Nutrition Functional Medicine
preventing disease by treating the root cause
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 noted learning disabilities were on the rise and that improved diets not only had a positive impact on classroom performance but on the student's overall wellbeing. From that moment onwards, she decided to fulfil her growing passion for improving general health and that of our future generation through a Functional Medicine approach.
After completing her three-year Diploma in Naturopathy Nutrition at the College of Naturopathic Medicine, she developed a particular interest in the impact of micro-plastics 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, cosmetics, household dust, cleaning products and stored 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 personal nutrition programs, tailored to the individual needs and health expectations.
Based on the latest advances in science, Sandra developed BioAge Nutrition™, a range of nutritional solutions to help people minimise exposure to toxins, balance hormones, lose weight safely and detox through safe binding agent protocols and personalised clean eating programs. 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 offering the healing effects of BioAge Nutrition™ at exclusive and eco-friendly spa holiday destinations.
Why Functional Medicine?
functional Medicine has become a unique and exciting innovation for empowering health and well-being. Most dietitian focus their health programs on all the major dietary theories such as the Atkins diet, the Dukan diet or the Paleo diet, which are based on proteins, carbs, fats or calorie restrictions. Rather than concentrating on general restrictions, or using popular lists of good and bad foods, Longevity Escapes' nutritionists work with clients by formulating safe nourishment programs based on the health benefits of a personal Clean Eating diet and a lifestyle approach free from toxins.
Longevity Escapes' functional approach is based on the belief that every symptom and condition has an underlying cause and on the fact that all aspects of life (body, mind, and spirit) are interconnected. When not in harmony, the combination of these factors can end up in physiological imbalances which are addressed during the initial consultation.
When it comes to determining one’s health status, the following therapeutic premises will be taken into account during an initial consultation with Longevity Escapes:
✓ 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.
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.
By Focusing on your immediate and future goals gradually, you can look forward to healthy changes that give you lifelong results.