Christina Santini has a degree in Human Nutrition from Metropolitan Copenhagen University. Furthermore she has taken extensive courses and certifications in Ayurveda, biological medicine, Swiss medicine, medical yoga, thermography screening and plant medicine.
Christina Santini has worked intensely througout the last 15+ years with how to use food as medicine along with integrative medicine. Christina is a part of our Health Clinic and specialize in head-to-toe health check-ups, biological medicine, personalized nutrition, thermography and advanced laboratory testing.
What is your professional title and educational background?
I am a Clinical Nutritionist specializing in Biological Medicine. Furthermore I have a degree in Human Nutrition from Metropolitan University, certified in Biological Medicine from Paracelsus Academy, Switzerland, certified in Medical Thermography, Total Thermal Imaging Center, California and I am certified in Medical Yoga, NAAM Healing+Research Center, Los Angeles.
Which fields are you specialized in and how many years of experience do you have?
I specialize in Biological Medicine + Nutrition Therapy with 15+ years experience working in Europe, New York + Los Angeles.
I have worked several years at private hospitals in Europe incl. first private hospital in Denmark for eating disorders along with 7 years in New York and Los Angeles for medical doctors incl. celebrity doctor Dr. Eric Braverman, anti-aging clinics and with executive health programs along with private practice. This in addition to doing workshops for patient organizations, writing articles in various outlets and speaking at conferences internationally. Clients have included Forbes 500, celebrities, "Wallstreet wolves" and top names in fashion along with cancer patients and just general health screening for preventative purposes. I am particularly passionate about the science-based overlappings between Western medicine and Eastern health philosophy.
Tell us about yourself and your approach to health?
Just like no size fits all, there is no diet that works for all. Each body has its own perfect formula to thrive. In order to treat, we must first be able to diagnose the root cause of disease. Every disease is unique as the underlying biochemical imbalances must first be detected in order to develop a strategy that targets the issue.
We now know that genes matter only little. We all have genes of disease. The real key is whether we activate those genes or not. When we know our vulnerabilities we can take action to inactivate genes of disease. Through biochemical testing we can understand which foods, supplements and even medications that best work for us based on how we are biochemically wired, which toxins we have and target exact deficiencies. This enables us to move away from symptom management and towards testing for the actual underlying triggers to treat and reverse disease or simply prevent genetic disposition from becoming genetic determination. Our genes are not our destiny - we control our destiny through our actions.
Ongoing activities and past accomplishments we should know about?
I am always striving to educate myself and integrate new knowledge as it arises. I re
have participated in courses from Harvard, Stanford, Chopra Center, Neuro-Nutrient Therapy Institute by Dr. Julia Ross, Institute for the Psychology of Eating and Maudsley London. Courses covering health coaching, eating disorders, addictions, lab diagnostics, nutrient therapy and Eastern medicine. I participated with scholarship at TEDMED 2016. International Speaker at Omics Addiction conference in Orlando 2016 on Nutrition Strategies in Addiction Recovery. I am founder of the trademarked treatment method TANT® - target aimed nutrition therapy. I am a member of International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals, Danish Nutrition Society and Animal Protection.
What is your perception of VITAVIVA and why do you recommend VITAVIVA?
For me it is important that I recommend products only that combine purity with potency and consumer friendly price-point. VITAVIVA checks off those criteria in addition to having excellent customer service. People are listened to and provided the help they need to find out what is right for them. Companies that care are rare - which shines through in VITAVIVA’s products and service. They are always looking to implement new findings into their supplements, so I as a consumer can trust that I am taking supplements that are top-notch without needing to research myself - and that is a relief: to be able to trust someone else to take care of my health.