About Me

My Story

Hi, I’m Puja. I’m a Nutritionist, speaker, blogger, and mom of two. I specialize in energy and hormone optimization. I use food as medicine and help women understand how powerful each bite of food can be to your biology. I love helping people heal from their illnesses and being part of that journey because I know how debilitating fatigue and hormone imbalances can be.

 

I am no stranger to fatigue, burnout, sleep problems and a hormone imbalance.

 

My own health journey truly started after the birth of my first child when I experienced a complete burnout. It wasn’t easy being a new mom but the advice I got at that time was, “everyone does it and survives”. In my early 30’s, came along other health issues such as Gastrointestinal Symptoms, migraines, and joint pain. I remember feeling so helpless and not knowing who to ask for help. The cultural messages that I received at that time was that it’s normal aging and it happens after you have kids. I am here to tell you; our bodies don’t perform at its potential when we work against it. Food was designed to nourish us and it’s really important to feed ourselves the way nature designed.

 

I didn’t just want to survive, I wanted to thrive.

 

Tired, frustrated and confused, it was on this path that I found The Institute for Optimum Nutrition (ION). I decided I was going to study Nutritional Therapy so that I could heal my body and improve my quality of life. Honestly, studying Nutrition was the best decision I ever made and now I have the privilege to help other women like me.

 

The body always wants to heal.

 

Food is truly medicine and I now educate my clients to understand how powerful every bite of food can be.  I look at food as information and empower my clients to make the right choices that serves their bodies and lifestyle. Our bodies are innately very smart and when we feed our bodies nutritiously, health and vitality come to surface.  I always tell my clients that “the body always wants to heal” and it is truly up to us to enable that by choosing the right foods and lifestyle interventions that serves us.

 

After running a successful private practice in Singapore and speaking at events with google blue dot, Singapore American school, and charities such as daughters of tomorrow, I moved to Austin Texas in 2022. I am proud to call Austin home now. Apart from my work as a Nutritional Therapist, I also consider myself a lifelong learner. I am always keeping up with new research in the field of nutrition. I am a member of the British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT) and registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Counsel (CNHC). I adhere to their code of ethics and confidentiality with each client and regularly keep up with clinical practice by attending lectures and conferences.

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Puja Bansal
Registered Nutritional Therapist
DipION, mBANT, CNHC

Book a complimentary, 30-minute discovery call with me

I offer a complimentary, no-obligation 30-minute phone call to better understand your health goals and to gauge if I would be the right practitioner to help you. If I am unable to help, I will happily refer you on to another therapist or a GP that would better be suited to your needs.