by Gwendi Klisa
Personal Brand photograph of a Nutritional Therapist

This nutritional therapist shows us the Wholesome Life

Sandra is a nutritional therapist specialising in fertility, working intensively with couples to find the root cause for their fertility issues and trying to heal those with nutritional and lifestyle changes, functional tests and supplements.

Sandra’s got strong ethics, which shine through when you speak to her and she makes sure she uses her influence to make the world more whole, more fair and filled with a little bit more laughter. You can tell that she cares. She cares about the state of the world, the state of society, and about the state of your family. Yes, of your family.

As a nutritional therapist, Sandra is a down to earth and wholesome mother of three with a Skandi-kool undertone, a winning combination for a nutritional therapist. She has an interesting background being half Finnish, half Italian, raised in Sweden, and she shares her inspiring story, which makes her all the more relatable.

What’s the one thing that you excel at, that you do you do better than anyone else?

Helping couples conceive healthy babies! Nutritional therapy for fertility and pregnancy is quite a specialised area and not one that is taught at a deeper level during our Nutritional therapy training, so it has taken quite a lot of study to learn all the intricacies of the human reproductive system and what might affect our fertility.

List the three most important principles you live by

Nothing is more important that my health and my loved ones.

I learned this the hard way when my husband was diagnosed with a tumour on his lung about 3 years ago. Every day I’m grateful that my family is safe and well.​

Another one of my mantras is ‘If not now, then when?’

I don’t believe in waiting around for the perfect time, or some arbitrary day in the future when I will have the time, or money to do whatever it is that I want to do. I prefer to live my life, now.

Food is medicine

Do you keep hearing the same compliment? What is it?

From my patients it’s always ‘Wow, I didn’t know what to expect but I feel so much better in myself already. I’ve already recommended you to three friends!’ It’s always a bit of a leap of faith for clients to decide to work with someone like myself, but once they do, they are always pleasantly surprised.

Why do people seek you out?

Usually, to get answers that the medical profession haven’t been able to provide. Unfortunately this tends to be after a few years of failed attempts at trying to conceive naturally, and a few rounds of IVF. I wish it was the other way around.

List three words that describe you, how do people introduce you?

Inquisitive, nurturing, determined.

What’s the secret sauce you add to your working life?

I choose to do work that I love, and I delegate the rest! I have a couple of lovely ladies who assist me with the technical side of my business and admin.

What makes your heart beat faster? What gives you energy?

I really love working intensively with couples. Welcoming new life into the world where it had previously seemed impossible, for me this is my raison d’être and those babies are my legacy. In my personal life, being with my family and friends.

To find out more about  Sandra, go to Photo: © Dawn Mead

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