Marianne, founder of NatureWise, is a very happy Dane living in New York.
I love wine and chocolate and not afraid to admit it! Living an energetic life, centered on raising my two daughters with my husband in Northport, NY, I'm passionated about sharing my knowledge of nutrition and wellbeing to help my clients live the happiest, healthiest life possible. I'm certified in Denmark as a Naturopath and have received training to become a certified Holistic Health Counselor at Integrative Nutrition in New York City. I'm also certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has obtained Continuing Education Units from Purchase College, State University of New York.
Also a proud partner of KUR Organic Superfoods, who produce The Scandinavian Bite Size Bar, a sweet and organic guilt free bite-size treat. Kur's mission: to offer a truly healthy, tasty option in a sea of bad choices. Originally founded in Copenhagen, Denmark, Marianne had a large role in helping to establish the company in the USA.
1994-1997 > Naturopath ibm / Biopat
A 3-year graduate program leading to credentials to practice as a Naturopath ibm / Biopat. Includes instruction in anatomy, physiology, pathology and alternative pathology, nutrition, herb therapy, and immune therapy. Naturopathic medicine takes a holistic and complementary view of human nature, guiding patients to better nutrition and health. Practitioners have access to the latest research on nutrition, fatty acids, herb, homeopathy, and health and lifestyle in general. Patients will only be treated with safe therapy methods and biological remedies in order to eliminate harmful side effects.
1994-1997 > Reflexology/zonetheraphy practitioner
During a reflexology/zonetherapy massage, the practitioner pushes and squeezes acupuncture points on the patient’s feet, hands, and ears. Through the sensitivity of the different areas on the feet, the condition of the patient’s skin and the degree of muscle tension, the practitioner forms a specialized treatment for the patient based on his individual health. Reflexology stimulates the body’s Qi (chi) energy and gives it a more harmonious flow so the body can heal itself and improve general health.
1998-1999 > Acupressure (Tuina) therapist
Acupressure therapy has been used in China for 2,000 years. Tuina (Tui Na) uses the traditional Chinese medical theory of the flow of Qi through the meridians as its basic therapeutic orientation. Through the application of massage and manipulation techniques, Tuina (Tui Na) seeks to establish a more harmonious flow of Qi through the system of channels and collaterals, allowing the body to heal itself naturally. Tuina (Tui Na) methods include the use of hand techniques to massage the soft tissue (muscles and tendons) of the body, acupressure techniques to directly affect the flow of Qi, and manipulation techniques(bone-setting) to realign the musculoskeletal and ligamentous relationships. External herbal poultices, compresses, liniments, and salves are also used to enhance the other therapeutic methods.
2011-2012 > Health Counselor CHHC, AADP
Institute of Integrative Nutrition – the largest nutrition school in the world and cutting-edge leader in holistic nutrition education, educates with the worlds foremost experts in nutrition and wellness. The curriculum teaches a wide variety of skills in health coaching, nutrition education and healthy lifestyle choices covering all major dietary theories and combining traditional nutrition philosophies with the most current health concepts. Institute of Integrative Nutrition is in partnership with Purchase College of The State University of New York (SUNY).
You've got one life. You've got one body.
Make them work together in harmony.
I believe the wellness and balance of your body is the key to living a fulfilled life. Your body is your vessel and if you don't treat it right – inside and out – everyday life can become more difficult. Take care of your vessel, and you'll have wind in your sails. NatureWise is a company promoting products, information and consultation about healthy food and habits based on a holistic philosophy of life. Founded on the principles of simplicity and transparency, the company practices methods that are scientifically proven to yield results, with a down-to-earth approach.
Ask yourself this:
Are you happy? Are you healthy?
Ironically, these two essential questions go hand-in-hand. We believe that all humans need essential nutrition in order to maintain optimal health – yes, eat your fruits and veggies – but I believe that"health" is so much more than simply nutrition. It's about an all-around healthy lifestyle – a perfect balance of relationships, passions, spirituality, career and physical activity. Without this essential balance, our bodies can easily become stressed, leading to weight gain, low energy and illness. Find the perfect balance, and you've found the key to a happy, healthy life.
I am not your guardian of morals, nor do we offer overnight miracle cures. But what you will find is well-educated information and solid advice in order to make positive, simple life changes for optimal health. You'll be greeted with a smile and an open mind, and we'll help guide you to a more fulfilled, balanced lifestyle.
Trust me, your vessel will thank you for it.
Here's to a good life!
Founder of NatureWise, Inc.