What If I Told You That Food Could Change Your Life?
"Hold up. Wait just a minute. Did you really just say that food could change my life? I need to know how!"
If you think back to the beginning of time, food has been the keystone to life. It was and still is used to fuel the body, the mind, and the spirit. It was used as medicine. It was used in the basic everyday life of every single living being on this planet. I know you're thinking "obviously, Staci...I know this." What you may not realize is that what we once ate was pure and natural and clean. It wasn't sprayed with chemicals, it wasn't genetically modified, it wasn't mass produced, and it never contained preservatives, artificial flavors, or artificial colors. It was literally food, 100%.
While we can still find this food, the convenience of fast food, boxed food, and frozen food is super appealing. What we are finding is that all these issues are popping up and becoming all too common. Things like gluten intolerance, dairy intolerance, eczema, allergies, obesity, hypothyroidism, ADHD, autism, etc. are becoming the norm. Could it be food related? While it varies case by case, yes of course diet can play a HUGE part in this! While I could list off the statistics, I'd rather leave that up to the people who are nutritional experts.
This is why I am SO EXCITED to bring to your attention, Rebecca Duerr of Mindful Family Wellness, LLC! What's even better is that she is RIGHT HERE in Mooresville, NC <3
Rebecca has a Master's of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health, from the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MS). She is a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist. Her North Carolina Dietetics/Nutrition License (LDN) are pending. She is also a CAPPA certified labor doula (CLD) and APPA certified Placenta Arts Specialist.
A few months ago, I actually had a series of nutrition sessions with Rebecca and left them feeling empowered and excited about changing my diet. She was able to chat with me about why and how I could change my diet AND still enjoy food! Awesome, right? Let me tell you...I have never felt so good. I have so much energy now and don't even have the desire to drink my coffee. If you know me, you know I have a gaggle of kids and I am a birth doula. I used to drink A LOT of coffee. A LOT.
If you have ANY questions about nutrition or want to discuss your diet, I HIGHLY recommend Rebecca. She is worth it, I promise.
Here are some things she offers in her personalized nutrition plans:
Recommendations that support your needs and goals
Healing foods and recipes
Coaching and counseling
Dietary supplements as needed
Education about self-care
Her Nutritional Counseling includes:
Better understanding of healthy shopping, cooking and eating
Increased ease with meal planning and food preparation
An increased sense of well-being and vitality
Enhanced resilience of mind and body
Feeling empowered to care for your own health, using food as medicine
Mindfulness about hunger and satiety
Becoming better able to sustain a healthy lifestyle
I asked Rebecca some questions recently in order to get to know her and her business a bit better:
Please tell us a little about yourself, your hobbies, interests, etc.