First, let me share a little bit about how I got here…
My hormonal health journey started around age 17. Suddenly I wasn’t getting my period regularly anymore. It would make an appearance, oh… every three months or so. And when it finally did come, it came with a vengeance!
You know the drill – an extra 5lbs in bloating, horrific cramps that kept me in bed for two days, really heavy flow, and the worst moods ever! After a year and half of this madness my doctor put me on the pill. I didn’t know it then, but the pill was only a temporary fix that masked what was actually a raging hormonal imbalance – while also creating a whole new set of symptoms.
So while I began to have lighter, easier periods (yay!), I found myself starting to battle chronic yeast and urinary tract infections. A whole bunch of other symptoms started cropping up too — stomach problems, joint pain, chronic colds and a constant feeling that I was not well.
I tried all the western medical resources, but the doctors I saw had no idea what was wrong with me. All of my tests came back “normal.”
One doctor thought I had Rheumatoid Arthritis while another thought I had Crohn’s disease! I spent thousands of dollars on tests and procedures and got… nothing. No answers, and no relief.
Can you relate to this frustration?
By then I was 23 and totally over my mystery ailments and the wanna-be diagnoses! A friend suggested I see her acupuncturist, and since I had nothing to lose, I went for it.
Of course he totally rocked my world! During the first session he gave me more answers than any doctor had given me in YEARS. I knew then and there that I was on the right path.
If I had a health coach to help me when I was 17, it would have changed the trajectory of my life.
As it was, it took me a couple of years to get my health back on track on my own. During that time I discovered Whole Foods, I changed the way I ate, I got rid of my toxic cleaning and personal care products, I picked up yoga and tried a bunch of different healing techniques.
I also got off the Pill — one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
In the meantime, I had graduated from university and was working freelance on television commercials and live events. The Video Music Awards, commercials with huge celebrities – all “dream” jobs… or so I thought.
The entertainment industry is not kind to personal schedules so it became impossible to maintain good eating and self-care habits. After a couple of years it began to take a toll on my body, and I knew I had to shake things up.
It took some time to figure out exactly what I wanted to do, but eventually I embraced my passion for women’s health. I took some courses on nutrition, trained to be a yoga instructor and then made it my mission to move to New York City and enroll at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
By then I knew beyond a doubt that my mission was helping young women live healthier lives. If I could help just ONE woman by sharing my personal struggles, then I had succeeded.
After IIN, I continued my hormonal health and nutrition training with Dr. Sara Gottfried, bestselling author of The Hormone Cure and Jessica Drummond, founder of the Integrative Women’s Health Institute. In 2016, I did a 1 year training with Chris Kresser, a leader in Paleo nutrition & functional medicine + bestselling author of Your Personal Paleo Code.
I am now a certified Women’s Health Coach and the creator ofFix Your Period, a series of programs that empower women to reclaim their hormone health using a method that combines simplicity and sass.
Your hormones don’t have to ruin your life!
I passionately believe that ALL women can (and should) be active participants in their health, and I’m dedicated to showing you how to take back control of your body – starting today.
Get my Fix Your Period Quickstart Kit that includes the scientifically proven, natural hormone-balancing solutions and expert guidance you’ve been searching for!
Nicole’s Training & Certifications:
I am a Certified Women’s Health + Functional Nutrition Coach with a specialty in hormonal and reproductive health.
Shortly after that I completed a 3-month apprenticeship at a women’s holistic health center in New York City.
I then did a 1-year training program with Dr. Sara Gottfried, MD (author of The Hormone Cure & The Hormone Reset Diet).
I followed that up with an additional 1-year women’s health and nutrition coaching certification program with the Integrative Women’s Health Institute.
In 2016 I completed a 1-year training program with the Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine.
And finally, I am pursuing my national certification to become a licensed health coach!
In other words, I know my sh*t! Plus I really, truly love this work (and clearly don’t enjoy having any spare time).
Published on April 16th, 2010
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Nicole is a health coach with a big difference. She's not only dedicated to turning women's lives around, she lives and breathes wellness which is completely obvious – have you seen how gorgeous she is!
-Dr. Nat Kringoudis, Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Acupuncturist & Author