Mama. Nutritionist. GD Warrior. Mountain Climber. Beach Stroller.
Hi, I’m Nikole!
I’m a new mama, a certified Holistic Nutritionist, the founder of Whole Nikole Nutrition, and the creator of The Mama Method for Gestational Diabetes.
In my early twenties, I began having health issues. After several years of feeling terrible, countless doctors appointments, and not much relief, I hit my tipping point. I couldn't digest food, my hormones were crazy imbalanced, I couldn't sleep, and I was tired. ALL. THE. TIME. I began learning about a whole foods approach to health, and simple ways to support digestion and hormones through food and herbs. Little by little, I made changes to my lifestyle and my eating habits, and found that every small change led to an improvement in my health. This was the beginning of my love affair with nutrition and what led to my education as a holistic nutrition consultant at Bauman College.
During pregnancy and postpartum I discovered that a MAJOR gap exists between typical conventional pre/postnatal nutrition guidelines and what the current research tells us. A major part of that discovery was navigating my own Gestational Diabetes diagnosis. When I went through being tested and diagnosed with GD, I was a little bit shocked by the recommendations that I was provided. My first thought was, OMG no wonder 40% of women with GD need insulin to balance their blood sugar instead of being able to do it with nutrition and lifestyle alone!
Through a LOT of research and my training as a holistic nutritionist, I developed a method that helped me to have perfectly normal blood sugars throughout my entire pregnancy, stay off medication, and avoid EVERY SINGLE one of the complications the doctors scared me about. That’s when I realized that I need to make THIS my mission. I wanted to help other mamas with the methods that worked so well for me to normalize their blood sugar, potentially avoid medication and medical interventions during labor, and feel empowered and confident going into their birth experience. This was the becoming of The Mama Method for GD and my passion for working women during this incredibly special season in life.
I now work predominantly with new and expecting mamas, providing evidence-based nutrition and lifestyle support to manage GD and other common pregnancy symptoms, improve energy, and maintain healthy weight gain.
#foodnotpharmacy is my belief that the right food, herbs, and targeted supplements can lead to a life with more vitality and less dependence on pharmaceuticals!