Let’s talk… Nutrition, Wellbeing and IBS with Madeleine Shaw

Madeleine Shaw is a qualified nutritional health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. She is multi-talented, inspirational and definitely a busy bee. When she isn’t cooking up creative cuisine she can be found blogging, or presenting. She is also a self-professed yoga enthusiast. Madeleine is committed to helping her clients (who include Millie Mackintosh and Caggie Dunlop) enliven the hottest, healthiest, happiest versions of themselves.

Through her website and consultations Madeleine helps to educate her clients in the appreciation and effects of eating wholesome, organic produce. She encourages them to work towards a better relationship with their bodies; boosts confidence, injects energy and helps to sculpt beautiful silhouettes. Madeleine hosts a monthly supper club that showcases all of her deliciously healthy recipes and is currently writing her first book, to be published in Spring 2015.

Meet Madeleine Shaw.


How important is food to our health, mood and general wellbeing?

It’s everything, it fuels us for the day, it gives us energy it makes us happier. Food is one of the greatest pleasures in life!

What do you think differentiates the Australian approach to us Brits?

It’s all about lifestyle there, healthy eating isn’t a diet it’s just what they do every day, it’s amazing and much easier to maintain.

Maddy 4How has your own personal journey influenced your work?

It’s shaped everything. I’ve had so many ups and downs with my health and approach to life, I feel like it allows me to understand others and what they are going through. I am far from perfect and I feel like I’ve now realised that’s ok.

It motivates me to help others; it’s been a blessing in disguise.

How do you hope your work will help others?

Get people to stop dieting and starting eating proper food, to love themselves and to be happy!

Between 20-25% of the population report symptoms of IBS at some point in their lives, and women seem to present more commonly with IBS symptoms! What do you think the solution is to this growing problem?

Eating the right foods, reducing sugar and wheat, eating healthy fats, getting good bacteria in via fermented foods and probiotics, reduce stress, drink bone broth and do YOGA.

What does Holistic living mean to you?

Looking after your body from inside out, eat well, smile lots and love your body even on a bad day.

Maddy3What is your message to cynics, sceptics, and the intrigued?

No real message other than give it a go, you can’t knock it till you’ve tried it!

Finally, what are your top five tips for self-love?

  1. Positive affirmations – tell yourself how gorgeous you are
  2. Eat whole foods – no processed, packaged or refined foods please
  3. Surround yourself with good people, they will make you feel good and loved
  4. Don’t compare yourself – we are all different and amazing in our own ways
  5. Let go – no need to try and be perfect just be YOU

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First Published 2014/07/24