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Donna Boskat, PhD
Rachael Richardson, RD, LDN

Annika Rockwell, CN~ Background

Annika Rockwell and Donna Katona - Nutrition practitioners

Annika Rockwell, CN & Donna Katona, PhD

Annika, a Certified Nutritionist (CN®) based in Davie, FL (outside of Ft. Lauderdale), completed her B.A. at Swarthmore College, PA., in a psychology, pre-medical curriculum. In 1999, she attained her Nutrition Certification (CN®) through the American Health Sciences University (AHSU) in Colorado. Annika has been studying nutrition and supplements since 1996 when she started her internship and studies with the late Robert Crayhon, MS, as his research assistant for his books and educational seminars (Designs For Health Institute & Crayhon Research).

In June 2000, Annika founded and operated a nutritional supplement company Rockwell Nutrition, for 13+  years and sold it in 2013 in order to focus on her other endeavors. Simultaneously, Annika founded and ran My Healthy Food Club LLC in 2007 (which she sold in 2014), providing South Floridians with a much needed source of quality nutrient dense, grassfed, organic, humanely raised animal foods.

In 2010,  Annika launched her business Food For Kids Health, LLC, helping educate parents how to help reverse children’s chronic health  concerns.  And finally, in 2013, Annika (and her business partner) launched Find Real Food Mobile App, the Weston A. Price Foundation Shopping Guide to the Highest Quality Foods Available.

For years, she’s been a member of the Feingold Diet Organization and the Weston A. Price Foundation.  Annika is a huge supporter of the BioIndividual Nutrition Institute (advanced nutrition training program for practitioners), and helps support the efforts of the Institute for Responsible Technology (against Genetically Modified Organisms/GMOs), and FluorideAlert.org to end the Fluoridation of our water.

To stay abreast of the latest scientific findings, industry trends, and clinical tools, Annika regularly attends nutrition and health seminars, including those hosted by Weston A Price Foundation, Designs for Health (DFH), Defeat Autism Now (DAN!), and Functional Medicine seminars.  In addition, she has studied the teachings of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride (GAPS Diet), Julie Mathews NC (BioIndividual Nutrition and Nourishing Hope special diets for Autism Spectrum Disorders and behavior), Dr. Weston Price (Traditional Diet), Mark Sisson (Primal/Paleo Diet), and Julia Ross’ Amino Acid therapies for recovery of addictions and biochemical neurotransmitter imbalances.

Read about Annika’s health crisis and mission here.

Annika’s  Nutrition Philosophy

As a mom and Certified Nutritionist since 1999 (18 years), I am passionate about educating parents on how to heal their child’s health concerns by changing the foods they eat.

Common issues like “Picky Eaters”, delayed growth, eczema, constipation, gastrointestinal issues, allergies, ear infections, bronchial infections, autism, ADHD, and mood and behavior issues are rarely ever fixed with medical intervention.

Instead, the underlying issues that caused the symptoms need to be addressed, and this often stems to nutritional imbalances, food intolerances and allergies, gastrointestinal damage, and the events which occurred in the first year of the child’s life (i.e. antibiotics, vaccine reactions, breastmilk issues). In addition, a child’s body needs nutrients from specific foods while careful avoidance of others to heal that underlying problem. Every one of us is very unique and needs a BioIndividual nutritional program based on our specific biochemistry, genetics, and emotional energy.

My passion and interest in children’s nutrition stems back to my own health struggles during the first 25 years of my life.  STORY OF ANNIKA’S HEALTH CRISIS AND MISSION.

Quality of your food is critical.  I believe we should all go back to eating the “Traditional Diets” of our ancestors – Books such as…

Nourishing Traditions” and “The Primal Blueprint Diet” teach us about the foods our bodies thrive on.  Dr. Campbell-McBride’s book “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” (GAPS Diet) and her research has transformed the health of many of my clients because when you fix the gut, you fix the underlying cause of most chronic ailments!

Dr. Ben Feingold’s Diet, which has been helping kids for over 40 years, has been another hugely successful program which I’ve been able to guide my clients through in order to transform their children with  behavioral, emotional, and physical symptoms, as well as learning disabilities. I’ve also studied and implemented the FAILSAFE Diet (aka RPAH Diet) for the last couple of years for my daughter and gotten huge success. There are many types of diets, and sometimes we need a combination of diet strategies in order to fix the underlying issues with our health.

I support small farms who raise happy healthy humanely treated pastured animals.  I buy my produce from local farms when possible, and I support farmers who use sustainable agriculture to grow organic food.

I am an advocate of natural childbirth, midwifes & doulas, a fanatic about breastfeeding and good nutrition pre-conception, not just during pregnancy and lactation.

I teach parents about vaccine injuries so that they have informed consent.  After 8 years of working with vaccine injured children, I have witnessed the seldom talked about info and research that the media and pharmaceutical companies do not want us to know.

My mission is to help support and educate moms so they can raise healthy happy children who will then become an amazing next generation of people!

Consultation for Your Child

Annika has limited availability and is no longer accepting new clients for nutrition consultations at this time. Please check her recommended holistic practitioners page on this website to find another person you can work with. Also, I highly recommend you consider working with a graduate of the BioIndividual Nutrition Training program. Find an excellent practitioner here!

If Annika’s availability opens, you can read about the options on the nutrition consultations page.  Be sure to sign up for the newsletter on top right of page to be informed about upcoming openings.

As part of your consultation package, you will receive customized meal suggestions as well as a supplement program tailored to your child’s needs. I offer a variety of diagnostic lab tests which can be incredibly valuable in helping assess the best treatment options. The lab tests I offer include food sensitivity testing via LEAP MRT by Oxford Labs or ALCAT Cell Science Systems, SpectraCell’s Nutritional Status test, hair mineral analysis with heavy metals (Analytical Research Labs), urine Organic Acid Tests (OAT) including oxalates and microbiology (Great Plains Labs – GPL), Comprehensive 2-Day Stool Analysis by GPL,  MTHFR genetic mutation, Gluten Sensitivity Array 3 (Cyrex Labs), and 24-hour urine Iodine loading test (Hakala Labs).

Consultation for Parents

If you would like a consultation for yourself (not your child), please consider working working with my nutrition colleagues: Donna Boskat, PhD or Rachael Richardson, RD, LDN.

Also, please check this practitioners page to find an excellent BioIndividual Nutrition practitioner. I highly recommend graduates of the BioIndividual Nutrition Training program. Find an excellent practitioner here!

 

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