How I went from the discovery of having endometriosis, to corporate burnout, to infertility, to pregnancy, to giving birth to twin boys, and am now helping women around the world overcome their own hormonal struggles! 🙂
Do you want to learn more about what started me on this path?
About My Approach
Do you want to learn how The Optimised Health Formula and my approach can help you get out of hormonal chaos?
Audrey Sourroubille Arnold
My belief is that the understanding of our epigenetics (a.k.a. DNA) and the treating of the root causes of the health problems, and not just symptoms, are the key to being happy, healthy and healed. Sometimes, by just changing a few things in our life, we can make a tremendous difference to our health! I am dedicated to helping women around the world with their health, because I know there is a better way and I believe that every woman deserves to discover it!
Hello, my name is Audrey Sourroubille Arnold! I am certified through different institutes as Integrative Health and Nutrition Coach, Women’s Health and Nutrition Coach, Detox Specialist, Weight Loss Specialist, and through the American Association for Drugless Practitioners. I am the Founder of Lotus Power Health. I am passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women’s health conditions such as endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids, hormonal imbalances, weight gain, period pain, painful sex, and infertility.
I am also one of Europe’s Leading Women’s Health & Nutrition Experts. Women come to me from all parts of the globe, and I love how together we can change the world and get not only ourselves empowered with that information for greater health, but also by getting our children, friends and family empowered with it too. I wished I had known this information when I first started menstruating very painfully, and I wished I could have brought this information to my mom, cousins, aunts, and friends, earlier too.
As I started on this path myself back in 2011, I had no clue about all of this. I was depressed, burned out, completely exhausted. I had PMS and also pain every single day from endometriosis flare-ups, which I had just been diagnosed with after a surgery. I felt like I was carrying the whole world on my shoulders, and that this would never change. I was back then working in the finance industry, and being overworked didn’t help. I also was told I’d never be able to get pregnant and carry a pregnancy to term.
Against all previsions, I did just all of that!
I healed from endometriosis AND gave birth to my twin sons in December 2016! 🙂
Optimising your health takes knowledge, mindfulness and perseverance.
But optimising your health so that it ripples into your life takes a whole lot more: it takes a proven system that 100s of women went through created by an expert who understand the path that is in front of you.
This is my Journey
Diagnosis of Endometriosis
I was diagnosed with endometriosis in 2011. Back then I started to be in pain almost daily, and had no clue where that was coming from. That is, until a friend mentioned to me to check out symptoms from endometriosis, and I recognised myself in almost all of them. I underwent a surgery later that year, and started strong hormonal treatments.
Back at zero & Corporate Burnout
The hormonal treatment that I was going through helped partially. Though I was in no pain because I wasn’t menstruating, I started to feel symptoms of menopause, inflammation all over my body with pain in my joints, and pilled on more kilos than I would have wanted. Being overworked didn’t help either.
Taking a break and discovering how to take my health into my own hands
At the end of 2012, I was so exhausted and in so much pain, that I discussed with my employer at the time to take a 6-month unpaid sabbatical to rest and recover. Though this is not what I had initially intended, after resting and recovering some of my strength, I started looking into natural solutions for endometriosis, and soon discovered that there were many things I could do to get out of the pain that I was again in. I just needed to find the right tools and start. Luckily I had over 30 hours a week over a 6-month period to do my research. This lead me to start Lotus Power Health in September of 2013. Despite this work, I had to have surgery again later that year. But now, I knew what I needed to do to really heal from the inside out.
More work on myself and more knowledge acquisition
As I had decided in 2013 that I wanted to start a new career within the health industry, and share what I had learnt that helped me get almost out of pain, I enrolled into different certification in 2013 and 2014: the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, the HormoneCure practitioner course, and the Integrative Women’s Health Institute. If you’d like to learn more about my thoughts on these courses, I invite you to check out this page.
More certification courses and corporate trainings
Before you say it, yes, I’m a knowledge junky! 🙂 I enrolled into further certification courses at The Health Sciences Academy and through other certification institutes to broaden my expertise so that I could help my clients find the path that works for them, a.k.a. bio-individuality.
Since I was at the time working part time for a big insurance company, and they were open to it, I also started giving workshops internally on the principles of eating for energy as well as work-life balance.
Big decision time and miracle/surprise pregnancy
As you know by now, my genetic make-up makes me prone to endometriosis if I don’t do the right things to support my body and my health. As a consequence, it also makes it a lot more difficult for me to get pregnant AND stay pregnant. What I didn’t tell you is that my husband was also diagnosed with azoospermia. As such getting pregnant and staying pregnant would truly be a miracle. That’s when we decided to let go of the idea of ever being parents after 5 years of trying, but still decided to give one shot to IVF. And the miracle happened: I got pregnant, stayed pregnant — even though I had to stay in the hospital over two months — and gave birth to healthy twin boys on December 20, 2016.
Extra self-care practices and new life as a mom to twin boys
2017 was a year of partial healing sprinkled with many decisions, reflexions, growing as a mom and as a couple. It wasn’t always easy. I had to recover from a C-section for which I was in pain daily for over 6-weeks, and still am from time to time. I had to learn this new exhausting schedule of being a mom and feeding underweight babies (which my boys are lucky they didn’t stay for so long). I had to practice self-care when I could, even when that meant just 5 minutes a day. I had to let go further of my perfectionism and rethink of the way I wanted to create my business, which lead me later to start AudreySArnold.com, a business strategy and consulting business that helps female entrepreneurs save time and get out of overwhelm.
Self-care through online events
In 2018, I created a fun challenge for myself which was to share through bi-monthly webinars some of what I know. You can find these in the Lotus Power Health Academia.
Self-care through more online events , self-care practices and live workshops
More great stuff coming your way.
Your Health Matters!
Not sure where to start! Book a complimentary 30-min discovery call (value: 300 USD)!
Discussions can be done in English, French or Italian.
In a field in constant evolution, we need to be going back to the basics.
Following the words of an expert over another one’s is only going to bring you so far. While you’re applying principles that “work for everybody”, you’re going to get the same results than everyone else, that is not the results you want. That’s why it’s important to look both into your genetic make-up and into your bio-individuality™.
I practice a holistic approach to health and wellness, which means that I look at how all areas of your life are connected.
Are your PMS symptoms enhanced by stress in your job?
Is your pelvic pain preventing you to sleep, and affecting not only your emotional state but also your relationships?
Does stress at your job or in your relationship cause you to overeat?
Does lack of sleep or low energy prevent you from exercising?
As we work together, we will look at how all parts of your life affect your health as a whole.
My approach is not to dwell on calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. Instead, I work with my clients to create a happy, healthy life in a way that is flexible, fun and rewarding. We look into creating a plan of action that is fun and brings results, and we build on it over time.
Together we’ll work to reach your health goals in areas such as achieving optimal health
and your ideal weight, reducing food cravings, increasing sleep, and maximizing energy.
As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and implement lasting changes that will improve your energy, balance and health.
Your Genes Matter: What if you could control your genes?
I want to start by introducing you to the science that in my opinion starts it all, which is epigenetics.
Have you already heard that your genes affect how healthy you can be?
Do you think that your genetic destiny is fixed?
I so, I want to let you in on a SECRET:
Your Genes Are Not Your Destiny!
Your genes don’t lay down the law, they negotiate with you every single day with every single action that you take.
The process of epigenetics tells us that you can turn your genes on and off. You can transform your genetic destiny through a combination of diet, supplements, sleep, stress relief, and reduced exposure to environmental toxins. Environmental toxins are the toxins in our food, water, air, and products. With the right tools, we can change our inherited tendencies to disease to create new and healthy lives.
Ever since I discover about epigenetics, I’ve felt compelling to combine the progress of science and our own body wisdom. Epigenetics, bio-individuality, food intolerances, and another one of my most beloved topics: hormones.
Since our genetic destiny isn’t fixed, and it can be edited, rewritten, changed, I am obsessed with finding the best tools to help my loved ones, my clients and you thrive, so that you can lead a life that is more impactful.
So it has become my mission to develop protocols that allow us to identify faster what works for you, and to share these tools either freely during masterclasses, social media posts, eBooks, articles on the website, or through my paid online courses and 1-on-1 programs. In the 1-on-1 programs, I am including thanks to collaborations with partners genetic testing, hormones testing, neurotransmitters testing, food and non-food intolerances testing, metals toxicity testing and nutritional deficiency testing.
I understand body language and I want you to understand it too. Epigenetics is a cutting-edge aspect of holistic health and I love to help you understand and translate what your body says to you, so that you know how to interpret the signs and thrive without delay.
That’s where The Optimised Health Formula comes in.
What is The Optimised Health Formula?
This is how I’ve called the 5-step system that I lead my clients through.
Because men and women are different in nature, and when we allow for ourselves to discover more about these differences and bio-individuality, we can thrive in our daily life.
Since 2013, I have helped 100s of women struggling with infertility, hormonal imbalances, PMS, menstrual cramps, pelvic pain due to endometriosis, PCOS, or fibroids, and general exhaustion (what you call burnout), to reclaim their health & wellness, balance their hormones, tweak their diet and lifestyle to live each and every day more energised, confident and successful.
Mind you, this is not my first career, but I’m really great at it!!
Plus I’ve got the certifications to back the results up! 🙂
My Approach Stems From My Studies
♥ The Institute For Integrative Nutrition
I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories including raw, vegan, gluten-free, Ayurveda and macrobiotics, and everything in between.
I studied with the world’s top health and wellness experts including:
- Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
- Dr. Andrew Weil, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
- Deepak Chopra, MD, leader in the field of mind-body medicine
- Dr. David Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center
- Dr. Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
- Dr. Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
- Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
- Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
- David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
- Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
- Mark Bittman, food writer for the New York Times and bestselling author
- Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing
- and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities
My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my expertise, I work with clients like you to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results for hormonal balance. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness; but also help reduce and/or eliminate the most frustrating symptoms from hormonal imbalances you might be experiencing, as well as optimizing your fertility chances.
Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life such as love and relationship as well as career and money. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.
Integrative Nutrition® Plate
The Integrative Nutrition Plate emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. It shows you how a plate should appear at mealtime and emphasizes the importance of proportions and portion size. I’ll introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your unique body!
It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat that affects our health, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity, and a spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these “primary foods” are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary. I will support you in achieving all of your goals, from eating the right foods for your body to living an inspired, fulfilling life.
The concept of bio-individuality is the idea that each of us has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison, and that’s why fad diets tend to fail in the long run. Working on the principle of bio-individuality, I’ll support you to make positive changes that are based on your unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background.
Many nutrition experts give their clients a list of foods to avoid and foods to eat, which explains why so many people are turned off by nutrition. My approach is different – by eating and drinking foods that are good for you, you will naturally have less room and desire for unhealthy foods. Simply put, you will “crowd out” the unhealthy food in your diet. This takes a little practice to make happen, but I will support you all the way.
Cravings play a critical role in understanding what your body needs and shouldn’t be ignored. When you learn how to deconstruct your cravings and understand what they’re really telling you, you will be able to reclaim a sense of balance and harmony.
You can learn more about my training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
Your Health Matters!
Not sure where to start! Book a complimentary 30-min discovery call (value: 300 USD)!
Discussions can be done in English, French or Italian.
♥ I am certified through the American Association for Drugless Practitioners and the International Association of Health Coaches.
♥ The Hormone Cure at The Gottfried Institute
I was one of the lucky ones to participate in the certification course offered by the author of The Hormone Cure on the book by the same name. We discussed symptoms, and many different hormonal imbalances + treatments that worked.
♥ Women’s Health & Nutrition Coach
The Best Training on Women’s Health that exists!!!
This course was exceptional for both my training and my own health. Participating in this one-year certification course helped me to find additional solutions to help myself with my health back when I was suffering from endometriosis.
Professional level program: Building Your Integrative Practice
+ Natural Hormone Balance: The 3 Step Approach To Natural Hormone Balance: OPT-IN or SALES-PAGE
♥ Detox Specialist at The Health Sciences Academy
♥ Clinical Weight Loss Specialist at The Health Sciences Academy