Where Nutrition, Lifestyle and Science Meet

Sophie Benalioua (van IJsselstein) holistic functional nutritonalist

Hi I’m Sophie, The Holistic Health Whisperer

Holistic Health Coach. Gut health expert. Functional Nutritionist. Holistic Health Education Advocate.

 

I’m Passionate about combining the art of holistic living and health sciences to empower you to become your best Self!

I’m certified from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition Health Coach Training Program and Gut Health Advanced Program, and I’m currently studying for a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine. I’m also a member of the American Nutrition Association and The Institute for Functional Medicine.

Take your health to the next level

We are an interconnected ecosystem that works symbiotically to maintain health and balance. Any dysfunction will have a cascading effect on the body+mind. That’s why specific health conditions need a solution that integrates holistic lifestyle modifications and applied health sciences. My purpose is to empower YOU with that knowledge so you can become the best version of yourself.

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What is the role of the vagus nerve?

What is the role of the vagus nerve?

What is the vagus nerve? The vagus nerve, or wandering nerve,  is the longest nerve in the autonomic nervous system and runs from the brain to the intestines, branching out to many organs in the chest and abdomen. It plays an important role in digestion by...

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The impact of stress on the gut and overall health

The impact of stress on the gut and overall health

What is Stress? Stress is a major factor behind health issues, 75 – 90% of doctor visits are for ailments tied to stress. But what is stress exactly: it’s any physical, mental or emotional factor that causes tension in the body and initiate the fight or flight...

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My story – a journey to holistic health

My story – a journey to holistic health

Nutrition and health have always been a passion. I grew up absorbing anything and everything related to health sciences, sports and wellness but, for reasons I’ll discuss below, I ended up doing a business school, holding a master in business administration and...

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