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About me…

Hi! My name is Živa and I wish to live a long and healthy life. Just as we all do, right 🙂

When I was young my health was very poor and then purely by accident, traditional Chinese medicine crossed my path. It impressed me in so many ways. I realized how greatly nutrition can influence my physical and mental health. So I became a Traditional Chinese medicine nutritionist.

After my daughter, Nika was born and I had to return to a stressful job, that I had at that time, I often didn’t have the time for preparing myself a balanced meal. I often grabbed an unhealthy snack and I was more and more exhausted. So I decided to look for foods that would lift my energy levels (long-term) and started creating a meal to grab when I was on the go.

To have a nourishing meal (not empty calories) at hand, regardless of the situations life decides to throw at me is a game changer.

Though I have Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) knowledge, tested through thousands of years, I can not hide my love for biohacking. Following the latest scientific research on anti-aging nutrition is my favorite hobby. And I m amazed at how often science further confirms the benefits of ancient practices. These findings truly are undeniable jewels we should put to use. So I always combine both to reach the best impact of nutrition on human performance.

Finally, in my proudest moment, I created the Zivabowl functional foods to support our high performance. With Zivabowl products we always keep in mind our gut microbiome, blood sugar, immunity, heart health, brain, and mental health… We create foods for the quality of life of everyone willing to invest in themselves.

I strongly believe that there is nothing better than to feel abundant youthful life energy running through our bodies. And I know that all aspects of our life, our health, our work and creativity, our family life and relationships… all depend on the amount and quality of our energy.

And obviously, I`m not the only one, because Zivabowl products were, chosen to take part in Štartaj Slovenija Project! for two years in a row.

We are committed to serving everyone who appreciates themselves and we will continue to be led by following two well-known sayings by Hippocrates (the father of western medicine):

“Let food be thy medicine.”


“All disease begins in the gut.”

Živa Pogačnik - owner of Zivabowl

Zivabowl keeps in mind:

Anti-inflamatory properties

Chronic Inflammation

Scientists today agree that the root cause of the majority of Cronic diseases like Diabetes type 2, Cardiovascular disease, arthritis, and Alzheimer’s… is chronic inflammation. It is also known that processed foods and refined foods like refined sugars, refined oils, and refined grains cause a lot of inflammation. That is why we do not use them in our products.

More information on this topic can be found in our blog.

Anti-aging proprieties

Age well

Inflammation and nutrient deficiency are also the root causes of rapid aging.

More information on this topic can be found in our blog.

Energy production

High energy

Our energy is produced by our cell mitochondria. Science now knows that mitochondria can be built stronger and that we can grow more of them to achieve high energy and performance. But to achieve that we need enough quality fat, protein, nutrients, detox, and absence of inflammation…

More information on this topic can be found in our blog.

Gut microbiome

Gut microbiome

At Zivabowl, we recognize the important role that the gut microbiome plays in our overall health. Recent scientific research over the past decade has clearly shown the significance of our gut microbiome. Our microbiome not only produces 30 neurotransmitters but also interacts with our immune system, creates essential vitamins, and even impacts our mental well-being through the gut-brain connection. To support and nourish our gut microbiome, it’s essential to include a variety of fiber and polyphenols in our diet.

More information on this topic can be found in our blog.

Blood-sugar balance

Blood sugar balance

We understand that fluctuations in blood sugar levels are normal. But when spikes become big and frequent, or when blood sugar remains high, it can be harmful and lead to rapid aging and various diseases. This is why our products help regulate blood sugar levels, which is crucial for maintaining healthy brain functions, energy levels, and much more…

More information on this topic can be found in our blog.

Convenient use

Chronic stress

While short intended stress, like exercise, for example, is making us stronger, chronic stress is killing us. That is why we want to make healthy eating convenient and stress-free.

We want you to have no reason not to use our products and do enormous good for yourself, the planet, and the community you serve. So our mission is to create products that are quickly prepared, tasty, and do us and the planet much good.

More information on this topic can be found in our blog.

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Nutritional Value

Unprocessed ingredients / Micro-nutrient dense / Quality macro-nutrients

Zivabowl meals are carefully selected mixtures of organic seeds, nuts, berries, and spices, which are unprocessed, and rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, and other micronutrients.

The perfect mixture of functional superfoods in Zivabowl meals contributes to the optimal functioning of your brain and nervous system, heart and cardiovascular system, digestive tract, immune system, and microbiome.

Zivabowl meal, owing to hemp seeds, provides the full spectrum of all essential amino acids and a high proportion of omega-3 fatty acids. The seeds and berries are rich in minerals and vitamins we need for a vital and satisfying life.

That is how Zivabowl products contribute to:



They contribute to the normal functioning of digestion.



They help to maintain or gain muscle mass.



They contribute to the normal functioning of the heart.



They contribute to the normal functioning of the nervous system.



They contribute to normal muscle function.



They contribute to the normal cognitive functions.



They reduce exhaustion and fatigue.



They help to maintain healthy hair, nails, and skin.



They contribute to the normal functioning of the immune system.

Our mission at Zivabowl


We source organic foods and hopefully more and more from regenerative farming so that the soil is preserved, healthy, and rich – full of the microbiome and micronutrients. This leads to food full of micro and macronutrients with no pesticides (that make havoc on our gut microbiome). And healthy gut microbiome is essential for a nourished, healthy brain and body… for long-lasting peak performance, healthspan (chronic disease-free), and good looks.

In the same way that residues of pesticides are killing our gut microbiome, we are killing the soil’s microbiome by abusing neurotoxic pesticides in food production… That is why our soil is more and more depleted every year and some estimates show that we only have 60 harvests left if we continue to do so.

Another devastating practice that destroys our precious soil and its microorganism universe is plowing. We completely neglected the fact that again microorganisms are vital if we want our food to be nutrient dense so we can develop our full mind-blowing potential. And we completely neglected the fact that healthy soil full of microorganisms locks in tons and tons of carbon dioxide in the soil and could reverse our climate change problems – our survival on this planet. So our mission is to create products with more and more ingredients that come from regenerative organic farming and are as local as possible.

SUPPORTING and RESTORING OUR GUT MICROBIOME We have more microbiome DNA than human DNA. If we would not have a microbiome that helps us digest, produce 30 neurotransmitters and vitamins, and strengthen our immunity… we could not evolve as we did. Our microbiome influences our immune response, our hormones, our cravings for certain foods, our mood, and our thoughts. Jet we kill it with foods full of pesticides (creating mental diseases pandemic) and starve it with foods that lack fiber and other prebiotics so it is left to feed on the mucus layer of our intestines and thus contributes to a leaky gut syndrome that causes even more inflammation and disease. This is devastating for our health and vitality. So our mission is to offer only products that support our microbiome and prevent dysbiosis.


  • YOUTHFUL ENERGY: Our cells and our body needs to produce energy to do all that it needs to do and regenerate. The more energy that we produce on a cellular level, the better all the processes in our body. We feel younger, we look younger because we regenerate better, we can better fight illnesses and diseases, we are more creative, we have the energy to grow and change for the better, we have the energy to be active and we live a life worth living. And again food that we eat plays a big role in our mitochondrial health. So our mission is to create products that support building more mitochondria, stronger mitochondria, and healthier mitochondria – our power plants, for youthful vitality and high performance.
  • HEALTHSPAN: The best news is that we have the power in our own hands. It is a fact that we don’t have to suffer from rapid aging, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s (type 3 diabetes), obesity, heart disease, or arthritis. These are all diseases that can be prevented or delayed with our lifestyle – and our diet plays a big role in this. Because the root cause of many modern chronic diseases is a chronic inflammation which is mostly caused by an unhealthy diet full of processed and refined foods. So our mission is to offer products that support our healthspan.


When we take responsibility for our well-being and prevent the diseases that can be prevented, there is no overload in the healthcare system. Then the healthcare system can devote more time and money to the diseases we are not able to prevent.