Besides the functional medicine and health coaching qualifications, I am just a mama to two gorgeous humans, a citizen of the world - Colombian blood, born in Ecuador, raised in the US and now a Londoner since 2002.
I love meeting and connecting with people. When not pursuing my passion for functional medicine and holistic health, you might find me salsa dancing, earthing somewhere sunny or sipping Colombian coffee (decaf and in moderation!) with my amigos.
I believe that we have the power to own our health,
but it was not always this way....
How I got here...
Despite over a decade of clean, organic eating and an obsessive interest in nutrition and wellness, I was still unwell.
I was always tired, my body ached constantly, my skin was inflamed and broke out and I was over-prone to catching every cold or winter bug. Doctors would tell me I was “absolutely fine” (clinically), so I thought it was normal to always feel stressed and tired - as a busy mom to two little ones this was entirely normal, right?
It was only after I learned to look at my health holistically that I discovered I had adrenal dysfunction. My body was in a state of chronic stress that was prioritising survival over self-healing and regeneration.
I carried out extensive functional medicine testing to personalise my healing plan using nutrition, mindset and lifestyle interventions.
Over a period of 12 months, I took small but meaningful, daily, nourishing actions to bring my body back into a parasympathetic state, promoting my body's own healing processes. Soon I could feel and see tangible changes in my physical and mental well-being.
It wasn't anything that could be simply solved by taking a pill.
What I learnt rocked my world and was the catalyst for the creation of Wellness With Gaby, a cutting-edge functional medicine and bio-individual health coaching practice to offer women a 360° approach to female health, because we are not just smaller men.
I believe that looking after ourselves is the future of healthcare and am committed to helping others find their path to optimal health - no matter where they are on their journey.
Our days are filled with endless choices: what to do, what to eat, how to move, how to rest, what to think, who to be with. Every single choice we make has a significant impact on our well-being and health. No choice is neutral and functional medicine can help you decide how to support your unique health.
Thanks for reading this far! If you think I can help, I would love to stay in touch.
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Always with love and gratitude,