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After a lifetime of interest in nutrition and spending time reading research papers, I decided to further my studies and enrolled in NTA to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner.
Why NTA, you may ask? Nutrition is a loaded word, and one that most people don't really understand.
Is nutrition just another word for whatever diet a person is on at any given time? Shouldn't there be a one-size-fits-all answer? Can't we just get a pill for it? One of the things that separates the NTA from other certifications, is that you start out learning about the foundations of optimal human nutrition. How the body works in order to get nutrients from the food that we eat. This is a critical part of being able to understand, not only how to improve your own health, but that of your clients.
Please note that all the information given in my boxes is for general information only, and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Always consult your health care professional before making any changes to your current situation.
Certified IIN health coach and level 2 reiki practitioner
I love sports and in my spare time I have been experimenting with building timber furniture. I value simplicity and design. In my Boxes I show a few easy ways to build basic items that will serve you well in your daily lives.
My Boxes contain video tutorials and pdf plans/instructions that you can use to easily replicate my creations.
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- 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.
Well, thank you for asking, but Pickle is not my real name - though wouldn't it be fun if it were (it's certainly easier to remember than Kowalski ;)). First, let me start by saying that I am not a trained chef, dietitian or anything in between. I'm just a mum of 3 with a normal day job, that loves to experiment in the kitchen and rediscover old fashioned recipes and ways of doing. And no, I am by no means a perfect housewife - living is a messy process, and I wouldn't change my quirky and unconventional family for anything in the world. I love helping people become more confident in the kitchen, especially when they're looking for some healthy inspiration, or want some help with planning and budgeting.
I'm especially passionate about fermentation and preserving - not only do these simple ancient techniques help us reduce the food waste, but are also incredibly helpful for the digestion and gut health. Kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, kefir, tibicos - these may sound like words from a SF novel, but they are all traditional foods that have been consumed for centuries, and then almost forgotten, only to be rediscovered as our knowledge about the gut microbiome and the beneficial bacteria increases.
I am a video professional. I have freelanced for more than 20 years in the TV broadcasting industry and I have worked both as a video operator and editor. I can help young video producers understand what it takes to become great at filming and editing videos.