Hello world, my name is Mariana. I am a holistic clinical nutritionist who is absolutely passionate about nutrition and wellbeing!
In the last 7 years I have been studying and developing ways in which I can help you to become a better, healthier you.
“Why?” – you ask
Let me tell you my story…
Then I found out I wasn’t invincible… at all!
The opportunities that brought me freedom and happiness also brought me pain and suffering. Studying and working long hours, I would eat whatever was easy to make or cheap to buy. Working in restaurants also meant a lot of “free” take-away food.
It was just a matter of time… excessive stress, anxiety, lack of sleep along with poor eating habits turned into illness. I saw several doctors and did dozens of lab tests. I was also prescribed numerous drugs in the attempt to fix my health issues.
None of them helped.
I was in constant pain, I could not stomach any sort of food (neither healthy or unhealthy) and started panicking thinking of the worst, with the help of old friend Google, lol.
My relationships started deteriorating. I would no longer join friends for get togethers, I was also too embarrassed to live with my partner and as a result, my mental health started declining…
I had to try something new
Feeling VERY reluctant, I finally followed a friend’s advice:
“I should go and see a nutritionist”
In my mind I was thinking: “if no doctor or drug has fixed me so far, what could a nutritionist possibly do?”
Long story short and fasting forward 2 years… I was running a health food business and enrolling in a Bachelor Degree to become a nutritionist myself 🙂
A new chapter begun…
I became SO passionate about nutrition! That means a lot of exploring in the supermarket and cooking in the kitchen was taking place.
As I started sharing my homemade treats with friends, a business was born and for 3 years I supplied healthy, gluten free, vegan treats to cafes and restaurants in NSW, QLD and VIC.
I was constantly educating friends and family, trying to stop them from going through what I did.
I felt whole again and noticed that I did so by going back to the most basic principles: by treating my body well.
As my business grew bigger and my degree demanded more of me, I had to make a choice.
And my choice was to go ahead with my studies and become that one nutritionist that will change lives, just as mine did to me so many years ago.