I grew up in Stockholm with my parents and a younger brother and sister. Food was always an important part of our life. My mother cooked everything from scratch: baking bread, sprouting beans – we were probably the only family who ate brown rice in the 1970s!
I was lucky enough to be able to spend most of my childhood in the Great Outdoors, roaming in the forest and by the sea.
But, like many people, my health took a back seat when my career took off. I moved to London 20 years ago, and worked as a Project Manager in the City. Long hours and late nights meant I ate on the go, consumed too many ready meals and didn’t exercise enough.
It was when my husband and I decided to try for a baby that I realised how much my health had deteriorated. A stressful job, poor diet and losing my mum after a long illness had taken its toll and I just couldn’t conceive. My energy levels were at rock bottom.
I decided to go back my roots to focus on my diet. I read a few books about food, health and fertility, did my own research and started to make changes. I began feeling better almost instantly. And after one round of IVF I got pregnant with my wonderful daughter.
Then I haven’t looked back and decided to study nutritional therapy at the College of Naturopathic Medicine in London (CNM). After graduating in 2014 I now help busy professionals change their eating habits to boost their energy, reduce stress levels and achieve long-term health. I work according to the Functional Medicine principles that everyone is unique; my food and lifestyle protocols are bespoke to suit individual preferences and requirements and can fit into your normal day-to-day routine.