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In my early journey (high school into college) to find a balanced way of living, I used to consume “health” foods that weren’t the best for my body, mind, or spirit. They were heavily processed, quick fixes, and full of ingredients I could barely pronounce. These “health” foods never made me feel well physically, and I felt like I didn’t look my best. Instead I had horrible migraines, stomach issues, low energy, slow recovery from my workouts, dull skin, breakouts, and dry hair. I wasn’t feeling my best, radiant, or balanced. This trickled into feeling off balance in other areas of my life as well, ranging everywhere from managing stress, sleep and work, my relationships, everything!
I envisioned what feeling balanced was and went cold-turkey making changes in my lifestyle starting. I started by cutting out processed food, refined sugars, dairy, and gluten, and I began eating whole foods that I knew were nourishing and energizing. Within days of replacing foods I was sensitive to (dairy and gluten) and changing my lifestyle, I noticed a radical shift in my health and wellbeing. I felt balanced, my digestion improved, my hair grew longer and stronger, and acne breakouts started to clear. I had immense energy, my athletic performance increased, and best of all, no migraines. Over the years, I’ve continued to learn my body, how it changes, and what it needs daily to feel balanced and amazing.
I believe that food has an impact on our lives in so many beautiful ways, ranging from a cellular nourishment level all the way to emotional, physical, and social wellbeing. My mission is to strip away the confusion about how to live your healthiest life, give you ways to enjoy simple and delicious food, and empower you with the tools you need to feel and look your best. The field of nutrition is shifting and ever-changing. My ideas, thoughts, and practices will reflect this and continually change as I grow as a nutrition expert and learn new research.
Whatever level of support you need, whether that’s recipes and advice from the NS Blog, one-on-one coaching, or the support from the NS Society, my goal is for you to find a balanced wellbeing here on Nutrition Stripped.
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If there’s one common thread with my clients, no matter what part of the world they live in, their age, or how different their lifestyles may be, it’s that they commonly say, “I want to feel better, look better, feel more balanced, and have a healthy weight.” If I can guide you to find your inner health, even if you feel like it’s buried in your core or it’s just about to break the surface, I want to help because I get it. That’s why I started Nutrition Stripped, coach clients around the world, and developed a wellness membership called the Society.
I don’t expect my clients to go cold turkey and change their health habits at once unless they’re ready. Instead I’ll meet you where you are in the moment and go with the flow of your lifestyle, needs, and goals and develop a custom plan that fits YOU. I believe in taking a individualistic and holistic approach to coaching, meaning all my recommendations are tailored specifically to your needs. As a Dietitian Nutritionist, I’ll assess your current nutrition/diet, lifestyle, labs, etc. but also take into consideration the bigger picture that often can’t be measured with a number or evidenced-based science – your individual differences and how you feel.
Our wellbeing is impacted by the food we consume, our lifestyles, and it takes continual practice to manifest our healthiest self. Remember, this is a lifestyle, not a quick fix. It can be tough, but I’m continually working to make it easier for you to integrate balanced wellbeing into your life. I don’t say this lightly, but I know what it feels like to feel sluggish, unhealthy, and off balance. I never want to look back, nor do I want you to go through life feeling this way. We got this, so let’s change it starting today!
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Eating healthy doesn’t have to be complicated. Enjoying whole foods in their natural raw state is the definition of simple! NS recipes are delicious, nutrient dense, antioxidant rich, hydrating, anti-inflammatory, and aimed at nourishing your body on a cellular level. I try to make eating whole foods fun yet purposeful and adaptable to all lifestyles (dairy-free, gluten-free, vegetarian/vegan, and paleo) to offer endless flexibility.
My recipes are inspired by you, and you span the globe! Embracing that, I have fun incorporating not-so-common ingredients in hopes that you’ll branch out and try something new and exciting with cultural flavors. For me, cooking is a creative outlet and an art, and I hope that you’ll have as much fun making my recipes as I did developing them for you. So let loose and enjoy delicious whole foods that make you feel really good afterwards.
Prior to living in Nashville, I lived in Columbus, Ohio and attended The Ohio State University for both a B.S. in Human Ecology, Dietetics and a M.S. in Clinical Nutrition. I completed my dietetic internship while receiving a Masters of Science with an emphasis on Medical Nutrition Therapy and Clinical Nutrition at The Ohio State University. My Master’s thesis investigated Dietetic Practitioners’ Knowledge, Behavior, and Practices Regarding Dietary Supplements. I’m a member of several professional organizations (current/past): The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Tennessee Dietetics Association, the Nashville District Dietetic Association, the Ohio Dietetic Association, the Vegetarian Dietetic Practice Group, Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Group, and Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group.
These areas of nutrition are my jam: integrative and functional nutrition, sports nutrition, specialty diets including vegan/vegetarian to paleo lifestyles, mental and emotional health surrounding food, and digestion efficiency.
RD: Registered Dietitian, American Dietetics Association
MS: Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition, The Ohio State University
BS: Bachelors of Science in Human Ecology, Dietetics, The Ohio State University
Wellcoaches Training (2012). Continual nerding-out reading books, listening to lectures, podcasts, etc. I’ll forever be “training”
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