Hi, I'm Danijela.
I'm a nutritionist and foodie. I'm hugely fascinated by food and the power it has on our health. This naturally sparked a career in nutrition, where I love educating others around the power of positive dietary and lifestyle changes. When it comes to food and health my philosophy is quite simple - eat a diet based around whole foods, minimise processed foods, and prepare/cook from scratch wherever you can.
Although health and wellness is something I'm passionate about, I didn’t always walk the talk, and was once living off a trio of convenience foods, stress and repeated late nights. Eventually my body rebelled, manifesting in an odd condition known as New Daily Persistent Headache syndrome, characterised by an ongoing tension-type headache - basically I had a headache that would never go away! As I struggled with the condition, I began to also struggle in other areas in my life, whether that be my studies, work, relationships or social commitments.
Eventually I picked myself up and did a total revamp on how I was living my life - I committed to a healthier diet, moved my body more, practised stress management, and started focusing more on the good, rather than the bad. My condition began to improve, and it felt like a magic of some sort. During this time I created the instagram account @healthyalways , as a place to keep myself accountable to my own health, and share nutritional ideas and recipes from my culinary endeavours. My blog is an extension of this, and I hope it'll provide some inspiration to you too, whether in the kitchen or mind.
As for right now - I'm currently working full-time as a nutritionist across both community and clinical work. Within the community I'm based at a care and protection facility for children and young people in South Auckland. Here I manage a food eduction program, teaching gardening and healthy cooking skills to a wide age-range of youth. I also work clinically and are available for personal nutrition consultations through Feel Fresh Nutrition. Click here for more on clinical consultations.
I am a proud ambassador for SKIN by Ecostore.