About us

Welcome to Natbasma.com!

I am very happy that you’re taking the time to visit my website. So, thank you!

Who am I? My name is Nathalie Basma- nutritionist, life coach, well-being advocate, lover of delicious food, and fitness enthusiast.
I used to be morbidly obese, yes, a solid 150 kilos (350 pounds) and I have managed to lose the weight over the years by incorporating a healthy and a more active lifestyle. I often get asked about my workouts. I love intense weight training, tennis, Zumba and outdoor activities (when the weather permits). I absolutely love to cook and in the past years, I transformed my non-healthy cooking lifestyle to one that is simply healthy and delicious. I absolutely love to explore various parts of the world and traveling goes hand in hand with nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

What started as my personal journey in 2013 has now evolved into a life-long mission to help the global community take control of how they feel every day. I’m on a never-ending quest to learn emerging science behind nutrition and share it with you in simple ways that make sense and more importantly, make a difference in how you move through life.

So, I want to say congratulations to you, right now. You’ve made it and you’re ready to take the first step towards a healthier YOU. My goal is to empower you to live whole, eat well, and feel amazing.

Nathalie Basma, MS, MPH

Founder & Owner of www.NATBASMA.com

Prior to living in the Middle East, Nathalie Basma lived in Miami, Florida and attended Florida International University (FIU) for a B.S. in Biological Sciences. She then received an M.S. in Clinical Nutrition and an M.P.H in Health Policy and Hospital Management from FIU. Nathalie completed a dietetic internship while receiving her M.S. degree, with an emphasis on obesity and diabetes. Her master’s thesis investigated “Metabolic Syndrome in Morbidly Obese Patients.”

Nathalie Basma is a member of several professional organizations (current/past) such as: The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Group, and Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group.

Dana Ghareeb, MS, RD

Business Development Manager & Lead Dietitian

Dana Ghareeb is a graduate of Florida International University in Miami, Fl where she received a bachelor’s degree of science in Dietetics & Nutrition. In 2007, she completed the dietetic internship in Miami where she gained hands on experience in the different fields of nutrition. In 2009, Dana graduated with University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where she received her master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences with a concentration in Neurocognition.

She started teaching in the American University of Kuwait for two academic years upon her graduation from University of Illinois and has been interested in nutrition education ever since.

Dana is a mother to twin boys and a princess. She is specialized in prenatal and postnatal nutrition and pediatric nutrition.