That organic living is a conscious health choice
Sigrid Grobys - Naturopathic Doctor
Sigrid Grobys is a naturopathic doctor who uses homeopathic remedies, herbal medicine, nutritional counselling and acupressure to treat various health conditions and help patients achieve a greater sense of well-being. After completing her Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry at McGill University, she continued her medical education at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine, and was awarded the Governor’s Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence in Canada.
Currently the resident naturopath at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape, and a consultant to SuperNature, Sigrid is an expert in kids’ nutrition, food preparation and food labeling. Armed with a strong understanding of the common problems families face, she provides insight on how to build and foster a healthy familial relationship through diet and lifestyle changes.
For advice on how to combat stress or chronic issues such as seasonal allergies, diabetes and fatigue, get in touch with Sigrid at 6304 3552 or enquire online.
Dr Shirin Jacob - Consultant Obstetrics and Gynecology, Functional Medicine
Dr Jacob graduated in medicine from the National University of Singapore. She spent 14 years working at the KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital, where she specialised in obstetrics and gynaecology. She also holds postgraduate degrees in obstetrics and gynaecology from the Postgraduate School of Medicine in Singapore and the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in London.
Dr. Jacob’s wealth of experience, including working with the Ghurkha women in Nepal, forms the foundation of her approach. Functional medicine represents a shift in the traditional focus of medicine, from the disease to the individual. Her personalized and holistic approach assesses a patient’s history, genetics, lifestyle and nutrition, aiming not simply at the treatment of symptoms, but at addressing their underlying causes.
If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jacob, enquire at 6737 0777 or online.
Eve Persak - Nutrition Advisor, MS RD CNSC CSSD
A highly qualified nutritionist, Eve is a Registered Dietitian (RD) with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is one of only 3,500 medical professionals globally to hold Certified Nutrition Support Nutrition (CNSC) credentials with the American Society of Nutrition Support Clinicians and has extensive experience providing nutritional therapies in intensive care hospital settings.
Eve's expertise is therefore rooted in science-based knowledge, and has expanded to encompass independent consultancy. She provides comprehensive anthropometric and biochemical assessments, personalised therapeutic dietary recommendations, and guidance with meal planning and preparation, and supplementation as needed. She frequently collaborates with interdisciplinary healthcare teams to support the 360-degree, holistic treatment of her clients and works with them on issues including weight loss, food allergies, gastrointestinal dysfunction, pediatrics, women's health, chronic disease and sports nutrition. She is now also available for private nutrition consultations at COMO Shambhala Urban Escape.As Nutrition Consultant for the COMO Group, Eve's bespoke wellness experiences, nutrition advice, therapeutic beverage lines and menus have been featured in renowned international publications such as Conde Nast Traveller, Forbes, Travel & Leisure, Vogue and more. She is the Nutrition Editor and Consultant of COMO Shambhala's newly published cookbook, The Pleasures of Eating Well: Nourishing Favourites from the COMO Shambhala Kitchen and serves as Nutrition Advisor to Club21's SuperNature store, Singapore's leading organic retailer.
Joanne Barber - Certified Organic Consultant
Joanne Barber is an international health product consultant specialising in certified organic, non-GMO, grass-fed, free-range products that are also free from synthetic chemicals, antibiotics and hormones. An all-round synthetic chemical and environmentally conscious expert with a passion for organic whole foods, a health scare turned her life towards reducing all the unknown ingredients from her diet. This experience led her to discover more about the impact conventional food consumption can have on our health. Joanne developed extensive knowledge on the environmental and healing benefits of the consumption of organic wholefoods. These include, - but are not limited to - plants, herbs, good fats and oils, leafy green vegetables and ethically raised animals.
In 2003, Joanne owned and managed a certified organic skincare business, which led to work as an auditor for organic producers, processors, wholesalers and retailers. This included auditing on behalf of internationally recognised certified organic standards, such as USDA, Australia National Standard (OFC) and Japanese Agricultural Standard (JAS).
Joanne's commitment to the certified organic industry moved to a new level when she was invited to join the National Standards Sub-Committee to maintain and ensure rigour within the certified organic standards in Australia. She was also employed by ACO (Australia's largest organic certifier) as an executive certified organic consultant, where she implemented Australian Organic's current commercial and marketing strategy. Today, Joanne works with entrepreneurs and world business leaders to create change to beneficially impact our environment, health and social wellbeing.
Joanne is currently working with SuperNature to train and educate their staff on the principles of certified organic agriculture and production. This includes developing modules on specialised topics such as toxicity accumulation in the body; consumption of organic food and its environmental health benefits; and building body resilience by creating your own family purchasing standards.