Plant Sumo Interviews - sarah newland

Sarah Newland

Happy Belly Nutritional Medicine

Sarah Newland BHSc Nutritional Medicine (Australia) Sarah is an Australian clinical nutritionist with an holistic approach and a preference for food-as-medicine protocols. Her experience ranges broadly from reproductive nutrition, hormone balancing, liver support, weight management, autoimmunity and sports nutrition, however her niche areas are rooted in gut health, gastrointestinal conditions and the gut-brain-axis. Sarah’s sessions involve comprehensive investigations into your health presentations and how to achieve your goals. You will gain the knowledge, treatment plan, and resources to navigate your health and vitality to where you want it to be, for the long term. Please visit Sarah’s website and/or facebook business page for testimonials and information on consultations and packages such as the 3—Day Metabolic Reset Program.

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What is the book (or books) you’ve given most as a gift, and why?

'Super Nutrition For Babies' by Katherine Erlich & Kelly Genzlinger. The best book to read before having a baby and as a reference point and ideas guide for ever after! I have given this to all my friends having babies or with little ones.

When you feel overwhelmed or unfocused, or have lost your focus temporarily, what do you do?

Go for a long walk in nature. I try to disconnect and feel present and not think too much at all, then the focus is able to come back when I am home and ready.

In the last five years, what new belief, behavior, or habit has most improved your life?

Learning to accept and let go. (It's a work in progress).

If you could have a gigantic billboard anywhere with anything on it — what would it say and why?


How has a failure, or apparent failure, set you up for later success? Do you have a “favorite failure” of yours?

Getting made redundant in my late twenties when I worked in fashion. I went back to uni to do a bachelor of health science in Nutritional Medicine and have never looked back.

What is the most significant thing that someone much younger than yourself has taught you?

'It's all in the mind'

Tell us about your business. What does it do and what value do you add?

Nutritional Medicine practitioner- one on one consults, menus, and seminars. My personality adds value as I believe i am quite relatable and real!

Where do you see your industry in the next 5 years?

Hopefully less censored!

How do you feel about artificial meat products and its role in vegan/vegetarian-ism's growth in the coming years?

Get them as far away from me as possible!

What's your favourite colour?


What's something exciting you're currently working on/learning that only a few people know about?

Crypto trading

Are you vegan, vegetarian, flexitarian or something else entirely?

Loosely paleo

What purchase of £/$100 or less has most positively impacted your life in the last six months?

Buying marrow bones and making bone broth! Dirt cheap, keeps gut linings well (and heals leaky gut), and keeps my whole family fighting fit with a strong immune system.

What are bad recommendations you hear in your profession or area of expertise?

Cereals and grains for babies! Ugh, I cringe every time! best way to give a baby an inflamed gut and reduced immune capacity.

What's your favourite vegan meal?

The paleo running momma's banana bread! Although that is not a meal! I also love Irena Macri's nutloaf.

What is one of the best or most worthwhile investments you’ve ever made?

Developing a committed yoga practice when I was younger and had more time, now I don't have time to do it every day but I can tap back in whenever possible. Also, a Waters Co water filter which gets rid of all the fluoride and nasties in my water, and re-mineralises it.

When did you first become a rebel?

Thesedays posting information about vitamin C or D is 'rebellious' given the world we live in, so it's hard to say as the goal posts are always moving!

What advice would you give to a smart, driven college student about to enter the “real world”? What advice should they ignore?

Take chances. You can.

What careers advice would you give to your 21-year old self?

You are way more capable than most of the people you look up to. I promise.

Tell us about someone you admire and why you admire them?

Natasha Campbell McBride - for inventing the GAPS diet.

What's your favourite holiday destination?

Zanzibar and Bali

What one thing in life do you consider to be overrated?


What's your favourite type of exercise?

Running, yoga, swimming, long walks.

What's your star sign?


What did you have for breakfast this morning?


About the Author


Heather Wilkinson is a globe-trotting content creator and PR enthusiast who’s finally put down roots in her native UK. When she isn’t working, you’ll find her pretending to care about Minecraft for her son’s sake, while secretly reading the latest Ace Atkins novel (or sleeping – her second favourite past-time).