“To keep the body in good health is a duty… otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong and clear.”
~ Buddha ~
Mirthe is a Functional Medicine Practitioner that is passionate about facilitating health. With Functional Medicine looking at the root underlying cause of any chronic health condition, Mirthe specialises in both prevention and treatment, with the aim to maximise quality of life, stimulate the self-healing capacity of the body, and slow down ‘ageing’.
Finding and removing triggers for auto-immune conditions, infertility, mental disorders and anti-ageing are some of her many fields of passion.
Before finishing her post-grad education in Functional Medicine, Mirthe worked and travelled extensively in the Health domain, whether it was as the team physiotherapist for the NZ Olympic Winter Team, mental coach, personal trainer and dietitian with elite surfers, including on the World Tour Surfing, to organising exclusive ski and surf health retreats.
Mirthe now splits her time between the exclusive Swiss ski resort Verbier, London and the beautiful French surf town Hossegor, but mainly works virtually and travels worldwide to help clients find the root underlying cause of their health condition, slow down ageing, and achieve the best possible version they can be.
Having struggled with Crohn’s Disease herself since a young age, and being faced with the ‘diagnosis of no return’ – strong anti- inflammatory and immune system suppressing medications for the rest of her life, with inevitably other resulting conditions and less than stellar prospectives, Mirthe, being a self-proclaimed ‘nerd’, always challenging the status quo, and with her science degree background, set out to search the literature on root causes for Crohn’s. Surprised by the overwhelming research she found, she incorporated the diet and lifestyle tweaks suggested, and, within half a year, was ‘disease free’. This sparked her intrigue in Functional Medicine, as she wanted to help others do the same.
From a young age, and encouraged by her parents, who both practised, and still practise daily, Mirthe was intrigued by Eastern philosophies and ancient medicine, such as Yoga, Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Buddhism, and many more. She started a regular Yoga practise at a very young age, mainly to help relieve her then bad belly aches, but also Meditation for Mental Performance.
It is her ultimate goal to help you take back your health and thrive again – and to know that you too are perfectly able to do that.
Some of the areas of specialization include:
- Root cause analysis of chronic conditions such as autoimmune, neurodegenerative, hormonal, cardiovascular, gut related
- Epigenetics – analysis of genetic weaknesses and how to bypass/strengthen by diet and lifestyle factors
- Mental conditions such as anxiety, depression, ADHD
- Infertility and Optimal Pregnancy Support
- IBS and IBD
- Anti-ageing and Optimal Health