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The special satisfaction in working with young women

The special satisfaction in working with young women

While I love working with women of all ages, and most of my clients are in their 30’s or 40’s, there’s a special kind of satisfaction in working with women that are in their 20’s or even in their Teens.   I have this one […]

Am I on the right path?

Am I on the right path?

Am I walking on the right path? It can be hard to know which path to choose. Even a path that once was the right one, could at some point no longer be so. How to know if you are indeed still on the right […]

Toxic Washing Detergent and Personal Boundaries

Toxic Washing Detergent and Personal Boundaries

Recently, we spent a week away on holidays. When coming back, we had the impression of opening the door to a washing saloon. Some well-intended soul had washed everything she could find in our house, in an attempt to surprise us (since it was cold, she […]

Come Full Circle – Miscarriage Poem

Come Full Circle – Miscarriage Poem

You came to us As an unexpected gift Secretly and silently  You installed yourself in my womb Making yourself comfortable Even if just for a little while   Despite the writings on the wall I did not notice you were there Or rather I was […]

How to deal with deep fears – even if they do come true

How to deal with deep fears – even if they do come true

These last few weeks I have been forced to face some very deep fears. I found myself pregnant again, after having suffered a miscarriage just a few months ago. I still remember how in the midst of the 12 hours of contractions that proceeded the […]

Why I am not in favor of assisted fertility treatments

Why I am not in favor of assisted fertility treatments

This is a delicate topic, yet one that has to be raised and that I feel about very strongly. Most of my colleagues in the field of holistic fertility would tell you that their recommendations will be beneficial for you also during fertility treatments. While […]

What if we stopped trying to make things happen?

What if we stopped trying to make things happen?

I recently listened to the audio book “The Surrender Experiment” by Michael A. Singer. The idea is that instead of following one’s own preferences, one lets Life be in charge, and simply surrenders to whatever it asks us to do or puts on our path, […]

What I learned from my miscarriage

What I learned from my miscarriage

So many embryos, fetuses and babies never make it into this world – or leave it far too early, be it through stillbirth, sudden child death, miscarriage, or even failed conception (IVF or natural).  Even though it happens so frequently, it is a topic not often […]

How having unshakable trust supports health and fertility

How having unshakable trust supports health and fertility

It is easy to feel strong and confident when things go well. However, when things seem to go wrong, it is easy to lose it and drop back into fear and doubt. Yet it’s the moments when things are being shaken up that we need […]

The two main reasons people stay up later than they know is good for them

The two main reasons people stay up later than they know is good for them

A good night’s sleep CRUCIAL for balanced hormones and metabolism in general. It’s at night that we recover and rebuild. In fact, every organ has its “time” and from 11pm to 3am it’s gallbladder and liver time. This is why you would ideally be in […]

Eating well is a form of self-respect

Eating well is a form of self-respect

Tell me what you eat, and I tell you how much respect you have for yourself and for this planet (which is actually the same thing). So many people know (in theory) that sugar, artificial sweeteners and processed foods in general are not good for […]

The importance of the gut for immunity and fertility

The importance of the gut for immunity and fertility

If we consider that 70-80% of our immune system lies in the gut, it is crucial to talk about gut health as THE important factor to improve your overall health, well-being – and also fertility – all year long. There are two main aspects to gut health: gut flora and […]

The “Everything in moderation” excuse

The “Everything in moderation” excuse

Are you using “everything in moderation” as an excuse to not stand up for yourself?   I cannot tell you how often I hear from clients that they do not want to go to extremes with their diet and lifestyle. That their ultimate goal is […]

The art of staying hydrated

The art of staying hydrated

Staying hydrated is important for EVERYbody. What we need water for Transportation of oxygen and all the necessary nutrients, enzymes and immune factors via the bloodstream to your organs and cells. You might be eating the right stuff, but without water, it cannot arrive at […]

Slow down to accelerate healing

Slow down to accelerate healing

ANY person that wants to heal, needs to slow down – with food, as much as in any other area of their lives. This is because in order for healing to occur, the body needs to get into the “rest-and-digest” restorative mode, as opposed to the “fight-or-flight” […]

Saturated Fat and Cholesterol are good for you

Saturated Fat and Cholesterol are good for you

The biggest myth surviving in the world of nutrition is probably that foods rich in saturated fat and/or cholesterol are bad for you. This myth stems from the 1950’s, when Ancel Keys published a study linking saturated fats to high cholesterol and heart disease. Although the […]

Psychology of Cleansing

Psychology of Cleansing

Today I finally embarked on my 3-5 days Colon Cleanse. I had planned it for some time now – I actually bought all the necessary equipment in June already (and now it’s October), but the moment never seemed to be right: holidays, my period, weekend […]

Plant Proteins and potential health problems

Plant Proteins and potential health problems

With all those scandals about factory-farmed meat and all this talk about how unsustainable and unhealthy it is to eat (too much) meat, many people are reducing the amount of animal foods they consume and are looking for plant-based alternatives to cover their bodies’ need […]

Orthorexia – when eating healthy turns into sick

Orthorexia – when eating healthy turns into sick

There is a dark side to all that talk about healthy food and lifestyle called orthorexia or the compulsory need to eat and live “healthy”. Anorexia and orthorexia are very similar in nature. While anorexic people are concerned with the QUANTITY of food, orthorexic people are concerned with […]

No guarantees

No guarantees

I cannot guarantee you anything, because there are no guarantees This week I got reminded in a quite painful way that there are no guarantees in life and that it is not me who is “in control” of things. Sometimes we feel like we only […]

Masculine and Feminine Energies and how they relate to food and body

Masculine and Feminine Energies and how they relate to food and body

So many of my clients (me included) struggle to find the right balance between their masculine and feminine energies, often holding stereotypes of what it means to be masculine or feminine. We often reduce the Masculine to strong, tough, unfeeling, aggressive, ready to fight – […]

Liver Detox – myth or truth?

Liver Detox – myth or truth?

It’s spring and all across the health world, you see liver detoxes or spring cleanses being announced. From juice fasting and taking certain herbs or supplements over coffee enemas, to liver flushes… you can find all kinds of protocols, some free, some costing several hundreds […]

Just pretend

Just pretend

I made an interesting observation. Oftentimes clients feel resistance to changing certain dietary or lifestyle habits – for example to stop drinking alcohol or to go to bed earlier – as a means of preparing for pregnancy and optimizing fertility, while they would have no […]

If you ever feel like a failure

If you ever feel like a failure

Every now and then I find myself in a very dark mood. So dark that I seriously consider throwing the towel. Shutting it all down. Getting myself a job again and stopping what sometimes feels like an uphill struggle. Just considering the option of letting […]

How sugar messes up your hormones

How sugar messes up your hormones

You’ve probably heard that excess sugar (especially if it comes from refined white sugar) is “bad” because it can cause caries and supplies only “empty” calories. However, these reasons don’t seem to prevent most people from continuing to eat it. Just brush your teeth and […]

Do you agree to be here?

Do you agree to be here?

When you agree to accept your life as it is right now, you tell your metabolism that you can handle it all, so it will follow and live up to that expectation.    Are you walking around alive on this planet, but are in constant […]

Count your blessings, not your calories

Count your blessings, not your calories

I’ve been counting calories for a veeery long time in my life: to control my bodyweight, my appetite, my cravings. Like so many other people I thought that weight, health and my value as a person were all closely connected. I also thought that weight […]

Coffee, your gut and hormones

Coffee, your gut and hormones

Let’s talk about the drug Nr. 1 for many, caffeine, and its impact on your gut health and hormonal balance. While we are all biochemically individual, and some Metabolic Types can handle coffee better than others, I personally believe that it’s one of the substances you need […]

Balanced breakfasts for steady energy

Balanced breakfasts for steady energy

This article is not about whether or not to have breakfast. It is clear that everybody is biochemically individual and has different metabolic needs, with some people not needing any breakfast at all and some thriving on intermittent fasting. This article is only meant to […]

4 ways how excessive cardio can do more harm than good

4 ways how excessive cardio can do more harm than good

Running and other kinds of endurance training are increasingly popular nowadays. It’s said that they help to prevent cardio-vascular disease, keep you healthy and in shape. Unfortunately quite the opposite may be true. Too frequent and/or too intense endurance exercise, especially when combined with a stressful […]

All you need to know about omega 3 and omega 6

All you need to know about omega 3 and omega 6

Types When we talk about omega’s, we talk about fatty acids. Most often you will come across omega 3, omega 6 and omega 9: Omega 3 and Omega 6: groups of essential POLY-unsaturated fatty acids. Poly-unsaturated means that there is more than one double bondage […]

How strong is your psychic immune system?

How strong is your psychic immune system?

When you think about the immune system, you probably think about colds, winter and vitamin C, about bacteria and viruses – maybe you’ve also already heard how 70-80% of our immune system lies in the gut… (if not, you can read all about it here). All […]

Prepare the soil before you plant the seed

Prepare the soil before you plant the seed

Are you a man or a woman in your fertile years and does any of the following apply to you? ·       You lead a busy lifestyle and are stressed and/or tired frequently ·       As a woman, you suffer from PMS, PCOS, painful or irregular periods or thyroid […]