Kirsty Baxter Nutrition

About nutrition

Nutrition is the cornerstone of good health; what you eat and the nutrients from your food affect how your body functions.  Your diet and eating habits affect every system and every cell. Your diet affects your digestion, hormones, mood, energy, and heart. Food is full of complex, biologically active molecules that have an immense impact on our health.

I’m often asked what’s the best diet for weight loss.  As there is no one-size-fits-all, I prefer to work with a well-balanced diet combined with regular exercise but even this does not always work. Personalising your plan to suit your needs is crucial in the process of regained health and wellness or weight loss. Underlying causes of poor digestion or health can be explored with my help as a nutritional health practitioner.

Certain foods have been shown in research to have a therapeutic effect on health conditions.  Poor nutrition can lead to reduced immunity, increased susceptibility to disease, impaired physical and mental development, and reduced productivity.

We are what we eat and what we digest. By learning and understanding about the nutritional values of our food, we can help ourselves to reach optimal nutritional health.

Information on this site is not intended to serve as a substitute for diagnosis, treatment, or advice from a qualified, licensed medical professional. Any diet, health, or nutritional program you undertake should be discussed with your doctor or other medical professional. Seek the advice of a medical professional for appropriate application of any material on this site to your specific health requirements.

My story and passion for health

I’m a graduate of the highly acclaimed Institute of Optimum Nutrition (ION), Richmond UK, with a Master's in Advanced Nutrition (LSBU).  I am trained in Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP).  

I am on the professional register of the British Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council and the British Association of Applied Nutritional Therapy. Since March 2022 I have been an Expert Reviewer for the Nutrition Evidence Database, UK. I review current research around my specialism, metabolism.    

Previously a long-distance road runner with over 25 years of experience and multiple races to my credit. I am a member of IFBB (SA) and NZBBF, competing in 11 bikini fitness competitions for the last four years locally and in SA, with four top-five placings, winner of the 2016 Ms. Zimbabwe Masters Bikini Fitness 35+ in 2016 and the National Body Building show in 2019, participating in the Arnold Classic Invitational May 2017.  As an athlete, I understand the value of optimising nutrition as an integral part of sports performance.

My passion for health and fitness is the heart of my practice.  Helping people achieve optimum health by improving dietary and lifestyle habits empowers them to have a better quality of life and to achieve their fitness goals. 

My passion for health and fitness is the heart of my practice.  Helping people to achieve optimum health by improving dietary and lifestyle habits, empowers them to have a better quality of life and help them achieve they fitness goals. 


Various services are available to you, including improved health, weight loss, specific dietary preferences, sports nutrition, and advice to optimise the family's diet.