Feeling more irritable?

Unable to focus?

Mood swings?

Poor sleep?

Weight gain?

Not feeling your usual self?


Usually the penny drops when the hot flushes arrive. Could these symptoms  all be related to menopause or peri- menopause? The sooner you know and act, the easier you can make the menopause transition for yourself.


    A team of scientists from Sweden conducted a qualitative study to better understand the scope of  symptoms experienced during the menopause transition. 

    They identified more than 100 symptoms in the domains of menstruation, sleep, physical health, mental and emotional wellbeing and sexual wellbeing.  

    For many women this has a great impact on their ability to function optimally at work, in relationships, and life in general.  If you are anything like I recently was, you might be wondering what happened to the ‘old you’,  and if you’ve gone crazy!

    Fortunately there are many things you can do with day to day food and lifestyle  habits. Not only to alleviate the symptoms, but to also set your self up for optimal health and vitality beyond the menopause. 

    Every journey towards optimal health starts usually starts with a problem.  Could your symptoms be related to menopause?

    Complete your Peri- and Menopause Symptom Checklist here.


    How I can Help



     Private practice

    As  Nutritional Medicine Practitioner | Certified Practicing Nutritionist it is my mission to help you restore your health naturally with food as medicine and nutritional supplementation where beneficial.

    Genetics only explains a small percentage of the chronic health conditions experienced by almost 50% of Australian adults.  Diet and lifestyle factors are important epigenetic factors in the development of cardiometabolic and other chronic conditions.  No amount of nutritional supplements or therapies will have any sustainable value, unless the foundation of holistic health is addressed as well.  Diet quality and quantity are important levers for health, as well as sleep, physical activity,  a sense of inner peace, connection with nature, family, friends as well as meaningful work and creative expression.



    G.E.M.M. protocol

    The G.E.M.M. Protocol (Gut Ecology & Metabolic Modulation) is a unique system of health care designed to harness the principles of Nature in helping to restore normal function to human cells. As the function of individual cells returns to normal, so too does the function of the disordered organs and systems that had allowed disease to flourish.

    All aspects of the G.E.M.M. Protocol have their foundation in peer-reviewed scientific evidence, with the accompanying nutrigenomically-active G.E.M.M. formulations based on food-derived ingredients for which clinical trials demonstrate efficacy.


    ” You will find Petra a beautiful, caring and wonderful practitioner and you will be supported by her to achieve great health.”