Nutrition and lifestyle are fundamental components of optimal wellness. Not only do our daily choices either drive health or the state of disease, but our perception of these choices can impact our digestion, nutrient absorption, and therefore overall well-being. Taking into consideration your priorities, we utilize medical nutrition therapy to offer individualized therapeutic diet plans to create sustainable changes. We strive to uncover and address the root cause of your symptoms; may it be nutrition, lifestyle or emotional. We emphasize a food first approach and will reveal hidden stressors that may be exasperating your body and disease state. Our goal is to make nutritional counseling accessible and attainable for every person that needs it, from persons with chronic disease to individuals seeking prevention and maintenance.
Using a holistic approach means that we do not only investigate the specific body system, but we look at the individual as a whole being. We understand that body systems work in synergy and together the mind, body, and spirit play a vital role in optimal wellness. When we work with our body to heal naturally through food, herbs, and lifestyle changes we are enhancing the bodies physiological process to restore into its natural balance. Unlike Western pharmaceuticals this is not an overnight symptom fix. It’s like the old analogy, if a person has a nail in their foot and they are given painkillers, they may not feel the nail as much, but the nail will still be there. Using an integrative approach, our goal is to minimize the symptoms as we remove the nail.
We will work with you to create sustainable changes that will align with your dietary requirements, lifestyle, culture, beliefs, time restraints, and overall personal needs. We understand that making long lasting changes to diet and lifestyle can be difficult. We will work with you to create successful and practical goals that will improve your health, energy, mood, skin, sleep, digestion and over all well-being. Therefore, we offer a sliding scale to make multiple visits accessible as we build upon behavior change and move towards your health goals. We will explore many different factors that determine nutrient absorption and metabolism such as macro and micronutrient intake, food and sleep hygiene, stress management, physical activity, endocrine disruptors, and much more.
Nutritional counseling is suitable for all persons. Some conditions we help with include:
- Gastrointestinal diseases
- Thyroid health
- Skin issues such as acne, eczema, and psoriasis
- Metabolic health
- Mood concerns – anxiety, depression, ADHD
- Sleep issues
- Autoimmune conditions
- Cancer care
- Weight Management
- And more!