From a young age, I was always that adventurous kid with lots of energy. If there was movement, I was there. So I choose to grow up as a Triathlete inspired by her father.
Life comes with many challenges, on physical and mental levels. We often get hit because of a lack of awareness, knowledge, and/or self-love. And for sure we all remember that one moment, that had a huge impact on our life, something that changed us forever.
One of those moments for me came when an autoimmune dis-ease called Churg-Strauss syndrome took over my life. Churg-Strauss is a disorder marked by blood vessel inflammation. This inflammation can restrict blood flow to organs and tissues, sometimes permanently damaging them.
After becoming so sick and carrying my breast implants for almost 12 years, I had no other choice than to put my health and self-love above anything. For years I was on heavy meds searching for answers. It brought me to isolation, plant medicines, and the self-care I needed to come to the root of this dis-ease.
Then I was inspired by the Keto diet, but a plant-based approach, together with an Intermittent Fasting regime. IF Keto is a low-carb, high-fat, and moderate protein way of eating, within a timeframe of 4-8 hours each day that should take my inflammations down. And indeed, after two days, it triggered a complex biochemical process inside my body that directly fought inflammation. This made me get rid of the heavy meds, which gave me a realistic blood test result. It came out positive on the antibody we were looking for that was related to Breast Implant Illness. It brought me into surgery the very next day.
After a long struggle with doctors, and with lots of faith, belief and self-love, I managed to get rid of the breast implants. From the moment I woke up from anesthesia to this day, I never felt healthier and happier. I never touched any heavy meds again.
PAST EDUCATION & TRAINING IN BODY MOVEMENT
- Yin Meridians Yoga Teacher Training 30hrs, Ekhart Yoga
- Yin Anatomy Yoga Teacher Training 50hrs, Ekhart Yoga
- Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga Teacher Training 500hrs, India
- LOI Sports Massage therapist, Netherlands
- Fitness Trainer A/B
- Dance Fitness, Thailand
- Body Combat, Singapore
Body Balance, Netherlands
Body Pump, Netherlands
- Freestyle Aerobics, Netherlands
- Spinning, Free to Ride Netherlands
PAST EXPERIENCE IN HEALTH & FITNESS
- Pure Body Movement / 2019-now
- Health Holidays / Wellness coach / Juice fasting retreats / 2011-2023
- Fit & Fabulous Fitness Concepts, Netherlands / Owner 2011 – 2013
- “The Body” Fitness, Thailand / Owner 2007 – 2011
- Mega Sport Breda /All-round trainer / Management sport 1999 – 2007
- Triathlete / TV Breda, Netherlands / 1989 – 1999