Hello, my name is Caroline Hansen. I am a nutritional therapist and genetic nutritionist, specialising in wellness, weight management, and fitness. My clients come to me because they are confused about what healthy really means and because they are tired of generalised advice that simply doesn't work. I do nutrition differently. Using your unique DNA, I unlock the blueprint for brilliant health that's coded within your genes. Your DNA is completely personal to you, and your nutrition and lifestyle should be, too.
I began training and working in functional nutrition and integrative medicine health therapies in 2011, focusing on nutritional therapy and wellness coaching. I have a passion for the emerging area of nutrigenomics and the incredible insights it offers towards unlocking the keys to our own personal health.
After a successful 15-year career in the record industry, I was exhausted, burned out, and nowhere close to feeling healthy and vibrant. I was in a constant battle with my weight, losing and regaining the same 30 lbs over and over again. I religiously channeled my willpower into diligently following every diet out there, from Atkins to raw vegan to water fasting. What made no sense was that I could work so hard and yet never succeed, at least not permanently. I was desperate and hated myself, but rather than blaming the diets, the experts, and the bad advice for failing me, I blamed myself for failing them. After 20 years of this, I was worn out, depressed, and unhealthy. And finally, I realised: maybe it's not me that's the problem.
This insight prompted a whole-life overhaul, including a change of career. I decided to throw out everything I thought I knew and educate myself from scratch rather than relying on the filter of other people, glossy magazines, and fad diets to tell me what I needed to do to lose weight and be healthy. Let's face it, most of it made no sense, anyway! I used nutrition to reverse my debilitating depression and reclaim my health. But it was genetic nutrition that finally provided the answers about my weight loss struggles. By testing my genes and gaining knowledge about how my body is designed, I learned what it takes for me to lose weight and, perhaps more importantly, why I always gained it back. I had searched for these answers for 20 years, and it turns out that they were there within my genes all along.
I now use these experiences and my training to help my clients realise their own health transformations. My prior career in a stressful working environment along with two decades spent battling with my own body allows me to bring a real-life approach to what I do. I've been through it, just like you.
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