“I am a farm wife, a mama of 2, an exercise & nutrition specialist and clinical herbalist.”
The GUT is a key point in all my protocols. A healthy gut equals a healthy body. I believe in removing trigger foods and unblocking the body so that it can function optimally.
Working with children and families and teaching them to love movement and to eat well gives me a massive amount of joy. I consider it a privilege and blessing helping families realise that healthy nutrition can be delicious and very effective, as an natural treatment protocol.
Allergies and special considerations are very close to home. Wholesome foods heal, I am proof of that! Born with eczema (which I did not outgrow at the age of 2, like most do) and chronic allergies, I struggled most of my life, red itchy eyes and skin, blocked nose, hay fever, rashes, fever blisters and constant illnesses. I realised 15 years ago that my biggest trigger was hidden toxins in foods. I made some drastic changes! Set my mind to it and decided that I was worth the effort!
So this was what healthy felt like!
For this reason, I believe that we need to eat what the earth provides us with; putting nutrients into our body that help the body thrive and heal whilst removing toxins that block your body from performing optimally! I focused on natural foods. My golden rules became: ‘if it looks like it does in nature’ or ‘if it grows in a garden or on a plant – eat it!’ I still teach this to all my clients.
My life, love & kids
Since having kiddies of my own, I have become even more aware of how important a solid foundation is, to cultivate the love of movement and wellness through sound nutrition.
I have been blessed with two very active children, who have grown up surrounded by a wholewome lifestyle of movement and natural ways.
My daughter unfortunately HATES fruit and vegetables! HATES! Forcing me to become the sneakiest nutritionist and chef around, for example: Spinach is ‘herbs’ when asked. My hubby falls for this too, as he feels that by eating meat he is eating the grass that the animal fed on and this is considered a salad. Sure!
There are ways and means, I have learnt them and I am not ashamed to use them!
My husband and I, our two young children, our beefy Pitbull Tank and our 5 crazy cows and 25 loony chickens now live on our family farm, completely off the grid. We farm with bees and have the most amazing organic honey. We grow our own organic fruit and veg, have our own chickens and will be adding aquaponics to the mix soon, for fresh fish. Soon a dairy cow, a donkey, a goat and and and….
The future looks bright
Boot camps, adventure races, multi stage mountain biking, wellness workshops, my book and all our own organic products are on the cards for me, as well as stalking people online with their nutrition and exercise plans.
I am a wife, a mom and a business woman, which makes me human. I understand that life happens but I want to be the person that helps individuals realise that they are a priority and there is always a solution to those life situations.
You are worth the effort.
I will never not be in the nutrition & wellness industry, I live what I teach and if I can spend the rest of my days teaching people what it feels like to feel and look your best, and how to achieve that, then I will be happy!