Pharmacist Geraldine Dartnell swapping drugs for wellness


Geraldine Dartnell. Picture: Jon Hewson.
Geraldine Dartnell. Picture: Jon Hewson.

AFTER 35 years as a pharmacist, Geraldine Dartnell is calling it quits – and heading for something different.

Ms Dartnell said she was leaving her pharmacist job in Port Kennedy this week and pursuing her dream of helping people find wellness and happiness through a healthy diet.

“I have to walk away,” she said.

“I was not doing either job well.

“I felt like I was selling my soul for money.

“Drugs are a quick fix – a bandaid solution.

“There are alternatives to medicine.”

Ms Dartnell said walking away from a steady job with a good income was hard.

“There is risk, but I have the motivation to make this work,” she said.

Since making the decision to leave the pharmacy industry, Ms Dartnell said she felt a sense of release and her claustrophobia was gone.

Ms Dartnell has written a book the Foodie Pharmacist (which will be published soon) and has a Facebook page called the Foodie Pharmacist.

“My book is about the science behind weight loss, wellness and happiness,” she said.

“I show scientifically what is the best food to eat for wellness and gut health.

“Buying the right food is a practical way of dealing with stress and making lifestyle changes.”

Ms Dartnell will be running programs from a clinic in Rockingham.

She also hopes to give international talks.

Visit https://www.foodiepharmacist.com.au/

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