After a very demanding career as a TV news producer in Tel-Aviv and a hectic social life I was diagnosed with a hyperactive thyroid and then type 1 diabetes. Suddenly I was faced with a frightening health crisis. But I could never have imagined that my sudden illness would turn out to be such a blessing.
I wanted to understand my illness so I set off on a pilgrimage of healing.
I went to India to deepen my understanding of Ayurvedic medicine, yogic conscious living and the age-old laws of the mystics. I learnt that serotonin (the ‘happiness’ hormone which the body uses to regulate the brain) is not actually produced in the brain but is produced in the gut. Suddenly the crucial connection between diet and mood became crystal clear to me.
I studied intensively with US-based nutritionist Dr Gabriel Cousens and became convinced of the importance of two things: the healing power of food, and the spiritual nature of human nutrition.
For the last 17 years I have been offering retreats and mentoring, which combine practices for the gut, the body, the mind, and the spirit.
When we connect with our needs and really take care of our whole selves it brings deep peace, mental clarity and a strong body.