Hello there, my name is Maddie, I’m 26, a Nutritionist and student social worker from Australia. I love olives, mango, white chocolate, dinner parties, dancing, swimming, reading, writing and being with my family and friends. I’m very easily content haha.
I have worked within the Australian media for close to two years now and have a special interest in helping people heal their relationship with food and their body. In mid 2020 i started studying to become a therapist and am hoping to specialise in trauma and addiction.
In late 2018 I started Messy Health, an Instagram page where I debunked myths, read through thousands of journal articles (so you don’t have to, you’re welcome ;)) and made posts about health in its various forms.
During this time, I was deep I my recovery from orthorexia, where I wouldn’t eat anything “unhealthy”, no oils, no preservatives, no additives, nothing high in fat, no animal products, no tap water, nothing that wasn’t organic etc and when I started Messy Health, my had enough, I was weak, hair was falling out, hormones way off, no period, not ovulating etc. so I needed to step back and heal, so that’s what I did. Messy Health was a place I was subconsciously putting everything that I had learnt and been applying to myself.
Fast forward to now and I have recovered, I eat and move intuitively, have a great relationship with food and body and am the happiest I have ever been.
This space is going to be a collection of posts about food, recovery, all aspects of health including physical, mental, social, sexual, emotional and spiritual health.