I'm Mollie. It's lovely to meet you!
Before I cut processed food out of my diet - I thought I was really healthy. True story!
I thought that because I was cooking at home a few times a week and my food was packaged in boxes with the word "healthy" stamped right on 'em, I was doing really good.
The truth is
But, even though my food was highly processed and full of weird ingredients, I learned a TON during that time.
I learned more about how to cook, how to meal plan, how to navigate the grocery stores, how to read nutrition labels (though I should have been looking at the ingredient labels), and how to incorporate the act of cooking into my life on a daily basis.
The information I've learned over the last five years has been compounding.
Each lesson builds on the previous one. Each step forward supports the next one.
5 years ago, there's no way I would have been able to support the kind of local, whole food cooking that I practice now.
I would have never gotten to this point if I hadn't started out with those simple, processed meals.
I know how daunting it feels to get online and see 20 different posts about 20 different things you should be doing differently in your life if you want to be healthy.
If there's one thing I've learned, it's that no amount of reading will change your life.
It's the actions you take with the information that will change your life.
And the first step is to start. Even if you know you're not doing it perfectly. Even if you do it really badly at first.
This is what I do. I help people bridge the gap between intention and action.
I show people how to define what's most important to them and identify the mindset and environmental roadblocks that are causing them stress and wasting their time. Together we create a plan and a road map customized for the life they have now and the life they want to create.
I love working with people who want big things from life! People who aren't happy accepting the status quo.
People who wont take "its just part of getting older" as an answer!
Eating real food is about health. It's also about learning to trust your body and enjoy life!
I believe in the integrative nature of life. Each area of our life is like a piece inside a clock. We can see the separate parts, but we also see that movement in one area causes movement in another. They are all deeply linked and connected.
If you're ready to explore the variety, versatility, flavor, and energy giving power of real food learn how you can work with me!
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Fun fact - the study of nutrition as we know it has only been around for about 200 years. It's super new!
The first vitamins were "discovered" in the early 1900's. Since those early days of discovery countless diet fads have kept us on a roller coaster of changing information.
Even today there are heated debates about what constitutes a "healthy" diet. Should we be eating vegetarian, paleo, keto, raw food, low carb, high carb, vegan, pescetarian, or blue zone?
How do you know which diet is right for your body?
Your body will always do the best it can with what it's given. But that doesn't mean it won't complain if it's mistreated! The symptoms we experience every day are our body's way of communicating with us.
Nutritional therapy uses a function approach to tap in to your body's innate intelligence and uncover hidden deficiencies and weaknesses.
Nutritional therapy always takes a holistic approach to nutrition. Once we have identified what areas of the body need support, we can strengthen all of the body's systems by implementing a properly prepared, nutrient dense, whole food diet, and providing targeted nutrition where needed.
A Nutritional Therapy Practitioner is certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association, Inc. to evaluate nutritional needs and make recommendations for dietary changes, helping clients balance body chemistry and achieve optimal wellness. NTPs are not trained to diagnose or treat pathological conditions, illnesses, injuries, or diseases.
The NTA believes that optimal health is built on 5 primary biochemical Foundations: 1) Digestion, 2) Blood Sugar Regulation, 3) Fatty Acid Balance, 4) Mineral Balance, and 5) Hydration, all of which rest upon eating a nutrient-dense, properly prepared diet. The primary focus of Nutritional Therapy is to give the body the nutrients it needs by optimizing nutrition and digestion. When one eats—and more importantly, absorbs—the right things, health naturally follows. The body is blessed with innate wisdom; given the proper building blocks, it will naturally rebalance itself. Disease is not inevitable. Health is.