My name is Theresa Munkvold. I am a registered, licensed dietitian/nutritionist. I am passionate about food, nutrition, wellness and helping others to create health in their lives that is practical, sustainable, doable. My practice is integrative, functional, and holistic, using evidence-based practices. There isn’t one approach that works for everyone, but when your body guides you, as with Intuitive Eating, cultivating health is possible without the need to go on and off diets, or keep up with the latest fads. Food sensitivity testing and counseling helps create a great sense of wellbeing in clients who have suffered for years with gut issues that they could not otherwise resolve. My work with Wellness companies is front-line as I perform health screens, coach and educate participants. I am honored to be an integral part of turning the page to optimal self care and health for the clients I serve.
It is my experience (and the research concurs) that Intuitive Eating is the key to a healthy body and mind. As a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, I work with chronic dieters and people with a range of eating disorders to help cultivate a new sense of body wisdom that guides eating habits versus emotions, boredom, or obsessions. Years of dieting derails attempts to a sensible approach to life, living, sports and food. Inutitive Eating restores and cultivates self confidence and trust and offers relief from years of ‘diets’ and eating disorders that promote deprivation and self abuse. Intuitive Eating is an opportunity to learn optimal self care through gentle nutrition and mindfulness…tapping into your inner wisdom that has been there all along.
Gut issues can cause problems throughout the body – they do not stop in the gut! Headaches, joint pain, anxiety, fatigue, gas, bloating are all issues that can be explored and managed through food sensitivity testing and nutrition counseling. Food sensitivity testing and counseling isn’t all about what you can’t eat, but creating a new and healthy way of eating for optimal and renewed health! It is investigative work…discovering trigger foods that offend and wreak havoc on the body overall. Getting to the bottom of it pays off and many can’t believe how great they feel. Is your ‘normal’ ‘feeling yucky’? Maybe it’s time to call.
I travel the state of Iowa performing health screens as a Wellness Dietitian. The screens identify individuals with pre-diabetes or diabetes or at an increased risk for heart disease. I coach clients immediately and make referrals. Millions of adults have diabetes or prediabetes and do not know it. Prediabetes is a wake up call for a lifestyle change that can alter the pathway or continuum to diabetes. It is quite an opportunity to be on the forefront of establishing early detection and careful coaching with these participants.
I spent years working in hospitals clinical dietetics…working closely with acute and chronically ill patients with diabetes out of control, kidney failure, heart disease, gastrointestinal issues, to name a few. Compromised self care as well as poor self care through nutrition contributed to their ill health and frequent hospital visits. These experiences prompted me to dedicate my career to facilitate health in an easy to understand manner guided by Intuitive Eating that is sustainable, to help prevent disease and complications that result. No matter what genetic predisposition factors are present, healthy habits through diet and lifestyle can delay or prevent an ill state of being.
Cultivating a healthy nutrition practices starts by building on strengths and cultivating new ones to guide you toward your goals through nutrition and counseling. My methods are professional, practical, personal and evidence based. My business is built on relationships, referrals, and repeat business. You can trust me to partner with you for your best health practices.
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