"All diseases begin in the gut" - Hippocrates
Our body can heal itself with a little help. Nutritional Therapy doesn't treat medical conditions, but works on balancing your body and boosting your immune system, enabling your body to heal itself. Its not about treating the symptoms, but understanding them and getting to the root cause.
Our hectic, fast-paced lifestyle means we no longer have enough time to nourish our body with the right balance of nutrients.
When our cells are deficient in nutrients, we begin to experience dysfunctional symptoms in the form of:
Addressing the issues at their core is where Nutritional Therapy comes in.
As a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), I work with my clients to understand their bio-individuality. I evaluate their nutritional needs by analyzing signs and symptoms to understand the dysfunction and warnings that their body is giving. The analysis accordingly leads to dietary and lifestyle recommendations.
A weak immune system can increase your chances of getting sick. I can help put you on the path to strengthening your immune system, helping the body maintain a strong defense against viruses and bacteria.
Constant inflammation can lead to ill-health, making our bodies vulnerable to chronic diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, and even obesity over the years. I can help with balancing the inflammation levels of the body, which in turn can lead to reduction in body weight, lowered cholesterol levels, and reduced stress on your system.
Food sensitivities can manifest themselves as digestive problems, fatigue, headaches or brain fog. Pantry Affairs will work with you to identify your food sensitivities, and adjust your diet to manage portions, or switch out the food entirely without making any nutritional compromises.
The foods that we consume play an essential role in determining our energy levels, and our productivity throughout the day. I support my clients in transitioning to a diet that not only nourishes the body, but also lifts your energy, maintains your alertness, and sharpens your focus throughout the day.
A healthy pantry, stocked with nutrient dense, whole foods can be the source of all the energy and nourishment you and your family need. One of the first things I teach my clients is to interpret food labels, empowering them to make the right choices to nourish their bodies.
Before formally engaging clients, I always hold a complimentary 20-min session to better understand:
One-on-one consultations will enable me to understand your bio-individuality through an interview and a Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire. Your responses will allow me to develop dietary changes, lifestyle recommendations and/or stress-management depending on your bio-individual needs.
Once you have followed the recommendations, we can dig deeper and conduct a Functional Clinical Assessment, which is a series of palpitations on the reflex points to identify imbalance in the body. The aim is to understand and support under-functioning organ(s). Findings from these tests may require us to tailor your future recommendations.
Nutritional Therapy is an ongoing process. The body needs time to recover, and it flourishes only when given the right nutrients.
Nutrition can often take the back seat when it comes to working, time-poor families. At corporate and group events, I speak about easy-to-make dietary and lifestyle changes that can set you on a path toward a healthier, happier and more energetic you.
I will address general dietary changes, addressing food-cravings, interpreting food labels, avoiding common mistakes when it comes to buying / cooking, and most importantly, a review of your pantry.
I was an IT consultant in Germany before moving to Australia. Drawn to nutrition during my first pregnancy, my curiosity into food and nutrition drove me to dig deeper and discover how nutrient-dense foods could heal the body.
Having found my passion to help people get better with a whole food nutrient dense diet, my first step was to become a certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP).
Outside of work, I love helping my two kids, 6 and 2 years old, grow their own little kitchen garden, diving right into another one of the books in my 'nutrition library'. I've recently started exploring meditation and try to sneak in a quiet session whenever I can.