meet roshelle, jcn clinic brisbane nutritionist
Meet Roshelle Colegrove, the newest member of The JCN Clinic Nutritionist team! Roshelle has a Bachelor of Health Science in Clinical Nutrition (Nutritional & Dietetic Medicine) and is in the final stages of finalising her degree in Naturopathy. Akin to our other JCN Nutritionists, Roshelle is super passionate about nutrition as a therapeutic tool in relation to gut health and enjoys helping her clients treat chronic digestive issues. We are super excited to have Roshelle join our team here at The JCN Clinic. As always, we want you to get to know Roshelle, so let’s take this opportunity to formally introduce her to the JCN team…
Hi Roshelle! Tell us a bit about yourself and where you are from.
Hi!! My name is Roshelle and I was born and raised in Brisbane. I have been a clinical nutritionist for 8 years having worked in various clinics and in my own business. I come from a large family and loved cooking from a young age. I have always loved creating meals in the kitchen and using ingredients from my mum and dad’s veggie and herb garden. From this, my love for nutrition exploded.
What drew you to a career in health and nutrition?
My own personal experience with IBS drew me to learn about nutrition and health more holistically. The more I learnt the more fascinated I was about utilising this knowledge to support myself and others. From this experience a passion for supporting clients with chronic digestive conditions became a key clinical focus. Having suffered with debilitating symptoms for many years and being completely lost at how to support myself I decided to study both Nutrition and Naturopathy.
As a Nutritionist, what does ‘healthy eating’ mean to you?
Healthy eating to me is about fuelling my body with a diverse diet that is nutrient balanced. It has taken me a long time to be able to eat a diverse diet due to my own digestive issues, I thrive on a wide variety of foods without restriction. I enjoy spending time with loved ones and making meals together, this is one of my favourite pastimes.
What are you super passionate about in the nutrition space? Is there a niche area in particular that absolutely fills your cup?
Chronic digestive conditions are my absolute passion having experienced this myself from a young age. I am also super passionate about educating clients about the connection between the gut and the brain and how this impacts overall health. Another passion is using food as a medicinal tool as I understand how important a diverse diet is to ensuring your gut health thrives.
Need personalised nutrition advice catered to your needs?
If you are after personalised nutrition advice and dietary planning individualised to your health and dietary needs then contact us at The JCN Clinic with your enquiry. We are always happy to answer any questions you have!
What are three staple ingredients you can simply cannot live without in your pantry/kitchen?
Only three?? Well if I had to choose just three they would be, avocado, quinoa and a good quality sourdough.
What is your favourite meal?
Homemade pizza would have to be my ultimate favourite meal with a nice organic pinot noir. I am a massive advocate for ensuring you have foods in your life that fill your soul with joy.
Do you have a cooking idol? Someone who inspires you in the kitchen…
I love Jamie Oliver and his approach to food. He has a passion for education and making simple meals with minimal ingredients. When I was studying, Jamie Oliver’s Kitchen was set up at my Uni and I was lucky enough to do cooking demonstrations with his team. It was such an incredible experience.
What are your interests outside the JCN Clinic?
I love the outdoors so you will generally find me on a hike or adventure most weekends. I also love selecting produce from my local farmers markets and creating meals in my kitchen in my spare time. I am a pilates instructor so when I am not being active outdoors, I will be moving my body doing pilates and strength-based movement in the studio.
Where can we find you on social media & join in on everything that you have shared and inspire us with?
My Instagram handle is @roshelle_k_natural_health, I share most things on this platform in relation to nutrition, movement and gut health. Feel free to come over and say hi!
We are super excited to have Roshelle join our team here at The JCN Clinic, Roshelle is available for consultations at The JCN Clinic on Thursday’s, Friday’s and Saturday’s with bookings online here . Alternatively you can contact us at The JCN Clinic reception with any queries or questions.
Jessica Cox is a qualified practicing Nutritionist with a Bachelor Health Science (Nutrition) and over 15 years of clinical experience. She is the founder and director JCN Clinic, published author and established recipe developer. Jessica is well respected within health and wellness space for her no fad approach and use of evidence-based nutrition.