My Story – Naomi Buff
I wasn’t always as “healthy” as I am today. My teens and early 20’s were wild and fun!
My interest in Holistic Living started and very quickly accelerated from a passion into a business when I moved to Monaco in 2011.
Two months into the move my son (who was 1 at the time) stopped eating and became a self-proclaimed junk food veggie, eating a diet consisting of just 5 white items: bread, pasta, milk, yoghurt and cereal! I took him to the doctors who told me that as long as my son was eating plenty of dairy foods he would be fine! I knew enough about nutrition to know this wasn’t right!
One day my son randomly drank an entire apple, carrot and ginger juice. This became my eureka moment. I bought a juicer and signed up for my first online nutritional course.
My passion very quickly led me to running nutritional cookery workshops from my apartment. I started out with small groups, but news of my new venture quickly spread and the groups became large very quickly and before I knew it I was teaching regular classes at The Fairmont Hotel Monte Carlo.
The superfoods I was promoting in my recipes weren’t readily available in Monaco, I started to supply my favourites at my workshops. Very soon, I was stocking over forty different products. I was the “Del Boy” of superfoods meeting women on street corners handing over bags of Chia Seeds and Wheatgrass.
My business was thriving however I was feeling the benefits of all I was teaching and doing and had a long list of health complaints that I had been ignoring whilst looking after everyone else!
I tried different diets and they failed. So I tried alternative treatments and therapies – you name it I tried it yet nothing worked – it was demotivating however I still managed to keep my family and business going.
Eventually I burnt out from Chronic Fatigue in January 2014. I felt like a failure.
However… This led me to The Integrative Institute of Nutrition and I began the journey of becoming a Health Coach.
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Alongside studying I joined The Monaco Restaurant Group where I created healthy menus which I rolled out within the principality, it was a revelation for Monaco who at that point weren’t offering any healthy eating options in any restaurants, this was a huge success.
I also began working with Fairmont Monte Carlo and various other companies and clubs in the area creating healthy eating concepts. My product shop sparked an idea which I followed up and created a range of adaptogenic powdered blends to support women with weight, energy, skin and detoxing. My blends were stocked in Selfridges, Harrods and Six Sense Spas.
My passion and love for education took me to a certification in Eating Psychology. This deepened my knowledge and understanding and helped me heal my relationship with both food and myself.
I moved home to the UK in 2017 to begin a new chapter of my journey in every aspect of my life but after another major burnout in 2018 I knew I needed to expand my knowledge and this time I was led to healing modalities and trained in level 1 & 2 in Reiki Usui, Seichem and Tera Mai as well as gong healing level 1&2, Altered states of breath, Bionic Breath, Master of Cacao Ceremonies.
In 2020 my marriage broke down and this was a real pivotal moment in all aspects of my life, an opportunity to strip everything back and start again from the ground upwards. If that wasn’t bad enough the business I had built here crumbled with covid. I was broken and turned to my spiritual practices to get me through some of the toughest years of my life.
Stress, Overwhelm, Crippling Anxiety, feelings of unworthiness, not being good enough and failure were all part of my daily battle whilst going through my divorce but I knew I had all the tools and resources within me that I needed to create the life that I wanted live.
My daily practice became my anchor and I began manifesting EVERYTHING and I have gone from strength to strength and I can honestly say I love myself and I love my life.
Thanks for stopping by and reading my story, trust me this isn’t even the half of it, but the rest I am saving for a book! I hope something I have written has resonated with you or inspired you.
My story is far from over… and I am excited about what comes next! Stay up to date on my instagram @nourishbynaomi
Creating Healthy Eating Menus for Monaco Restaurants and Hotels, Creating a Product Range I stocked in Harrods, Runner up in Monaco Masterchef, sharing the benefits of Sound on GB News, Being invited to be part of the Press Juices Wellness Panel, Teaching Breathwork for Soho House and so much more…
“There is nothing to say about Naomi that is not positive.
She embodies all that is healthy, natural and wholesome. Not only that, but she does it all with a beautiful beaming smile and a real passion for food and cooking that seems to radiate straight from her heart.
She’s the Mum that everyone wants to be; always whipping up new, tasty recipes without any of the hidden ‘nasties’ – and my family and I just love them!
I strongly recommend you dive head-first into her kitchen and immerse yourself fully in her amazing, creative energy. Then stand back and be prepared to be amazed with the results!”
“Well, inspirational is an understatement… amazing and full of knowledge.
Naomi really knows how to engage you and show you the way to a healthier lifestyle. Not only are her workshops interesting, and informative they are certainly……. DELICIOUS !!!!
I can assure you her Supercharged Antiaging Salad with Quinoa is divine and really yummy. Quinoa was something I had avoided eating in the past, but with the fresh and healthy ingredients that Naomi conjures up, you just have to add it to your weekly diet.
Give us some more yummy recipes Naomi”
“I had two sessions with Naomi, a zoom consultation and a 1:1 consultation with reiki and gong bath. The consultations were so helpful, she gave me key things to work on and I’d now say my days start better, are more productive and I’m not as stressed. She also gave me key things to work on in terms of nutrition and we worked on trying to change Pre formed habits on certain foods that I’ve had a lifetime! These are slowly getting there.
The reiki and gong bath was fantastic. I’ve firstly never felt so relaxed but a lot also came up for me, visually (giving me clues as to why some things are happening) and emotionally and had a few clearing episodes afterwards. It was truly an amazing experience and I would recommend Naomi to anyone. She has really helped me with a lot of different aspects of my life.“