Hi, my name is Vanessa Vanderhoek – Functional Nutritionist, Health Coach & Founder of The Healthy Gut Nutritionist.
Just over three years ago my young daughter (who was 2 years old at the time) woke up and couldn’t walk. Her knee was constantly swollen, red and hot and we spent months seeing specialists trying to work out what was wrong. At the same time she was constantly sick, with vomiting and diarrhea.
When prescribed with a chemotherapy drug to treat a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease, juvenile arthritis, in my gut I felt that there was more that we could do to help her symptoms. I didn’t know what or how, but I knew I needed to do what I could to help her.
That’s when I decided that there HAD to be a better way.
I made it my life’s work to study the real science about food and nutrition, and the impact it has on all the systems in our body. I spent thousands of hours researching arthritis, gut health, inflammation, nutrition, our immune system, environment health and the impact of epigenetics. I spent every single day exploring with my daughter ‘what’s going on in there?’. And through this journey I have learnt the power of great nutrition, a healthy gut and the life-changing positive impact it has on our deep health.
Which led me to some pretty incredible results…. My daughter regained her health and is in unmediated remission. She can now run, jump, climb, hop with the swelling in her knee and digestive complaints eradicated. She is very happy and an incredibly healthy little girl.
And through this journey I also healed myself.
- My 20 year struggle with chronic fatigue disappeared
- I banished brain fog (hallelujah!)
- Put an end to 3pm snacking
- Got rid of pesky bloating
- Extinguished debilitating joint pain in my wrists and ankles
- Eliminated crippling PMS pain
- And I no longer suffer with adult acne!
These days I enjoy glowing skin, more energy, I feel happier and healthier than ever. I choose a healthy lifestyle that I love. Whilst I’ve always eaten well, until my study I never knew the true power of food.
I know that a healthy lifestyle doesn’t have to be boring. I also know it can be hard. Not having time, being confused by all the information out there, and also not knowing what suits your body best.
I am a transformational functional nutrition coach who will support so you too can optimise your health and wellbeing. My clients not only enjoy the food they eat, they love their healthy lifestyle because they have more energy, feel and look great.
Isn’t it time that you achieved your health goals, regained your energy…and got a healthy gut?