My Why

I’m Kate Barnes: a farm girl at heart, scientist and accredited holistic health coach. I’m also a mother who seeks the truth and won’t take ‘no’ for an answer. When people ask me why I am so passionate about health, two parts of my story must be told.

Number 1,
The Family Farm

I grew up on a farm, just North of Perth, in Western Australia. We were raised on clean air, fresh water and good food grown from healthy soil. From a young age I learned to respect the cycles of nature and all it offers. This gave me a strong foundation for health and coping with life.

This way of life was so rich and supportive I never questioned it.

I also rarely questioned authority, my parents, my teachers at school, my boss at work, nor the corporations and their glossy marketing messages.

Many years later I would have to learn to question everything. And I would learn that the carefree way of life I took for granted as a child was under serious threat.

"Our children are our future. Nourish our mothers well
And the future looks after itself."

Number 2,
Life gets personal

When my child was five, developmental concerns appeared. This was the catalyst for the biggest health quest of my life. We saw every “expert” imaginable: podiatrists, physiotherapists, specialist paediatricians, orthopaedic surgeons, chiropractors and neurologists. Despite well-meaning support, we couldn’t be told more than: ‘It may get worse, but it won’t get better’.

I refused to accept that answer and in the process I took full responsibility for my health and the health of my family. I don’t believe we were “lucky” to have finally found support. I believe we simply didn’t give up.

In taking full responsibility I encountered some disturbing realities about health today (like the profit-driven motives driving what we’re told to feed our children) as well as the positive findings (like the intimate link between the gut and the brain) that is changing the way we think about nutrition. Heard of the microbiome? It will change your life.

What I know to be true is that a mother’s gut is never wrong. Even while marketing messages from corporations try to confuse us. Even while we navigate the terrain of mis-information.

If you gain
one thing from
my story, it's this:

Deep in your cells you know how to nourish yourself and your children. When you have a healthy gut, you can trust your gut’s wisdom. Which is why I’m so passionate about re-building the microbiome. Haven’t heard of it? Check out the full scoop on the blog.

My work is about helping families access the ancestral wisdom as well as the latest scientific findings that are guiding our evolution.

Kate Barnes Health Coaching exists to empower women and men to nourish themselves and their families the way nature intended.

It's wonderful
to have you here,


Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN),Health Coaching
Post Graduate in Business Administration
Bachelor of Science


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