Ellen Morrow

Nutritional educator with a holistic approach to pain care.

Initially a patient at Painless, and now our Nutritional Educator, Ellen Morrow has lived and breathed persistent pain for close to four decades.

Having experienced chronic pain herself, Ellen combines her nutrition education expertise with a passion for helping others also living with pain. She works one-on-one with a range of clients; supporting them to manage their pain using nutritional interventions.

MY APPROACH

Focus on the controllable.

"Rather than fearing the worst or giving up, let's focus on the things we can control. Your food choices are one of those things and they can have a profound impact on your quality of life."

My areas of expertise

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Personalised nutrition plans

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Food sensitivities

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Elimination diet protocols

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Gut microbiome health

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Active self-management strategies

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And more...

Experience

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39+ years personal pain experience

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7+ years nutrition education experience

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2+ years in multidisciplinary practice

My Story

Like many of my colleagues here at Painless, it was a personal experience with pain that sparked my interest in health and wellness. Having lived with pain and chronic illness since my teens, I understand, all too well, the limitations poor health can place on an individual. But, even as a teen, I held a strong ‘never-give-up’ attitude. I decided, rather than fearing the worst, or giving up completely, I’d instead focus on the things I could control. This led me down the rabbit hole of healthy living, active self-management strategies and, my primary passion, nutrition.

Upon completing high school, I combined my passion for nutrition with my interest in teaching. I completed university studies in education with a strong focus on food, nutrition and psychology. Since then, I’ve delivered nutritional education in a range of environments, including high schools, one-on-one coaching and published written content.

Having experienced firsthand the impact of quality nutrition for pain management, it felt like a natural progression to begin one-on-one nutrition coaching at Painless. I find it deeply rewarding to empower my clients with the information they need to take control and change the course of their illness. I also enjoy the challenge of adapting to the needs of any given client. Be it specific nutritional requirements, financial limitations, poor access to fresh produce or any other obstacle they may be facing.

My Approach

I take a very holistic approach to nutrition. Yes, proper nutrition is essential for health. It’s the foundation from which wellbeing is achieved. But it’s also a central part of culture, social connection and a small pleasure from which to derive enjoyment.

These two sides of food – optimal nutrition and enjoyment – can be challenging to balance. And yet both are so valuable to those living with difficult, painful health conditions. I enjoy supporting my clients to find the balance that’s just right for them while ensuring they still meet all of their nutritional requirements.

Qualifications

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Bachelor of Arts in Education, Edith Cowan University, 2014

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Bachelor of Arts in Social Science, Edith Cowan University, 2014

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