Author | Research & Development Professional | Nutritional Consultant | Keynote Speaker
Vice President of the Association for Integrative Sciences
CEO & Founder of Real Way of Life
Member of the Regional Steering Committee of Lombardy SIPNEI (Italy)
Member of: SIPNEI (Italy) The Nutrition Society (UK); Parenting UK (UK)
Sara has a Degree in Nutrition Sciences and is a Nutrition and Health expert that focuses on the ways that food, nutrition and physical activity affect our health, emotional responses, mood and cognitive abilities. She is co-founder of the Association for Integrative Sciences and of the Real Way of Life research and training centres where she works as a consultant, researcher and trainer.
She developed the Emotional-Metabolic Switch model to intervene on inflammatory conditions of the gut, brain and, at the same time, on energy metabolism and the efficiency of mind-body interaction.
Her work slots into the Change Switches theory starting from initial cell responses (metabolic energy, epigenetic marking, inflammatory cascade) and is applied right throughout, across various levels of complexity that influence initial adaptation responses (from hunger to a sense of void), to brain networks at the heart of emotions and self-image (both physical and relating to identity), to self-regulation and primary interpersonal relation models (tolerance towards waiting, nurture, sharing etc.).
Sara researches and evaluates the reciprocal influence between nutrition, cell responses, epigenetics, responses to pain, management of emotions and behaviour.
Sara coordinates nutrition and wellbeing projects both at individual clinical level and in their overall social implication aspects, presenting her findings each year to an international audience.
Author of many successful books and articles published in different languages.