For many years now, I have had a fascination with the power of food in healing, preventing disease and keeping an optimal health inside and out.
Over the past 10 years, I have been diagnosed with a multitude of auto-immune diseases, which, at one point, led to a precancerous stage. My health problems ranged from multiple ulcers to intestinal diseases, endometriosis, chronic pain, blood depletion, extreme weight loss, degenerative disease in my bones and spine inflammation, I was spending my days seeking help from one doctor to another.
I was prescribed strong medication, which destroyed my gut and I had multiple surgeries but my general health simply wasn’t getting better. I was developing frequent atopic anaphylaxis reactions to everything and suffered from regular panic attacks. My diet became very restricted, I had rashes, a swollen face and body on a regular basis and as a result, had to reduce my social life drastically.
I almost gave up when I became so weak, I ended up in a wheel chair, became unable to work and had to carry a huge bag of medication and an epipen with me at all times, whilst making sure there was a hospital nearby, in case of an emergency.
That was the beginning of a wonderful journey of a deeper knowledge in nutrition and the power of healing with food.
Slowly, month by month, I started reducing my medication, whilst only seeing doctors for blood check-ups.
Three years on, I am now medication free, my blood tests have become 99% normal and I live a healthy life.
My basic training is in Macrobiotics, the philosophy of a “great life” and I became a certified Macrobiotic Health Consultant, in addition to being a functional nutritionist specialised in auto-immune diseases and gut issues.
From my own experience and many cases I have studied, I am convinced sickness comes from when we are not aligned with our life and the environment. Understanding and connecting each part of your life is the basis of being healthy.
Also, being an eco-advocate, sustainability is very important. We are part of a beautiful ecosystem and for many years, we have been disconnected from our surroundings and our food, which has led to many diseases. Eating a whole food diet and being more aware of what you are putting in your body, should be a priority.
Furthermore, I come from a mixed heritage, my origins being Asian and growing up in Europe, so references to Qi Gong, Traditional Chinese Medicine techniques, meditation and Ayurveda are not unusual to me - it’s in my blood.
I have seen in myself and others I have helped, some amazing transformations, reversing side effects of chronic diseases, surges in energy, improved sleep, weight loss and digestion, as well as a better relationship with food.
In addition to a nutritional approach, I have focused my studies on the impact of emotions and stress and how they affect your body in terms of wellbeing and diseases. It’s particularly fascinating witnessing the direct relationship between physical, emotional and mental wellbeing and foods.
With all of this beautiful ever-growing knowledge, I wish to dedicate my time to inspiring and helping people learn that it is possible to eat food that will benefit our physical health, emotional state and our environment.
"Macrobiotic living is the process of changing ourselves so that we can eat anything we like without fear of becoming ill; it enables us to live a joyful life during which we can achieve anything we choose."
The Macrobiotic approach will focus on a balanced way of eating according to your constitution and environment, seasonal, organic and plant-based diet, no added sugar or fat. Macrobiotic is not only about the food but also considers all aspects in life, to acheive harmony with yourself and your surroundings. As it is not a strict diet, it teaches us how to cook accordingly and getting all the nutrients and vitamins from a balanced plate, based on whole foods and fermented products. It's a very simple approach with no superfoods or miracle diet. It will help you to understand how each foods and cooking methods have a different effect on your body, according to the season, constitution and environment.
"The purpose of macrobiotics is to become free to change all of this world into what we want".
Why a whole food diet?
A whole food plant-based diet is focused on unrefined foods. It includes whole grains (brown rice, barley, millet, quinoa, whole oats, etc.), legumes (beans, lentils, etc.), vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, natural sugars, and minimally processed organic whole soy products (tofu, tempeh, miso, etc.).
Its benefits: lower risk of cancer, prevent or even reverse heart disease, prevent and treat diabetes, lose weight, increase energy, live longer, reduce symptoms and heal the body in case of auto-immune diseases and many more.