Elisa Weiss

RNutr, BSc Human Nutrition (Argentina)

Elisa Weiss is a New Zealand Registered Nutritionist specialising in obesity, type 2 diabetes and digestive disorders. She has worked in community settings and private practice, focusing on holistic approaches to improve people’s health and well-being.

Elisa has a background in research, education and food science. She is also a certified Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) practitioner and has completed undergraduate and graduate studies in nutrition and dietetics, diabetes management, Ayurvedic medicine and Biomedical Science.

Elisa is currently doing a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Sciences, where her research focuses on investigating the effects of parental high-fat, high-sugar diets on offspring’s metabolic health.

Elisa works in private practice using a no-diet and evidence-based approach.


  • 2023 Postgraduate Diploma in Biomedical Sciences, The University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
  • 2018–2020 Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) Practitioner (280 hours), Dasein Institute, Rosario, Argentina
  • 2016–2017 Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (440 hours), Institute of Graduate Studies and Sciences and Nutrinfo, Rosario, Argentina
  • 2015–2017 Postgraduate Diploma in Ayurvedic Medicine (832 hours), The National University of Rosario, Rosario, Argentina
  • 2010–2017 BSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics (Hons), Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano, Rosario, Argentina. Thesis: “The relationship between the different phenotypic traits of PROP bitterness sensitivity and food preferences in a group of UCEL volunteers.”

Professional Interests & Specialist Areas

  • Diversity and interculturality, embracing global perspectives and celebrating cultural richness
  • Promoting sustainable alternatives in nutrition for a healthier planet
  • Community initiatives to address nutrition challenges and support underserved populations

Elisa is also actively involved in volunteer and professional development activities. You will find her doing outdoor activities or experimenting in the kitchen with different ferments when she is not working or studying.

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Articles written by Elisa Weiss
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine)
    Vitamin B6 is a water-soluble vitamin, and one of the eight B vitamins. It has an important role in our healthy metabolism and immunity, as well as during development in pregnancy and childhood. The biologically active form of vitamin B6, pyridoxal 5'-phosphate (PLP) is responsible for more than 100 biochemical…
  • Unveiling the Secrets of the Blue Zones: A Closer Look at Sardinia’s Longevity
    Several areas in Sardinia have a higher population of centenarians when compared to the rest of mainland Italy. Also, in Sardinia men seem to have the same life expectancy as women. This is in sharp contrast to other regions, which makes us question – what longevity mysteries does this mountainous…