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Hi, I'm Maryana. I'm the founder of Raised on Real Food and an integrative nutrition coach who specialises in helping families resolve their wellness challenges so they can thrive.


My experience in overcoming my own daughter's eczema, allergies and failure to thrive through a series of gut-centered nutrition, lifestyle and other supportive changes has helped me become one of New Zealand's leading coaches in this space. Being able to combine everything I learned through that experience, with the eight years (and counting) of working 1:1 with thousands of families worldwide since - this has allowed me to build a depth of knowledge to quickly understand the situation, connect the dots and offer realistic and holistic insights and support designed to help put the power back into your hands so you can reach your goals.

I understand what it's like to be told there is nothing you can do than put on more steroid cream because it's just bad luck. I know what it's like to get side-eyes from well meaning people when choosing to pursue the alternative approach (although I strongly suggest addressing symptoms at their root cause should be the norm over merely suppressing them) and I also how hard it is to watch your child itch, or fret when they're around food at parties and worry if it will be this way forever. I also know what it's like to come through the other side and watch your healthy child enjoy food freedom, smooth skin and robust immunity. This understanding makes me a force to be reckoned with.

No matter what challenges you're facing for you and your family, I'm on your side, here to listen and support you, and help you navigate through them. I've seen first hand the transformations that occurred when clients were given the necessary tools, support, education, space and time - and this is what I want for you.

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