Nathalie Blitz

About Nathalie, Owner of Vitamin N

I was bornto a multicultural familyandraised in Jerusalem, Israel. Growing up in Israel means your family and neighbors come from all over the world. Accordingly, at a young age, I started to learn about various cultures, religions and spiritual beliefs. Each day when I came back from school and went to a friend's house, I was exposed to variety of foods. Unique cuisines and special cultural flavors were always at my dinner table.

My friends came from different backgrounds: Russian, Polish, Moroccan, Argentinean, Persian, Lebanese and Greek. They all taught me something new about food and life. These experiences and interactions continue to benefit me.

In my young adulthood, I was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and required surgery. The morning after my operation, I was ordered by my doctors to go on the pill for the rest of my life. In addition, I was told that I would never lose excess weight and my chances for getting pregnant were very limited. The scenarios my doctors presented were not acceptable to me. I simply knew the doctors were wrong.

At that moment, I realized I was being blessed - all I needed to do was carefully listen to my physical needs and be open to other healing ideas. As a Thai yoga massage therapist, I was aware of the natural self-healing powers of the human body, as every day I witnessed it in my clients. Thus, I took full control of my own healing process, becoming my own doctor.

The first thing I did was take a fertility awareness method course. This allowed me to learn about different feminine health issues and to manage my body using simple awareness tools.

Following my fertility awareness coach's advice, I went to an acupuncturist for the very first time in my life. It was not an easy thing to do for someone who was terrified of needles. After that visit, acupuncture became an important part of my life. With every session, my body and mind became more balanced and relaxed.

These new self-healing modalities led me to take a closer look at my diet. I discovered a food and mood connection when my acupuncturist suggested I stay away from dairy, meaning no milk, cheese and butter. The reason was simple: These foods aggravated the mucus levels in the body and they didn't address any of my special nutritional needs. In addition, I started drinking herbal teas and slowly reduced my morning coffee - milk and sugar habit. Once again, I realized how a small change impacted the way I felt and looked!

Around that time I was told by a good friend about a unique school in New York that looked at food and nutrition in a very different way than any other schools in the world. After talking to the staff and reading their curriculum, I knew I had found my school - The Institute for Integrative Nutrition, which is affiliated with Columbia University. The following year, I was certified as a Holistic Health Counselor accredited with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.

Based on my personal experiences, educational background and client feedback, I know how health relates issues, weight control and eating habits carry a lot of shame, guilt and fear in us. I am not here to judge my clients, but rather to listen and support their quest for a stable, long lasting, healthy and happy life.

My approach is about discovering what nourishes you, what feeds you and ultimately what makes you unique and extraordinary. If you want to make a healthy and significant difference in your life, my personalized programs can help you achieve your goals.

 

Bi-Lingual Nutrition Consultations

Bornto a multi-cultural familyand raised in Jerusalem, Israel,I was fortunate to learn about various cultures, religions and spiritual beliefs. I was also exposed from an early age to different types of foods, spices and flavors. I have been blessed to be given the opportunity to gain this wonderful experience andI am welcoming both English and Hebrew speakers of all religions, races and colors into my practice.

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