About Mama Hub
Mama Hub is a space where parents come to seek advice on wellbeing and healthy living. We show you how to prepare simple, delicious food and make natural lifestyle choices that are good for your body, health, and vitality.
Through our network of Amsterdam-based qualified nutritionists, lactation consultants, doulas, reflexologists, and other wellbeing experts, we offer:
- Nutritional Therapy, Advice & Detoxes
- Reflexology, Shiatsu & Watsu
- Lactation Consulting
- Doula Services
- Talks & Workshops
- Corporate Nutrition & Health Consulting
Hi, I'm Michelle Henning - a food lover and Nutrition & Health Coach.
I grew up the daughter of a chef. My dad was my kitchen hero - each day after school I'd wander into the back of the kitchen like it was my secret passage into my dad's world. He used to sit me on the counter of our restaurant in Carne Beach, Ireland, and feed me samples of what he was preparing for that day's menu. I'd watch everyone prepping for that evening's service and get to taste all the sauces my dad was preparing.
From a very young age, I was inspired by the concept of your body being your temple - treat it with respect, and it will look after you. Thus, I became interested in nutrition and eventually studied Nutritional Therapy and Nutrition & Health Coaching at the Irish Institute for Nutrition & Health (IINH). I learned how to treat many of my own health problems with food instead of medication.
My other great love in life is music: After leaving school, I moved to Paris to pursue my musical dream as a singer/songwriter. I got to tour France, Ireland and England, perform on national radio and TV, and play amazing gigs. While living in Paris, I worked in a typical Parisian café, wrote a food blog, and was featured in Le Fooding magazine.
After a stint in London, my husband and I decided to settle down in beautiful Amsterdam. We bought our dream home and - as I was pregnant - renovated it in a green and eco-friendly way, using only natural building materials, paints, and woods. I was planning a natural home birth, without pain relief, aided only by our midwife, our doula, and my husband. In June 2014, after singing through the pain of contractions for several hours (this story was featured on the Spanish edition of BabyCenter), I gave birth to our baby girl Cara in our bedroom!
Inspired by my own love of good food, conscious living, and my daughter, I set up Mama Hub to help mamas and their families find simple ways of living healthier lives.