Madeleine Baumgart (Dietitian)

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Madeleine Baumgart

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Hi there. I’m Madeleine (That Healthy Girl). I’m a university-qualified Nutritionist, Dietitian and Nurse.

I’ve been intrigued by the relationship between good food and good health for a very long time and this led me to study Nursing after finishing school. At this time I also worked in an aged-care facility, where I saw people in various stages of declining mental and physical health and I soon developed a fondness for each of them.

After finishing my studies I began working at a private hospital in Brisbane where I was thrown in to the deep end in a large medical/respiratory/oncology (cancer) ward. The ward treated many chronically and terminally ill patients, and I felt honoured to be part of the medical team. I was also fascinated by the role nutrition could play in easing symptoms during end-of-life care.

During this time I was also acutely aware of the beginnings of what would become my own experience with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This was exacerbated when I moved to London and lived on fast foods such as kebabs, chips and gravy and beers. I gained weight, felt sluggish and constantly tired and my IBS was as bad as ever despite having mostly excluded gluten from my diet on the advice of a doctor.

I started researching potential causes while also looking up nutrition courses. I couldn’t stop thinking about what we eat and how it affects out health. After almost three years away, I made the decision to move home and return to university to pursue my passion, nutrition.

I spent five more years completing a double degree in Nutrition & Dietetics at Queensland University of Technology and decided to finally see a Dietitian myself about my ongoing bowel issues. It was here that I was introduced to the low FODMAP diet, which had a profound effect on my symptoms. I now had strategies in place to cope with my symptoms and identify trigger foods, giving me some control over a sometimes uncontrollable condition. This was life-changing for me, and further strengthened my desire to help people feel better.

I like to think my own struggles with food intolerance have given me a greater appreciation for good nutrition, and the intrinsic relationship nutrients have on so many aspects of our health. For years nutrition was overlooked as a contributor to health, however thanks to ongoing research, there is nutrition resurgence occurring, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be part of it.

Having worked in healthcare for 16 years, I have witnessed ill-health related to inadequate diets and, most recently, the rise of disordered eating related to nutrition misinformation. I know how essential a nutritious diet is to chronic disease prevention and management, as well as establishing a healthy relationship with food, and I’m passionate about helping others improve their health the way I have been able to.

I have a degree in Health Science, majoring in Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as a Bachelor of Nursing. To maintain my dual qualifications I am committed to ongoing education in order to maintain my registrations.

Affiliated Clinics
Silky Oaks Medical Practice
Morningside General Practice Clinic
Queen Street Medical Centre - Brisbane City

Practice Locations


Queen Street Medical Centre - Brisbane City
T and G Building
Level 3
141 Queen Street
Brisbane City QLD 4000 
07 3229 9355
07 3229 0882
Morningside General Practice Clinic
Morningside Plaza
Shop 7-10 38 Junction Road
Morningside QLD 4170 
07 3399 4685
07 3395 7377
Silky Oaks Medical Practice
218 Manly Road
Manly West QLD 4179 
07 3396 9855
07 3348 6229