Sofia dealt with her first cancer at age 46, while living in South Carolina, USA. She was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, and though at first I was in shock, she realized that what she was going through along with her interest in wellness, would soon be able to help other survivors through their journey. She was lucky to have received the support of a local chapter of YSC and their training as well, which enables her to volunteer and help others.
Just prior to being diagnosed, she decided to become certified in plant-based nutrition through eCornell and T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. In 2016, she decided to complement my educational training with a Certificate in Health Coaching from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program. Today she is certified by the International Association for Health Coaches.
These two education components equipped her with an extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and preventive health and wellness. With these skills and knowledge at hand, she helps people to make the lifestyle changes needed to produce lasting results for one's overall health and life balance. I focus on volunteering and helping others that are entering this journey. She knows first hand what they are going through and can help them deal with both emotional and physical matters.
Her areas of expertise include teachings on how to food shop by choosing better choice and in season ingredients, recipe and meal planning, with a focus on whole foods, smoothies, juices, raw, vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free lifestyles, though I will also work with carnivores as well as pescatarians.
In 2023, she joined forces with another Breast Cancer survivor and today both help women in Portugal and Mozambique through their own NGO, A Casa Rosa.