Hello, I am Dr. Sandra!

From this part of my site you can learn about my background and training. Having to go through severe health issues after graduating from the medical school, I experienced and learned many things which helped me towards understanding the bigger picture related to health and life in general. Now I am sharing and using everything I learned to help others. 

My Story

I graduated as a medical doctor from the University El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia. At the beginning, I thought that by being a medical doctor I was knowledgeable enough to be healthy, I took good care of myself by exercising and eating what I thought was healthy. Nevertheless, a few years later in December of 2006, I was diagnosed with cancer of my left vocal cord, which was already at stage three. At first I thought it was not true. I kept asking myself why would something like this could happen to me if I am a medical doctor, I didn’t smoke and I had “healthy” habits.

My Training

I graduated as a medical doctor from the University El Bosque in Bogota, Colombia. After I graduated, I worked in Colombia as a medical doctor for a while until I discovered what my real passion was. I began studying at the Institute of Integral Nutrition in Manhattan, New York, where I obtained the certificate as Coach in Holistic Health. During my training, I studied more than 100 theories about how to obtain a balanced diet; methods to have an innovative and practical life-style; and coaching methods with well-recognized people in the areas of nutrition and well-being.

My Approach

I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected. Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat? Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising? As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.