I became interested in the topic of Nutrition through my own personal health struggles.
Having always struggled with low energy and IBS, things took a turn for the worse when I started suffering from chronic urinary tract and kidney infections after a stressful period in my life.
Many courses of antibiotics later and I was left with interstitial cystitis and worsened IBS, which later turned out to be SIBO (small intestinal bacterial overgrowth).
Having found no help in conventional treatments I took matters into my own hands and turned to nutrition and lifestyle for help.
A few years fast forward and I have recovered from interstitial cystitis, improved my digestion and am experiencing more energy and fitness than ever before in my life. My weight has stabilized at a healthy level.
On the way back to health I have tried many different diets including a vegetarian diet, a raw vegan diet, the GAPS protocol, the low FODMAP diet and the Elemental diet. I have finally settled for a Paleo(ish) diet, which I believe is the kind of diet we have evolved to eat.
I have tried out many supplements, lifestyle and exercise approaches and complementary therapies such as acupuncture and have had FMT treatment.
I am passionate about nutritional science, ancestral medicine, functional medicine, reading scientific studies, lifting weights, sustainability, music and nature.
I have completed a diploma as a Nutritional Advisor at the Natural Healthcare College and am an associate member of the NNA (Naturopathic Nutrition Association).
I am currently in the process of becoming a fully certified Nutritional Therapist and am constantly improving my knowledge on functional medicine and functional testing.
I hope that with my experience I can help people achieve their own health and wellness goals – with easy and attainable protocols.