Dietitian & Nutritionist
Desi Carlos is the director and founder of Tree of Life Nutrition and has worked as a dietitian for 27 years. Desi has a Bachelor of Applied Science, majoring in Biochemistry and Microbiology and a Graduate Diploma in Nutrition and Dietetics.
Her passion is giving practical advice on incorporating healthy eating habits into everyday life. Desi is a mother of three, and businesswoman who understands the pressures that our busy, modern lives can put on our diets and eating habits.
You can hear her regularly sharing her expertise on 97.3Fm as resident dietitian for Bianca, Terry & Bob; see her on Channel 7, 9 and 10 News as a nutrition expert; or read some of her many articles in a host of journals, magazines. You can also hear her lectures on a range of topics from The Mediterranean Diet, healthy-living and fighting obesity, to issues of diabetes, heart disease and irritable bowel syndrome & food intolerances.
Desi’s message is simple; “eat well, feel good, look great!” With this philosophy and over 26 year’s industry experience, Desi has helped thousands of people rediscover themselves with increased confidence and self-esteem.
Desi is a co-author of ‘The Mediterranean Diet – the Lifestyle of Eating” and ’‘Mediterranean Eating Cook.Eat.Live’. As a champion for the Mediterranean Diet you will see her frequently offering lectures and cooking demonstrations on the nutrition science that encompasses Cooking Mediterranean: Eating Well: Living Long.
Desi’s special interest areas are Gastrointestinal disorders including IBS and Coeliac Disease, PCOS, Allergies and Intolerances, Chronic Disease management, Weight, Cholesterol and Diabetes management. Desi is also the consultant Dietitian at Eve Health (Fertility and Obstetrics) and has also assisted The Queensland Coeliac Society for over 15 years, lending her experience as an expert dietitian and acting as media spokesperson in nutrition for the organisation. At Eve Health, Desi specialises in the Nutritional management of PCOS, endometriosis, gestational diabetes, preconception and conception. She also presents and consults on topics relating to pain management of endometriosis using the anti inflammatory diet, improved gut health and identifying food intolerances.
With a microbiology background and training in The Microbia Insights Course, Desi has a unique and effective treatment plan for improving the balance of the gut microbiome. A healthy microbiome allows for improved immunity, improved mental health and decreased inflammation. The Mediterranean Diet supplies both the pre and probiotics required to keep this improved gut microbiome healthy. Desi’s nutritional expertise in both finds the perfect balance to treat autoimmune and inflammatory conditions lending itself heavily to better health outcomes and fulfilling her motto of eat well, look good, FEEL GREAT!
Desi’s mission is to share her passion for healthy living and take the Tree of Life Nutrition message to as many people as possible.