Health & Nutrition

Eating for Mind, Body and Soul

Nutrition is the essence of all health and wellness. Learn how to improve your health through proper nourishment and by balancing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual wellbeing.

Holistic Nutrition is a natural approach to health that uses evidence-based techniques for diet, lifestyle and detoxification. It integrates a whole-person perspective and emphasizes the building of health by seeing each person as a unique individual. This requires fully engaging the individual in their health recovery process and honoring their innate wisdom by working in an empowering and cooperative manner to chart a course of optimal health. Instead of focusing on just one aspect of the person, or taking a one size fits all methodology, holistic nutrition evaluates the complete health history, emotional state, lifestyle habits and current diet habits of an individual to determine the root cause of his or her health issues.

A holistic diet always focuses on whole foods and may include nutritional supplements, when necessary.

Below is a list of some of the tools your nutritionist may provide you to support you in meeting your health goals:

    • Specific diet recommendations
    • Personalized meal plans and recipes that emphasize your recommended foods
    • Helpful tools, tips and resources to help you with the implementation of your dietary plan
    • Nutritional supplement recommendations
    • Lifestyle counselling which will address areas of exercise, sleep and stress management
    • Food allergy/sensitivity testing (when necessary)

What holistic Nutrition can help with:

    • Weight loss and weight management
    • Disease prevention
    • Increased energy levels
    • Improved mood
    • Better sleep
    • Improved skin tone and texture
    • Strengthened immune system
    • Balanced blood sugar levels
    • Reduced cholesterol and blood pressure levels
    • Improved digestion and relief from constipation

Initial Visit

During our first appointment we will review your health and medical history, diet and lifestyle. We will discuss your concerns, assess signs and symptoms and talk about your health goals. This appointment is very important and will give us the time to get to know each other, reveal the unseen and help us to understand the root-causes and culprits of your dis-ease.

After we met I will summarize all information and transfer them into an individualized health plan, which will be provided in a consecutive protocol discussion session, booked separately.


Follow-ups help to sustain changes and give the opportunity to ask questions, share concerns and revisit goals and recommendations. Here we can make adjustments and changes to your individualized health plan

Metabolic Balance® Program

Metabolic Balance® is an innovative all-natural nutrition program that helps balance your hormones, boosts your metabolism, and helps you maintain success with long-term weight management. This program is supported by over 25 years of scientific research from some of the leading doctors and nutritional scientists in their field.

The foundation of the program is Metabolic Balance’s unique capability to develop a truly personalized meal plan based upon an in-depth analysis of your 36 unique blood values, medical history, and your personal dietary preferences. Your personalized meal plan acts as your “road map,” and it indicates exactly what foods you should eat in order to orchestrate the biochemical changes needed for reaching your desirable weight and overall health goals.

What’s great about Metabolic Balance® is that it’s 100% natural!

There are no prescribed injections, pills or drugs, replacement meal shakes, or proprietary foods. At the same time, you’re not required to track “points” or count calories, like with some diets. Instead, all the nutrient-dense foods on your personalized meal plan can easily be purchased at your local grocery store or farmers’ market.

Your Coach will help guide you toward reaching your ideal weight, as you avoid yo-yo dieting and embrace your new healthy lifestyle. On this meal plan you will truly realize the levels your health can achieve with just a little help.

It is chemical-free, cost-effective, and simple—all the right elements needed for your success… Learn more

Menstrual Wellness

Are feeling stuck, unsexy, uncomfortable, suffering from symptoms, and have no clue how to get out of it? – I will help you find the right tools to achieve optimum health and fulfillment in every part of your life. As we are working together, you will learn to understand your body and gain back control over your life.

What we’ll cover:

    • How your menstrual cycle works
    • How to track your menstrual cycle
    • How the fertility awareness method works
    • Pads? Tampons? Cups? What menstrual products are right for you?
    • Foods and supplements to improve your menstrual cycle
    • Natural alternatives for pain management during your period

Our team

All Thuja Wellness Practitioners work together as a team. They develop appropriate treatment plans to incorporate other modalities, ensuring a complete holistic approach to health, wellness and healing.

Bodywork, Chiropractic, Counselling, Holistic Nutrition, Movement & Breath, Naturopathic Medicine, Traditional Chinese Medicine

Mareike Buthmann, CHN, ROHP, RNCP, Metabolic Balance® Coach

Certified Holistic Nutritionist

Mareike is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist who helps individuals with nutritional planning and meal preparation, focusing on the importance of whole foods and a balanced diet for optimal health.

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