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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.
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 infertility as well as gastrointestinal and autoimmune conditions.
Working Together To Feel Better
As an integrative and functional 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 diet, 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!
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.
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!
I believe everyone is a glorious work in progress.
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’m dealing with my food issues just like you. We’ll start work right where you are, and not expect perfection, either.
Nutrition For Mental Health
If your daily life is negatively affected by stress, anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, bipolar, addiction, 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. Often working in conjunction with therapists, counselors, and other practitioners, Meg helps her clients by developing individualized diet and lifestyle plans that support and nourish the gut-brain axis.
Why use nutrition to target mental health? If you’ve ever felt sluggish or sleepy after eating fatty, sugar foods, you are already familiar with how food choice affects mental health. Researchers and clinicians are increasingly recognizing the links between diet and mental health disorders like anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, bipolar, and schizophrenia. In fact, many studies have recognized an association between diets high in processed and sugary foods with poor mental health outcomes. On the other hand, consumption of certain foods and supplements like fish, vegetables and fruit has been shown to have a positive impact on mental health.
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 pro bono clients and donate 10% of my after tax proceeds to Feeding America, a non-profit hunger-relief organization dedicated to providing meals to food panties and meal programs throughout the United States.