Meet Karla Walter
Health comes in more ways than a remedy, pill, supplement, meditation, or long walk. It comes by understanding the complex relationship between the nutritional value of food and reactions on the body both physically and emotionally. For over 25 years, I have been dedicated to helping people around the world live their lives to the fullest through nutritional awareness, counseling, whole foods seasonal cooking, and exercise.
My path to becoming a Homeopathic practitioner began in Sydney, Australia, where I studied Homeopathic medicine and Shiatsu massage. I became a Macrobiotic counselor and started my first private practice in Bondi to help people through natural, simplistic ways of healing. While studying Macrobiotics, a classmate and I ran Wholly Goodness, a weekly class focused on Macrobiotic, vegetarian, and vegan cooking.
In 2001, I moved to Chicago, Illinois where I opened a private practice and taught cooking classes at Whole Foods, New Trier College, Stevenson High School, as well as workshops in Minneapolis, San Francisco, and Connecticut.
After 11 years in the Chicago area, my husband and I moved to Dubai. Skype kept me in touch with clients all over the world through lectures and consultations on healthy eating and creating healthy homes. My journey also took me to the United Kingdom for 3 years. A frequent lecturer, I often speak about seasonal eating, affects of food on mood and emotions, women’s health, menopause, diabetes, and unusual ingredients in packaged food.
CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
Karla has completed extensive studies in Homeopathy, Nutrition, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Macrobiotics, Shiatsu Massage, Vegetarian Cooking, Human Bio Science, Feng Shui and Energy Medicine.
Diploma: Homeopathic Medicine – Australia
Diploma: Macrobiotics/Traditional Chinese Medicine - Australia
Diploma: Shiatsu Massage - Australia
Practitioner Certification: Feng Shui - New York
Human Bio- Science One: New England University – Sydney Australia
International Wellness Consultant: Healthy Home Environment USA 2005
Member: The Nutrition Society UK
Senior Associate: The Royal Society of Medicine UK
MEDIA & WORKSHOPS
Karla is a powerhouse of knowledge and enthusiasm – all of which she passes on to those in her classes, lectures, writings, and private consultations. Topic include:
Holistic health in our changing world
Environmental affects on the body
Physical health challenges – special focus on bone health
Cancer and the role of diet
Mental health challenges – special focus on emotions, family, and stress management
Harnessing the beneficial forces of nature throughout the year - seasonal changes
Technological breakthroughs that create simple solutions for healthy home environment
Karla is also a published author, writing for Chicago Suburban Women's Newspaper, and Expat Life in Thailand.