Violet Santana, MS
Clinical Nutritionist & Hormone Expert
As a Columbia University trained nutritionist, Violet Santana helps women uncover the root cause of hormone imbalance. She specializes in treating PCOS, PMS, painful periods, and more. Violet began her own journey of self-discovery with meditation at 30 years old. At the same time, she’d discovered that all the years of irregular, heavy, and painful periods and facial hair were simply undiagnosed PCOS. She embarked on a journey to learn nutrition at a graduate level and graduated with a Masters Degree in Nutrition Education from Columbia University. Throughout the years of working one on one with women at My Wellness Solutions, she’s helped teach women how to track their periods as a sign of health, learn the truths of hormone disruptors, and the diet that works best for optimal hormone health. Today, Violet is the mom of a 14-month old daughter named Demi.
Why I Am Devoted to Women’s Health
As a teenager, I suffered from undiagnosed PCOS and dealt with irregular and painful periods, facial hair, and body acne that injured my self-esteem.
In college, high stress and a poor diet led to a breaking point. And I decided that chronic constipation, allergies, colds, and recurring vaginal infections and psoriasis were no longer symptoms I could accept.
So, I got to work researching how to find a solution. One that didn’t require taking hormonal birth control.
Along the way, I was relieved to find that simple diet changes and herbal remedies could make a big impact. So, I eliminated dairy, made a conscious effort to eat more vegetables, and took the herbs needed to support my immune system and hormone balance– and slowly my body started to heal.
At the same time, my passion for women’s health was born. I was determined to help other women struggling with similar issues to find healing and relief so that they’re free to live their best lives.
Thankfully, I already had an entrepreneurial spirit– thanks to my mom.
I was born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the Bronx by this incredible woman, whose sheer will and determination made her a rock star in all the businesses she’s started.
For my sister and I, owning our own business—and the attitude that women can do anything—was a pillar growing up. So, we decided to co-found our company My Wellness Solutions, which supports the Harlem and Bronx communities to receive integrative care.
Simultaneously, I went on to get my Master’s in Nutrition at Columbia University to deepen my knowledge of women’s health.
It’s been an honor to teach dozens of women how to track their periods as a sign of health, learn the truth about hormone disruptors, and find the diet that works best for optimal hormone health.
Today, I am married and the mom of a beautiful baby girl despite my PCOS struggles. I invite you on a journey to discover what life can be like when you are the boss of your life and your body too.