Creating good health can be challenging. I am here to make this part of your life easier by offering medication-free, natural solutions to your health complaints so that you can feel and look your best. I sincerely want you to live a long, healthy and prosperous filled life. If your priority is to find the underlying cause(s) instead of just treating your symptoms then you've come to the right place!
About Alison Held, M.S. Clinical Nutritionist:
My clients receive the best line of care possible. I make it a priority to stay up-to-date with the latest trends, scientific research and clinical applications. I hold a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from University of Bridgeport's Nutrition Institute and have studied under some of the most influential practitioners in holistic and integrative nutrition. I am a strong advocate for the Paleo Diet yet I appreciate all of the varying subsets of this "diet" so that it is a truly individual experience and one that works best for you. Ultimately, my aim is to help you embrace the true essence of something I term as 'freedom with your food.' There are so many misconceptions about dieting and I will help to unravel those. Everyone is an individual and being such, however you enjoy food must be adapted to your own needs, desires, and state of health.
The laboratory testing I offer can help you understand your unique biochemistry. These tests include food sensitivity / intollerance, nutrient deficiencies, hormonal testing, metabolic typing, and more.
To find true freedom with food and your life, I have integrated two powerful processes into my work. My advanced training in the Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Psych-K allows us to work at a much deeper level to really understand & address the root cause of your symptoms. You will see that many of the services I offer incorporate Psych-K or EFT and play a critical role in creating your whole health and happiness.
Healthful Direction's Mission Statement:
To empower individuals to become the happiest, healthiest version of themselves through sound nutrition and emotional well-being.
I Walk My Talk:
You should know that I walk my talk. Prior to becoming a nutritionist, I worked one-on-one with local practitioners for many years to address a doctor's diagnosis of irritable bowel and other health complaints. Today I follow my 'Freedom with Food' approach by selecting and preparing the appropriate foods and ratios for my body. It has been a journey of trying many different diets and eventually coming full circle in enjoying all of the varied foods that Mother Nature and life presents to us. Letting go of the fear and judgement is a big part of this. Everyday I am learning and I often use my body as my own experimental lab! I have undergone several different assessments (by way of labs, foods, testing, energy work, etc) and continue to do this in order to keep my health and happiness in check.
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