Health and Wellness Coach in Dubai
My name is Daniela Cook and I am a Dubai based Functional Medicine Certified Health Coach, Certified FDN Practitioner, Certified Gluten Practitioner, Nutrition Advisor with a personal interest in Gluten & Food Allergy, Neuro-Developmental Issues and Hormone Health.
Ever since I was little I had one overwhelming desire … to be a mum.
My vision was no different to most: healthy bouncy children, lots of laughter and love. I was totally unprepared for a diagnosis of chronic degenerative autoimmune disease and even less prepared for mysterious symptoms that doctors seemed to have no answers for. But that became my reality when our youngest child’s health began deteriorating at the age of 18 months!
I was shocked and overwhelmed and didn’t know what to do. I trusted the conventional medical system and followed the advice I was given, fighting symptoms with medications and steroids. We consulted many specialists in 5 countries and 3 continents! But after 2 years of further deterioration, an autoimmune diagnosis and no hope for a cure I decided to take matters into my own hands. I could not accept that there was nothing we could do to help restore her health.
I studied and researched and tried so many approaches. I went back to school to make sure I understood how some fundamental body systems worked. I learnt so much about the extent to which our lifestyle affects our health and I worked tirelessly to restore my daughter’s health.
Whilst reversing disease is not always possible, I discovered that there is a lot we can do to support the body and often stop disease progression. In our case my efforts were rewarded and I was granted a small miracle.
After a few years of progressive improvements, our sick child was no longer sick. Her tests revealed that all the markers for autoimmunity were back in normal range and she now had a life full of opportunity rather than disease ahead of her. We finally had the healthy bubbly child I could see inside the sickly tired toddler we drove to the ER so many times.
I would be lying if I told you it was easy. It was tough and exhausting on all levels, physically and emotionally and sometimes even spiritually and definitely took a toll on my own health.
Today my overwhelming desire is to help other parents who may be faced with similar issues with their children. I know how hard it is and I can provide support whilst guiding you through the maze of health information out there.
Whether your child suffers from allergies or learning difficulties or was diagnosed with a chronic degenerative disease or autoimmune disease, I know how you are feeling.
If you want to help your children and don’t know where to start I can guide you. If you yourself are exhausted and need help to support your own health … I’ve been there, I have researched that too! I know all too well that we can't pour from an empty cup.
I believe the body can heal itself given the right tools. As a Health Coach I help you figure out what your body or your child’s body may need to support it and help it heal.
I am passionate about helping both individuals and families make healthy changes to their lifestyle and I achieve this through a science based approach that integrates the art of coaching with the principles of functional medicine, functional nutrition, eating psychology, mind-body medicine and positive psychology.
I particularly like to focus on an individual’s strengths and strive to provide a confidential, safe and non-judgemental space for clients to explore their health journey at their own pace.
Through our journey together you will receive personalised advice and learn about the mind-body connection and the impact of nutrition, including food and gluten allergy on the body and our ability to control weight, mood and health. We will also explore other lifestyle factors such as sleep, stress and movement.
Whether yourself or your child or teen have difficulty with weight management, feel drained or overwhelmed, need advice with unanswered general health questions, have just been told or you suspect that you suffer from a food allergy, want to learn about hormone health, are battling with a chronic disease or just simply want to get general advice to improve your lifestyle I would be honoured to support you on your journey.
Timings and Bookings
I am based in Umm Suqeim, which is easily accessible from Jumeirah, JBR, JLT, Jumeirah Park, Jumeirah Islands, Motor City, the Greens, the Meadows, Emirates Hills, Arabian Ranches. For appointments in Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim please Book Here
If you are not sure if Health Coaching is right for you please feel free to Book A FREE 30 min Call to see if this is a good fit for you.
If you cannot find a suitable time on the online booking service please feel free to email me so we can find a mutually agreeable time.
When we first started working with Daniela, my son who is autistic, was hardly eating anything. He was almost grey in color with no appetite. Within a month he was eating all kinds of vegetables and is now actually interested in different types of food – his gut health is so much better and he is such a happy child. She is a life saver!!!! Fatima (UAE)
Grazie Daniela, mi hai supportata e voluta bene da subito, senza conoscermi. Mi hai "riportata in vita" sia fisicamente che psicologicamente. Mi stai ridando la forza e coraggio per trovare il giusto equilibrio. Sei davvero preziosa. Qualche mese fa mi sono rivolta a te, con l'intenzione seguire un percorso di cambiamento che partisse dall'alimentazione. Empatia, sensibilità e gentilezza nel relazionarsi con la persona che ha di fronte sono i tratti che contraddistinguono Daniela, caratteristiche che sommate ad una bella dose di positività spronano a raggiungere gli obbiettivi col sorriso! Sabrina C. (UAE)
Translation: Thank you Daniela, you have supported me and taken care of me since our very first meeting. You’ve given me renewed energy, both physically and emotionally, to find the courage and strength to find balance again in my life. I turned to you a few months ago, when I decided to start a new path to health based on better nutrition. Your support has been precious.
Empathy, sensitivity and kindness are some of Daniela’s strengths; coupled with her positive outlook, I was encouraged to meet my goals with a smile.>
Daniela is an excellent functional medicine health coach that helped me achieve my goals and beyond, in a very supportive and self engaging way.
Her listening skills and extensive knowledge in functional medicine make her the perfect person to turn to to make those tough changes towards a healthier life.
Highly recommended functional medicine health coach. KA(UAE)
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