Hi I'm Marieke Steen
I'm a Functional Nutritional Therapist Practitioner (FNTP) , helping women in in their 40's ditch their migraines and other hormonal issues.
I’ve been struggling with chronic migraines since my early childhood. Everyone who’s ever had a migraine understands how that pain just puts you out of order for a couple of days... and even when the pain resolved, I’d still feel like being run over by a bus for the rest of the week.
I really wanted to be able to ENJOY my life and stop fearing when the next attack would hit. I wanted the migraines to stop running my life.
I was trying all these natural therapies but nothing was working and I did not want to rely on Ibuprofen or migraine drugs.
By coincidence I came across the Paleo diet on the Internet and started eating a whole foods diet. This meant eating more fat, but I also ate more meat again and I felt so much better: my energy levels were so much better and this way of eating helped me bring down my migraines from monthly nightmares to being rare events!
My plan was to just follow this diet...
After a couple of great years though, I had all these additional issues that went beyond just migraines: I was struggling with chronic digestive issues, fatigue, eczema, my hormones and thyroid were a mess…
I was tired of trial and erroring on my own, I needed help to truly understand what my body needed to heal. Part of the way, I got certified as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and was able to improve my symptoms significantly, but I was still not completely symptom-free.
The real transformation for my own health only came when I trained further in functional lab testing: the tests helped me dig deeper into what was causing the migraines and other symptoms.
I realized that I could use that knowledge to help other women just like me and now that’s what I do.
I have created a program, migraine freedom just for women like me to help them achieve migraine freedom and live a normal life. If you want to know more and if you are a good fit for the program:
I love nature, traveling and trying out new recipes. I am always curious to learn new things. I've been passionate about alternative medicine and healthy living for years. I've always found a way to heal myself with food and alternative methods or grandmother remedies.
What credentials do I have?
I’m a certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (FNTP) from Nutritional Therapy Association, Master Restorative Wellness Practitioner (MRWP) where I obtained the following certifications:
Mastering the Art and Science of Gastrointestinal Healing,
Mastering the Art and Science of Optimizing Hormones,
Mastering the Art and Science of Nutritional Blood Chemistry,
Mastering the Art and Science of Clinical Mastery (Autoimmune conditions, Biotoxin illness, Epigenetics, Neuroinflammation & brain health)
I’m a continuous learner by nature and I’m so passionate about all this that it doesn’t feel like it a task, so I wouldn’t even be able to count the number of hours I’ve put into various continuing education and seminars.
Beyond food, I consider your bio individuality, lifestyle and medical history, plus using cutting-edge testing and techniques to get to the root of what's causing your health issues. I strongly believe that every person is unique and has his or her unique balance based on lifestyle, nutrition, exercise, social life, activities and relaxation. This is what I want to help you with: Finding (back to) your balance and vibrant health!