Annika Ek is a Health & Wisdom Coach who works with women midlife & beyond so they can live life on their own terms with energy and excitement. Annika knows that when a woman makes her health and wisdom practice a priority she steps into a new version of herself.
Annika has consulted and presented on the topic of anti-inflammatory eating, cooking and living for more than a decade. In addition to her experience as a functional nutritionist, Annika is also a PhD student in Wisdom Studies, and a Masters student of Regenerative Action, both at Ubiquity University.
As the mother of two daughters, and part of a family where autoimmunity and inflammatory conditions has touched at least 3 generations, including herself, Annika knows first-hand how quality of life can be improved with food and lifestyle changes, and by being on the path of living a conscious life.
Annika has earned a Bachelor’s in Economics from Uppsala University, Sweden, along with several diplomas in holistic health including Chartered Herbalist (CH) from Dominion Herbal College in 2001, Registered Holistic Nutritionist (RHN) with Distinguished Merit from Canadian School of Natural Nutrition in 2003, and Homeopathy and Heilkunst from Hahneman College for Heilkunst in 2007. She is a member of the Canadian Association of Holistic Nutrition Professionals (CAHN-Pro) and began work in private practice in 2004.
In recent years Annika has learned from the leaders in the Functional and Integrative Medicine Community. She has studied digestive health and autoimmunity with Dr. Datis Kharrazian and Andrea Nakayama. Nutrigenomics with Dr. Ben Lynch, Environmental Health at Arizona Center of Integrative Medicine, Environmental Toxins with Lara Adler, and Amino Acid Therapy with Julia Ross.
In parallel with studies in holistic health, Annika has been an avid student of wisdom and consciousness studies. Over the past 20 years, she has followed the teachings of Eckhart Tolle, Caroline Myss, Bruce Lipton and Clarissa Pinkola-Estes. She has also studied Qi Gong with Pedram Shojai, received 2nd-degree attunement in Reiki, studies Evolutionary Astrology, and is part of at the AP program taught by Steven Forrest. She is also a student in Astro Herbalism and Medical Astrology at the School of Evolutionary Astrology and has received introductory initiation in the cross-cultural Universal Shamanism Pachachuti Mesa Tradition by don Oscar Miro-Quesada.
Annika was born and raised in Sweden and moved to Canada as an adult where she still lives with her husband, two daughters and their red poodle Miro. When Annika is not teaching, coaching clients, studying or cooking, you may find her gardening, bird watching, or painting.
Annika and her favourite furry co-worker.
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“I have been receiving health and wisdom advice from Annika for the past three years. Her dedication and hard work is like no other coaches I have ever experienced.
If I could give her a 10 out of five stars I would. She has helped me with my diet and also wisdom practices through the years. Her advice is priceless and worth every penny I invested in myself.
I am so happy that I hired her as my coach to see my health improve and so that I may serve others through my work.
You do not want to miss an opportunity to receive coaching from Annika since she will help you live your best life.”
“I have been having a lot of fun with recipes and new food ideas. I feel wonderful, best health in 25 years! Such a significant difference in my memory and communication/linguistic skills.”
” Working with Annika has significantly increased my awareness about nutrition and how it impacts my health. I’m more conscious about what and how I eat, the products we are exposed too and how well I am taking care of myself. I highly recommend Annika! “