Our Story

Emporio Organico is your organic and eco-luxe store.

Emporio Organico was founded in 2014 by Kitsa Yanniotis, Australia’s leading expert in cultured traditional foods and a certified GAPS and BED practitioner. It is now one of the largest organic and eco-luxe gift stores in Australia – but that’s not even half the story...

The Vision

Emporio Organico is inspired by Kitsa’s first-hand experience of the detrimental impact that nutritional deficiency can have on one’s health.

When her gorgeous son was born, Kitsa watched him struggle with digestion; waking every night in pain. Determined to find the cause and solution for her son’s digestive issues and to carve out a path of wellbeing for herself and her family, Kitsa followed her innate belief that food really is medicine.

During her research on her journey to better health, Kitsa discovered a history of digestive issues: low stomach acid, constipation and gallbladder problems. This digestive disposition stretched back generations on both sides of her family.

The turning point for Kitsa in how to best deal with these digestive issues was when she discovered that many cultures separated by geography and ideology were united in their use of fermented foods as an approach to gut health. This discovery, coupled with the knowledge that imbalances of gut flora were linked to the exponential growth in allergies, mood and behavioural disorders propelled the shift for Kitsa and her family to a cultured and traditional diet.

Determined to find the cause and solution for her son’s digestive issues and to carve out a path of wellbeing for herself and her family, Kitsa followed her innate belief that food really is medicine.

A few years later at a MINDD Foundation seminar, Kitsa was introduced to Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride of the Gut & Psychology Syndrome Diet (GAPS) and Donna Gates of The Body Ecology Diet (BED). It was at that point that she truly found her way and her mentors.

Kitsa and son

Kitsa embraced cultured foods for not only the health benefits but also as a way to stay in tune with the seasons and to preserve food for the cycle of its rarity. In terms of the health benefits, once a food is cultured, the nutritional value increases significantly, putting back the good bacteria and rebalancing our inner ecosystem, which is crucial for good digestion, gut health and overall wellbeing.

She then went on to found Kitsa’s Kitchen, Wise Choices Emporium, GAPS Nutrition Sydney and Culture For Life.

Our Products

We stock almost 5,000 low tox, organic products online. All the products featured at Emporio Organico have been curated by Kitsa. They are practitioner tested and contain absolutely no hidden chemicals or nasty surprises. In fact, many of the products on offer have been used by Kitsa and her team on their low-tox journey for the last 10 years. We don't sell any product that Kitsa has not personally tested or that she would not happily use on herself or her family.

Emporio Organico Interior

Emporio Organico offers you a range of products to ensure a holistic approach to your health inside and out focusing on:

  • Digestive Health - our comprehensive range of cultured products and nutrient rich foods help you make healthy choices. We offer Paleo and GAPS related products such as dehydrators, culturing equipment, starter cultures and yogurt makers as well as on site consultations for the GAPS diet.
  • Eco Home - start building your eco home with our range of plastic-free, ethically made green products. There’s also a selection of books, DVDs, organic bedding, bathrobes and bamboo homeware to choose from.
  • Organic - make the shift to our organic-luxe range of clean personal products. Once you try our makeup, skin care, hair care, personal care and reusable product range, you’ll immediately see and feel the difference.

Emporio Organico with Kitsa

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Whether it is organic food, natural beauty solutions, gifts or lifestyle products to enhance your home you are sure to find it at Emporio Organico.