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About Reconnection

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About Me

Food and nutrition have always been huge areas of interest for me. My entire professional career has been working with food in one form or another, but before I was a nutritionist, I was a food science and technology researcher with a master’s degree and PhD, working at a variety of universities in Brazil, Chile and the UK. I’ve always loved researching food and its impact, but a few years ago I realised I wanted to help people more directly. I wanted to help them make real changes in their lives with the knowledge that I had.

That’s when I decided to leave my academic career and work towards the dream of my own clinic. In 2017, I started my second master's degree, this time in human nutrition, and completed my Functional Medicine Health Coach certification. It was like I’d finally found what I’d been missing. I fell in love with helping others in the clinical practice and getting to watch my clients achieve a sustainably healthy lifestyle that improved their quality of life.

My goal when I started the clinic was to promote health and well-being through education, motivation, and self-discovery, inviting my clients to reconnect with themselves, nature, and others. My aim, right from the very beginning, has been to transform the way people see health, as a state of positive vitality rather than just an absence of illness. My approach treats the patient, not the disease. The objective is to recover functioning through nutrition and lifestyle, equipping me to work with a variety of clients with different conditions, through one-to-one sessions, group sessions and seminars. 


My integrative, personalised approach to health recognises that no two people are the same, and so their needs can’t be either. I work with my clients to form an individualised plan that’s right for them, based on nutrition, activity, sleep, rest and stress relief techniques, to achieve their well-being goals and needs that I help them to implement through support and follow-up sessions.

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About Functional Medicine

The Functional Medicine approach treats us as holistic beings and looks for the root cause of a health issue, addressing the origin and the triggers of a problem instead of just silencing the symptoms. It treats the patient and not the disease.


The Functional Medicine model is an individualised, patient-centred, science-based approach that empowers patients and practitioners to work together to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. It requires a detailed understanding of each patient’s genetic, biochemical, and lifestyle factors and leverages that data to develop a personalized treatment plan.


Functional Nutrition has the resources to recover body functions. It emphasises the importance of high-quality foods and phytonutrient diversity to address clinical imbalances and move individuals towards the healthiest version of themselves. Advanced nutrition assessment and a thorough Functional Medicine based history leads to a personalised therapeutic intervention created to promote optimal health and prevent diet- and lifestyle-related disease.


For more information about Functional Medicine, you can access https://www.ifm.org

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