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Dr. Elaine Barretto - Nutritional Psychology Coach

Physical Well-Being and Mental Health


We help you make better choices

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on how you treat your mind

and your body

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using science, empathy and humour

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and no medications

So that you can live a longer, healthier and happier life!

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Your wellbeing depends on how you “fill your plate”

... both your plate of food as well as your mental plate.

That means that all the choices you make throughout your day have a direct impact on your health, both in the short and in the long term. What you eat, how much you move your body, what you feed your mind, and even how you connect with other people and to yourself are all key factors to a long, healthy and fulfilling life.

Are your psychological and emotional states influencing your habits and your physical health?

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Loop arrow showing the cycle of mind-body connection, with psychological factors influencing physical health and vice-versa.

Are your physical symptoms causing you stress, anxiety or depression?

How it manifests in your health

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Anxiety & Depression

Contrary to popular belief, mental disorders don’t happen only due to life factors and brain chemical imbalances. Lifestyle and nutrition play a very important role! Fields such as nutritional psychology and lifestyle medicine have proven tools to empower individuals to take care of their mental health through sleep, exercise, nutrition and more.

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Gut Disorders

The gut and the brain are directly linked. It’s not all about food - chronic stress and anxiety can contribute to conditions such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other gut disorders. Those symptoms can be very disturbing and impact also your mental health. Learn how to break this cycle and improve your quality of life.

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Chronic Pain

Living with constant pain can be very challenging. Thankfully, science has come a long way in the understanding and treatment of chronic pain, and people are no longer limited only to medications or physical therapies as treatment modalities. Psychological therapies and changes in lifestyle can be of tremendous positive impact.

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Chronic Stress & Burnout

Modern life has changed many of the ways humans used to live, and even though it has brought many benefits, it has also had some negative consequences. Sedentary lifestyle, poor sleep, chronic stress, inappropriate nutrition and many other factors can culminate in a burnout.

About Dr. Elaine Barretto

Dr. Elaine Barretto, lifestyle medicine professional and specialist in psychological medicine and mental health.

Dr. Elaine Barretto is a former scientist who, having gone through many chronic conditions herself, decided to dedicate her career into helping others in the same situation. She has spent several years going through training in different areas while diving into the scientific literature, trying to connect the dots between mental and physical health, and the influence of mindset and lifestyle in preventing and reversing disease.

See her full qualifications here.

Board-Certified Lifestyle Medicine Professional (DipIBLM)

Board-Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBHWC)

Master of Science in Psychological Medicine & Mental Health

Registered Yoga Teacher and Mindfulness Instructor


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Online Appointments

Individual sessions via Zoom, allowing flexibility to your location and timing.

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In-Person Appointments

Private individualized sessions in a beautiful space in the heart of Singapore.

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