We’ve interviewed SuperWellness associate Edi Csanalosi to find out about her journey from investment bank IT to Corporate Nutrition.
Could you tell us a little bit about your background before becoming a nutrition professional?
I moved to London 10 years ago and spent almost all those years working in banking, mostly on the IT front – but focusing on finances business management and project management.
How did you come to be interested in nutrition and go on to study for your qualification?
I’ve had my own health issues – which were very much stress related (like IBS) and because I couldn’t find an answer via conventional medicine, I started to do my own research and discovered the healing power of food and herbs. I was determined to heal myself and I was reading almost scientific books and publications when I was encouraged by friends and family to do a course. It was also this time when mum’s best friend was diagnosed with cancer and although she went too quickly, it really helped me to awaken to my mission of helping people naturally and prevent these tragedies.
What do you love most about your job now?
I love the diversity of all the things I can do as a nutritionist. I take my individual clients on a journey and am so happy when I see them take control of their health and lives – their healing is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done. I also enjoy going back to my college (CNM) and really strive to inspire the students there – so they can see how important their role is and the great mission is to educate people to become their healthiest ever.
The most fun part is visiting corporate companies with SuperWellness and sharing the knowledge and love of nutrition with groups of people and watching them challenge themselves and transform their lives, mood, productivity with small changes whilst having fun.
What is your favourite film?
There are loads of movies – hard to pick one, from my childhood it must be Dirty Dancing and I’m booked for the Secret Cinema version this summer, can’t wait. But I love the Harry Potter movies and the Lord of the Rings, as well as La Dolce Vita and Amelie. My Christmas favourite is Love Actually… And the list would go on, these popped to mind first.
What dish would you serve at a dinner party?
Somethine very colourful. I would probably use a bit of my organic Keralan sambaar masala powder for a curry (either veggie or fish), some delicious greens and probably a raw vegan raspberry cheesecake J
If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
I haven’t been to loads of places where I would like to, so not sure. I love London and as long as I can travel – am happy here. It’s a wonderful city.
What’s your most frequently used phrase or expression?
Nam-Myoho-Renge-Kyo – I practice Buddhism and this is the mantra we chant every morning and evening.
In terms of phrase or expression – I probably swear too much!
How would your loved ones and friends sum you up in 3 words?
I needed some help with this, so I asked a few people: Honest, brave, caring
Are you reading a book at the moment? If so which?
Yes – Dr. Deanna Minich – Whole Detox (like a real functional medicine geek)
What’s your favourite smell?
At the moment a blend with rose, grapefruit and ginger essential oils
What’s your favourite animal?
What is most important to you in life?
To live a life where I create value – and this includes every aspect of my life: my loved ones, community, the world – I’m a dreamer, I want to make the world a better place and I believe that I can.
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate
Steak or chickpeas? Chickpeas
Edi has been featured in CAM magazine, the UK’s leading magazine for complementary and alternative medicine.
Edi is passionate about heart health and on a mission to heal the hearts of London City workers. She regularly carries out arterial health testing, which provides an indication of cardiovascular health risk. To work with Edi or find out more about the employee wellbeing programmes run by the SuperWellness team, please get in touch.