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The how, the why and the what of how I found my way to becoming the Nutrichologist

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So, first things, yes, that’s me at the top of the page, staring at you with a goofy smile. The goofy smile is a new addition.

Most of my adult life was spent in a pendulum between being a super efficient, high-performing machine or deep, debilitating depression and sometimes super efficient while sobbing. There was seldom a time when I felt balanced or winning the day.

Then just before my 40th birthday (and after yet another challenging hospital stay), I knew that things had to change; there had to be more to life.

Even though I had excellent resources, great doctors and a supportive family, something was still missing...

At this point, I wasn’t even able to work; all I could really do was think and sleep, and boy, oh boy, did I do a lot of both. There still weren’t many smiles at that point, but something was changing.

health starts in the kitchen

What followed was eight months of reinventing myself.

The net effect was that I lost 30kg, gradually got off handfuls of medication, and I am proud to say that I still don’t need any of them! And… I was (still am) healthier than I had ever been.

As I write this, it’s been almost a decade since that happened, and I still love life. Of course, a goofy smiley picture and a few paragraphs can’t give you all the juicy details, but if you are interested in my story, well then, ‘ya need to sign up’ coz it’s kinda private.

Finding My


Besides the goofy smile, I also found my passion and what feels like my reason for being here.

I studied, experimented, and grew as a person and will continue to do so for as long as I can. (All the deets are in my story when you sign up).

The only difference is that I want to share (the stuff that worked) with you. I loooove doing classes, talking about and sharing everything I know, and frankly, if you stand next to me long enough, we will end up talking about the fascinating world of health and self-empowerment. Not preachy talk, though, just how some of it is a bit if-y and makes my eyes roll. But there’s also a ton that’s tried and tested and… well… freaking amazing.

Then I want to know what have you tried? Did it work or not? By then we’re friends and setting up a coffee date, sigh, good times!


Actually, since you’re here, let me share some of the

biggest lessons

I have learnt…


We can do the things…
(diets, programs, exercises, etc.), but if we aren’t in the right headspace, it can derail even our best intentions.

Internal dialogue is powerful… like seriously powerful, don’t underestimate it!


Our body speaks to us through symptoms. Learning to listen, understand and work with our bodies is key. We need to tune into that weight gain, the aches, all the stuff we get annoyed about.

I bet you thought I was going to say exercise :).


All that stuff that’s happening in our minds and body has a way of influencing what lands on our plate.  

Nutrition isn’t just about calories, nutrients and science. It’s about nourishment and supporting us in our space. Food is not an enemy.

But enough about me

Now that we know I can go on forever, I will gracefully end this "all about me" section.

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Most people diet to train themselves on how not to eat. Your real job is to learn how to be a beautiful eater. To nourish yourself with food…

Marc David

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