Author name: SUSAN WELCH

Hi there! I'm Susan Welch, a Registered and Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist. It's a pleasure to be considered for assisting you in optimizing your food and nutrition experience. We all know that diet and lifestyle choices are deeply personal so why not invest in yourself with an approach that caters, to your needs? I bring a wealth of expertise as a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist alongside being licensed in the field in Tennessee. Additionally, I hold a business management degree from Belmont University. Over the course of 7 years, I had the opportunity to work at Vanderbilts acute care hospital as the Clinical Nutrition Manager and Senior Registered Dietitian. During my journey, with food and nutrition, I've discovered how to achieve my goals while finding peace and joy along the way. My passion lies in bringing out your best by meeting you where you currently stand utilizing a compassionate approach. My goal is to make you feel valued and prioritized throughout our journey. With a blend of optimism and tactful guidance delivered sincerely and respectfully, I am personally motivated by collaborating with you to make connections that truly matter. I love combining my knowledge, personal insights, and intuitive nature to work with each client on a personal level. It has always been, in my nature to be curious and analytical which makes problem solving and seeking answers come naturally to me. Throughout my life, I have realized that every experience can teach us lessons if we choose to see them that way. It is empowering to find the lessons in everything. It helps build our courage and resilience. Now let's talk about why personalized nutrition is so important. The core principle of nutrition lies in understanding how your body uniquely responds, needs, and prefers nutrients. By incorporating actionable steps and strategies into our lives we can significantly improve our overall well-being. One way to achieve this is by analyzing data through blood tests. These tests help us uncover deficiencies that could be, at the root of various health conditions. Determining whether our bodies are effectively utilizing nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, amino acids, antioxidants, and carbohydrates can have an impact on various aspects of our well-being; Absorption Metabolism Storage reserves Inflammation Fatigue Sleep habits Immunity Mental health (depression/anxiety) Acute or chronic disease states Our bodies rely on an interplay of factors to function optimally and maintain a healthy weight. The balance and sufficiency of nutrients play a role in this process. Understanding nutrition in depth is vital for harnessing its full potential. To gain insight, into your concerns and connect them with testing results we conduct a comprehensive nutrition assessment that encompasses your medical history eating habits, activity levels, food allergies or intolerances sleep patterns, stress levels, and more. This information is gathered conveniently through my portal called "Healthy" once you sign up! We take an approach by combining knowledge with your unique lifestyle needs to offer sustainable solutions tailored just for you. This is achieved through an organic conversation that naturally connects all the pieces together leading to optimized nutrition and overall wellness. By combining scientific knowledge with your health history, symptoms, lifestyle needs, preferences, and known nutritional components we create the recipe, for success. I will provide you with recommendations for high-quality supplements that are tailored to your needs. Additionally, I'll highlight foods that will support your replenishment goals. Investing in nutrition is one of the ways to take care of your health. According to the CDC, diseases, and conditions account for 7 out of 10 deaths in the US each year. Shockingly 50% of Americans suffer from one disease or another. This leads to healthcare expenses totaling $2.7 trillion. By focusing on prevention, awareness, and individualized nutrition plans we can potentially. Delay the risk of health issues such, as type II diabetes, prediabetes, obesity heart disease stroke cancer wound healing bone healing blood pressure depression anxiety sleep disorders gut health, and much more! Let's customize your nutrition plan together.

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