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My Story

My passion for health and nutrition goes back to the long journey it took to improve my son's health. I was told that nothing could be done about his many intolerances resulting in skin and gut problems. That he might need long-term maintenance medication to manage his symptoms, and that eventually he might grow out of it.


However, after a change in diet and lifestyle the symptoms that had been plaguing him for three years simply disappeared within a few months. This significant improvement of his health inspired me to find out how nutrition shapes our health and to become a qualified Nutritional Therapist with a MSc in Nutrition Science and Practice.

I am passionate about helping people understand

how nutrition shapes their health.

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Events that have shaped my interest in real foods

  • My favourite childhood memories are about good food traditions of rural Luxembourg and Germany, where all food was local, seasonal, homemade and yummy. I still make some of the recipes and meals I grew up with.

  • Berry picking season is the best season and my teenage boys still help enthusiastically with picking, sampling and jam making.

  • Green soups with lots of magic hedgerow ingredients are regularly on our menu. They make for hilarious mealtime conversations, especially when my children bring their friends over for a meal and they play "guess what’s in the soup".

  • My Dad was a passionate bee-keeper, making raw honey the sweet-of-my-life and an appreciation of unprocessed real foods.

  • In 1998 I wrote a dissertation on the perception of modern versus traditional healthcare of the indigenous Mapuche people in Chile. While living with a rural Mapuche family I learned about their traditional and modern nutrition and use of herbal remedies. This experience inspired me to research the role of nutrition in health conditions of indigenous peoples in Chile, Australia and Canada, which evolved into an interest in the role of our western nutrition in health.

  • The two year training clinic during my MSc education was a true eye opener on what it means to be a nutritional therapist and what difference can be achieved in people's lives with science based nutrition expertise.


MSc in Nutrition Science and Practice at Middlesex University London

MA in Latin American Studies - Medical Anthropology at Leiden University, The Netherlands


Professional Bodies 

British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT)

The Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC)

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