laurence annez, Nutrition
Total years in practice: 5
Hi, I'm Laurence! I'm a holistic nutritionist & life coach. I help women overcome their PCOS symptoms holistically through nutrition and lifestyle coaching and rewiring the brain for success and happiness. I believe true healing comes from achieving harmony within the mind, body, and spirit not from a pill or a FAD diet.
As a girl who was born into a family of chronic travellers and tourism professionals I unsurprisingly started my career in the tourism industry. I already had two diplomas under my belt but I was still quite lost on how I wanted my life to fan out. I was experiencing physical and emotional blockages and I figured that I could maybe outrun them by getting on a plane and traveling.
But we all know how that ends....
Soon enough I grew stressed out of my mind, sick, and unmotivated. I started to ask myself if this is really how I wanted to live my life or if there was another path that was intended for me.
PCOS can suck, believe me, I get it.
I struggled with cystic acne, depression, hair loss, hirsutism, disordered eating, autoimmune thyroid disease, anxiety, fatigue, candida overgrowth, HPA axis dysfunction, and gut issues. My cystic acne was so bad I couldn't leave the house without makeup or even look people in the eye without feeling embarrassed, I was constantly drained, waking up exhausted in the morning and wide awake at night, I would get so bloated after meals I couldn't even button up my jeans, and my relationship with food made me anxious every time I had to eat out or make a meal.
For years I couldn't figure out what was wrong with me and how to fix myself. And neither could anyone else.
And I started to doubt if I ever could feel like myself again.
And then. When I hit my lowest point I decided enough was enough.
I decided to pursue my education with holistic nutrition after being sick and tired of being sick and tired, of not finding answers to my problems within conventional medicine, and being told I was "perfectly fine".
I learned that though there is no magic cure.
I learned that I could direct my body to heal itself.
And I realized that nutrition wasn't the answer to all of my problems.
So, with the help of holistic health professionals, my own perseverance (I guess my stubbornness as an Aries can be an asset), and detective skills I was able to identify my root imbalances and steer myself back to health with a combination of nutrition, lifestyle, and spiritual practices.
I became a health coach and NLP practitioner because I understand the need to fuse all modalities of health together : mind, body and spirit.
This is where my life truly started to change.
I realized that my life revolved around escaping what I didn’t want to feel
and I had completely forgotten what it felt like to feel good.
And now I want to create an epidemic of not just feeling good but feeling your best self.
My own transformation is what inspired me and drives me to help others find balance. I believe that the body has an innate ability to heal itself when given the proper tools and that you can reach your health goals without over training or depriving yourself.
Healthy living should not be boring or difficult and it is my mission to prove this to you. My philosophy is centered around finding what works for you and providing you with the tools that you need to regain long lasting health and be your very best self.
Whatever stage you are at in your health journey doesn't matter, I will meet you where you are at and guide you to where you want to go.
Because I know what it’s like to hate my body, and hate myself. But I also know what it feels like to be on the other side. And I want this for every single PCOS woman on the planet. Your body loves you, it’s time for you to love it back and feel your very best. So you can stop letting PCOS take control of your life.
It’s time for you to discover your true power.
It lives within you.
My mission is to show women, like you, that you can do this too. You can take control of your health and thrive with PCOS.