Nutritional Therapist

Ginka Kostova is a Nutritional Therapist practicing within the principles of Naturopathy and Functional Medicine.

She graduated from the prestigious award-winning College of Naturopathic Medicine in London. She is trained to understand the underlaying causes of someone’s disbalances and to support their body holistically, to reach optimal health.

She is an expert in Gut Health, Microbiome, Gastrointestinal Functional Disorders (IBS, Reflux, Leaky Gut, Food Intolerances)

clinical
experience

includes practicing in a clinic in London in the following areas

  • Weight loss and metabolic disbalance
  • Fatigue and Burnout
  • Gastrointestinal Dysfunctions
  • Hormonal Disbalances – Sex Hormones, Thyroid
  • Post Covid Syndrome and Covid Vaccine Injuries
  • Mood Disorder

Ginka is a certified Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) practitioner. She has done an extensive training with Dr. Nirala Jacobi ND, an internationally recognized leader in SIBO treatment.

In her practice Ginka uses first and for most nutrition, but also lifestyle and movement recommendations, high quality supplements, herbs, standard and functional testing in the best labs in England.

She spends a great deal of time to stay up to date with the latest research, attending conferences and reading leading scientific journals.

MY PHILOSOPHY

I believe in a patient-centred, not disease-centred approach, where I take into consideration all aspects of one’s life to create a realistic plan that my patients can follow. Involving them in the process and listening to their feedback is essential for achieving better and lasting results. I have seen time and time again how a holistic approach improves people’s health– their symptoms get better, they have more energy, they sleep better, they live better.

I believe in:

  • Food is medicine
  • Health starts in the gut
  • Addressing the whole person, not the disease
  • Prevention is key
  • Identify and address the root cause
  • Evidence-based interventions
  • The human body is self-healing when given the right environment
  • Health is more than the absence of disease
  • Creating life-long habits instead of following short-term diets

MY STORY

I have always been interested in nutrition and health. But life took me in a different direction. I spend 15 years in a highly stressful environment working for the movie industry in Los Angeles. Long hours, high stress, unhealthy food, little movement and sunshine lead to a major burnout, high body weight, high blood pressure and cholesterol and immense fatigue.

I reached my bottom, and this woke me up to the fact that I had to do something. I desperately started looking for a solution to improve my health.

I discovered the power of food and the more I learned, the more I got inspired to become a nutritionist myself so I can help people feel their best and have a happy life. Through addressing the six areas below, I restored my vitality and balance. And today I help people do the same.

THE SIX PILLARS OF HEALTH

You cannot achieve health by just looking at one thing. Humans are complex beings and only a 360-degree approach can restore wellness. I consider the following six areas to be the foundation of optimal health and addressing all of them are part of my method of working.

Diet

This is the foundation for optimal health. Our nutritional status determines how we feel. Food is not only the fuel for every cell and process, but also information. It interacts with our genes and shifts our internal environment towards health or disease.

Sleep

Unrestful sleep can have detrimental effects on our health including increased insulin resistance, weight gain, inflammation, cognitive decline and much more. During sleep the body recovers and cleans the waste and toxins that accumulate in our cells during the day. We process memories and information. When we sleep well, we are able to make better choices the next day and better choices help us improve our sleep.

Movement

Moving should be part of everyday life. It increases insulin sensitivity, cellular energy, improves cardiovascular and lung health and it is a major factor in increasing longevity.

Stress management

Chronic stress puts us in a state of constant “fight or flight” response which impairs many essential functions in the body – our immunity, hormonal balance, and digestion to name a few. Uncontrolled stress is a driver for all chronic diseases. It is also the most underestimated factor simply because it is so prominent in contemporary life.

Being in nature and sunlight exposure

Spending time outside in nature has been recognised as essential for our wellbeing. Nature and sunlight charge our batteries so to speak, feed our microbiome, calm our nervous system, increase our cognition, help the formation of vitamin D, regulate our circadian rhythm essential for sleep and hormone balance.

Soul

Emotions are connected to our physical body. Unprocessed trauma can make us sick. Living a purposeful life, having healthy relationships, dealing with emotional pain can all have a profound effect on our wellbeing.

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