy Lifestyle. Anyone interested is required to watch the documentary “Forks Over Knives” (available on Netflix) and complete a Health Assessment Form to be emailed to Emma Strutt so that your Conscious Healthy Lifestyle Pack can be catered to you. The “Forks Over Knives” DVD will be available in the studio’s Waiting Room for loan or purchase.