Why Nutrition Therapy

Hey everybody! I am so glad you are here! I have spent the past few years working several jobs and taking loads of classes and some days I think I’m crazy. Several years ago I knew there was something birthing deep in my soul that revolved around holistic health and nutrition, and I have spent the past several years ebbing and flowing with that sensation of wanting to learn everything that I can about food while also helping people along the way! In order to keep that passion alive I have had to work really hard, and at some points even work 4 jobs at once and study into the wee hours of the night/morning. Sitting on this side of it, I can tell you that every late night and early morning has been 100% worth it.

My love of nutrition began sometime in my early twenties when I was awakened to the reality that my college girlfriends actually worked out and people for real talked about calories. What even was a calorie? I grew up playing sports and not caring a lick about what I looked like, but something switched when I entered the new world of college and I saw that so many people did food and exercise differently than I did. I will be honest and say that my initial attraction to food wasn’t the healthiest. My goals at that time were all about aesthetics and I could have cared less about what I was actually doing to my body. A few years into that I noticed that I felt terrible and even entered a season of deep sadness. I couldn’t quite identify what the sadness was for a while and that led me into a season of deep grief and knew I needed a way out. It never occurred to me that nutrition could play a huge role in my healing journey until one day a friend of mine encouraged me to go see a nutritionist. At that point, I was willing to do anything to get out of the funk I was in. Through a couple of years with my nutritionist I learned so many invaluable lessons about holistic health and healing and how our emotions and our physical bodies are so closely connected and that one always effects the other. That makes sense to me now because we were created as beings: mind, body and soul. I just didn’t realize HOW deeply my emotions were effecting me mentally, emotionally, and physically until one day I started to notice that my circumstances remained the same, but I began to think clearer, laugh harder and function at work at a higher pace and experience life at a deeper level. It didn’t take me long to realize that a lot of my healing was coming from my nutrition and it didn’t take me long to make the decision to live this way forever and never look back.

I remember my friends began to notice a difference and they would ask me to make meal plans for them or take them to the market, or text me in the middle of a snack crisis of which protein or carb is better to eat right then vs another. I L O V E [D] everything about nutrition and I wanted everybody I knew to feel as good as I felt, I just didn’t know how to channel it all. Until one summer, I was on a plane to Greece with some of my friends and one of the girls looked over and said, “you’re reading a book about raw milk for fun?!?!?!?!” like it was some kind of joke. By the end of the week she was asking me for eating tips and wanted me to help her lose weight. I knew that it probably wasn’t normal to be reading for fun about the processes of the milk industry in America so I decided to figure out how to help her for real and became a nutrition therapist.

I will tell you that decided to go back to school in addition to two full time jobs and it was the best decision I have ever made. I needed a way to fund my passion, and hopefully a future career so I was willing to do everything that it took and I’m so glad that I made the leap into this world of nutrition and eating nutrient dense whole foods as it pertains to full body healing. I’m so glad that you’re here and I would love to meet you and/or chat with you, even if it’s just for a bit. I hope you’ll stay, because you’re more than welcome here.

Xoxo

M

Meredyth Cann