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Nzingah Oniwosan likes raw food. The holistic health consultant knows the effects of a good diet on personal health and wellness after seeing the results in her own life.
Ms. Oniwason, the daughter of parents who immigrated from Haiti, came to the realization that she wanted to integrate more holistic, whole-body practices into her daily routine following a health scare. She has a pituitary tumor among other health issues, and initially just wanted to learn how to keep herself disease-free and illness-free.
Meanwhile, Ms. Oniwason believes strongly in the integration of both traditional and western medicine for maintaining good health. Her own regimen of holistic practices includes yoga, meditation, and breath work, along with a plant-based diet and mindfulness practice. And while she still has the tumor, her health has never been better.
Tapping in to “raw” power
Following her own experience, Ms. Oniwason then decided to empower others to heal themselves — mentally, physically, and spiritually — as a holistic health and wellness practitioner. She has many certifications, including as a yoga instructor, vegan chef, birth doula, and art therapist, and uses all her tools and skills to support and encourage others to be their best selves.
She reaches her clients, many of whom share in her health issues, through both in-person meetings and zoom or remote contact. Her clients are a mix of men and women, young and old, all of whom want to change their lives and their health for the better. Ms. Oniwosan’s brand features “raw” language and visuals as she inspires people to tap in to their “raw” power to be a better version of the perceived self.
Her typical client is “someone in a health crisis,” she said in an interview with The Black Wall St. Times, “who may have used traditional medicine but is open to integrating more holistic treatments.” She notes that while food changes are often the most difficult for clients to accept, her clients see that holistic practices can help heal and treat trauma, as well as provide protection against disease and illness.
Ms. Oniwosan, who is also an artist and poet, even created an app, 365Zing, in order to help others maintain wellness through interactive recipes, yoga classes, and meal plans. Her work is culturally sensitive, coming through her lens as a Black woman, the daughter of immigrants, and her own healing experience. She notes that “When it comes to wellness, nothing is one-size-fits-all,” and as such, she helps each client make a personal holistic toolkit along with goal setting, including self-care.
To learn more about Nzingah Oniwosan and her holistic healing practice, go to her website, or follow her on social media.