About

SO, HOW CAN I HELP YOU?

Along with offering nutritional advice, I guide people to create healthy lifestyle habits and achieve physical and psychological balance. In other words, I examine your lifestyle, not just your diet, and treat you as a whole person, not just ‘parts’. I’m a firm believer in seeing clients as individuals, and customising plans to suit them.

After all, no two people are the same, so no two plans should be the same either!

As your clinical nutritionist, I can tailor a diet and help you to adjust your lifestyle choices based on your needs. There is a lot of competing information out there: one month, veganism is trendy, and the next, steak is in and carbs are the devil again. There are a million different diets and labels out there: paleo, vegetarian, Atkins, lemon detox and the list goes on. It can all get very confusing. Overwhelming, even! That’s where I come in. Our bodies are different, and it’s my job to work out what your body needs to perform at its best – and then come up with an eating plan that is not only beneficial and nutritious, but enjoyable and sustainable.

But in order to feel better, we must first be better. And I can help you feel great. For the rest of your life. In my clinic, I aim to gently push people to live their best, most healthiest life. This goes beyond diets. While teaching you how to fuel your body properly is a huge part of what I do, good health is far more complex than the one-carb-one-protein formula. In order to reach optimum health, and find a sense of balance and confidence, we need to address sleep, stress, exercise, relationships, and work environments.

I’m here to empower you to make good choices, every day. I’m here to support you on your journey to great health. I’m here to enhance your understanding of health and nutrition. I’m committed to making sure you live the best life. Because you deserve it. Are you ready to start feeling great?

About

MY STORY

The reason why I’m so confident I can help you is because I helped myself.

I struggled with my own body image for most of my teenage years and early 20s. Like many girls, I tortured myself to the point where food was the enemy and my body was a burden. My relationship with my body was turbulent: I was a carbrestricting, fad-dieting, anxiety-ridden, scale-fearing, self-loathing, and self-doubting mess.

Then something clicked. I realised hating on my body was affecting everything in my life, so I committed myself to understanding what nutrition was all about. When I started to learn how the body actually works, my mentality shifted. Iviewed food as a source of nourishment, not the enemy. I ate in a way that healed my body.

I’ve come a long way!

I thought I was doing everything right, but as it turns out, my eating habits were far too restrictive. So extreme, in fact, they were unhealthy. My obsession with dieting and food clouded my ability to listen to what my body really needed.

What was I doing wrong?

I drank too much alcohol and caffeine.

I poured artificial sweetener into everything.

I beat myself up whenever I indulged

I ate low-fat products as well as processed foods and daily tins of tuna.

I had a diet mentality. I was a fad dieter who never ate any fat, but couldn’t lose fat either.

I was stressed and anxious.

I wasn’t sleeping enough.

I was out of touch with my body – in fact, I hated on it.

I was a spray tan junkie.

I exercised twice a day – which didn’t do my stressed-out body any favours!

What did I change?

I ditched processed foods and sugar for good.

I started eating beautiful wholefoods.

I learnt to love good fats.

I reduced my gluten intake to the point where I’m now 90% gluten free!

I enjoyed caffeine and alcohol only occasionally.

I drank tons of water.

I loaded up on green veggies every day. Some might call it an addiction.

I healed my gut with probiotics.

I boosted my self-esteem and changed my relationship with my body and food.

I reduced the stressors in my life

I cut out toxic scenes and people

I slept more

I threw out toxic products (like fake tan!) and made the switch to natural skin and household items.

I exercised less, but smarter

I tuned into the mind-body connection.

I gave myself the chance to REST

Once I started listening to my body, it responded in the best way. It healed itself. I freed myself from the all-consuming obsession with food, and finally found balance.

When you feed your body with goodness and love, it is so, so good to you in return. It’s the most empowering, amazing feeling

I want you to feel the same way. I would love the opportunity to share my knowledge and experiences with you, so that you can not only feel incredible, but become a role model for those around you.

If you invite me into your world, I promise I’ll be honest, compassionate and understanding, and above all, get you to where you want to be.

Thanks to my studies, I have a ton of scientifically-proven information at my disposal. Thanks to my travels, I can offer you a tailored program that takes into account everything from the spices of India and the teas of Istanbul to the spirituality of Gaia and the rhythm of South Africa, the country where I was born.

It will change your life, like it has mine. You deserve to feel good about yourself.

MY CREDENTIALS

The health and wellness world is fascinating, and I don’t think I’ll never stop learning. As for my current qualifications, I have a Bachelor of Health, specialising in Nutritional Medicine.

JESS' PICKS

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GUIDES

The Healthy Life

$34.95
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JSHealth Vegan Meal Plan

$16.95
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JSHealth Travel Plan

$14.95
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THE CLEANEST GUT

$16.96
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14 Day Slim Down Plan - 2 weeks to a leaner you!

$19.95
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The JSHealth Shopping List - Stock up on these foods for a healthier household

$9.95
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Nutrition 101 - A step by step nutrition guide to optimal health

$9.95
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Emotional Eating Guide - Learn how to rebuild your relationship with food and your body

$9.95
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The Clean Life - An Expert Guide To Health From The Inside Out

$29.95
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Restart Plan - Cleanse your system in 2 - 4 weeks & reveal a slimmer, healthier you

$14.95
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TESTIMONIALS

Hi Jessica, I believe in synchronicity so when I was guided to you .on FB I was intrigued and inspired. I turned 46 last week and my husband bought me your book. I wanted to thank you for sharing your wisdom in such a beautifully presented way. My  copy is now filled with tabs and post it notes with actual notes throughout. I am dairy intolerant since having my gallbladder removed 15+ years ago, I don't eat meat, very minimal gluten and was told 12 months ago my gut was not digesting my food properly so I wasn't receiving sufficient nutrients and taking supplements would be a waste of time.  My weight fluctuates tending to gain rather than lose but now I believe I have a tool to help me bring my body back into balance that I need for my health and longevity of life - so again thank you. The first few steps to creating a stronger path forward for my health has found its foundation in your beautiful book, The Healthy Life.

With kindest regards Samantha

I'm writing this email because I wanted to tell you how much I love your blog and how you really helped me in my health journey. Thank you for sharing all your advices and experiences.

When I started my studies, I was drinking lots of coffee and I was eaten the wrong foods, and feel bad about it, I wasn't at my best. So I had done some research on the net but at first I didn't found advices that are for me, and then I found your blog. It was exactly what I was looking for, good advices and healthy recipes. Now I'm following your advices on rest more, and snacks between meals and prep the meals and take time for myself to reconnect with my body and let go my anxiety, etc, and I have a more balanced life and have a new relationship with food thanks to you.

I bought your book and it's honestly the best book I have ever bought. I suffer from IBS and anxiety. I have paid so much money seeing naturopaths however after reading your book and all of your tips I'm noticing so much of a difference, so simple and easy to follow. And symptoms have dramatically decreased. Also you have helped me to relax. Currently drinking the protein health smoothie! Thankyou your amazing.

@maddy_walters

Hey Jessica!
I haven’t yet brought ‘The Healthy Life’, but I do have the clean life and your slim down plan! I would like to thank you so much for the knowledge your share and the message you put across about health and wellness. I’m studying Nutritional Medicine in Melbourne and absolutely love the philosophy that you share with your JSHealth community. The work you’ve done to show people that leading a healthy lifestyle isn’t boring, tasteless, difficult or depriving is amazing and hope to share the message myself one day. You’ve inspired me to start my own blog , to share the message and have taught me so many things about my own health! You should be proud of your achievements! Thank you again

- Jacinta

I searched for help and tips through the Internet and found Jessica Sepel. This is seriously not exaggerated, but she was the reason why I have dared myself to eat again, to have snacks in between, to nourish my body. I could slowly improve my negative thoughts about my body image and my stupid anxiety of gaining weight. Besides, The Cleanest Gut was awesome too! A huge thank you! Especially from my mum. Seriously, without you I wouldn’t be where I am now!

@mariashealthytaste

Congratulations on your new book! It looks absolutely gorgeous. I’ve been following you on Instagram for a few years and you’ve inspired me to slowly but surely eat healthier without giving myself a hard time when I don’t. It made me so happy (and weirdly proud) to see the Daily Mail article on The Healthy Life. I remember trying out your recipes before you even had your eBook out! I can’t wait to get my hands on the book. Keep up the great work.

– Sophie

Cooking in this way truly brought out the foodie in me and has instilled a huge passion for health and wellness! Life throws you hard and frustrating things sometimes but I truly believe that this is where we learn more about ourselves and what our passions in life are! Thank you for inspiring me on my journey to health and wellness!

@freed_from_foodie

I am a yoga teacher in Johannesburg and am thrilled to have bought your book today. I love making healthy, nutritious food for my family, friends and fellow yogis! Thank you for this book and your inspiration (had to share a pic of my book on my recipe stand in the kitchen).

– Helene

I bought your beautiful book during the week and told my bestie to go out and buy it also! I love love love it. It is the book I would give to my younger self if I could (I am 41 years old). Everything is just so sensible and informative and is definitely a book all teenagers should have. This should be a text book for girls becoming teens. I will love going back and re-reading it many many times and can't wait to make more of the recipes. Thank you Jess - you are an incredibly inspiring woman and you should feel so proud

Michelle Curtis

My fiancé bought your book and we have cooked some of your meals. Amazing! I love your outlook on a healthy lifestyle and your hints and tips with preparing tasty meals are fantastic. Thanks for reviving us to live a healthier lifestyle and get our bodies wedding ready.

@jungle1978

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