Sandra has always been a strong food advocate who understands the importance of a well-balanced diet for healthy ageing. This is no doubt thanks to having seen her two great grandmothers living past 100 years old, and growing up in a small village where most families still run free-range farms, cultivating nearly all vegetables needed organically and seasonally for a long healthy life.
Before founding Longevity Escapes, Sandra put her mind and heart into the Education sector. Having worked for many years with children and families, it was only when she became a teacher that she realised that she wanted to fulfil her growing passion for improving general health, and that of our future generation. Noting that learning disabilities are on the rise, improved diets not only have a positive impact on classroom performance but on the student's overall wellbeing.
After completing her three-year Diploma in Naturopathy Nutrition at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, she developed a particular interest in the impact of microplastics and endocrine disruptors since a prevalence of chemical-related diseases continues to increase worldwide. Endocrine disruptors are chemicals commonly found in plastics and industrial components that can cause serious health effects such as infertility, cancer and more. They generally go unnoticed by many of the population and are typically found in tap water, bottled water, cosmetics, household dust and cleaning products, and any food that has been stored in plastic packaging.
With these risk factors in mind, and by examining the influence of these interconnections in our complex body system, she works with clients to formulate a personal nutrition and health programme, tailored to the individual needs and expectations.
Based on the latest advances in science, she also developed a range of nutritional solutions to help people detoxify their body on a regular basis through safe binding agent protocols and personalised programmes that minimise exposure to environmental toxic chemicals.
Since then, her drive and life’s passion is to share with the world the many health benefits that her signature therapies have to offer by introducing the healing effects of BioAge Nutrition™ into spa holiday packages; affordable and yet healthy breaks for each and every one.
Why Functional Medicine?
functional Medicine has become a unique and exciting innovation for empowering health and well-being. Most dietitian focus their health programmes on all the major dietary theories such as the Atkins diet, the Dukan diet or the Paleo diet, which are based on calories, carbs, fats and proteins. Rather than concentrating on general restrictions, or using popular lists of good and bad foods, Sandra works with clients by formulating safe nourishment programmes based on the health benefits of a clean Mediterranean diet and a lifestyle free from toxins.
Sandra's functional approach is based on the belief that every symptom and condition has an underlying cause, and on the following therapeutic premises:
✓ Biochemical individuality (Antecedents, triggers and mediators).
✓ Promotion of the body’s natural self-repair mechanisms.
✓ Examination of core clinical imbalances that may underlie a symptom or a condition.
✓ Promotion of organ reserve and essential nutrients.
✓ 'No one diet works for everyone' - since genetic and environmental variations require a unique nutrition plan.
✓ Promotion of detoxification pathways.
✓ Stimulation of the body’s natural immune fighting capabilities.
Furthermore, she believes that all aspects of life (body, mind, and spirit) are interconnected when it comes to determining one’s health status and that when not in harmony, the combination of these factors can end up in physiological imbalances which are addressed during the initial consultation.
NOTE: BioAge Nutrition™ is designed to help you achieve overall health and wellbeing so you can regain youth and natural vitality. However, the content displayed on this website should not be taken as a substitute for the advice provided by your doctor.
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