Nutritional therapy

Avokadopuu offers personalized nutritional therapy consulting and lifestyle change support, aiming to set you on path to better health and holistic wellbeing. Nutritional therapy is an individual and comprehensive way of looking at health. We are all biochemically unique, and Avokadopuu offers individually tailored diet and targeted nutritional advice to assist you in achieving a lasting dietary change that is beneficial for your health. In the appointment we evaluate your individual situation, health history, diet, symptoms, stress levels, sleep and exercise. We focus on improving your gut and digestive health, since maintaining a healthy digestive system is essential for the immune system, brain health, and general health and wellbeing. Nutritional therapy also serves as preventive care. Our goal at Avokadopuu Nutritional Therapy is to help you make a lifestyle change that supports a healthier body and mind.


A good nutritional status is important for everyone. However, nutritional therapy is particularly beneficial in the following situations/symptoms*:

  • Weight control (under- or overweight)
  • Immunity challenges, recurrent infections
  • Blood glucose control, type 2 diabetes, heart-healthy diet
  • Respiratory symptoms, asthma, etc.
  • Sport and exercise
  • Recovering from injury or operation
  • Digestive track disorders or symptoms
  • Skin rashes / eczema
  • Allergy and hypersensitivity symptoms
  • CFS, stress, fatigue
  • Muscle and joint issues
  • Food addictions (e.g. sugar)
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Hormonal imbalances, menopause, thyroid disorders
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • If you feel like you need help with assembling a well-balanced diet

* Diagnoses and treatment of illnesses should always be determined by an authorized physician.

The nutritional therapy that Avokadopuu offers is based on functional medicine and scientific research. It is built on understanding the individual needs, promoting health, preventing illnesses and finding the healthy balance. We focus on finding and treating the root causes of illnesses: to find the cause we evaluate your diet and the lifestyle choices you have made, and for example the environment you live in. Let us help you find the tools for balancing your diet and making the changes that support your overall wellbeing. 


Individual nutritional therapy

  • Typically minimum of two appointments are needed for making changes to support your health, sometimes more appointments are recommended. 
  • Virtual or in-person appointments

First appointment 1,5-2 hours; includes an assessment of nutritional and health status & history, a food diary analysis, a written nutritional treatment program 

99 euros

Follow ups 60 minutes: includes a written summary of main topics of the meeting and follow-up instructions
65 euros

Food diary analysis and instructions (a short version of nutritional therapy)
60 euros

Reiki energy healing 60 minutes
60 euros

Reiki remote energy healing 30 minutes
25 euros

If you'd like to hear more about our services, or book an appointment, please contact us with this form:

Avokadopuu founder

I am a nutritional therapist and M.Sc. biochemist, Sanna Niemelä. I'm also a certified Reiki practitioner. I am trained by Terveysopisto Salus (nutritional therapist) and University of Helsinki (human nutrition, nutritional physiology), and I have graduate degree from the University of Oulu (M.Sc. in biochemistry).

Nutrition and the impact it has on metabolism and overall health have always fascinated me. Through my own health challenges I wanted to dive yet deeper in understanding nutrition and wellbeing. I have a thorough knowledge of human biochemistry, physiology and nutritional physiology through my studies, and I have also learned from my own experiences on e.g. gastrointestinal issues, hormonal imbalances and autoimmune disease and their nutritional support. My passion is to help people improve their wellbeing with dietary choices and to find a way to rebalance their bodies. My greatest inspiration in my work? I want to help others find what I did - the restorative and healing power of nutrition.


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