Ilaria Bilancini, Nutritional therapist
Growing up in a mediterranean country that has food at its heart, I was introduced to the importance of good nutrition for good health since early childhood.
But as it often happens, my real journey into health and nutrition began when I was faced with some personal health challenges. My digestive symptoms were soon dismissed as IBS, while my gynaecologist very promptly suggested I should be put on the pill to resolve my adult acne and severe dysmenorrhea. As a naive 18-year-old teenager who blindly trusted doctors and allopathic medicine, I started questioning the traditional way and wondered if there was an alternative route to get my health back.
Few years and countless antibiotic courses after, I finally decided to listen to my inner desire to learn more about alternative medicine and take responsibility for my own health. I went back to education to learn about healing foods, naturopathy, herbal remedies and this to-me-new concept of healing from the inside out.
I came to understand that the digestive complaints, the acne and the low mood and anxiety where all manifestation of the same root cause. Most importantly, here I truly felt listened and understood for the first time in a while.
Today I aim to make my clients feel the same way; held, understood and supported.