Naturopath. Herbalist. Educator. Adventurer.
Hi! I’m Nissa.
I trained to be a naturopath for a very personal reason. When I was in the prime of my life I got very sick, and I had to learn how to recover. I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (M.S) at the age of 24, and after having no improvement with medications I studied naturopathy to better learn how to heal myself and reclaim my life. My full story, that has had more than 70,000 views is here.
I am happy to say that I have been symptom and relapse free for 5 years now, and that my story has been published in ‘The Wahls Protocol’– A radical new way to treat all chronic autoimmune conditions using Paleo principles.
This is a recent interview to an interview I did with The Wellness Guys on my fight with M.S. See here.
I also participate in research trials on diet and lifestyle interventions for M.S. A 2012 Pubmed study that I was involved in showed significant improved quality of life using lifestyle interventions for M.S, the study is here.
Got 10 mins to listen to my story? Here is a link to a recent ABC radio interview I did about being diagnosed with M.S, learning to recover and what I want to do with my life now that I am well!
Outside of work, I train in Aikido, live by the beach, fit in regular bush walks and adventures with my little dog Coco, and enjoy sharing feasts with friends.