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Martina Spaeni, M.Sc. | author

I have always never fitted into any box, which continues to be a blessing and a curse alike. To question everything does not make you everybody’s darling, but you sure get to have a unique path. I do not believe that I hold all the answers, but I feel we are onto something when we ask: Are humans frugivores?

Hey, dear fellow seeker of truth in nutrition and regeneration. My name is Martina Spaeni Lima, and I am determined to know all about the human species-specific diet. For this purpose, I am convinced that biology must meet nutrition! Knowing about our origins, our ancestral ecological niche, and comparing humans to those species that are remarkably similar to us – the great apes – can reveal life-changing insights. Especially when paired with holistic health and nutritional science.

I also aim to raise awareness of the toxic overload of the world and our bodies and what we can do about it – to help ourselves, but also all other living beings that strive to live on mother nature.

“To get the best functionality and regeneration of the body, we need to find out who we are in nature without letting our cultural filters get in the way.”

I truly believe we never stop learning, and some of the most valuable insights come from the most simple moments. I am grateful I am at a point where I can integrate reductionist academic approaches with a higher perspective and – as I love to believe – a higher awareness!

Education and Experience

  • Nutrition Science at Stanford Center for Health Education
  • Courses in detoxification and mitochondrial health
  • Overcoming my autoimmune condition naturally in 2013
  • Intern at Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, “Adaptive Genetic Variation of Silver Fir in Switzerland” (link)
  • M.Sc. in Biology, Ecology UZH, University of Zurich (link)
  • B.Sc. in Biology UZH, University of Zurich
  • Growing up in a family that founded a local business focused on organic foods, natural remedies, and herbalism in Switzerland in the 1980s

As you can clearly see, I am not a “picture person,” but you get an idea of me, lol. I live with my family in Switzerland, but I have stayed in tropical countries for some periods of time and have extended family in Africa. My personal goal is to be a human that does not cause harm, but helps make this place better for everyone.

You can contact me here at [email protected] or read more of my posts here.

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Martina Spaeni Lima, MSc

"We are frugivores - specialized fruit-eaters!" It was passion at first sight when I came across the intriguing concept that humans are adapted to a high-fruit diet, similar to chimpanzees...

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