“Let your food be your medicine, and let your medicine be your food” –Hippocrates
At HALE, we have two Registered Dietitians available to help guide you on your path of healthy living.
Megan Sewards MS, RD, CSO
Megan is a Registered Dietitian (RD) and Certified Specialist in Oncology (Cancer) Nutrition (CSO). She holds her Master’s degree in food and nutrition science and has extensive experience in all fileds of nutrition. Her areas of specific interest include sports nutrition, holistic nutrition, as well as nutrition as a means for disease prevention. Her work experience includes being an Assistant Graduate Professor at an established California State Univeristy as well as a practicing field dietitian who provides private and individualized nutrition counseling to those in need. She is affiliated with the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics with specific involvement within the Oncology Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group. Megan’s nutrition philosophy is based around CLEAN and HOLISTIC eating- choosing a variety of healthy foods, limiting portions, eating smart, assessing your hunger, and no deprivation.
Lily Nichols, RD, CLT
Lily Nichols is a Registered Dietitian (RD), Nutrition Consultant, and Certified Pilates Instructor. Lily received her Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics from University of Massachusetts, Amherst and completed her accredited dietetic internship at Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. Her practice focuses on integrative whole-food nutrition, food sensitivities, and prenatal nutrition. As a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT), Lily helps clients identify and manage food sensitivities to overcome their related symptoms, such as irritable bowel syndrome, migraines, and sinus problems. A foodie at heart, she teaches her clients how to reconnect with food, so healthy eating becomes mindful and satisfying, not forced. Lily actively promotes local, organic, and most of all REAL food.
Nope. A registered dietitian has earned at least a bachelor’s degree focused on nutrition with course work approved by Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education, including food and nutrition sciences, psychology, physiology, and laboratory sciences including biochemistry, microbiology and chemistry (organic and inorganic), etc. A registered dietitian has also completed a rigorous, supervised internship at a health-care facility (approximately 1 year), passed a national examination, and maintains registration through continuing professional educational requirements. The “RD” credential is a legally protected title that can only be used by practitioners who are authorized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
On the other hand, anyone can call him/herself a nutritionist, whether formally educated or not. There is no one governing body overseeing their practices. Your ‘nutritionist’ may be well educated or a complete amateur.
Nutrition themed classes on multiple topics (i.e. weight management, healthy cooking methods, nutrition with exercise, digestive health, detoxing etc.) will be held at HALE. These classes will review current nutrition topics as well as informational sessions on how to promote improved nutrition and way of life. Classes will be interactive and hands on. Participants will be provided educational handouts, support and encouragement from instructing dietitians as well as fellow participants.
A Registered Dietitian will work with you individually to assess your usual dietary intake and identify areas where a more healthful change may be needed to promote weight loss and/or a healthier lifestyle. During your session with the dietitian, services such as grocery tours, blood analysis, planned menus, and detox plans may be recommended as an add on to your session in order to best maximize your nutrition and overall health.
Is your food making you sick? Food sensitivities have been tied to digestive issues like Irritable Bowel Syndrome, allergies, sinus troubles, migraines, arthritis, acne and more. The problem is figuring out the culprits. What if removing reactive foods and chemicals from your diet could reduce your symptoms by 60-70% in just 30 days?
This package includes a comprehensive Mediator Release Test (MRT blood test) for 130 foods and 20 food chemicals + 4 consultations with a Registered Dietitian, Certified LEAP Therapist + email support to plan your personalized diet. The Lifestyle Eating And Performance (LEAP) program starts with a customized elimination diet based on the results of your lab test and ends with rotation diet planning to keep you symptom-free and prevent new food sensitivities from developing. Requires 4-week commitment. All sessions must be used within 3 months after purchase.
Nutrigenomics is the study of how genes and nutrients interact. This service can help you understand how to make better nutritional choices for reducing disease risk, for improving health profiles, for choosing the right type of exercise to lose fat and gain muscle, and much, much more.