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Integrative Nutrition/Dietetics

Integrative nutrition counseling integrates traditional medical nutrition therapy with complementary and alternative medicine modalities for a whole-body, systems approach to healing.  Various external and internal factors play a role into the development of a disease condition or system imbalance.  Some of the external factors include environmental impact on health and lifestyle factors such as sleep and relaxation, exercise and movement, mental/emotional/spiritual well-being, supportive relationships and nutrition along with internal factors such as genetic predisposition, digestion/absorptive functionality, energy production, inflammation, oxidative stress, methylation and detoxification.  Within integrative nutrition, we seek to identify what the underlying factors are that can be contributing to dysfunction with a specific interest on the nutritional impact. 


Food provides the nutrients or information our cells need to carry out specific functions for our body.  The type of information we get from the foods we eat can play a role into gene expression and cellular processes such as energy production, detoxification, methylation, and how well we can respond to oxidative stress and inflammation.  The nutrients we obtain from foods include carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, and water.  All are needed and work synergistically together to help support digestion, metabolism and utilization, energy production and mitochondrial function, and decrease oxidative stress. In addition to supporting cellular processes, they can further support hormone production and metabolism, neurological function including cognition and mental health, bone health, heart health, cancer prevention, and various other processes in the body. 


Our registered dietitian/nutritionist, Lisa Mejia, aims to identify the underlying factors that may be contributing to dysfunction, and collaborate with her clients to create personalized nutrition plans that are unique to their condition(s), interests, lifestyle, preferences, and goals. 


Who is Integrative Nutrition Counseling For?


Any woman who is seeking nutritional guidance to assist with the management of:

  • Autoimmune/allergy disorders, including mast cell disorders

  • Diabetes- Type 1, Type 2, and Gestational

  • Disordered eating behaviors/relationship with food

  • Food sensitivities/intolerances

  • Weight management

  • General oncology- including breast cancer and breast cancer risk

  • Endometriosis

  • PCOS

  • Menopause

  • GI conditions including functional GI disorders (dysphagia, GERD, IBS), gastroparesis, structural alterations that affect function (colostomy, ileostomy, resections, fundoplications, etc.)

  • Dysautonomia

  • Heart disease

  • Kidney disease

  • Ehlers-danlos syndrome

Initial Evaluation


The initial evaluation with Lisa Mejia is a 60-90 minute telehealth appointment held on our secure video conferencing system. Prior to the initial evaluation, you will be emailed a detailed intake form to complete in order to get to know you and your goals better. This will include prior medical history, current medications, supplements and any labs you have available. The more information you are able and willing to provide, the better- as this will help guide the session. Following the initial evaluation, you will receive a detailed nutrition plan outlining the goals for your next visit. 

Follow-Up Visits

Follow-up sessions are 60 minute appointments held after your initial nutrition evaluation to check in on your progress and make adjustments to your plan as necessary. Follow-up visit frequency will be determined at the end of each of your sessions.


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