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Margaret Allan is a qualified Nutritionist and the director of Nutrition for Ostomates, a consulting service that provides specialised nutritional support catering to the varied yet specific health needs of ostomates.  She has had extensive exposure to the particular challenges and concerns of ostomates, and is passionate about supporting individuals in their journey towards health after stomal surgery.

Margaret has spent many years researching and evaluating the dietary needs of ostomates in comparison to the general population, and understands the potential nutritional demands and dietary limitations that can arise from stomal surgery. She provides quality nutritional advice that is personally tailored to individual needs, and uses a common sense approach to provide practical solutions to a range of dietary issues across all stoma types.

The Nutrition for Ostomates consulting service includes a range of consulting options to suit individual preferences.  Nutritional consultations can be conducted in-person in several locations, or via the internet as part of the Nutrition for Ostomates Outreach Program.  Outreach consultations are particularly suited to ostomates in regional and remote locations where specialised dietary support may not be readily available.

In her consultations Margaret addresses dietary adequacy and suitability, ensuring that nutrient requirements are being met in the best possible way without added stress, but also delves deeper to consider the overall health of the ostomate and possible causative factors behind ongoing issues.  Margaret provides dietary recommendations and recipes, education and mentoring, tailored supplement support, and overall lifestyle and wellbeing strategies to support individual health goals.

For more information on the Nutrition For Ostomates services and support options or to contact Margaret, please refer to the Nutrition For Ostomates website at: www.nutritionforostomates.com.au