My name is Iemke. I am a qualified nutritionist and coach. As a food coach I focus on a science based healthy diet. I like to call myself a foodnerd, because I’m really interested in the food trends and science behind food. But above that I’m a woman, wife, mom of two amazing boys, a Dutchie living in South Africa, blogger and idealist.
When I was 10 years old I decided to become vegetarian and have been ever since. Back in the 1990s in the Netherlands it was not a common way of eating. Back then my main consideration was that I didn’t want to eat dead animals.
When I got older my considerations for my way of eating changed. I learned more about food and which food is important for our body. I realised a mainly plant-based diet is the healthiest way to live. Not only for your body, but also for you mind and conscience. Agriculture is taking a big toll on our planet and the amount of meat people eating today is not ethical, when the emmisions of greenhouse gases are dangerously high and a great part of the world population is starving.
My study and voyage of discovery through the world of food let me to eat mainly plant-based. Not only for my physical and mental health. But mainly as a mom, I owe it to our childeren to contribute to a sustainable world which our they can inherit from us. For their future, health and world.
Through my nutritionist/coach study I learned that food is your power and that you are what you eat. It is a fact that the vast majority of diseases can be prevented with simple changes in what you eat and how you live.
‘Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food’ Hippocrates
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