Hi! I'm Marisa,
I was born and raised in Singapore but now live in Switzerland with my husband and toddler.
I used to work in the corporate world, where I worked long hours and ate at irregular times. I was stressed and always sleep deprived. On the weekends, I would party away, drinking and smoking. On Sundays, I would spend time sleeping to recover from the late night outs. Every month I would get sick, I thought it was normal.
This unhealthy pattern continued for many years until I met my husband, who opened up my world to health science. He supported me to try my first juice detox at The Sanctuary, Thailand in Jan 2013. During the detox, I was introduced to the food combining diet and words like ‘gut flora’ and ‘alkaline diet’.
That same year, my partner received news from his annual check-up that he urgently required an operation for his second slipped disc. It really opened up my eyes to the importance of looking after one’s health! This experience speared my own journey and research into nutrition, functional medicine and preventive health.
In 2015, I have graduated from my training at Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I was exposed to many dietary theories and studied a variety of practical lifestyle coaching methods.
In 2016, my son was born without epidural. I always knew I wanted a natural birth for my son because I suffered from poor health as a child. I was given many rounds of antibiotics and my immune system suffered. Through watching documentaries and my education from IIN, I learned how important it is to prepare a baby's immune system from pregnancy to after birth.
Living overseas away from family support and having to care for my son full time has taught me many things about myself, my mother and most of all, being a woman. I recognised that when I am not balanced, I get emotional and negative. I start to use food as a form of comfort. The only comfort I have known since my mother left when I was 16.
So I started meditating regularly, together with yoga and being outdoors, I find myself a lot more balanced and focused.
I hope to help mothers become more aware of their emotions and actions which ultimately affects the whole family.
I will help you create a completely personalised "roadmap" to better mind, body and soul. One that is unique to you, your lifestyle and personal preferences.
"The doctor of the future will give no medicines, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the causes and prevention of disease. "