Hi, I’m Sabrina
Director of the Truly Heal Academy, qualified Naturopath
Way back when, I was by definition a true German hippie. I would wear my sustainable and super alternative clothing, use little to no makeup (and if I did, it was always natural). I strived to eat organic when possible and purchase foods from our local farm.
But, despite my focus on a healthy lifestyle, I struggled. I worked in a lab at the time that manufactured skincare products and makeup. I was exposed to toxic chemicals like formaldehyde daily! Eventually, I was pressured to actually use these products myself and wear makeup every day to work. That was just not me!
I left that job and turned to medicine. I wanted to help others heal with a natural approach, which ultimately led me to naturopathy. This felt much more aligned with my philosophy.
When my first-born son, Benedict, was born, he suffered from severe eczema. This was certainly a challenging and devastating experience. As a mother and practitioner, I felt like I had let my child down, that I should be better, do more….
If you’re a parent, or have ever tried to heal your own health issues, you know how frustrating the constant search for solutions can be. Thankfully, we found relief after a holiday in New Zealand. The lower stress and less toxic environment of New Zealand allowed our family to relax – and our son’s skin to heal.
We immigrated soon after so we could live this balanced life every day on our holistic farm. Our journey ultimately landed in Australia which is where I started home-schooling the kids. It’s safe to say that education and teaching are two things that somehow came naturally to me!
Amidst raising and homeschooling my children, I never lost sight of my passion for health. I continued my work as a naturopath to help clients who suffered from chronic degenerative diseases. Our travels around the world, interviews with experts, and functional medicine practice not only shaped myself as a person, but as a health professional and mother.
These days, I am still a bit of a hippie and an absolute research geek. It is my greatest pleasure to teach students in our course on functional medicine. Healing through functional medicine is one of my biggest passions and I can’t wait to share it with you!