I came to see Anna-Maria because I wanted to be as optimally healthy as possible prior, during and after the birth of my baby.
Apart from my husband, I didn't have any family in Sydney and I was somewhat aware of the post-natal problems that both mothers and infants can have. While I didn't so much come to Anna-Maria with problems, I came to prevent any problems from occurring down the track.
I had heard that Anna-Maria specialised in nutrition. I was attracted to the idea of natural healing and I had made a concerted effort throughout my pregnancy to use natural measures.
Anna-Maria obtained a variety of blood tests for me. Amongst other supplements, Anna-Maria prescribed me iron supplements, but most importantly to me, Anna-Maria gave me a very detailed list of foods which I should eat and should avoid respectively during the early months of breast-feeding.
I found that following the eating plan made caring for my newborn so (comparatively) easy. I only had to compare myself to other mothers with new borns to know this.
"I don't ever recall thinking that the first 8 weeks were hard and I am sure this is because I followed Anna-Maria's guidance"
With the information that Anna-Maria empowered me with, I was able to share of this knowledge with a couple of friends and family (in Regional Qld) recently, only to be pleased to know that their babies had improved dramatically once they had followed a similar diet, or at least omitted particular foods.
On a separate note, I contact Anna-Maria to discuss a blocked duct, which I felt quite anxious about. Anna-Maria responded quickly and following her advice I was able to relieve the blockage and most importantly for me, I avoided the development of mastitis, which was great fear of mine.
My main problem I had before I started working with Anna-Maria was constant tiredness. The problem that I found being tired was I was always wanting to have a sleep during the day, lack of motivation and generally just not my happy self, our sex life was also suffering.
The final straw for me was when I knew I was not coping with the everyday chores and just not wanting to be there for the family and not caring about myself.
"I started to feel the results after 2 weeks with the tonic that I was given. I had more energy and very happy to do the home chores without the boredom and sex was becoming part of our life again (yeh)!!!!"
I am now feeling more and more energized, my diet has improved, my weight is dropping and I have more confidence and I am enjoying and embracing my life with my husband and family and of course my friends. I now have the feeling that I can handle stressful situations without myself going into a complete meltdown, sex life is improving, having two teenagers in the house is challenging but coping with them very well. I am calmer and more relaxed than what I have been for a very long time.
What problems did you have before you started working with Anna-Maria?
“Main complaint – rosacea, also hypothyroidism, fatigue, wanting to address diet for breastfeeding / general wellbeing”
How were these problems impacting your life ?
“Bright red cheeks and volatile energy levels, making me anxious, stressed, irrational, self conscious.”
Describe the turning point or ‘final straw’ that inspired you to get support?
“Seeing you giving a speech for local mums on baby’s introduction to solids. But also my baby reaching 3-4 months and deciding it was time to sort out some of my health issues. I saw results within 3 -4 days. Clear skin and improved energy levels.”
How do you feel after more time has passed?
“Generally better due to sustainable changes in diet. Requires long term commitment and dedication to improved diet and lifestyle. I feel supported by Anna-Maria, whose approach is nurturing and caring, working together towards my objectives of sustainable changes to improve my skin.”
How else has your life been impacted because of these results?
“Being happy to be in family photos at Christmas time for the first time in many years! Not being extremely self conscious about my skin. Thanks Anna Maria.”
I engaged Anna Maria Boelskov for a presentation on nutrition to my staff of sixty persons. The talk was focused mainly on stress management and anti ageing techniques.
"With the knowledge my staff gained they found inspiration to improve not only on their health and fitness, but to cope better with their work schedule and manage their stress in a positive and effective manner."
I would highly recommend Anna Maria’s presentation on Nutrition and stress management as I know my team not only appreciated, but also benefited greatly from it, and yours will too
Before seeing Anna-Maria I had been suffering for 15+ years (I’m 32) with a pretty fragile digestive system that meant I was often (fortnightly) very uncomfortable for 1-3 days with diarrhea and bloating, sometimes for seemingly no apparent reason. I’d had a range of tests done for food allergies and medical conditions (e.g. Crohn’s disease, Coeliac disease) but none indicated there was anything ‘wrong’. I was baffled by my digestion and what I could do fix it and I reluctantly avoided a wide range of foods or accepted the consequences that would follow if I indulged. In addition, I was loosely following doctor’s instructions regarding my protein intake following a 2008 kidney disease diagnosis, and I was also taking a variety of vitamin supplements (e.g. mutlivitamins, C, Zinc, B, Fish Oil) without knowing if they were necessary, worth the money, or actually having a positive effect.
I wasn’t sure what Anna-Maria could do to help, but I thought that a new opinion on my digestion, as well as a handful of recommendations for improving my general nutrition and health, was certainly worth a visit.
Treating my digestive symptoms was the first priority and after only 2 weeks on Anna-Maria’s recommended modified diet I was experiencing a remarkable improvement. I’ll admit that the diet wasn’t easy, but thankfully it was only ~5 weeks and my resulting “healed and sealed” gut is now more robust than I can ever remember!
In the months that have since passed I haven’t been experiencing anything like the post-meal bloating and discomfort that had become ‘normal’, nor am I anxiously wondering if a meal or a handful of beers will send me to the bathroom with diarrhea over the next few days. Not only have Anna-Maria’s recommendations drastically improved my digestion and how freely I can enjoy a wider range of foods, but I’m now much more informed about the foods and nutrients I consume and in general I now make better food decisions for every meal of my day.
I’ve been really impressed by the breadth of issues that Anna-Maria has been able to help me with: we’ve solved the gut problem, we’ve reduced my stereotypical Aussie male aversion to fruit and veg with some of her truly tasty recipes, I’m more responsible with my kidney disease and I’ve also learned how to manage my sleep and stress to more effectively complement my nutrition. Anna-Maria has also improved my supplement intake by reducing the number of supplements I’m taking but making sure I get the best of what I need!
"After a handful of sessions I feel like I have a wealth of knowledge that I can use to keep my nutrition on track for years to come – thank you Anna-Maria!"
p.s. I recommended that my girlfriend see Anna-Maria too and I can happily say that she is just as impressed with her experience.
Listen to my clients story of clearing severe and debilitating IBS. Medically she had tried several attempts to get help and came to me as her last resort. Her recovery was a great relief and with several added benefits of improved lifestyle and energy levels.
Listen to the journey she had here.
Michael came to see me in clinic after suffering 10 years of chronic eczema on his feet – it caused hum itchiness and he’s skin would often crack open and be very sore. I supported him with diet changes and herbal medicine both internally and externally.
After 5 months on mu eczema diet and herbal medicine he is now eczema free. Hear his story and experience here:
“…thank you so much Anna-Maria for your knowledge, patience, humour and determined curiosity, it’s been a wonderful end to a long-standing problem for me. I’d recommend you to anyone in a heartbeat” - Micheal, Sydney.