Nutritionist based in Tauranga — specialising in healthy eating, coeliac disease, and food sensitivities.

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What I offer

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Would you like help with healthy eating? Have you or a family member recently been diagnosed with coeliac disease? Are you worried you or your child might be reacting to certain foods? Come and chat with me for accurate information, insider knowledge and personalised advice.

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Online Guides

Skip the tiring internet searches and social media chatter, and come straight to a trustworthy source of information. My easy-to-use, interactive online guides are packed with everything you need to more easily navigate a gluten-free or dairy-free life.

About Me

Elly McKenzie

Hi, I’m Elly — a university qualified nutritionist. 

Inspired by my family’s journey with coeliac disease and food sensitivities, I love helping people of all ages navigate life with these conditions.

I also enjoy working with clients who are looking to improve their diet/gut health, or address nutrition-related health concerns, such as high blood pressure or cholesterol.

As an Associate Registered Nutritionist (NSNZ), I practice evidence-based nutrition, tailored to your lifestyle.

If you spend hours searching the internet for information, are confused about what your next steps should be, or are struggling with gut symptoms, then get in touch. Whether it’s in person or remotely, I can help set you on the right track.

Hear from some of my happy clients.

It took me a while to get on top of the whole food trial thing with my son — Elly was incredible. I'm so grateful for the advice I received on how to actually live this, how to feed my son and how to shop safely for him. Elly deserves a lot of the credit for my son’s new-found health. He has normal bowel motions, he’s energetic, has great skin, pink cheeks and his asthma is so much better. Mary

I've been a coeliac for 20 years and can't believe Elly had more to teach me about reading food labels. I no longer have to memorise food additive numbers. To think there are gluten free foods I've been missing out on all these years! I highly recommend the 'Is it gluten free?' online label-reading course to all coeliacs.


Dairy Intolerance

Milk intolerance or allergy – how to tell

It can be hard to figure out whether dairy is causing you problems, let alone determine if you have a milk intolerance or allergy. Here’s what you need to know before going dairy free. Most … Read more

Is gluten free healthy?

Are gluten-free foods healthy?

An edited version of this article was published in the Summer 2021 Coeliac Link (official magazine of Coeliac New Zealand). The relative abundance of gluten-free food in today’s supermarkets makes it easier than ever to … Read more

gluten free and dairy free carrot cake recipe

Gluten and dairy free carrot cake recipe

This gluten and dairy free carrot cake recipe is a winner! I have no idea where it came from — it’s been in my recipe book for the past twenty years and was in my … Read more