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More Than Just the Blues

Such an important topic and when you hear the statistics that Joyce shares in this interview its truly so strange that we don't talk about it more. The Blues, Depression..... We need to talk about it and we also need to know that there ARE solutions. Joyce shares so much wisdom and even better ... she shares HOPE on this cast, I am truly feeling honoured to host such a show, and that we can get this message out to the masses that help is available and healing is possible and that it happens.

Enjoy the Episode!

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Joyce Bergsma’s Bio:

Joyce Bergsma is a registered Nutritional Therapist, practicing Orthomolecular and Functional Medicine since 2010. Joyce has a BA from Canada and later trained as a Nutritional Therapist in the UK. Her interest is on how food affects mental health and she is an advocate for approachable change for her clients. 


Before studying nutrition, Joyce worked for the largest private health insurer in the UK. Since moving to the Netherlands, she's focussed on where food comes from and how it can be used to best promote our mental health. 

Growing up in Canada, the kitchen was the centre of Joyce's family home. Her mother taught her how to cook from an early age with the vegetables from their garden. 

As she got older, she noticed how food affected her mood, energy levels, digestion and stress levels.

When several people close to her started developing serious health problems, she felt there was a connection between the illnesses and their diets. Would a healthier diet create a healthier life?

This interest led Joyce to study nutrition in the UK, where she learned to identify the connections between the systems of the body. She found out how diet, exercise, our environment and genetics affect whether diseases develop or not. 

Joyce's interest in preventing the same depression her close family suffer from inspired her to learn how mental health could be influenced by nutrient therapy. Understanding the challenges of adjusting our lifestyles in a consumer society, she is keen to motivate others in making practical changes that enable their bodies to heal themselves.

Change is difficult, there's no two ways about it. Joyce works to break down the different factors that contribute to mental health into bite-sized pieces so each step is manageable. We all have busy lives, but making change just happens one step at a time. 

Joyce is currently working on developing the Happiness Hub, a place to connect and learn about being mentally healthier. She also offers personal consultations and runs workshops for private groups on Stress Management and Fermenting Foods. You can book online at

Joyce’s Resources:

"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take one step at a time"

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Daily Dinners for Busy Parents

An episode for all busy parents this week. You will love this mama’s jouney from corporate career to burnout to self taught chef to Dutch Masterchef finalist to cookbook creator.

Such a great one. Get listening. I can’t wait for the book and yes I have already pre-ordered.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Bojana Snijders’s Bio:

Bojana is Serbian, living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She is a wife and a mom of two boys. Bojana has a degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from INSEAD. During her corporate career, she held positions as a strategy consultant; investment banking associate; strategy and finance manager at eBay. Bojana is a self-taught chef and following her passion for cooking, she reached the finals week of the Dutch version of the popular TV cooking show Masterchef. She has since run her own culinary business Bojana Flavors ( and is currently writing a cookbook. Her favourite cookies are still macarons.

Daily Dinners for Busy Parents

Pick, Prep and Plate Your Way To Delicious Family Dinners

For busy working parents, getting dinner on the table is a daily struggle. Stressed and pressed for time, they resort to the same tired recipes and processed foods to do the job.

Mom and Chef Bojana Snijders-Nikodijevic brings a method to the weeknight madness, making it easy to cook healthy, delicious family dinners in 10 minutes—or less.

Having been a working mom in a high-pressure corporate career, I know the challenges busy parents face. And as a professional chef, I have learnt invaluable planning and preparation skills that I have translated into a method suitable for home kitchens.

Bringing the efficiency of the professional kitchen into the home, her easy-to-follow approach teaches readers how to:

  • Remove daily stress: plan, organize and prep the basics in advance, without sacrificing nutrition or quality
  • Shorten daily rush time: finish healthy and delicious dinners in 10 minutes or less
  • Provide flexibility: last minute mix and match approach to feed even the pickiest eaters without cooking two meals

Bojana’s zero-recipe method is a spark of genius that fills family dinners with variety and healthy goodness. She equips busy parents with the skills and strategies they need to provide the healthy, delicious food their family deserves—and to do it brilliantly every day.

Bojana’s Quote:

“I never anticipated how much becoming a mum would change me”

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The Gentle journey to being an Opti-Mom

Inspiring, authentic and realistic views and topics. How I love being able to talk to these empowering women and offer you in-depth knowledge.

X Dr Kaz Jaffe

Lisa Engle's Bio:

Lisa Engle, a mother of 5, is widely known for her passion, dedication and commitment to supporting the expression of potential. She is famous for inspiring patients, especially mothers. With nearly 3 decades of service in the chiropractic profession; integrity, congruence, and “inside out health” is her first language. In turn, she has created a safe, effective, and reflective coaching model for mothers without the judgement, comparison, and crippling overwhelm that often inhibits change for families.

Lisa’s Quote:

"If you had to do it over, you’d just make different mistakes”

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