Welcome to Gut Instinct Nutrition

Start healing your gut for a healthier YOU!

About Vanessa

Vanessa Wells is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, has a Diploma in Aromatherapy and a Certificate 3 in massage therapy. She received her Bachelor of Nutrition and Dietetics from Flinders University in 2005 and completed her clinical placement at the Royal Adelaide Hospital. After working in the clinical and community dietetic fields Vanessa took a career break to focus on Motherhood and has 2 beautiful daughters aged 7 and 9 years. The timing is now right to rekindle her passion for private practice Dietetics. She practices from Adelaide Spine and Brain with her colleague and Neurosurgeon husband Dr Adam Wells.

Today, Vanessa uses her skills in nutrition and dietetics and her gut microbiome knowledge to run her private practice. Where the focus is on the individual’s gut microbiome and how dietary intake, health and lifestyle factors can be improved to rebuild a healthy gut and in turn a healthy body! Vanessa believes every individual has their own unique gut microbiome, so she tailors individual nutritional education to get the best results for each of her patients.


Initial Consultation - Nutritional Assessment

In your initial consultation we will complete a comprehensive diet history to asses your current nutritional intake and status. I will gather lots of lifestyle information and medical history to create a tailor made plan that suits your health goals and lifestyle.

My aim in this session is to create a sustainable diet plan that starts to heal your gut by improving your gut microbiome. We will then continue to readjust this in future consultations.

Follow Up Consultation

In these sessions I will provide ongoing support to reach and maintain your gut health goals. We can assess your health plan and make appropriate individualised changes to support your diet and lifestyle goals.


Working together ensures the best outcomes for change and ensures a more successful experience that provides sustainable results.

The Microbiome Ethos

Our microbiome is a collection of microorganisms that live within our gut. Scientific research suggests what we eat has a profound impact on these organisms and subsequently our health. Most of us live with an imbalanced gut microbiome:  

​Symptoms of Imbalance include:

  • Difficulty losing weight
  • Allergies to foods, skin rashes/reactions, Asthma
  • Anxiety, Depression, Headaches
  • Bloating, Constipation, Diarrhea, Poor digestion
  • Fatigue, joint pain, Inflammation, Diabetes

What is your Microbiome?

This is a great introductory video which can educate us on what makes up our human microbiome and how we can save it! I recommend all my patients to watch this before our initial consult. Its only 5 minutes and is very comprehensive summary of the microbes within us.

Meet Vanessa

Vanessa Wells Dietitian & Nutritionist


I am a qualified Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Nutritionist, who specialises in gut microbiome health and individualised Nutrition support. I see people for pre-operative health optimisation, weight management, diabetes, gut disorders, and post-operative nutrition support including wound healing, weight loss or gain. I look forward to working with you in providing positive long lasting health for you to enjoy your BEST LIFE. 

​                                                                Vanessa Wells 

Vanessa Specialises in:

  • The Microbiome Diet
  • Intermittent Fasting 16:8
  • 5:2 Fasting Diet
  • Preoperative Nutritional Optimisation
  • Weight loss / maintenance 
  • Healthy cooking / meal planning

Results: A healthier Gut A healthier YOU!

A Re-balanced Microbiome is our AIM, which:

  • Rejuvinates your immune system & heals the gut.
  • Regulates energy extraction for your food.
  • Produces short chain fatty acids which supports gut wall health and weight loss.
  • Decreases inflammation.
  • Tells the genes of your body to burn fat rather than store it. 

Service fees

Please note your private health rebate differs amongst providers.

Contact Us

Start Your Health Journey here

A healthy gut microbiome is the foundation of your body and mind. Drop us a line today, and we can get you started on the path to health tomorrow. You can contact my receptionist Cassandra at my consulting rooms at (Adelaide Brain and Spine) via phone, email or by sending us a message below.

Gut Instinct Nutrition

208 Melbourne Street, North Adelaide South Australia 5006, Australia

Ph: 08 7127 2419

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