Hi! I’m Gabby, and thanks for stopping by The Tolerant Table 😊
After a very long career in corporate communications, I decided it wasn’t for me so I left the working world and followed my heart…. back to uni. I went on a five year journey of study, completing a Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) at Endeavour College in 2016. I am now a qualified Naturopath and Nutritionist and practicing member of the NHAA, with experience in all aspects of general naturopathic practice.
You can find me in the beautiful leafy suburb of Woollahra in Sydney, at the Awaken Your Health clinic.
I was drawn to Naturopathy after being diagnosed with an autoimmune condition (Ankylosing spondylitis) over a decade ago and searching for ways in which to manage it naturally. I am pleased to say, the AS is now in remission as a result of incorporating a variety of natural therapies into my daily routine along with moving to a wholefoods diet. It was an invaluable life experience that has given me an immense appreciation for using a gentle, realistic and evidenced-based approach to successfully manage complex health concerns with my clients.
My personal experience with autoimmune disease has given me a unique clinical perspective and this has now become a special area of interest for me along with digestive health and mental health, as I find both are often impacted when autoimmune issues arise. I truly believe the body has an innate ability to heal itself if given the opportunity, which has made me extremely passionate about providing others with the necessary tools to feel empowered and in control of their own health and wellbeing. I have seen first hand the benefits a food as medicine approach can yield when combined with other supportive natural therapies.
Why The Tolerant Table? It’s hard to know what came first – the food intolerances or the autoimmune disease but after experiencing that first immune flare all those years ago, I certainly became more aware of digestive problems. Back then, finding intolerant friendly recipes was pretty tough, and confident as I was in the kitchen I had a whole lot of learning to do and recipes to create using new ingredients, which I have done with time. Whilst many of those intolerance have slowly healed as my health improved I know others may just be starting their journey with finding intolerant friendly foods. So, if you manage multiple food intolerances and you’re looking for nourishing recipes, or if you’re after some evidenced-based health tips and articles I’m hoping The Tolerant Table will be a useful resource for you.