Sabrina is a wholesome lifestyle advocate and fully qualified life coach with dedication in the health and nutrition field. With ongoing study in Nutritional Science, Sabrina has dedicated her life to investigating what it means to live a healthy, natural and organic life.
Mountain hiking, boxing and martial arts speak to Sabrina’s physical fitness. Her tried-and-tested approach to cooking nurtures her growing catalogue of recipes based on raw, vegan, gluten-free, soy & dairy-free and refined sugar-free diets. The materialisation of her journey is Rawspirations. What began as an Instagram account, has lead to a blog, a growing YouTube channel and a rapidly growing number of followers. Not to mention being selected as one of Australias top 50 Influencers and collaborations with many like-minded brands. Rawspirations is Sabrina’s chronicle of inspirations including nutritional recipes to suit just about any diet. It is an invitation to learn about an alternative way of living and eating that personally changed her life and could inspire a change in yours.
In early 2013 I was diagnosed with stage four Endometriosis, a condition where tissue from the membrane that normally lines the uterus — the endometrium — grows outside the uterus, typically on the ovaries, fallopian tubes, intestines or other areas in the pelvis. Between 25 and 50 percent of infertile women are estimated to have Endometriosis.
After an unsuccessful laparoscopy, I was told my endometriosis had spread through most of my organs therefore surgery to remove the endometrial lesions and cysts would be to risky. I was also told I had very little chance of ever falling pregnant. In fact, if I was to have any chance of having children, I should begin a six-month course of Zoladex straight away. (Zoladex is a hormone therapy and a type of chemotherapy used to treat prostate cancer/ovarian cancer and non cancerous endometiosis.) Once treatment was completed, I would then only have a couple of months to try and fall pregnant before the endometriosis would start growing back.
I really didn’t see the advantages of putting my body through 6 months of torture, only to be given a slim chance of falling pregnant. In my mind I felt I only had 3 options: 1) To give this crazy treatment a go without much hope, and running my body down in the process; 2) to forget about ever baring children and continue living in pain; 3) to go back to basics and look at the underlying reason why my body was causing these problems in the first place.
I’d always lead a natural and healthy lifestyle, incorporating fitness and a balanced, chemical-free diet. Having a background knowledge in health and nutrition, I decided to follow my head and my heart, and began (with the help of my naturopath), a diet of predominantly raw and vegan, organic foods.
Fast track to six months later, instead of following the advice from the specialist and wrapping up a course of Zoladex, my decision to try the natural and holistic approach allowed me to fall pregnant – I couldn’t believe I was finally going to have a baby! Not only was a new life growing inside me, but also a surge of excitement to share my story with other women that may be in a similar situation.
Rawspirations, which initially began as an Instagram account, allowed me to do just that. I continue to share recipes that I’ve trialled and tested following a predominately raw/baked vegan & vegetarian diet, all organic and dairy-free, gluten-free and refined sugar-free.
In April 2014 I gave birth to beautiful healthy baby boy, and then in April 2017 we were shocked to find out we were expecting another little miracle boy whom we welcomed into the world November 2o17. They have not only brought a whole new meaning to my life, they inspire me every day to continue on this journey.
It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes it all worth it and I am still discovering new and exciting ways of living a wholesome and happy life through Rawspirations.
A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of it’s persistence. Be persistent with whatever it is you believe in, if your passionate about something, explore the possibilities, be powerful with your decisions and effective with your time. Stop waiting for someday, there is no someday, there’s only today, right now, in this very moment.
The content on this website is based on my own personal experience and health journey.
The material provided is for informational purposes only. I am not a medical professional, what worked for me may not work for you, everyone is different, therefore you need do what ever you’re most comfortable with. xx