Lydia Irving

Lydia Irvine

Lydia Irving is a qualified nutritionist who has a holistic approach to health. Having studied a Bachelor of Health Science, Lydia learnt that the root cause of all illness often stems from the digestive system. Her business Internal Instinct is dedicated to revealing the truths of health and nutrition.


Lydia Irving is a practicing nutritionist (BHsC) who consults clients in Forster and Taree. Through her business, Internal Instinct, Lydia also offers personalised supplement formulas, and sourdough and fermentation workshops. Lydia specialises in helping clients to understand their health concerns and looks for underlying causes of disease rather than just treating symptoms.  She is passionate about fermentation and baking, having recently returned from an inspiring 8 months abroad working at Love Probiotics in Guatemala where they fermented everything from mead, tempeh and kvass to kefir, kombucha and sourdough. She hopes to share how simple and satisfying making your own sourdough and apple cider vinegar is, not to mention how delicious and affordable it is!

You can connect to Lydia through her website, on facebook and on instagram.


Talk – Love Your Guts

Feeling overwhelmed by fad diets, facebook groups, and everyone telling you exactly what you can and can’t eat? We think it’s time to learn to love your guts! In this fun and relaxed workshop, you’ll be invited to reconnect with your gut and take your health back into your own hands, literally! Learn to make your own digestible ferments including sourdough, apple cider vinegar and ginger beer from scratch, while you learn about the gut microbiome, wild fermentation, and how to boost digestion through diet and food preparation.

What you will learn:

  • The vital role the gut plays in your health
  • How certain foods can damage the gut (and how others can heal it!)
  • How to prepare food for optimal digestion How to make organic sourdough and apple cider vinegar from scratch

Talks Corner – Sat, 11.30am (60 mins)