Hey there! I'm Lorraine Nichols, the face behind Primally Balanced. I am most passionate about holistic wellness, natural healing, the power of real food, and sustainable living. I created Primally Balanced out of a desire to help others in areas of nutrition, overall wellness, and aid them in becoming the best version of themselves.
Most of my life I have experienced a number of health related issues. Weight gain, unable to lose weight or fluctuation, depression, anxiety, hormonal imbalances, severe unexplained back pain, among other things. Eventually, I decided that enough was enough. I needed answers and not another prescription.
In 2013, I found my mentor and coach Emily Schromm. She completely rocked my world by introducing me to the power of proper nutrition and fitness. I have been a client of hers since and will forever be grateful for the knowledge she has given me. I am now an Embassador for Emily and fully back all that she believes in. You will hear me mention her often throughout the website.
Aside from the incredible insight I have received over the years from Emily Schromm, I also have a Bachelors Degree from the University of Oklahoma and have been employed as an investigator since 2006. With my background in investigations my instinct is to learn the whys and hows of everything. Especially finding the best practices for sustainable living and holistic health. Hundreds of hours of research have gone into my vast knowledge of holistic health and wellness, the power of real food, and the unbelievable capabilities of properly used essential oils, and so on. Using myself and my family to learn what works and what doesn't work for us, I can use those same skills to determine what may or may not work for you.