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What obstacles stand between you and feeling good in your body?

Virtual nutrition support works.

Joanna has been providing nutrition counseling through telemedicine for a decade. She has a wide variety of experience that includes a specialty in both eating disorders and diabetes, a combination that is not very common and provides her with a strong understanding of metabolism and physiology. 

 

Because of her breadth of knowledge, she views each client holistically, focusing on all aspects of health and wellness as well as psychological and physiological functioning. Her approach is highly individualistic and varies depending on her client's unique goals and values. 

 

Her counseling approach is grounded in the therapeutic modalities of Motivational Interviewing (MI), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

 

The goal is to move toward a way of eating and being that supports a meaningful and full life in a well-nourished, well-functioning body. 
 

Eating Disorders & Chronic Dieting

Today, the dieting industry brings in 71 billion dollars yearly.

 

That's 24 times more than Mark Zuckerberg's annual income and half of Bill Gates' net worth! This is strong evidence how seductive dieting is- despite 88-95% of diets failing and causing weight regain and metabolic issues, we still feel compelled to strive for the thin ideal.

 

This allure causes great damage. There are 20 million women suffering from eating disorders in the US today. This is too many of us in pain! 

 

Nutrition therapy is an essential element in the treatment of disordered or chaotic eating and helping pull away from food anxiety and dieting woes. 

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Research indicates nutrition therapy can improve PCOS symptoms and fertility. PCOS is also associated with increased weight stigma from care providers. There is a lot of confusion among doctors, and this contributes to the increased risk of disordered eating associated with PCOS. 

 

Joanna provides weight neutral and empathic care. She helps clients sort through the misinformation within an Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size® framework, helping clients get back in touch with their body cues and internal body wisdom while providing comprehensive and research-based nutrition education.

 

Together, we work through the confusion diet culture creates, the logistics of busy life to set manageable goals, and any anxiety-driven food rules or emotional eating. We explore and unpack all facets of the food and body relationship- collaboratively and in a personalized therapeutic relationship.

We all deserve to understand and accept our body, feel good in our skin, and experience vivacious health.

 

Reach out today for a free Discovery Call and learn more about how we can start your journey toward food and body contentment.

Specialties

  • Disordered eating and eating disorders

  • Intuitive Eating coaching and ending chronic dieting 

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

  • Metabolic Health (Diabetes, prediabetes, elevated labs)

  • Nutrition for fertility and menstrual irregularity

  • Primarily plant-based eating

  • Nutrition and mental health

  • Gastrointestinal concerns (IBS)

Bodacious Nutrition is a virtual practice that can see clients from anywhere for coaching. Nutrition Therapy includes VA, MD, DC. 

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Primarily Plant-based Eating for recovery and metabolic health

Research shows that Intuitive Eating (IE) has a myriad of benefits, and another body of research supports a Whole Foods Plant-based Diet (WFPB) for metabolic health. 

Despite the benefits of a fully plant-based dietary pattern, depending on skills, desire, food history, personality, and life circumstance, it can feel too rigid for some. 

 

Joanna has developed a food approach that puts the food relationship first, and is flexible and available to everyone while still prioritizing plants in an intuitive and enjoyable way.

 

Research supports plant-based protein as a means to improve fertility and women's health, prediabetes and diabetes, gastrointestinal function, and also planetary health. Joanna also encounters numerous clients who value plant-based eating for ethical and moral reasons, and she believes a flexible approach to prioritizing plants should be available for eating disorder recovery. 

She happily works with those struggling with eating disorders and disordered eating who wish to continue their plant-based eating, and knows a full recovery is possible. 

 

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Step 1: Reach out to Joanna to schedule a free Discovery Call 

Step 2: Decide on a good time for an initial assessment with Joanna 

Step 3: Fill out intake paperwork online

Step 4: A link will be emailed to you for agreed-upon appointment time

Step 5: Have a great session with Joanna! 

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Ready to get make a change but worried about cost? 
Joanna is offering sliding scale fees to clients who have financial limitations. Please share if this is a concern! 

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