Registered Nutritional Therapist. DipION, mBANT, CNHC
I created ANNIKA NOURISHING NEW LIFE as a representation of myself, owing to the power of nutrition and lifestyle medicine in the transformation of my reproductive health. This led me to being passionate about empowering women to optimise their fertility on their journey to nourishing new life.
Feeling lost and with no support, I turned to functional medicine and became passionate about the power of nutrition in supporting my own health. By implementing this alongside my IVF treatment, I successfully conceived my son. Furthermore, I have recently achieved further success and have since regained my cycles after years of nothing and am now blessed to have conceived my second child naturally. By understanding and addressing the root causes of PCOS, I now feel in tune with my body, and am in complete control of my hormonal health.
From a teenager I was always led to believe that having very irregular cycles was the norm. It wasn’t until I wanted to start a family, I realised how much this would impact my life. I had been on the contraception pill since the age of 17 and advised this was the best way to regulate my cycles. Not only was I having irregular cycles, I couldn’t resist sugary foods. For all I knew, the cravings I had were normal. It wasn’t until much later I started to notice most other women didn’t have these cravings.
After many years of dealing with these symptoms and pushing for diagnostic testing, I was finally diagnosed with PCOS and it all made sense, I came to realise why I was experiencing years of unwanted symptoms. I was given very little support, with my doctor recommending the standard treatment of the contraceptive pill and metformin.
Once I had decided to start a family during my late twenties and stopped taking the pill, my cycles did not appear, months went to years – no cycle and no baby. I was put on a 3-year waiting list for IVF.
Something had to change, it was my goal to overcome this. My long-standing career as a Head Veterinary Nurse was challenging, although I believe this inspired me to be where I am today. Spending many years advising clients on supporting their pets through optimum nutrition always got me thinking, surely this success was not limited to our four-legged friends.
Feeling lost and no support, I turned to functional medicine and became passionate about the power of nutrition on supporting my own health. By implementing this alongside my IVF treatment, I successfully conceived my son. Furthermore, I have regained my cycles after years of nothing. By understanding and addressing the root causes of PCOS, I now feel in tune with my body, and am in complete control of my hormonal health
This inspired me more than ever to use this knowledge to support others on their journey in taking control of their reproductive health and optimising their fertility. This is when “ANNIKA Nourishing New Life” was created, with love and passion to empower women alike. As a Nutritional Therapist, graduating from the world-renowned Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London, it is my mission to optimise your fertility on a personalised level by uniquely integrating a functional medicine and a science-based approach.
Professionally Qualified and Registered
I am a member of The British Association for Nutrition and Lifestyle Medicine (BANT), which requires me to abide by strict codes of practice.
I am registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC), supported by the Department of Health, which ensures my training to be of the highest standard laid down by the National Occupational Standards. I regularly attend lectures and events to enhance clinical practice with particular focus on the specialism of fertility and IVF.
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