Tree of Life Nutrition has been in practice in Brisbane for the past 28 years. Our nutritionist services include expertise in dietetics, nutrition science and exercise physiology. Our team are leaders in food advocacy. We provide services, advice and information to individual patients; corporate groups; medical professionals; the media; schools; the general public and the hospitality industry.
What makes our nutritionist services the best?
Our dietitians are Accredited Practising Dietitians (APD) and Accredited Nutritionists (AN) with 27 years of clinical experience. We are also nutrition scientists with further study in nutrition, biochemistry, microbiology and health science.
When it comes to health and diet, you need to know our suggestions are science-derived; sensible and backed by experience in the field. We have tested what we have learnt in theory and continual professional development over many years in research and practice.
All Australians deserve to eat well, feel good and look great! We passionately advocate for the education and promotion of healthy eating across Australia. It is our mission to teach everyone how easy it is to shop, cook and eat nutritious food, and do that in a fun and engaging way!
For a diet to be sustainable, it should work with, not against your lifestyle. To be inclusive, not restrictive, inspiring not boring. It must embrace family life, work limitations and other commitments. We help you make dietary changes which are realistic for your lifestyle.
See the variety of ways you can work with us
One on one nutritional support
For any general or specific need, our accredited dietitians can work with you to achieve optimal nutrition in a caring, inspiring setting. We lend our years of experience in research and clinical practice to help with a range of issues. This includes weight loss, bariatric surgery, diabetes, cholesterol-lowering, eating disorders, adolescent nutrition, coeliac disease, endometriosis, PCOS, gut microbiome health, IBS and allergies, food intolerances and more.
If you are looking to find an experienced practitioner who offers online dietitian services, we can help. We have great processes to offer remote consultations if you are isolated by illness or distance. Most of our usual in-clinic procedures can be rolled out in a remote setting. If you are isolated for any reason, you should still have access to the very best, personalised nutritionist services. That’s why we are available over telehealth, phone or email when you need us.
Online Meal Planning
Want a great meal plan tailored perfectly to your unique needs? Let’s get your meal plan achieved online! Our nutritionists work with individuals all over the country to develop and stick to healthy meal plans. We are experts at planning menus for a variety of conditions and nutritional requirements. We make it all work for families too! Wherever you are, you can benefit from our decades of experience in meal planning through a really easy process which works well remotely.
Business and group
Are you a business or organisation looking to advocate for better nutrition and health for your staff or members? We have vast experience in delivering successful corporate seminars on diet and nutrition. Our nutritionist-led corporate seminars are educational and very engaging. Topics can include balancing the plate, eating habits, eating out and entertaining, cooking demonstrations and more.
Over the past 27 years, we have worked with a variety of organisations within the hospitality industry on their menu development. Our dietitians work closely with restaurants, food producers, hospitality and catering companies in Brisbane and across Australia. We can provide advice to develop healthy menus, analyse menu items and help educate consumers on nutrition information.
If we teach children about what healthy eating is from a younger age, they will always be inspired to look after themselves! Our nutritionist-led School Seminars can be catered to daycare age, primary school or high school. Topics can include education on dieting, sports nutrition, education for parents, guardians and teachers. Get children on the road to great nutrition – a skill they will have for life!
Tree of Life Nutrition’s Desi Carlos is one half of the duo Two Greek Girls Cooking. She is a published author, speaker and expert on the Mediterranean Diet for optimal health and longevity.
Follow the Med. Diet
The Mediterranean Diet is one of the few scientifically proven diets which is optimal for health, wellbeing and long life. We have years of experience in teaching our patients how to cook, eat and live the Mediterranean way. Desi is also Greek-Australian and has a treasure trove of recipes, plans, cooking and shopping tips. Along with her vast dietetic experience, she can adapt all of this to your individual needs
Our small group nutrition workshops help you to implement beneficial lifestyle changes around healthy eating – in real-time. We believe the Mediterranean Diet is a great way to generally eat well and prevent chronic disease. With that in mind, we can take you on a supermarket tour, bust diet myths, promote evidence-based eating habits and take you through a cooking demonstration. There is always something different and exciting.
Mediterranean Diet Expo
The Mediterranean Diet Expo is a day where everyone can learn more about the Mediterranean Diet. A day of health seminars, cooking demonstrations, Greek food, wine, coffee, entertainment and more. This Expo is held every year by Two Greek Girls Cooking and includes comprehensive talks from specialist medical and lifestyle professionals. This is the Expo to get you up to speed on the benefits of Mediterranean living.