Food is the foundation of our lives and diet is the main way for the body to obtain the required substances for growth and maintenance.
My mission is to make you feel well in your body and loving it. I am trained to work with individuals with GENERAL HEALTH concerns, however my true passion lies in coaching people interested in adopting a more Plant-based Lifestyle to ensure they meet their individual nutrient needs. I am also passionate in offering advice on Longevity (health-span), Menopause, PCOS, Nutrition for Children, Eating Disorders; especially in teens, Sports Nutrition, and "Life after 50." I am offering vital information and practical tips on changing your life and reclaiming your health.
My name is Tanja Samalya, and I am a certified Master Nutrition Therapist, a practitioner specializing in holistic nutrition principles. I recognize that one's picture of health is colored by various individual experiences of life: physical, biochemical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and environmental. I use clinical education to make science-based recommendations and health coaching skills that promote desired behavior modifications for my clients while honoring a holistic perspective and bio-individuality
“Nothing will benefit human health and increase the chances for survival of life on Earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet.”
- Albert Einstein
My true passion lies in coaching people interested in adopting a more Plant-Based Lifestyle to ensure they meet their individual nutrient needs. I have noticed with many of my Vegan/Vegetarian clients that they are not finding the right balance of foods to maintain a healthy plant-based lifestyle. It doesn't matter whether you're a mixed eater, a vegetarian or vegan pro, or just beginning your plant-based journey; you'll discover the knowledge to change your life and improve your health through what you eat. I am offering vital information and practical tips on changing your life and reclaiming your health. As a lifestyle and longevity expert, I offer real-life strategies to make positive choices that cater to your unique needs and that you can implement to achieve your health goals.
Plant-Based Lifestyle is not a sacrifice; it's a gift!
FOR ME, VEGANISM IS MORE THAN A TREND. MANY ASPECTS SPEAK IN FAVOR OF A PLANT-BASED DIET. ENVIRONMENTAL, CLIMATE, AND ANIMAL PROTECTION, AS WELL AS IMPROVED HEALTH, ARE JUST A FEW OF THEM. REGARDLESS OF YOUR MOTIVES FOR A PLANT-BASED DIET, I WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT YOU.
HEALTHY VEGAN NUTRITION (IMMUNE FUNCTION, BONE DENSITY AND MUSCLE MASS, ENERGY, COGNITIVE FUNCTION, HORMONE PRODUCTION)
SWITCHING TO A VEGAN DIET
VEGETARIAN TO BECOMING VEGAN
VEGAN NUTRITION FOR ATHLETES (ADOLESCENTS ARE OFTEN LACKING VITAL NUTRIENTS!)
VEGAN DURING PREGNANCY
PLANT-BASED FOR CHILDREN
TEACH YOUR KIDS ABOUT NUTRITION AND MOVE AWAY FROM MORALIZING FOOD AS GOOD OR BAD AND BE ABLE TO ENJOY FOODS IN A POSITIVE, BALANCED WAY.
Tanja is a phenomenally gifted nutritionist turned friend who offers sound advice. I went to see her while pregnant with my first child, and as a vegan, it was inspiring to hear her positive outlook. She put my mind at ease several times by reminding me of what I was doing correctly and incorrectly, as well as where I needed to improve. She gave me invaluable vitamin advice. Her product expertise astounds me.
On a different note, my son is almost two years old, and my hair was falling out during postpartum, which was heartbreaking, and she recommended foods and a vitamin that, believe it or not, repaired my hair in 5 weeks!!
She's also given me invaluable advice on what supplements my vegan son should be taking. When it comes to which vitamins to give your child as a first-time parent, your head will spin, but she's effortlessly assisted me in navigating what to give my son.
Tanja is responsible of our good health!
Tanja is a master nutritionist with tremendous depth of knowledge and equally fantastic interpersonal skills. She has helped me over the past 6 years in managing my diet as it related to changing health issues. Tanja is so thoughtful and caring. She understands how difficult it can be to make changes to your eating habits and finds a way to meet you where you are. I find her approach very motivational. Over the last few decades, I have worked with several nutritionists who were treating family members. None of them came close to Tanja in terms of their knowledge, information sharing, and thoughtfulness. She goes above and beyond every time!
DON AND LAUREEN M.:
My husband and I came to Tanja after leaning that we both had high cholesterol, and he also had high triglycerides and was overweight. We knew we needed to make some changes. After reviewing our medical information and asking us questions about our goals, she put together a detailed, individualized plan for both of us. It was easy to understand and made so much sense. She was very responsive to any questions we had and always got back to us quickly. Six months later, and I have lowered my bad cholesterol by 30 points and increased my good cholesterol so that I don’t need to go on medication! This was my main goal, and I lost ten pounds in the process. My husband was able to lower his bad cholesterol by 50 points, his triglycerides are back in normal range, and he has lost 40 pounds! His cardiologist is thrilled. We are so grateful for Tanja’s help and guidance and would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to learn how proper nutrition can help heal the body. Her advice was truly life changing for us both.
I was seeking information about heart healthy nutrition for a friend who'd recently become unwell. I had a variety of questions, having been interested in nutrition for years and done some research ahead of time. Tanja responded to my inquiry quickly. We scheduled a consult. Tanja showed concern, offering many suggestions while being professional, knowledgeable, generous and kind during our brief conversations. It was really productive for me and would recommend Origins of Health, LLC and Tanja Samalya as one resource for you if you want to learn about nutrition and improved health.
TANYA changed my life! So knowledgeable, so very smart!
„REAL FOOD DOESN‘T NEED AN INGREDIENTS LIST, BECAUSE REAL FOOD IS THE INGREDIENT.“
Real medicine is synthesized directly by nature and works in harmony with the body. nourish the body, thus stimulating the body’s own natural self-healing mechanism.
CONTACT ME TO SET UP A CONSULTATION
In-Person consultation are offered in the following areas: Ventura, Oxnard, Camarillo, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village, Malibu, Santa Barbara.
Phone/Video consultations for all additional areas, states, and countries.
We can choose to wake up feeling average, or feel great today and well into the future. Which will you choose?