Welcome to Happy Guts Nutrition!


Hi! And thanks for visiting my website. I hope you find it refreshing and inspiring and can take something away to help yourself.

I’m Charis (Karis), living in Melbourne, Australia with three gorgeous kids and one seriously amazing husband of 18 years. I have been a Registered Nurse for 20 years in Melbourne and London, spending most of those years working in Cardiac Care and Chronic Disease management.

Following a life-long passion and interest, I have also now completed postgraduate qualifications in human nutrition and am an Associate Nutritionist recognised with the Nutrition Society of Australia along with professional membership with with Australian College of Nutrition and Environmental Medicine. In 2020/2021, I expect to complete my Masters of Public Health.

I am passionate about educating people in the area of food and health so as to empower individuals to take more control over their own health outcomes. Out of personal experience, I have particular interest in the role of the gut microbiome on health and autoimmune disease-which are inextricably linked, but also on chronic pain and chronic disease. Through my own healing journey, I realised I needed to find my own voice to help others navigate the complex world of medicine and often challenge many conventional medical theories. This blog is my voice.

I am passionate about research, good science and analysing scientific papers across many areas for personal application. I hope to bring those skills to you through blog posts and social media pages. I do the work for you to reap the benefit!

Some of what will be discussed on this blog is not necessarily mainstream, yet not ineffective. But with more information, you can ask more informed questions and make more informed choices to take control of your health.

I hope that my posts will be engaging and helpful and that over time, you will find a source of comfort that there are resources available to help. I would love to hear your comments about your successes, so please drop me a line sometime!

Happy healing. XX


Please note that all opinions on this website are my own and in no way reflect those of government health services or hospitals that I have or currently work for. Opinions on this website do not take the place of appropriate medical advice so please consider this information and discuss with your medical practitioner.

2 thoughts on “Welcome to Happy Guts Nutrition!

  1. Charis….. this is fantastic…combining all your health and hospital experiences and your own aims, to have this wonderful product…happygutsnutrition. Maybe we can talk?

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