Adv. Dip Nutritional Medicine, Adv. Dip Herbal Medicine, Cert. Birth Doula, Cert. Yoga Instructor
Registered with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS 24523). Registered provider with all major private health funds. Holds current first aid certificate and public liability insurance.
I’m Anna-Maria Boelskov, Nutritionist, Herbalist, Birth Doula, Yoga instructor and mother. I have a profound respect for natural medicine and I see daily benefits when this is put into practice. In my own life as well as when working with my patients, I go back to basics and use food as medicine. When the body needs a little extra guidance to get back into balance, I use herbal medicine and nutritional supplements for extra support. I believe that preventing ill-health and maintaining wellbeing on a daily basis is better than cure. That is why I always work to find the underlying cause of my patients’ symptoms to restore health at a cellular level. That helps prevent recurrence and ensures a deep and long-lasting solution.
“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!”
Having been through pregnancy, labour, birth and breastfeeding, I have a passion for women’s health and for providing them with the best information and support they need to go through life. It is a miracle every time new life is created and when you know the ins and out of the actual process, it’s truly a spectacular process! I work with women of all ages – and their families – and help educate them about their bodies and making the right choices for optimal health and wellbeing. I educate women through pregnancy and post-birth, and I support them to get back on track while breastfeeding. I love seeing women being in control and enabling them to enjoy these different stages. Feeling strong and healthy will help you have a beautiful experience.
“I started to feel the results after 2 weeks with the tonic that I was given. I had more energy and was very happy to do the home chores without the boredom and sex was becoming part of our life again (yay)!!!!”
When you come to see me, I go through your diet and lifestyle and any acute or chronic conditions you may have. I then suggest changes to restore your body’s health and together we find a way to implement these new changes so that it is easy for you. The changes include diet, lifestyle, sleep, exercise, supplements etc. I work in with orthodox medicine and at times a blood pathology test may be needed to see what is happening at a cellular level. For example, a test is often requested to look at iron, calcium and/or vitamin D levels, cholesterol and hormone balance, to mention a few. Follow-up consultations are scheduled, lasting 30-45 minutes, to check the progress of the plan, make further adjustments and give ongoing support.
“Thank you so much 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.”
I started my studies in Sydney at the Australasian College of Natural Therapies to embark on a life as a Naturopath. I now hold an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional and Herbal Medicine and I am a registered practitioner with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS). I do continuous courses and seminars to upgrade my knowledge and stay up to date on the newest research in the profession. Additionally, I am a certified birth doula with Childbirth International and I am currently finalising my course as a Lactation Consultant.
“I am now feeling more and more energised, 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.”
As well as seeing weekly patients at the clinic, I give talks on stress management and anti-ageing for larger business groups and teams. Since becoming a mother in 2011, I also give regular talks for mums with babies, as well as workshops on healthy lunchboxes for kids.