My point of difference lies in creating a foundation of structural balance by truly understanding where you are, not just physically, but mentally as well.
I utilise advanced manual (hands on) techniques to increase mobility commonly associated with physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors and integrate these techniques with strength and conditioning programs to bring about rapid changes to what you thought was possible with your body.
Kinesio Aesthetic is about making the movement feel good and look good.
OCCUPATION :STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH
- Turn off electronics: An hour before bedtime turn off your phone, TV, computer, etc.
- Be thankful: Right before you go to bed, jot down three things you’re thankful for.
- Supplement right: My recommendation for awesome sleep: One serving of Designs for Health Tri-Mag Supreme Night Powder
1. Eat enough food
2. Eat enough protein
3. Adjust your diet based on your training
1. Train Muscles More Frequently
2. Do Metabolic Finishers
3. Use Time Under Tension
4. Do Posterior Chain Work
5. Be Consistent
I was born in South Africa of Indian heritage. I am the youngest of 4 children and was very shy and introverted as a child. Growing up in this way heightened my observational skills – I became most intrigued by what people ate and often sought comfort in food as a way to be a “part of the crowd.” Over time, I realised that my so-called “puppy-fat” was becoming a becoming a permanent part of my life and was making me more and more self-conscious. I then began exercising vigorously and focused more on restrictive diets, of course, not necessarily healthy choices due to my lack of nutritional insight at that age.
My father has been my inspiration – once a year he would travel to India and spend 6-8 weeks in a health retreat. He would return home, revitalised, his skin literally glowed. I latched on to this information, spending hours going through all the recipes and literature he returned with. He would tell me about the health benefits of the foods and fresh vegetable juices he consumed – and so my journey into nutrition began.
I applied to study dietetics at university and was thrilled when I got accepted. Unfortunately, it was at a university not close to my home and my father was reluctant to agree. I went on the do a business degree at the local university, but my passion was still nutrition.
I arrived in Australia in 1990, newly married and not quite certain what the future held in store for me. I spent the initial years helping my husband in his finance business, working as a beautician, and raising two children. When the girls were old enough and, encouraged by my husband to follow my dream, I began my nutrition degree.
I have not looked back since and now I practice as a clinical nutritionist but really, I am an eternal student and I love to keep on learning more about the fascinating world on the science of nutrition. With all the information available across so many platforms, it can easily bring along confusion. It can be a challenge to weed out which information is valid and backed by evidence and those that are merely based on trends and fads.
I believe it is time to start focusing more on our health and well-being than on social ideals. Learning how to eat well, developing a healthy relationship with food, and adopting good lifestyle habits is what is really going to help us achieve long lasting positive changes in our health. Each time, I feel more and more motivated to share this message. I sincerely hope that I can help you achieve better nutrition and a healthier lifestyle!
OCCUPATION :CLINICAL NUTRITIONIST
- A good night’s sleep allows not only your body to detoxify itself but also has a massive impact on brain function. To get into deep delta sleep, aim for 7-8 hours of quality sleep and reduce EMF exposure at night from damaging brain DNA.
- Adopt a caffeine curfew at least 6 hours before bed, practice relaxation techniques to help you wind down and ensure you are not deficient in key nutrients such as magnesium which is responsible for 325 biochemical processes in the body.
- Melatonin is the major controller of our circadian clock. As there is 400 times more melatonin in the gut than in your brain – eat a wide range of plant-based foods to increase diversity in gut-loving bacteria.