Originally from São Paulo, Brazil, my lifelong passion for living a healthy lifestyle began aged 15 with football, basketball, running and fitness, eventually leading to numerous degrees and qualifications in sports and nutritional science.
My passion for living a balanced lifestyle has yet to dull my enthusiasm for dulche con leche or acai bowls (I'm Brazillian after all), travelling, cars (a passion inherited from my father) and the technological marvels of vacuum cleaners (I own couple of them and plus a robot)! Not to mention my passion for experimental cooking, not always appreciated by my guests!
However, with my dynamic approach, positive energy and personable attitude people always forget about my little quirks.
I lived and worked in London, UK for many years. I'm now based in The Hague, Netherlands. With over 16 years of experience, I write regularly on a myriad of health topics, have spear-headed corporate wellness programs, lectured on gut health and travel and work with clients worldwide (including USA, Brazil, Singapore, China and across the UK and Europe).
I'm Qua-lingual (Portuguese, Spanish, English and Dutch). My content weaves between these four languages.
I have a specialist interest in gut health, and in particular how nutrition and exercise can positively impact IBS. In addition to my direct work with individual, and corporate, clients on gut health I lectured on this subject regularly at Kings College University, London to audiences of gastrointestinal doctors, nutritionists and students.
With a particular emphasis on the importance of balancing macro-nutrients within nutritional programs I have been able to achieve some incredible health/lifestyle-changing results for clients.
As a health science speaker, I have also run lectures and courses in communities about heart disease and educated on the preventative measures of nutrition and exercise.
I am a sought after speaker on the benefits of corporate wellness, via my company ADS Vitality, through my collaboration with different organisations in the Netherlands. We create distinctive corporate wellness programs for multi-national global clients, including KPN, Accor Hotel Group, International British Schools, Springer Science and Travel Counsellors Benelux group.
I design and run integrated wellness programs for individuals, corporate clients and health and fitness professionals.
I have a degree in Physical Education (BA Hons, Faculdades Integradas de Bauru, Brazil) where I specialized in exercise physiology (MSc), biomechanics and sport nutrition. I posse level 6 (scientist level) from the European association of exercise & health professionals.
I continued his studies with a BA (Hons) in Nutritional Science (Kingston College, London) in order to better combine my sports and nutritional science knowledge.
I also holds couple of extra qualifications/courses in the physiotherapy, osteopathy and nutrition fields and continue to add to my knowledge with accredited courses and my own studies.
• Sport Science Degree (BA Hons)
• Nutrition Science Degree (BA Hons)
• Exercise Physiology (MSc)
• Level 6 Health specialist by Ereps
• Corrective and physiotherapeutical training;
• Taping and Strapping Technique;
• Active Release Technique (ART);
• Weight Lifting Techniques;
• Marathon and Running training;
• Neuromuscular Disorders assessments;
• Body Composition Measurement,
• Strength, Flexibility, Cardiovascular assessment;
• Exercise Physiology, Anatomy, Biomechanics;