Who is Katja?
Katerine Zenina is a qualified Nutritional Therapist who studied with CNM College of Natural Medicine in Dublin. She graduated from college in 2012 with a three-year qualifications to provide expert advice in the field of nutrition. At present she is studying her second year of Herbal medicine and Naturopathy at the same school.
Food has always been a pleasure for me. I have always had a very good appetite. When I was in my teens years, this reality has began to take its toll. At this time my health problems started show up, especially with regard to skin problems and of course the weight problem. I decided that I needed to do something about it.
And that was the reason why I became interested in nutrition and how the food we eat can affect our health.
I tried to find the best diet for many years. I tried a large variety of them. I must say that this was the best way to see all the effects, either positive or negative, and the effects of different dietary habits on me. It helped me to understand how we are each unique and what works for one person may not suit another.
The study of nutrition helped me to gain knowledge of the human body. How it works, and what may be affected if any of the organs, hormones and other body parts do not work the way as they should or in other words, when the body is not in harmony. I also had the opportunity to adopt the science of vitamins and minerals that are an integral part of the proper bodily function. The study also included 200 consulting hours where students had the opportunity to apply their knowledge in practice on real people with different health issues. In these consultations they were supervised by experienced therapists who oversaw that their recommendations are indeed beneficial and safe.
This practical experience has taught me to grasp the individual approach that is necessary to each individual. This field has really wowed me and that was the reason why I decided to pursue and expand my knowledge in the field of Herbal medicine and Naturopathy.
Cooking and baking are my another hobbies. I developed very strong skills for preparing and using different types of food in the right combination for different needs in a way that it tastes good!
I find this skill to be necessary for becoming a nutrition therapist, because any treatment cannot be successful without practical knowledge. I always provide my treatment plan with all necessary knowledge and how to applies it in real life. This is what I found the most challenging for most of the people. I am very aware of the importance of that knowledge.
My goal is to develop a treatment plan so that it can be applied in real life. Therefore, I always provide not only a treatment plan, but also a sufficient amount of practical advice that is so essential to the successful application of changes.
Nutrition Therapy is a system of healing based on the knowledge that food is medicine.
Hippocrates, who lived c.460 BC-c. 370 BC, and is founder of medicine as a rational science said:
“Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food”.
In these days the human nutrition is well supported by scientists and a range of scientific research studies are available to support the philosophy.
We are all of us unique human beings. We need the food for life. Food is the fuel for our bodies. Your body is the temple of the spirit and the soul.
- ‘First – do not harm’
- If the human body is given the right conditions, it will heal itself.
- Prevention is better that cure.
- Each person is unique and must be treated as an individuals.
- Treat the person, not the disease.
- It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.
Ancient Ayurveda Proverb
When diet is wrong, medicine is of no use. When diet is correct, medicine is of no need.
From the bitterness of disease man learns the sweetness of health.