The Secret Kitchen

Jana Brunclikova
Qualified Naturopath from The Secret Kitchen

Where do you live

I’m based in Bondi and Bronte NSW. 

Although, I try to escape the city at any possible opportunity, you can find me exploring many coastlines and places less travelled.

What is the story of your brand and how would you like it to evolve

I also run The Secret Kitchen @Thesecret_kitchen, which is a passion art project-involving naturopathy, plant based cooking, nature, senses, environment, botanicals, all living organisms and immersing community.

My fascination with natural health began long before I spent many years studying it. As a child, growing up in the vibrant fields and mountains of Czech Republic, which were abundant with herbs and wildflowers, folk remedies and nature, I discovered the power of plant medicine and its healing properties and it has never left me since. 

Fast forward to today, I have spent many years teaching people how to regain and reignite their health through my naturopathy clinics where I practise with Bioresonance - body natural life synergetics.

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I have been faced with hundreds of patients who suffer from endless modalities- body dissatisfaction, disordered eating, confusion around eating, obsession with weight, obesity, anorexia and all because they have forgotten the ability to tune into their intrinsic knowledge of their own bodies and how to connect with the natural world and use it as a healing tool, as it has been done for thousands of years.

For this reason (and because of the persistent encouragement of my clients), I have decided to create “The Secret Kitchen Book” which will help you to understand how our bodies work together with the power of nature and its cycles. I would like this book to be an inspiration to shift us from rule based eating and living according to intuitive eating and then more authentic living. This book involves many senses such as touch, smell, sight, sound….I would love my brand to evolve following these senses and being inspired by the natural cycles of nature.

What inspires you and helps you get into a creative flow

Nature: Nature has its own means of balance. If you observe nature, you will see that the five elements that form its basis are opposed to each other. Water destroys fire, fire destroys air. Then there are so many species in nature — the birds, reptiles, mammals — and all these different species are hostile towards each other, yet nature balances them out. We need to learn from nature how to balance opposing forces, to create a natural flow of creativity and life flow; both within ourselves and in the world around us. Creativity then flows naturally from immersing all senses in nature and to recharge from all its elements, while protecting it at the same time. That’s what inspires me.

What is the message that you want to express through your product/service

The message behind my service is to prove that a Natural Health & system of alternative medicine based on the theory that diseases can be successfully treated or prevented without the use of drugs, by techniques such as control of diet, herbalism, bioresonance, spirituality, metaphysics and permaculture to name few…

The message behind my product The Secret Kitchen Cook book is to address in each chapter the many cycles of nature, which are reflections of our inner body power and cycles, including the moon cycle. For example regular exposure to waxing and waning moonlight has even been known to regulate ovulation and menstrual irregularities. This is because most people innately have a pretty clear understanding of the seasons of the year and perhaps even of eating summer produce in summer and autumn produce in autumn. This will take each chapter into deeper understandings of the seasonal cycles, using folk remedies as examples.

My aim with this book is to allow you a golden moment, where you set aside all technology, which numbs our inner cycles, and instead give yourself the gift of authentic mindful natural health, through my recipes. I also hope reading The Secret Kitchen Book will bring back memories from your childhood: memories of smells, forgotten tastes and simple happiness. 

The book is currently sold out but will be available end of March. You can also reorder from the 3th print here:

What does the word beauty evoke for you 

Beauty does not stand alone. It cannot exist by itself. Things are beautiful because of the way they are in other respects. Beauty is a property that depends on other properties. Moreover, when we appreciate the beauty of a thing, we appreciate its beauty as it is realized in its other properties. For example, suppose we find a rose beautiful. What we find beautiful is a specific arrangement of colored petals, leaves, and stems. Beauty cannot float free of the way things are in other respects, and we cannot appreciate beauty except when it is embodied in other respects....

What is a motto/quote you are living by right now

You are the books you read, the films you watch, the music you listen to, the people you meet, the dreams you have, the conversations you engage in.

You are what you take from these.

You are the sound of the ocean, the breath of fresh air, the brightest light and the darkest corner.

You are a collective of every experience you have had in your life. You are every single day.

So drown yourself in a sea of knowledge and existence.

Let the words run through your veins and let the colours fill your mind.

~ Quote author: unknown


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