At Nourish, The Functional Medicine Model Of Nutrition Meets Intuitive Eating.
These two approaches, when combined, encourage a deep dive into the biological, psychological, and social reasons for any symptom or condition
I believe that every individual has their own unique definition of what it is to be healthy.
I work with kids, teens and adults to discover what it means to healthy in their body, mind, and spirit.
Working Together To Feel Better
Our bodies have an innate wisdom. Part of the work you’ll do is to cultivate trust in your body and discover just how much it can tell you about what is going on and how to address it.
For some of my clients, this means utilizing lab tests (blood, stool, urine, saliva, etc.) to discover what the body may be telling us about your symptoms.
For other clients, this may mean looking at your emotional relationship to food and discovering when and how food turned from being fun to work. I’ll support you in figuring out how to eat in a way that not only acknowledges the health of your body – it also acknowledges the health of your spirit.
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 there is no such thing as “good” foods and “bad” foods.
All foods are allowed. Deep listening to body cues and learning what it means to be truly nourished creates freedom from judgment and guilt.
Nutrition For Mental Health
When looking at clients with mental health challenges, Meg first looks for three factors which can affect mental health (FIG).
Food: Foods are the building blocks of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and dopamine, so determining whether you have enough “ingredients” to make those neurotransmitters is emphasized in the initial assessment and treatment planning. But food challenges often go beyond neurotransmitters, to the relationship people have with the food they eat (or don’t eat). Learning to honor innate wisdom through intuitive eating practices can help to bolster mood.
Inflammation: A growing body of literature indicates that inflammation plays a key role in mood disorders. This happens when inflammatory chemicals cross the blood-brain barrier, interfering with your brain’s ability to function normally. Part of your treatment recommendations will include ways to lessen inflammation while honoring your emotional health.
Gut: The gut-brain connection is a huge area of interest for Meg. You can frequently hear her say “what happens in the gut does not stay in the gut” meaning that gut health affects the rest of the body and brain. Expect to dive deep into gut health to see how it can improve your mood.
Nutrition for Gastrointestinal Health
In working with clients with GI disorders, Meg follows a SWIFT protocol that is individualized for each client.
Support a helpful stress response and self-compassion
Welcome a supportive gut bacterial community
Improve digestive competency
Feed the gut supportive nutrients
Taper any interventions to the most effective, least invasive
Each SWIFT protocol will be completely customized for your specific needs.
I believe adequate nutrition is a right, not a privilege.
That’s why I hold a number of weekly appointments for sliding scale clients.