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About Me


My name is Amahl B. Van Halsema, but you can call me VAN. I have been a certified holistic health coach and therapeutic Pilates* teacher for 36 years.
I became certified with Lawrence Wilson, MD to teach the science of Nutritional Balancing because I found it to be the best and most comprehensive nutrition and supplement program on the market. It was developed by doctors and researchers for people from all walks of life. Going through the program as a patient convinced me to become a certified NB practitioner.
I also became a Certified Gluten-Free Practitioner (CGP) through the certification courses of Dr. Tom O’Bryan. Now I can teach and offer the newest research and testing concerning all wheat and gluten disorders. Wheat and gluten can cause as many as 300 autoimmune diseases!
I lived a disciplined life. Organic food only since 1985, with holistic studies, body movement, fasts, regimens, and detoxes from top doctors/gurus around the world. I grew up traveling in many countries and experienced high fevers, diarrhea, parasites, typhoid, and a severe spinal infection all before becoming physically disabled in three car accidents. As a result of the third car accident, I was diagnosed with an incurable neurological disease and 3 autoimmune diseases. I had little left of a functioning body.
I tried every conventional drug, therapy, surgery, and treatment available to heal. After a very long personal journey, including 109 visits to the operating room and 12 years of drug cocktails including daily morphine and benzos, I found NB. Doing the NB program brought stability slowly back to my body. And adding in the gluten-autoimmune adaptations that I later learned as a certified gluten practitioner (CGP) gave me a functioning body that far surpassed my healing hopes and expectations!
I’m grateful to say that I’m okay now and with the blend of personal experience and advanced education, I love being a catalyst in helping others to heal.


Nutritional Balancing Program

NB is a serious program for those who are serious about being healthy. In addition to healing physical trauma, it is the only system I know of that successfully helps you: Release ALL heavy metals; detoxify from chemicals and additives; recover from emotional trauma and depression; heal eating disorders; stabilize the immune system; lose weight; kill parasites; eliminate osteoporosis, provide a solid foundation to heal autoimmune diseases (of which there are more than 300 including MS, RA, lupus, diabetes, atherosclerosis, psoriasis and scleroderma); recover the thyroid; balance minerals; heal adrenal fatigue; regain fertility; get rid of allergies; and fully reclaim general good health.


To learn how others have benefited from NB, please read these Cases/Testimonials. Some of the testimonials are addressed to Dr. L. Wilson M.D., the doctor who mentored me during my Nutritional Balancing program and certification.

For more about the NB program, please see the Start Your NB Program tab here on my site.


Wheat & Gluten – The CGP Program


The CGP program helps people to delve even deeper into their bodies to discover if they have leaky gut, impaired immunity, food sensitivities, gluten sensitivity, wheat-related disorders, and other health dysfunctions.
For more about the CGP program, please see the Wheat & Gluten tab here on my site. You do not need to be a Nutritional Balancing client in order to do the gluten and wheat testing, evaluation, and lifestyle consultations. The wheat and gluten test we use is the foremost test of it’s kind in the world for celiac and non-celiac gluten sensitivity (NCGS). It is used by Mayo Clinic and many other institutions.


Getting Started


Visit the Start Your NB Program and Wheat & Gluten tabs here on the site to get started and for more information. You can also use the Contact Me form to send me an email with questions.

* If you are interested in classical or therapeutic Pilates, please visit my website for further information on sessions available in the Los Angeles CA area.

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