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 Nutrition and lifestyle support to optimise your health, natural beauty and wellbeing

AshFab Nutrition is an online destination for natural nutrition information, healthy recipes, products, beauty, wellness, fitness and lifestyle tips, interviews, cooking videos and articles.

AshFab Nutrition will show people that being healthy is ALL about having fun, adding new healthy habits and positive, uplifting energy to your life, NOT about deprivation, rigid structure, or boring meals, and the results- feeling fab & looking fab.

Ashley Siedentopf is Certified Nutritionist and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, the soon to be author of Feed Your Self Fabulous, and a cooking and health talk host for Ashfab Nutrition on youtube. Ashley loves creating nutritious and delicious recipes free from gluten, cows milk, and refined sugar that are simple, healthy and full of flavour. Her focus is on weight-loss, wellness, skin, detox and digestion.

Ashley is a health and wellness writer for Lumity life and Health bloggers magazine and has also been featured in White almonds, Fit life TV, and Eho chef.

She enjoys spending time with her loved ones, beach holidays, city breaks, the English countryside, skiing, tennis, reading, yoga, pilates, cooking, wine, photography, and most of all living and loving her life fully everyday.  She resides in London with her husband and pug.

Fabifying Services include:

  • Nutrition Consulting in person or via skype
  • Fridge and pantry makeovers
  • Grocery store tours
  • Private cooking for your loved ones.
  • Programs and meal planning for the week
  • Fresh 1-3 day cleanses created by me, for a fresh, fast and fabulous flush
  • Cooking lessons
  • Natural beauty and wellness workshops

 

I have a Advanced 5 Diploma in Nutritional Studies (Registered Nutritionist) which covered:

  • Digestion and Anatomy
  • Carbohydrates
  • Proteins
  • Fats
  • Vitamins and Minerals
  • Nutrition and Children
  • Nutrition and Teenagers
  • Nutrition and Adults
  • Nutrition in Later Years
  • Employing Nutrition in Weight Loss
  • Specialist Diets
  • Common Problems
  • Sports Nutrition

 

I received my training as a Integrative Nutrition Health Coach from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program.
During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.

“My education has equipped me with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, preventative health, and nutrition coaching. Drawing on these skills and my knowledge of different dietary theories, I work with clients to help them make lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.” Ashley Siedentopf

My Story

No one enjoys enduring the hardships of life but sometimes they help us find a greater purpose. Such was the case for me. I decided to study nutrition because of my personal experience with medical hardship and learn more about the importance of a whole food based diet.  It all started when I was 11. After expe­ri­enc­ing some pretty painful, and inex­plic­a­ble symptoms for over a year — I was finally diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease on my 12th birthday in March 1995.   I remember laying in the hospital bed with a IV drip,  completely shocked, terrified and speechless.

They pumped my body full of high dose steroids in an attempt to reduce inflam­ma­tion and ultimately had no answers as to what happened, or why.  The only pain relief that worked was Demerol and moraphine ( a narcotic pain medicine used to treat moderate to severe pain) side effects including nausea and dizziness.  Probably the worst part of those 10 days in the hospital were the tests and examinations; from being poked several times, to a endoscopy, colonoscopy , MRI, and Barium Swallow ( I had to drink 2-3 L of a Vile chalky liquid).  After I was released I was prescribed Cortisone; (a steroid that prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation)  which swelled up my face, gave me mood swings, sweats, insomnia, and a very large appetite, as well as Pentasa a drug to supposably help heal my gut but actually worsened the symptoms, my hair started to fall out, I always felt sick after eating, and got severe headaches.

Over the years, being in and out of hospitals, tube fed, put on medication after medication, missing school, and falling behind my parents decided to take action and try a holistic approach, when I had my first consultation with the Naturopathic Doctor at the mere age of 15, the list of foods he gave me to avoid seemed daunting, and the amount of supplements he prescribed me seemed scary (Digestive enzymes, fish oils, Vitamin B, D, L-Glutamine, Ester C, & Probitics ect)…fast forward a few months later,  I had no stomach aches, toliet troubles, and my appetite was back to normal again.  I was thrilled and my doctors were surprised, they had never mentioned anything about avoiding dairy, sugar, wheat, gluten, and other processed type foods.  However as time went on and I was approaching my early twenties, my health started to decline again due to poor eating habits and life style choices. Flare ups were worse, the pain was excruciating, and hospital visits became longer.

At the age of 23 living in Athens for a month, my condition was so brutal that the doctors said it could have been fatal if I had not gone to the hospital that day; the tests had revealed a large Stomach abscess ( When bacteria enter your body, your immune system tries to fight the infection by sending white blood cells to the affected area. As the white blood cells attack the bacteria, it causes inflammation pain and the death of nearby tissue, leading to the formation of a cavity.) Being bed bound for 10 days in a foreign hospital, with very poor conditions around me, it was a moment of truth and acceptance that I have a disease and the only one who can help me, is ME.

I decided to take personal responsibility for my health.  I took charge and made a commitment to myself that I would try to never get in that state again, which was also tremendously empowering.  After that terrible time in Athens I found my passion and insatiable appetite for learning about health and nutrition – not only for myself but also for my friends, family and everyone I cared about.  A few years later I enrolled in Institute of Integrative Nutrition followed by College of Nutrition.  I now create content via articles, publications and videos to inspire organic healhty living, and help clients achieve better health through nutrition.

Today at 34, I feel incredible and manage my illness on a daily basis by living a clean living lifestyle, daily fresh juice and smoothies with added nutrition from high quality supplements.

My secret to feeling and looking my best is simple: Smart and healthy eating with a fitness based lifestyle and Lumity soft gels.

Ashley xoxo

“I feel blessed to be doing something I love and am passionate about every day. To be part of someone’s journey to better health is amazing. It never ceases to amaze me how often even small changes to someone’s diet and lifestyle can bring about major improvement in their health. I love nothing more than inspiring, empowering and motivating others about organic healthy living. I help my clients to achieve better health through nutrition from consulting, creating nutritious meals, or cooking healthy. I specialise in weight-loss, wellness, skin health, detox & digestion.”  Ashley Siedentopf