I believe that your food needs aren’t the same as your neighbor.

Some people may benefit from temporary, dietary medical interventions for specific physical conditions like low-FODMAP, GAPs, Mediterranean, etc. While others may need to focus on creating a healing relationship with all foods. I support my client’s individual food needs and acknowledge that there isn’t a one-size fits all approach.

About Meg

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Meg Bowman MS, CNS, LDN
Integrative Clinical Nutrition

I’m a work in progress. A few years ago, the stress in my life tanked my immune system and I got really sick. Multiple courses of antibiotics and high dose steroids sick. These drugs thankfully kept me breathing, but did nothing for my gut health and I was subsequently diagnosed with Crohn’s disease.

The months after my diagnosis were life changing. I went back to school for a Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health, learned a ton about food, and saw immediate improvements in my health. But the most drastic improvements didn’t happen until I addressed my stress. Then, I started to feel energized about life again!

As an integrative clinical nutritionist specializing in mental health issues and the physical conditions that go with them, I work with clients to nourish their mind, body, and spirit. I use food, along with select herbs and supplements to bolster the physical body. Integrative practices such as mindfulness, biofeedback, guided imagery, and aromatherapy support the mind and spirit.

In my off hours, I love to cook, read, garden, and get into nature with my husband and son.

Education

  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health, MUIH
  • Master of Arts in Medieval Studies from Western Michigan University
  • Bachelor of Arts in English, Luther College

Continuing Education

Marci Evan’s Digestive Disorders and Eating Disorders: A Complicated Mix, February 2019

Integrative Therapy for Neurodevelopmental Disorders: Connecting Primitive Reflexes and Brain Imbalances to Polyvagal Theory to Improve Learning, Behavior, and Social Skills, November 2018

2-Day Intensive Neuroscience Certificate Course: Bring the Brain into Therapy, November 2018

2-Day Certificate Course: MBSR: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, September 2018

Complex Feeding Issues: Sensory, Motor, and Behavior Techniques for Autism, Cerebral Palsy, and Other Developmental Delays, August 2018

Molly Kellogg’s Counseling Intensive for Nutrition Professionals, July 2018

IAEDP Symposium, March 2018

The New Rules for Treating Trauma: Integrating Neuroscience to Rewire the Brain, March 2018

Neuroscience for Clinicians: Brain Change for Stress, Anxiety, Trauma, February 2018

Psychopharmacology for Mental Health Professionals, January 2018

Evelyn Tribole’s Intuitive Eating Pro Training, January 2018

IFM Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice, November 2017

Marci Evan’s Nutrition Counseling for Eating Disorders: A 5 Part Online Training, June 2017

Stephen Porges’ Why the Vagal System Holds the Key to Treatment of Trauma, July 2017

Microbiome Symposium: An Evaluation of Gut Health, April 2017

IFM GI Advanced Practice Module, October 2016

Nutritional and Integrative Interventions for Mental Health Disorders, April 2016

Presentations:

When it is About the Food: A Functional Medicine Approach to Anxiety and Depression in Eating Disorders, ED Networking Group May 2017

Seeking the Whole Story: Integrating Functional Medicine in ED Nutrition Therapy, IAEDP Symposium March 2018

Brains in Balance: Mental Health Nutrition for the Aging Population, Aging Care Association May 2018

Cultivating the Garden: Integrative Approaches to GI issues in Eating Disorder Recovery, IAEDP Heartland March 2019

Scout

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This is Scout, the office dog.

You might see her at the office on occasion – she is a ball of fluff and would love to sniff you!