Before specialising in nutritional therapy, I began by following the same path as my parents. From a very young age, I wanted to be a pharmacist. I was fascinated by all the little brown bottles, the compounding preparations, my parents' scientific knowledge and their passion for this beautiful profession.
I grew up in Belgium in a family-run pharmacy specialising in phytotherapy, aromatherapy and homeopathy, so I have always been immersed in a natural approach to health. Very early on, I understood that, beyond medicines, nutrition is the basis of health since it is food itself that provides the essential nutrients for the proper functioning of our body.
When I was just beginning my pharmacy studies, I was lucky enough to be able to attend Nutergia laboratory's micronutrition seminars, which at the time were only for doctors. Nutritherapy became a real passion that followed me during my studies, my professional and personal life, and throughout these years I have achieved it through various diplomas.
As the training I followed were only intended for health professionals and given by doctors (among others Dr Jean-Paul Curtay, one of the internationally pioneers of nutritherapy), I have never considered allopathic medicine and nutritherapy as incompatible but on the contrary as complementary. My studies in pharmacy gave me the scientific knowledge to be able to master nutritherapy at the biochemical level, to select nutritional supplements of very high quality, to establish a professional relationship with the treating doctors, and to know how to respect the limits of my practice.
In 2006, I started my career in a pharmacy in Paris. I then went back to Belgium for a few years to work as titular pharmacist and manager in a pharmacy in Brussels. The year 2012 was marked by the beginning of a long series of expatriations, with my husband and our first daughter. We moved to Australia, then to Mexico, to Thailand, to the United Arab Emirates and to Chile. We left Santiago in 2023 to return to Brussels, where we are currently living with our 3 daughters.
It was in Mexico City that I started my first nutritional therapy consultations, and it was in Bangkok that I set up the online consultations so that I could continue to follow my patients from my new workplace. I then realized that in my practice, giving advice was sometimes not enough and that I lacked the tools to best accompany my patients through changes. I therefore wanted to deepen the "coaching" aspect of my practice by following a specialised training course. My latest project was born in Santiago: running Nutrition Workshops in order to deepen the support for change, benefiting from an enriching group dynamic.
Moving from one country to another is a wonderful adventure filled with amazing discoveries and enriching encounters. Discovering the different food, culinary and cultural habits of each regions has also brought a lot to my professional practice. I want to live this return to Belgium as a new expatriation, and I hope that that our family will be as fulfilled here as in each of our previous host countries.
"Let food be thy medicine." "
- Hippocrates -
MY QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
MASTER'S DEGREE IN PHARMACY (2006)
TRAINED IN ACTIVE CELLULAR NUTRITION (2011)
Nutergia Laboratory, by Doctor Régis Grosidier
DIPLOMA IN NUTRITIONAL THERAPY AND HUMAN NUTRITION (2012)
CERTIFIED IN APPLIED NUTRITIONAL THERAPY (LEVEL 2) (2019)
IENPA, by Doctor Jean-Paul Curtay
IN THE PROCESS OF TRAINING IN COACHING FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS (2019)
Alliance Éducative, training recognised by the International Coaching Federation
TRAINED IN "PROFILAGE ALIMENTAIRE" (2021)
Par Maya Dedecker, following Taty Lauwers'approach
TRAINED IN "THERAPIE ALIMENTAIRE" (2022)
By Gabriella Robineau-Tamas