Tommy’s career journey as a Nutritionist and Health Practitioner began in New York, United States almost three decades ago. So, he understands first-hand the importance of nutritious food, high quality supplements, and how they can make a monumental change to your life and completely overhaul your health, both mentally and physically.
Throughout his long-lasting career, he has helped people of all ages – from babies and children who have had intolerances or allergies, to assisting the elderly maintain adequate nutrition in order to remain strong and independent. He has also helped people suffering a litany of illnesses and disorders, digestive and gut issues, weight management, helped lower cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar, combat depression and anxiety, physical and mental fatigue, and assisted with pre-surgery preparation and post surgery recovery. His wisdom and guidance has changed people’s lives with nutrition.
So how does a New Yorker end up in Sydney, Australia? A spontaneous trip to Australia to visit his childhood best friend, also named Tommy. On his first outing to the shops, he popped into Mr Vitamins to purchase a plant-based protein powder and other essentials. This encounter cemented his fate. Within no time at all, Tommy had fallen in love with Australia and its people; decided Australia will be his new home, cancelled his return flight back to the US, and within a few short months became the Store Manager of the Mr Vitamins store where he initially purchased his first plant-based protein powder. He then went on to passionately inspire, educate and guide customers on their health journey for the next ten years, at Mr Vitamins.
Inspired by his daily customer interactions he developed quite a huge following and people were wanting and needing particular high quality supplements, that at the time, were unavailable. His question became ‘how could I leverage my extensive knowledge, experience and skill set to help humanity’. The word ‘humanity’ is from the latin word ‘humanitis’ for human, nature and kindness.
These three building blocks are the foundation of his core value and beliefs, so when opportunity arose he decided to make a big leap and create a business with ‘humanity in mind’. This felt like the obvious path towards making his passion become an extension of his reality. So he set out to formulate and create his own holistic, naturopathic, evidence-based, whole food health supplements; 100% natural, 100% vegan, raw and pure with no hidden chemicals or artificial ingredients of any kind.
Products that would nurture and nourish the mind and body, and have a beneficial impact on people’s lives today and tomorrow. Focusing on protein powders and amino acids, he formulated and created the Health Addicts range and only sold it at Mr Vitamins two Chatswood stores, at the time. The range was an instant hit and people were amazed by the results, noticing changes within a few days in their skin tone and their body. It quickly highlighted how powerful supplements can be if 100% natural and used correctly.
That was then, and this is now! Tommy embraces the ethos of quality care, ethical practice and being approachable…His ultimate motivation in waking up each morning is to teach and educate people to be healthy and happy, and in turn, he learns and is inspired by others…In conjunction with his business, he still manages a Vitamin and Supplement Store a few days a week, and you can meet Tommy at Dee Why Discount Vitamins located on the beautiful Northern Beaches, where people travel far and wide to seek his expert advice delivered in a kind and easy to understand manner…We hope this personal story will have the impact of inspiring, enlightening and transforming the lives of others. We thank kindly all our customers and Health Practitioners, along the way, who have been extremely supportive and continue to embrace the importance of nutrition and its pivotal role in gaining optimal health and well being; the essentials for quality of life.