Plantiful Health’s founder Karen Thorley admits to being health obsessed.
“I love everything about health. If you ask me about it, I won’t shut up! I love educating people about health and sharing plant-based solutions to help others.”
And there’s good reason why Karen is fixated on health. Her own wellness journey started in 2005, when she was working as a police officer.
“I was very unwell, dealing with injuries and other health issues. I was obese, unhealthy and had gut problems that left me rolling on the floor in pain. My GP thought I might have a serious bowel condition,
but I didn’t want to wait around to see what they would find”.
“I saw a future full of colonoscopies and surgeries. I felt fat, sick, and out of control. That was my turning point. I attended a health retreat and have never looked back.”
Karen went on to study nutrition, naturopathy and herbal medicine – spending eight years juggling study, work, family, and running a farm. She knows what it’s like to work shifts and feel overwhelmed.
“It was a big deal changing careers after 17 years as a police officer but I’m really proud of what I’ve achieved.”
Her background and experience mean Karen understands and empathises with her clients. Karen was fortunate enough to spend five years working with an incredible biochemist (who has since retired) before starting her own practice. She moved to the Sunshine Coast in January 2020 for the weather, natural attractions and outdoor lifestyle. When she’s not helping her clients achieve their health goals, Karen loves going to the beach, camping and enjoying all the Sunshine Coast is famous for.
“We’re living in paradise – we don’t need to travel!”
If you’re ready to transform your health with a tailored program that delivers real results with supportive,
empathetic coaching, Karen would love to help you