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Change Your Food, Change Your Mood
at nourish, we practice the functional medicine model of nutrition.
We look for the root cause of physical and mental conditions, and use food as medicine to treat mind, body, and spirit, all the while remembering to create a healing relationship with food.
I believe food can change your mood.
I work with kids, teens, and adults to select foods that shorten the duration and lessen the severity of issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, ADHD, bipolar, addiction, and eating disorders as well as gastrointestinal and autoimmune conditions.
Working Together To Feel Better
As an integrative nutritionist specializing in mental health concerns, I understand the need to carefully consider the individuality of each client. I provide personalized nutrition counseling that helps my clients make food and lifestyle choices that support their health.
First we’ll work together to evaluate your current relationship to food, lifestyle, health history, labs, as well as any physical symptoms you may have. Then, I’ll develop a thorough nutrition and lifestyle plan that addresses your issues and concerns.
My recommendations, created in partnership with you, will use food, supplements, biofeedback tools, aromatherapy, relaxation techniques, and stress management to help you feel better, fast.
Because change often takes time, I’ll work with you to implement your nutrition plan, making tweaks when needed and offering encouragement, tips and solutions. My goal is to not only help you develop a plan that will work now, but to teach you to be healthy for life.
Our customers feel Nourished!
Meg was such a good listener and good question asker that I learned more about myself during the session just by speaking. Her info was very helpful and completely coming from a place of heart and help - healing presence!
It was a GREAT session. I am grateful for Meg's time, effort, concern and energy!
When you speak to Meg you feel like she is really listening – she isn’t distracted and gives it her 100%. I felt my needs were met in this and every other consultation.
I believe in eating fun food as well as fuel food.
My favorite food is vanilla ice cream with peanut butter cups and rippled potato chips sprinkled on top (don’t knock it till you’ve tried it). You won’t get any food judgment here—I enjoy fun foods and fuel foods alike!.
Nutrition For Mental Health
If your daily life is negatively affected by stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, bipolar, eating disorders, or other mental health disorders, it is time to get help.
Meg Bowman, MS, CNS, LDN, is an integrative nutritionist who practices exclusively in mental health disorders. Working in conjunction with therapists, counselors, and other practitioners, Meg helps her clients by developing individualized food and lifestyle plans that support and nourish the gut-brain axis.
Why use nutrition to target mental health? Serotonin and other neurotransmitters are created from food – and their production is limited when you aren’t eating enough nutrients to create them. Researchers and clinicians are increasingly recognizing the links between food and mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, bipolar, and schizophrenia.
In fact, a recent article published in The Lancet stated that “the emerging and compelling evidence . . . suggests that diet is as important to psychiatry as it is to cardiology, endocrinology, and gastroenterology.”
I believe adequate nutrition is a right, not a privilege.
That’s why I hold a number of my monthly appointments for sliding scale clients and donate a portion of my after tax proceeds to local food banks.