I have always loved cooking, eating and sharing good food. But in the last decade I came to realize that food is not just for pleasure. Food also has a direct and significant impact on our health.
I was an overweight child and teenager: my well-intentioned mother put me through several diets that never worked. As a result of yo-yo dieting from my mid-20s I was constantly unwell and started suffering from bulimia, depression, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue and bloating. I looked for help with my GP but nothing seemed to work.
Luckily I was reading a lot and realised that nutrition could help reducing some of my symptoms. Quickly I realised that I was strongly intolerant to gluten (I could even be Coeliac), and it was one of the underlying causes of my ill-health. I was in my mid-30s, I started having a life again.
Traditional medicine had failed to help me by focusing on the symptoms rather than identifying the cause. After totally eliminating gluten from my diet and improving my lifestyle, my health improved considerably. Now in my early 40s I am the healthiest and the happiest I've ever been. I have come to the realisation that we are totally responsible of our health. Medication only help to a certain extend so we shouldn't rely on it (only for a few exceptions).
This realisation made me want to understand what Hippocrates said a few centuries ago 'a man’s food is another man’s poison', so I studied Nutritional Therapy. I learned a lot more than I expected, and decided to dedicate my life and my career to help people improve their health with simple and effective nutrition.
I practice nutrition according to the Functional Medicine principles, and look at the root cause of my clients health issues, rather than just the symptoms. Because when dealing with the causes, the symptoms will disappear.
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I continue my training by attending webinars, seminars and conferences on a regular basis to further my knowledge and understanding of human nutrition.
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