Ana Arenas, aka Ana Bella, is a Red Seal Chef and Registered Holistic Nutritionist. Her interests in food started at a very young age when she helped her mom and grandma cook in the kitchen. She realized her calling to become a Chef after moving to Canada at the age of 10. She has been baking and cooking since then!
After finishing her apprenticeship at Vancouver Community College (VCC) in 2010, she started feeling sick and tired all the time. She suffered from colds every three months due to low immune function and had digestive issues which resulted in bloating, gas, migraines, eczema and mood swings. As her health spiraled down, she experimented with a few diets and found that none were perfect but they all had one thing in common: an increased consumption of whole foods, that being more vegetables!
She left the restaurant industry in 2014 and went on to study holistic nutrition at the Canadian School of Natural Nutrition (CSNN). There, she became passionate about nutrition. She knew in her heart that she had to combine her love for cooking with her new passion for nutrition. With that, The Bella Life was born, her own private practice. Alongside her holistic nutrition consultations, she offered personal chef services and taught cooking classes that focused on simple, healthy and nourishing meals.
Late November 2017, a few years into running her own practice, she had a bus accident. It caused her trauma and pain which resulted in anxiety and depression. She had to take a break from consulting and personal chef services for a couple of years for self-care and self-love. She believes that she had to help herself first before she could help others.
As someone who has experienced all of the above and has found healing through holistic living, she enjoys helping others navigate through their own health journey. She loves to create nutritiously delicious recipes to suit each individual’s needs. Her mission at The Bella Life is to spread the joy of cooking in the kitchen!
Ana Bella has experienced anxiety, depression, extreme fatigue, migraines, eczema and digestive issues and has found healing through holistic living. She now helps others navigate through their own health journey. Her mission at The Bella Life is to spread the joy of cooking in the kitchen!
Ana Bella offers online nutritional consultations to help with:
anxiety, depression, stress
bloating, gas, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, IBS, food sensitivities
dry skin, eczema, rosacea
date night-in, dinner party, afternoon tea, weekend brunch-in
canapes, party platters, DIY bars
one-on-one, couples, small groups
individuals, couples, families