I am a Finnish born Nutritional Therapist, specialising in Women’s Health, Fertility, Sport and Exercise Nutrition.
I am a foodie with a relaxed attitude towards eating. My personal diet follows the 80/20 rule, which means that I try to consume healthy, nutritious foods 80% of the day, but I also allow some flexibility and occasional treats to my diet. However, I don’t spend hours in the kitchen and I don’t expect my clients to do so either.
My food philosophy focuses on good ingredients, simple cooking methods and variety of foods. Moreover, I often remind my clients that I am not a food blogger – I am a nutritional therapist – whose main goal is to help you overcome your health concerns or illnesses, and that includes much more than providing super food smoothie or gluten free bread recipes.
Women’s health issues started to interest me when I managed to heal my own hormonal related problems through diet and lifestyle changes. After going through pregnancy, delivery and the post-natal period, I can strongly relate to women and new mothers, understanding how hard it is to look after yourself and eat well, as it always tends to be kids and family first. For that reason, my main mission is to offer services that are effective, manageable and fuss-free, no matter how busy your lifestyle is.
I practice a holistic approach to health, nutrition and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress in your job, a busy family life or your relationship cause you to over eat or to neglect your diet? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising?
As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
I work ’top to toe’ through your body to be able to identify the root cause of your health concern and I will guide you to further investigations if needed.
Even though I have a naturopathic approach, meaning I try to treat every health concern through your diet, supplements and lifestyle, I do advise and guide my clients to conventional medical treatments if needed. Safety is always my number one priority.
All Nutrition packages are tailored according to individual needs and personal goals, and the length varies from just a few sessions to long-term co-operation.
My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, proteins or create lists of restrictions of good and bad foods. Instead, I work with my clients to create healthy and balanced eating habits in a way that is flexible, motivating and the results will be long lasting.
Learning the basics of healthy eating and adding nutritious, healing foods on your plate can do miracles. I always try to create practical tips, simple and quick recipes for clients to ensure that everything is manageable and fuss-free.
However, if clients are really serious about overcoming their illnesses or health issues, it does require a total mind shift and a lot of patience. The diet is the first and most powerful part of the process, though I do also encourage clients to address the importance of exercising and relaxation.
Being a nutritionist means lifelong learning and further education. Weekly publications of new scientific and medical studies and the latest findings in the field of nutrition and the human body requires that I am constantly aware and open for new information and suitably adapt changes to my work. Nutritional recommendations, guidelines or current frameworks of an optimal diet are ever changing and my work and mission is to always provide services that are safe, effective and based on the latest research in the area of nutrition and health.
I am a member of the British Association for Applied Nutrition & Nutrition Therapy (BANT) and the Complimentary & Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). To ensure safe practice, I am fully insured by Balens.