Who is Amanda?
- Trained in Raw foods at The Seeds of Life, Ubud, Bali / Certified yoga instructor at Radiantly Alive, Bali
/ IIN Holistic health coach
I am passionate about food as medicine, but particularly, plant foods as medicine. My holistic health journey started almost 6 years ago - at the time I was working in a corporate environment, completely stressed out, eating on the run, having issues with my sleep, hormone levels and skin breakouts worse then when I was in my teens. I thought it was all normal, maybe I just had bad genes. I never thought that my stressful life and a diet of fast food on one side and high end restaurant feasts on the other had anything to do with it. It was when my thyroid shut down and I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis that I realised something had to change. But where and how to start? Luckily, a friend of mine just got a job at a resort in Bali and convinced me to join her for a month. Well, that month turned into years, and my whole world turned upside down. I became interested in holistic health, plant based diet and natural medicine. My days now start with yoga and meditation, instead of cup of coffee and Krispy Kreme on the go. But the journey wasn't easy. Quitting my well paid job (while still having to pay off my mortgage) and moving away from everyone I knew wasn't easy, but it was worth it. And by helping others and sharing my experience, bot in person and online, makes me feel like my purpose is finally being fulfilled.