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Interview: Viktoria Tauberger from Mantra of Balance

October 28th, 2021  

Using one’ s own healing path as inspiration for one’s vocation: Viktoria Tauberger is a certified nutritionist with a focus on gut health. In this interview she tells us about her healing path and her work as a nutritionist.

Thank you for taking the time for an interview. Please introduce yourself at the beginning: Who are you and what do you do?

Hello, thank you very much for inviting me! My name is Viktoria Tauberger, born in 86, and I am a holistic, certified nutritionist with a focus on gut health. However, I actually come from a completely different field. I studied economics up to my Master’s degree and then worked for several years in the automotive industry in the area of project management / budget control. Through my own history of suffering, I have been very intensively involved with holistic physical and mental health for the last 10 years. In my job I realised very quickly that this is not (any longer) my world, my values have changed extremely in recent years, especially since my big 1-year trip to Southeast Asia in 2015, so that I now define success and happiness very differently. So I took a lot of courage and quit my very well paid job at the end of 2019 and founded my heart mission “Mantra of Balance” to dedicate myself to my great passion and create more awareness for gut health, healthy eating and positive mindset. I now help people free themselves from food intolerances, allergies and gut discomforts in a natural, sustainable way.

You are a holistic nutrition and health coach, what does that mean exactly and what does it involve?

My understanding of health is based on a holistic approach from naturopathy. This means that not only the symptoms should be considered, but the person as a whole, consisting of body, mind and soul. Because the cause of a problem usually lies somewhere else than the symptom. However, symptoms can be very good signposts to the solution of the problem. I myself have experienced for years that conventional medicine tends to “shut down” a problem or symptom with medication. But this does not cure the cause. Everything is interconnected. Our psyche, for example, has an extremely high influence on our gut and our entire body. For example, it is no use in the long term to eat healthily, detoxify and exercise, but not to look at stress from the past. We not only need to rid our bodies of harmful substances, but also our thought and belief patterns. Therefore, my health and nutrition counselling involves physical, mental as well as emotional factors. In this way, body, mind and soul can be brought into harmony. In my coaching, I therefore not only focus on gut-healthy nutrition, intestinal development and detoxification, but also address stress management and topics such as self-acceptance and self-love. Because without self-love, everything is for nothing. I know this very well from my own experience!

You have a long history of suffering behind you, would you like to tell us a bit about it?

Yes, already as a child I suffered from migraines, breathing problems, took every cold with me, had skin blemishes, weak hair growth and some allergies. I even went to the spa for several weeks at the age of 10 (North Sea) and 13 (Black Forest) for this reason. In adulthood, I also had some intestinal problems. No doctor could really help me. A death in my family due to bowel cancer made me think a lot. It must be possible to build up the gut in a healthy and natural way without pharmaceuticals, i.e. preventively! When a magazine from GEO “fell” into my hands by chance in 2013 about the “super organ gut”, I was immediately fascinated and began to care for and build up my gut step by step. When I came back from my big trip in 2016, during which I was also very involved with meditation, yoga and inner healing, I stopped eating meat overnight and drastically reduced my sugar, dairy and wheat consumption. Totally enthusiastic about the change in diet, I completed a training course to become a holistic nutritionist. In the meantime, I have been vegan for almost 2 years. And so, in the last few years, I have increasingly noticed that my allergies have been cured to about 90%, my immune system has become incredibly strong, my skin appearance is now much better, I have much more energy and my gut and I are now a very good team. I consciously do a lot for my body and soul every day.

“Gut healthy, human healthy.” What comes to your mind with this statement?

Absolutely right! My favourite physician, the Greek physician Hippocrates, said as early as 400 B.C. “Death is in the gut” and “The healthy gut is the root of all disease…or health” and he was so right. However, conventional medicine is still in its infancy when it comes to the topic of the gut. It was only about 12 years ago that detailed studies on the gut began to be carried out. We know that we still know very little about this, but what we do know is that the gut is a real “super organ”.

The healthy gut is the root of all disease...or health.
My understanding of health is based on a holistic approach from naturopathy.

What does coaching with you look like, what is the process like?

You can work with me in two different ways:

1. I offer one-to-one coaching sessions via Zoom, either as a single appointment or as a multi-week package. Depending on what is needed individually. In coaching, I take the client by the hand and first create a relationship with their own gut and body awareness. Through a step-by-step plan that includes proper nutrition, deacidification, detoxification, intestinal build-up and cleansing, as well as relaxation and mental training, the client feels more well-being and balance in their body over time.

2. I regularly run two large four-week group online live courses: ‘The Gut Health Compass’ course and ‘The Allergy Free Power Course’. In these courses, participants are given a “roadmap” on how to heal their gut or allergy holistically, step by step. It takes place live and is divided into 4 modules. In addition, there are numerous bonuses in the package, such as my self-written recipe e-book with gut-healthy and alkaline recipes, workbooks, live recordings of the courses as videos, individual coaching sessions and various audio trainings for support on a mental level. The next start dates are in January 2022.

What kind of people come to you?

Mainly women between the ages of 20 and 45 with gut issues such as leaky gut, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, diarrhoea, hormone issues, skin issues, allergies, food intolerances and negative beliefs that prevent them from living a life in balance.

What is your personal tip for a good gut feeling?

Build awareness of your own body, reflect more on yourself, your job, your relationships, your strengths, learn to accept and love yourself. And of course on a physical level: avoidance of acid-forming foods such as animal products, wheat, industrially processed foods and sugar.

What would you like to give our readers?

Be proud of yourself, never compare yourself to others. You are perfect the way you are and you are unique! Thank your body because it is the temple of your soul and treat it as such.

What is the best way for our readers to contact you and learn more about you?

You can find out more about me on Instagram @mantraofbalance and my website www.mantraofbalance.de and contact me either via a PN on my Instagram account or email info@mantraofbalance.de

Thank you dear Viktoria for the exciting interview!

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