My puberty was not exactly a period of feeling well. When my parents divorced I completely lost all appetite for food and zest for life. Where some people start to binge on food, I had zero interest. There was literally a knot in my stomach. From that moment on I became interested in the impact food has on your mood and overall well-being.
Negative experiences not only influence our appetite, but also determine how well we absorb, assimilate and digest food. Vice versa this also holds true: how well we absorb which nutrients can determine how we respond to difficult situations in our life. This interplay between external factors (food and environment) and internal aspects of our being (feeling and emotions) defines whether we feel well or not.
Education & Experience
My career in a nutshell.
Orthomolecular Specialist Immunity & Hormones
Completed at Stichting Ortho Health Foundation in Hoofddorp.
Coaching as a Profession
I have completed Coaching as a Profession at the ICM Opleidingen en Trainingen Instituut in the North of the Netherlands to assist you even better on your path to feeling well!
Registered Holistic Nutritionist
I graduated from the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN) in Toronto where I taught upcoming nutritionists about a wide array of health topics, including digestion, hormones, blood sugar control, osteoporosis, immunity, arthritis, diabetes and heart disease.
I have given workshops about a wide array of health topics, including digestion, hormones, blood sugar control, osteoporosis, the immune system, arthritis, diabetes and heart disease.
Registered Yoga Teacher
Since I loved teaching so much, I immediately started teaching yoga at a yoga studio when I obtained my certificate as a RYT (Registered Yoga Teacher) in Toronto. Currently I am teaching a slow flow class on Wednesday morning and a Gentle Yoga on Thursday morning at Open Yoga in Groningen.
During my years in Canada, I practised as a holistic nutritionist for P3 Health, an Integrative Health Clinic in downtown Toronto for 5 years. I saw patients with various health complaints: people with digestive and intestinal issues and obesity to people who received a cancer diagnosis.
Together with the patient we looked at eating habits, the nutritional value of foods and the quantity consumed. In addition to assessing their nutritional needs I coached them towards a pain and complaint-free lifestyle.