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English-speaking Nutritionist
& Health practitioner in Lausanne

Nutrition • Naturopathy • Relaxation

Why meeting with a nutritionist health practitioner ?

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The health world is filled with abundant yet conflicting information that can make it challenging to accomplish your goals. Sometimes we need a professional to help quiet the noise and navigate this surplus of information, while holding us accountable to be our best selves.

Working with a Holistic Health Coach means working with a professional who can provide you with nutrition, wellness and lifestyle management tips while coaching you along the way.

We tailor our approach to best serve your needs – whatever they may be. Whether it is nutritional counseling, meal planning or creating a healthier sleep environment, a personal health coach is there to make it more attainable. We are committed to making your health journey a successful one. We are here to guide you.

Healthy nutrition along with exercise and quality supplementation are crucial to feeling optimal. Additionally, a healthy work-life balance, adequate “Me Time” and fulfilling relationships with family and friends are all priorities that I also encourage to incorporate into daily routines. Working as your partner in health, we will uncover the root causes of your current conditions or illnesses and work together to improve your health condition.

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When is nutrition and naturopathic medicine helpful ?

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Digestive issues

  • Constipation
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Intestinal inflammation
  • Food intolerances
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Chronic diseases

  • Cardiovascular illnesses
  • High blood pressure
  • Type II diabetes
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Respiratory and skin allergies
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Nutrition for seniors

  • Preserve health and physical fitness
  • Joint pain
  • Prevention of deficiencies
  • Menopause and andropause
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Nervous disorders

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sleeping troubles
  • Stress, anxiety
  • Burn out, depression
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Weight regulation

  • Food rebalancing
  • Weight loss
  • Reduce your cravings
  • Personalized nutritional program
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  • Sports preparation
  • Recovery after exertion
  • Injury Prevention

Benefit from optimal nutrition for each of your needs

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Make healthy and lasting changes to your eating habits

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Improve gut health and digestion

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Balance your weight (lose weight or gain weight)

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Improve your chronic disease condition

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Decrease inflammation

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Increase your level of energy


Sports preparation

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Relax and meditate

« Let your food be your first medicine »

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My practice

I offer individualized care integrating holistic nutrition and naturopathic medicine. Eating a nutritious, well-balanced diet offers one of the simplest, most effective ways of reducing your risk of heart disease, type II diabetes, and other health problems, as well as helping you to lose weight.

I work with you to help make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and wellbeing. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.

How does it work

An initial consultation will be scheduled to discuss your specific health and wellness goals. Together we will go through the areas that you would like to improve upon and identify the ways to best accomplish your specific needs. You will walk away from the consultation with tangible tips and tools to get started.

After each session, you will receive a detailed program that is completely customized for you with specific recommendations to begin implementing immediately. Follow-up appointments will be scheduled once a month depending on your needs, and we will continue to dive deeper to provide you with more structure, advice, and support.

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My services

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Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine’s goal is to prevent or restore health by respecting the natural healing process of the body. We utilize herbal remedies, vitamin and mineral supplementation, essential oils and many other natural remedies.

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Holistic Nutrition

The Integrative Nutrition emphasizes the importance of high-quality aliments and the lifestyle factors that create optimal health. Each one of us have their eating habits and their specific life environment and there is not one diet that suits everyone. We will work to figure out which diet works best for you, and you will receive recommendations according to your individual needs.

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Relaxation & Yoga

Relaxation is a discipline that aims to reconnect body and mind through the practice of yoga-inspired breathing exercises and relaxing visualizations. The goal is to allow you to relax and adapt your reactions to stressful situations in life. In addition to relaxation exercises, practicing yoga is a fantastic discipline to improve flexibility, joint mobility and strengthen the musculoskeletal system gently.


In-person and remote options

My office is ideally located in the center of Lausanne.
Can’t make it to the office? Let’s schedule a virtual meeting on Skype!

My rates

Since 2018, complementary medicine therapists in Switzerland have been subject to « tarif 590 ». The implementation of this rate aims at a rate unification at the national level. Like its equivalent for doctors, our services are priced in 5-minute increments. Sessions are billed at CHF 12.5  per 5-minute increment, or CHF 150 for 60 minutes.
Initial appointment (60 mins | CHF 150)

Online or in person, the first visit lasts approximately 1 hour. You will receive your personalized nutritional program by email within 48 hours.

Follow-up appointments (60 mins | CHF 150)
Online or in person, the next visits last approximately 60 minutes.

As a certified nutritionist, my services are reimbursed by most of complementary insurance.
Ask your health insurance or check if your insurance is part of the ASCA list.
ASCA RCC number: Sonia El Hamdi G168 964.


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Who am I ?

My name is Sonia, I graduated with a MSc. in cellular and molecular biology and I worked 20 years in medical scientific research, first as a research engineer and then as a clinical project manager working in several multinational pharmaceutical and food companies. I am also a happy nutritionist and health practitioner with a deep passion for holistic human health. From an early age, I was fascinated by the physiological mechanisms that promote health. Driven by the belief that health is intimately linked to physical, mental, and emotional well-being, I studied nutrition, natural medicine, yoga, and meditation for a healthy and balanced life.

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Q&A: Frequently Asked Questions

During our first appointment, we will get to know each other, explore your situation, and identify your main objective. We will develop together your nutritional program and the implementation of the steps towards your goal.

At the end of the consultation, I will send you within 48 hours by email your program with a natural supplement’s prescription.
You will also receive an invoice at the end of each session for the health insurance’s reimbursement.
The following consultations are spaced at least one month apart, and we will readjust your program according to your progression and experience.

Anyone who is ready to make lasting changes to their life will benefit from my programs. Whether you’re looking to lose weight, clear up a nagging digestive issue, prevent the onset of chronic disease, or just generally feel healthier and more energized, these programs will work for you, as long as you’re enthusiastic and involved in your Goals.

If you’re looking for another quick-fix diet that will lead to super-fast weight loss, then my programs aren’t for you. Weight lost very quickly through restrictive diets is gained back once you return to « normal » eating. My approach is different–by making small, slow changes to your habits, you will see slow and steady weight loss, and then keep the weight off for good. It is also important to note that you must be a committed partner in the process.

To get the most out of my programs you just need to open your mind to new ideas, be willing to try new things, follow the recommendations we come up with together, and have confidence in yourself that you can do this !

I use Skype for the online sessions.
The day of your appointment, download Skype and click on the following link

Call me at the agreed time.

The consultation will last on average 1 hour.

I will create your program with the recommendations discussed together.

You will receive your program by email within 48 hours.

For online appointment, payment will be made via Twint using the phone number +41 (0)78 741 8819

My consultations are reimbursed by most health insurances.
Ask your health insurance or check if your insurance is part of the ASCA list.
ASCA RCC number: Sonia El Hamdi G168 964.

Since 2018, natural medicine therapists in Switzerland have been subject to “tarif 590”. This pricing corresponds to the list of outpatient natural medicine services according to the supplementary insurance (LCA).

The implementation of this “tarif 590” aims at unifying prices at a national level. Like its equivalent “TARMED” for doctors, our services are priced in 5-minute increments.

In my case, my sessions are billed CHF 12,5 per 5-minute period.

If you need to postpone or cancel an appointment, please notify at least 24 hours before the scheduled appointment. Otherwise, or in case you forgot your appointment, the consultation will be invoiced. Thank you for your understanding.

Office consultations are paid in cash at each appointment. For consultations performed on Skype, payment is made using TWINT.

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The office is located in:

Chemin des Avelines, 5. 1004 Lausanne

By car: Free parking in blue zone in the street.
By Bus n°9 : Montétan stop (2 min walk)

Contact me

Health looks different for everyone, and a Health Coach is there to guide and define what health looks like for you. There is no time like the present to unlock the best version of yourself !

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