ABOUT THE NAIJA GODDESS
Certified Holistic Nutritionist & Holistic Health Coach
Hi, I'm Naija!
I’m a Nigerian-American Certified Holistic Nutritionist and Certified Herbalist with pure love and joy of natural hair/skincare, plant-based recipes and natural remedies.
On the Naija Goddess, you’ll find a realistic, holistic lifestyle coach that focuses on plant-based solutions by way of easy recipes, holistic education and more in an effort to heal your body inside out.
As a former pastry chef and professional cellist, it has been invigorating to 'veganize' my favorite recipes and help friends/family better engage with the food they consume. Through my holistic journey, I have been fascinated to see and feel the power of food as medicine. Medicinal foods have totally transformed my life and now I make it my loving duty to spread the knowledge learned to you!
I am currently in medical school to become a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor (ND). All of the amazing advances in allopathy cannot be disputed. However, most pharmaceuticals were not created for long-term use or to address the root cause. Through my effort on this blog, I wish to give you a naturopathic perspective and pray you would go the natural route first before going to pharmaceuticals.
At the age of 9, I began my menstrual cycle. As a teenager, I struggled immensely with very heavy and painful periods. I was taught to think it is normal for women in my family and to just push through the pain. In undergrad, I picked up about 80 pounds within a span of 4 months with no change to my diet or physical routine. This scared me quite a bit. I went to my doctor and had several blood tests and an ultrasound performed when I learned that I had PCOS and hypothyroidism. I was prescribed Metformin, Spironolactone, Ortho-tri-cyclen & Iodine. These two disorders were foreign to me. The diagnosis seemed like a prescription for a life of pain and misery coupled with lots of medications. I learned that these two diseases often go hand-in-hand. As a result, I experienced the following symptoms: very stubborn weight loss, extreme fatigue, prediabetes, high prolactin levels, extreme sensitivity to cold, severe depression, hirsutism, myxedema, joint aches, high cholesterol and triglycerides, goiter, very irregular periods, polycystic ovaries, high estrogen levels and very high androgen levels. These symptoms were my every day for the bulk of my life. After becoming fed up with life, I made it my mission to heal my body. So, my holistic life began…
If you have any questions for me or need advice about something, please comment here on the blog, or email me at TheNaijaGoddess@gmail.com.