Health through nutrition counselling

About Julie – Nutrition Health Coach

I was born and raised in South Africa, in a Greek home where food and sweets were always abundant. My mother is a great cook and baker; so our family ate three home cooked meals every day, which was great! Or so I thought at the time….

Even though the meals were prepared with love, we hardly ever sat down and dined at table, together as a family. My parents owned supermarkets and bakeries, and were at work 24/7 until late every night. As a result, the easy access to sweets and desserts was the beginning of my sugar addiction and all the issues that came with it.

I would be visiting the dentist constantly, and suffered from constant fatigue and lack of energy most of the time. This really affected my life in that I never felt like going out or doing things because I always felt so tired.

As a teenager, it was hard to maintain a healthy weight and I was constantly trying new diets but always fell short because I couldn’t resist eating sweets. I was bloated most of the time and couldn’t figure out why, which lead to low self-esteem.

By the time I was 22 years old, I’d had two children and then suffered postnatal depression, which lasted forever. My dream of going to university went out the window and I spiralled into a life of pleasing everybody else apart from myself.

At age 23 I moved with my family to the beautiful island of Cyprus. I love the slow pace of life, the island feel and have developed a close attachment to the sea.

“Gastritis, divorce, smoking…a very unhealthy mixture”

I was diagnosed with chronic gastritis in my late 20’s and decided to try to make some healthy changes, but with no guidance, I didn’t do very well. The gastritis would flare up when I was stressed or when I ate certain things. On some occasions I had to be rushed to the emergency room from the intense pain. I knew I had to make drastic changes in my diet and lifestyle.

At the age of 34 my marriage ended, I changed careers and was on the path to a new beginning, but I still needed to make more fundamental changes.

So I quit my smoking habit, and started eating more healthily, but it wasn’t until I decided to enter the field of nutrition, that I really made a true connection between food, lifestyle, mental attitude and physical health.

Integrative Nutrition. A personal renaissance.

I enrolled In the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and that’s when everything changed. Through my training there, I have finally found my purpose, passion, and my health. I have learned new healthy habits and to always listen to my body. I feel happier and much more energetic.

I do occasionally have that dessert I love or a Greek coffee with friends. I now understand that “one person’s food is another person’s poison,” that we are all different and bio-individual.Ultimately we all know what is good or bad for us.

I have adopted a plant – based diet, which works for me, and has solved most of my health issues. That doesn’t mean that it works for everyone, but I can listen to your issues and suggest eliminating or reducing certain Secondary Foods to improve your overall wellbeing.

I now exercise more regularly and try to get out in nature as often as possible.

I love to cook and try new recipes, of which some are shared on this website.

Why not join me and start your own journey to happiness and wellbeing?

As your Health Coach I will guide you to find your balance and tune into your intuition.

We will explore areas of your Primary food ( relationships, career, physical activity and spirituality ) and your Secondary food ( what you eat and drink ).

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