dannielle-illingworth

A unique blend of naturopathy, kinesiology & counselling

Through my combined toolkit of modalities, I work really effectively with the following:

  • anxiety & stress
  • depression
  • confidence
  • body image
  • fears/holding yourself back
  • food cravings
  • emotional eating
  • weight loss
  • feelings of "not good enough"
  • self sabotage
  • food intolerances
  • thyroid function
  • women's hormones
  • gut health
  • spiritual healing & balancing

In each session, I combine my university degree in naturopathy with a deeply intuitive application of kinesiology.  It's the perfect combination of science and energy.

Natural support for women's health

I've focused on helping women lose weight for years, and in that time - through hundreds of 1:1 sessions with gorgeous women just like you - I had a huge realisation.

You don't just want to lose weight.  

You want to feel less overwhelmed and confused about your health.

You want to have more energy each day, and feel less bloated.

You don't want to be controlled by your chocolate cravings anymore.

You want to feel better in your clothes, and like what you see in the mirror.

You want to be intimate with your partner without caring what you look like, and you want to wear bathers at the beach with your kids without worrying what anyone else thinks.

You want to reach a healthy weight and never have to worry about food again.  You want to stop counting calories and carbs every darn day.

And I have to tell you - by focusing on the weight loss to achieve all of the above, you're barking up the wrong tree.

We have to work backwards.


When you work with me, I will help you:
- understand exactly what foods are right for your body
- increase your energy levels
- overcome food cravings (including those pesky chocolate cravings that creep in after the kids go to bed!)
- eliminate bloating and support your gut health
- address any other issues - like hormones, thyroid dysfunction, skin problem

And that's just the physical stuff.  Through my unique blend of kinesiology, naturopathy and counselling, we will also delve deep into your mindset and work with some tools and techniques that will completely change the way you look at yourself, your body, and your food choices.

And let me tell you - you can do all the physical stuff (like nutrition, hormones, gut health, etc) but without addressing the mindset stuff, you're only creating a short-term solution.


My biggest passion is helping women just like you to create simple, fun and sustainable lifestyles that keep you feeling healthy and happy.

No more dieting, no more counting calories, no more stressing about what to eat or whether you're doing the "right" thing.

When we work backwards, and focus on all the other stuff first - guess what?

Weight loss is just a side effect.  

It's a little bonus that comes from you creating simple, long-term changes.

Because when your body is in a state of balance, you will naturally achieve your own ideal weight.  It's called your "weight set-point", and it's the weight at which your body is healthiest and most comfortable.

When we start with proper nutrition, sort out your gut health, make sure your thyroid and hormones are in balance, and then create a rockstar mindset and get rid of all the guilt, shame and body-hate...

...that's when true change occurs.  And that's what makes you feel more energetic, less bloated, way less stressed, and more confident in your body (in the bedroom AND at the beach).

Ready to get started?

Click below to book a free intro session or your first appt.

Katrina D.

Your advice has seriously helped so much. I used to find myself eating maybe two meals a day - a smoothie then a large meal when I was ravenous, and I would eat everything and anything because I was so hungry, but now I've noticed serious changes. I don't binge eat, my moods are more stable throughout the day, I don't get HANGRY. Seriously magic advice.

Rebecca A.

I went to Danni wanting to improve my energy levels and lose a bit of weight.  She put me on a meal plan, full of quick, easy and delicious meals and after only 2 weeks I felt awesome and had already started losing weight.  Her Moroccan chicken salad is still one of my favourite meals ever!

Jenny W.

I was taking a prescription medication for peri-menopausal symptoms and after 2 weeks had gained 4kg.  I met with Danni and she turned my symptoms around - with some supplements and simple dietary changes.  I recommend Danni to all of my friends, she is helpful and supportive and takes the time to really get to know you and provide solutions that work.

What happens in a session?

Sessions are held online via Skype/Zoom, or from my home clinic in Morphett Vale SA when requested.  Online sessions mean you don't have to leave the comfort of your home, and I can work with clients from anywhere in Aus & NZ.  

Your first session is a lot of talking - we cover as much of your previous and current health as we possibly can in an hour.  Then, I'll introduce you to kinesiology and how it works.  Your first session is the starting point and helps me to create an individualised plan for you moving forward.

Follow up sessions go for 45 minutes and are a chance for us to reset and re-align to your goals as needed.  I'll provide all the motivational support & accountability you need, and we can adapt and change the original plan if needed.  The bottom line is this: I am helping you create a healthy lifestyle that works for you.  If it's not working, we tweak it until it does.  The entire process is designed to be easy - if anything is too time-consuming, too expensive or just plain boring - we'll change it! Simple as that.

The details:

Sessions are held online via Skype/Zoom, or from my home clinic in Morphett Vale SA when requested.  Your first session will be 60mins in length, and follow-ups are 45-60mins.  Payment is required at the time of booking.

45 mins - $90 AUD
60 mins - $120 AUD

Package Options

If you're serious about creating long-lasting change, I do have a package option available.  Plus, you save some $$ too!

4 Sessions - $420
paid upfront, save $60

Book your package here.

If you'd like to discuss anything prior to booking a session, I have a free intro session available.  These intro sessions are a great chance for us to make sure we're a good fit, and I will be totally upfront with you if I don't think I'm the right practitioner for you.  Otherwise, I will be able to tell you how we can work together, and how I can help you achieve your health goals.

If you'd like to chat, click here to book your free 15 min call.

Common Questions

Q: Is it just for people wanting to lose weight?

A: No, not at all.  I will help you overcome food cravings, improve your energy, get rid of bloating and digestive discomfort, balance your hormones, cope with stress, improve blood sugar regulation and so much more.  Weight loss is a welcome side-effect of the program work (for those who want to lose weight) but it’s actually not the focus.  When we correct all the other factors impacting your weight, the kilos start to drop with little effort.

Q: How many sessions will I need?

A: I generally recommend 3-4 fortnightly sessions, and then we space your sessions 4-8 weeks apart for ongoing maintenance.  The number of sessions needed and the length of time between appointments really depends on how much support you're needing, and what your specific health goals are.  I'll tell you what I recommend for you, individually, and you can tell me what works for you.

Q: Do I need to buy supplements?

A: I take a very minimalist approach to supplementation, because I would much rather you receive nutritional support from your food where possible.  If I suspect nutritional deficiencies I will send you off for blood tests, and we will use supplementation to correct deficiencies.  Once your levels are back to good, we can usually maintain them through food choices.  I don't think you should be taking supplementation long-term, generally.

Q: I know what I need to do to get healthy and lose weight - I just can’t stick to it.  Will these sessions help me stay motivated?

A: YES. I will help you stay on track because everything we do together is about practicality and sustainability.  No short-term fixes that cause rebound weight gain.  No expensive products or meal replacements or starving yourself.  And definitely no counting calories (yuck!).  When we dig deeper, we’ll start making small changes that are super easy to implement and maintain, and suddenly you’re feeling amazing without struggling or sacrificing your favourite foods.  That’s my superpower.  

Also, kinesiology is AMAZING at identifying and clearing self-sabotage patterns.  That's why I've blended naturopathy and kinesiology together - so we can work with the physical AND mental/emotional aspects of your health.  Kinesiology can help you stay motivated and consistent by identifying and clearing fears, old habits and limiting beliefs.  It's super powerful stuff.

Q: I think my biggest issue is emotional eating and stress.  Can you help with that?

A: My approach to weight loss and health is holistic, which means I’m not just addressing the physical stuff.  There are mental and emotional factors behind your current health and weight, and I have the tools and knowledge to help support you through those.  I used to be an emotional eater myself, so I definitely know what you’re going through (and how to change it, too).

Q: What is kinesiology?

A: If you've ever caught yourself right at the moment you're about to self-sabotage, you need to know about kinesiology.  At it's most simple, kinesiology is a technique that allows me to connect with your nervous system and discover any 'roadblocks' to your wellness.  I then clear those blocks from your physical and energetic body so that you are no longer holding yourself back.  Kinesiology can help with almost anything - but it's especially effective in helping you to create the changes you want in your life (whether that's dietary, lifestyle, or things like feeling more confident).

Q: The kids need new school shoes, and my husband might not want me to spend the money. How can I convince him?

A: Honey, I have a hard enough time convincing my partner to do the dishes!  But what I can tell you is this: you can continue yawning through each day with uncomfortable bloating and uncontrollable food cravings, or you can work with me and create a new lifestyle that is sustainable and simple.  Plus, I’m pretty sure the kids would rather wear their old shoes and have a happy mum, than get new shoes and put up with crabby, tired, unhappy mum.

Q: I’ve done lots of different weight loss programs before - what makes yours any different?

A: I don’t know what programs you’ve tried, but I can tell you this: my clients come to me with a list of at least 5 programs they’ve done before.  And yet they’re sitting across from me, asking me to help them lose weight and improve their health.  I believe what makes my program different is these three things:

  • individualised, 1:1 guidance from a qualified naturopath (that’s me!)
  • a focus on long-term, sustainable changes rather than short-term “fixes” or “fads”
  • unconditional and non-judgmental support from someone who has been through exactly what you’re going through now.  I’ve been through my own weight loss struggles, which is why I’m so passionate about what I do.  

Ready to get started?

Click below to book a free intro session or your first appt.