Alyssa Neill here. I've always been beyond interested in all things nutrition. By the time I was 15 years I knew I would be a Dietitian, and would have a Private Practice.
Whether it is nutritional biochemistry, nutrient timing, food science, habits around nourishment, growing food, local food culture, body positivity, mindful eating, how we eat (and what's eating us, so to speak), or eating for specific performance goals, I've immersed myself in it with pleasure! Pleasure is the key to flow, yo. With that being said, I quickly realized that nutrition might be too narrow and, dare I say sterile, of a title to name my passions and interests. I began to redefine my ideas surrounding nutrition, and birthed the concept of nourishment over the narrow idea of nutrition.
Nutrition is the study of nutrients in foods, how the body uses both, the nutrients and the foods, and the relationship between what we eat, our health, and the prevention disease, with emphasis on wellness.
Nourishment, however, is the foods or the substances that are required for our growth, health, and best conditions. Nourishment is not limited to the food we eat, but how we think about what we eat, how we prepare what we eat, the thoughts we "feed" our body, the movement we practice, how we sleep, our relationships, what we do for pleasure, etc. Nourishment is all encompassing.
So, Nourishment Nutrition was born (because I'm all about the all-encompassing).
If you know, you know! You know?
Outside of Nourishment Nutrition, which consumes most of my time and feeds my soul, I love climbing (bouldering and sport climbing) for the mind-body-psyche challenges it presents. I have been at it for about 5 years, along with lifting, dancing, and any enjoyable movement that helps connect body to breath.
My partner and I have been living van life for about 4 years. This allows me to work and play in some of the most beautiful places! Most weekends are spent in the mountains of Colorado or deserts of Utah moving around on rock, jumping in cold water, and dancing to the sunrise under the open sky: the perfect medicine to recharge my mind after a week on the computer.
MY EXPERIENCE: In addition to my Nutrition Science degree from the University of Rhode Island, completed my 1300 hour Dietetic Internship at the nation's leading school for natural medicine and whole-food nutrition, Bastyr University, in Washington.
I have over seven years of personal and professional experience with holistic nutrition, weight loss, fat loss, women's health, hormone balance with diet, diet and lifestyle modifications, and supplement support.
In addition to NourishMEnt Nutrition, I have worked as a Practitioner at Pharmaca Integrative Pharmacy, in the supplement industry, as a Private Chef, in hospitals, in Naturaopathic clinics and as a Detoxificaiton Expert and nutrition-biochemisty researcher at High Tech Health International, Inc.
Since I started to become passionate about and research nutrition, the focus on whole-food-centric nutrition has been imperative. As Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, "RDN", it is my goal to simplify the pathway to health and promote a whole food diet with functional foods.
I TRULY BELIEVE THE ONLY WAY TO FAIL IS TO QUIT.
WE MUST KEEP MOVING TOWARD OUR DESIRES & DREAMS.
NOURISH: With personalized nutrition counseling, programs for foundational support, community group support, and an encouraging atmosphere, I will provide the structure and guidance you need to build a strong body and strong mind, to reach optimal health and performance, and to illuminate life through whole food choices.
Nourishment Nutrition's services are all virtual via phone, FaceTime, and Skype.
Want to learn more? Schedule a free 15 minute talk with me to discuss your goals and get started!