Thanks for wanting to read more about La Holista.

We are a Holistic Health company based in Ho Chi Minh. We focus on healthy eating, plant-based nutrition, active lifestyle, community promotion and animal rights.

Chiara is an Italian Health Coach and Functional Medicine Student who grew up in the countryside of Venice, eating home grown vegetables and having a healthy lifestyle. Her move to Shanghai, China in 2007 brought about many changes including a more sedentary desk job and a more lively night life.

When diagnosed with PCOS in 2008, she immediately became interested in becoming healthier by exercising and learning how to cook (yes, she didn’t know how to cook properly until she was 22!) in order to counteract her unhealthy lifestyle and after a few years realised that she wanted to know more and help others get better too.

Chiara then graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and Yoga Alliance 200h Ashtanga instructor at Hatha Yoga Mysore Kerala, India. From then, her interest into plant-based wholesome foods led her to work for Sprout Lifestyle in Shanghai as Internal Practitioner and Café Manager until 2014 when she was diagnosed with body environmental toxicity and decided to move to Saigon with her partner to seek a less polluted environment.

La Holista Ltd was then founded and brought holistic health to a fast developing city like Saigon.


Please find below some of our articles written in other publications.

They all focus on healthy living, with a special attention to eating wholesome, nutritious foods that are easy to find and cook and essential for a healthy lifestyle.

Chiara’s articles:

On Ma Belle Box blog

Health Matters: cutting out sugar on City Weekend

Cuc-Chiara, il blog di salute e benessere di Chiara Squinzi on www.ViviShanghai.com (February 24th, 2014)

I supercibi on www.ViviShanghai.com (February 24th, 2014)

Biologico o non biologico on www.ViviShanghai.com (March 10th, 2014)

Gli oli e i grassi naturali, so o no? on www.ViviShanghai.com (August 20th, 2014)

Healthy Food Shanghai Guide on www.healthandsafetyinshanghai.com (September 12th, 2014)

And these are some of the articles about Chiara in the press.

Chiara is very proud of being recognised as a capable Health Coach and healthy community promoter. See more info about Puxi Run and Ho Run here.

Vegan Monday launch

Beauty time with Chiara Squinzi Ma Belle Box

Body Transformation Challenge on Word Magazine

January Detox on Asia Magazine

Experience Wellbeing on Wine & Restaurants Saigon

Interview with San Dieu

Beauty time with Chiara from La Holista

Interview with Dope (English version here)

Test & Try Sanhdieu March

Healthy Swaps

Find & Achieve Nutritional Balance

An edible Education

Puxi Run on Daily Secret

Puxi Run on Shanghai Family

Runner’s fuel on Shanghai Family

Just a number? on Shanghai Family

If you are also interested in writing about Chiara and what La Holista is doing for the community, please do not hesitate to contact me.


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