ICO healthy living stands for Ilse Carine Onderweegs living healthy. I have always been passionate about living healthy and being fit. And that grew even more when I had my two boys.
My initial background is in Sport and Exercise rehabilitation.
Over the years of training patients and clients my focus has become more on women’s health, pre-&post natal training & children’s training. I also realized how important it is what you put into your mouth.
When my eldest son was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at age 4 (and another autoimmune disease 2 years later), I turned my pain into passion. I was driven by motivation to help my son as much as I could in a natural holistic functional approach.
In recent years I have studied further to become a Functional Nutritionist and Integrative Health Coach, with my main focus on women and children’s health.
As a Functional Nutritionist I work closely with the client to conduct a holistic assessment of their nutritional requirements and to compile an individual program for diet and supplementation, in order to alleviate, or prevent illness and promote optimal health. This is achieved through functional diagnostic testing, negotiating meal plans, recommending non-scheduled supplements as well as providing nutrition related resources or support material (reading, food diaries, recipes etc).
Today I have a big passion to help, guide, support and inspire other women, kids and families that struggle with their health issues.
I recently completed a certification in functional medicine. I do daily readings and research on different health topics that affects kids & women.
“Changing your diet is the single most powerful thing you can do for your health.”
I love to educate & spread the word on health & wellness through giving talks.
I connect with adults & kids on specific health topics.
Recent talks included:
"How food affects your child's learning & behavior"
"Top 10 tips to becoming a healthier women"
"How your gut health controls your brain"
“Mold, Mycotoxins, VOC’s & the affect on our health”
Want me to speak at your school, work or private setting? Get in touch with me through the contact form.
BA (Hons) Human Movement Sciences: Biokinetics (South Africa)
International Diploma in Clinical Nutrition (Australia)
IIN Integrative Nutritional Health Coach (Institute of Integrative Nutrition - USA)
Functional Medicine Certification (Functional Medicine University - USA)
Diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition (Centre of Excellence - UK)
courses currently busy with:
Functional Immunology (Cogence Immunology - USA)