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Artwork by  Sean Kelley

Artwork by Sean Kelley

Healing Hawk

As an integrative and functional practitioner, I look at the whole person, not just your diet log and the scale to hone in on root causes and opportunities for better health practices. Your well-being as an individual is influenced by much more than what you eat or how much you weigh...

Your wellbeing is a culmination of:

  • Nutritional intake
  • What brings you joy in your life
  • How often you move your body
  • How you manage your stress load
  • The quality of your relationships
  • The environments you frequent
  • Your health history
  • The products you use (body care, cleaning, etc).

 

Together we will learn what makes you, you, and how we can design a positive lifestyle to ensure you have the best life experience. 

That is my mission, this is my purpose, I believe in you.


I work with all conditions, however, I have a special passion for those living with Lyme disease, autoimmune diseases, depression, anxiety, and other chronic conditions...I look forward to being part of your healing team and support system.

Contact me here to schedule a session or for general inquiries.

This is an opportunity for us to chat so that you can get an idea of my approach and my philosophy before scheduling your Initial Nutrition Assessment. This can be done via phone call, Facetime or Skype.

Please send me an email at gretahotmer@yahoo.com to connect.

Initial Nutrition Assessment

2 Hours (In Person or Skype)

$225 

Your initial appointment is my opportunity to get to know you, as an individual, in a comprehensive way. This is the first step in helping me to clearly understand how to support you in meeting your wellness goals.

This in-depth assessment includes: 

  • Your health history

  • Lifestyle habits

  • Family health history

  • Supplement and medication use,

  • A three day diet log

  • An examination for both macro and micronutrient content

In addition to a, “Nutrition Focused Physical Exam,” which takes a look at your hair, skin, nails, tongue, and eyeballs, to evaluate any visible signs of nutritional deficiencies. This exam includes blood pressure, a zinc talley test, and other measurements that provide detailed information regarding weight, hydration, metabolic age, muscle mass, fat percentage, and basal metabolic rate (how many calories you burn by just sitting still). 

From this information, I will be able to develop an individualized approach for you to reach your wellness goals, backed with peer reviewed research and evidence.

 

Contact me here to schedule a session or for general inquiries.


Initial Follow Up Session

(Typically 1-2 weeks later)

1 Hour  (In Person or Skype)

$75

During the hour long follow-up session, I will go over my recommendations, including the macro and micronutrient goals, herbal recommendations, as well as any lifestyle habit “makeovers” that could be supportive of your goals of wellbeing.

Together we will take a look at the path ahead, plan for how to keep track of your growth and progress, and adjust anything, if necessary.

My goal is for you to leave this session feeling excited, empowered and more knowledgeable about how to care for yourself in all ways.

 

Contact me here to schedule a session or for general inquiries.


Check Ins

These are scheduled as needed to track progress.

30 min-1 hour

(In Person or Skype)

$50-75

Check in sessions can happen, weekly, bi-monthly, monthly, etc, depending on your goals and schedule. During these appointments we can tweak recommendations according to your growth and progress.

We heal and grow like plants, so think of this as a “watering” session to help continue to nurture what is blooming within you. These are particularly helpful if you feel like you’ve hit a plateau, or feel that you’ve achieved your initial goals and want to continue to grow in a new direction.

 

Contact me here to schedule a session or for general inquiries.

 

What Is An Integrative & Functional

Nutritionist & Herbalist?

 
 
Photo taken Dublin, Ireland, 2017.

Photo taken Dublin, Ireland, 2017.

As a functionally and integrative trained nutritionist and herbalist, I look at the individual, rather than the presenting symptoms. Symptoms are clues that help functional practitioners to understand where there may be imbalances in the systems of the body so that we can address the root cause, and help support the body in returning to harmony with itself.

It is not within my scope of practice to diagnose, prescribe, or treat; those are terms left for your medical practitioner. Instead, my role is to identify root causes of imbalance or disharmony in your body, which could be stemming from nutrition, stress, movement, and/or lifestyle habits, to name a few.

I work with you to create an approach that is for you, the individual, that helps to support your body’s innate ability to re-establish balance. I do this using evidenced-based peer reviewed research, experience, and intuition. Think of me as someone who will partner with you to create better health and lifestyle habits; I am here to educate, to provide resources, to help you establish and implement a plan, and to cheerlead you as you flourish.

I have been trained in the approach that is taught by the Institute of Functional Medicine. This is an integrative approach, meaning that I happily work with your other practitioners, if you so choose.

 

Contact me here to schedule a session or for general inquiries.

 
Photo taken in my Mom's garden, 2017.

Photo taken in my Mom's garden, 2017.

Herbalism

As an herbalist, I have such reverence and love for the plants of the earth and their healing capabilities. In days before modern medicine, we all would have knowledge of how to support our health utilizing the “weeds” growing all around us. We would know how to support our immune systems and strengthen our microbiomes, or soothe aching joints and overworked adrenals...our language may not have sounded like this...but this is because healthy practices were approached more intuitively and had been passed down for generations. We did not have studies on pubmed to help us make informed decisions, but we did have generations of “case studies” to help us identify what worked and what didn’t.

Today, I am happy to say that we do have studies on pubmed to back up the anecdotal “research” of generations passed. In addition, did you know that “one fourth of pharmaceutical drugs are derived from botanicals” (“Herbal medicine | University of Maryland Medical Center,” n.d.)?

This includes medications such as:

Aspirin (derived from White Willow Bark)

Digitoxin (treats congestive heart failure; derived from Digitalis purpurea) 

Quinine (treats malaria and babesiosis; derived from Quinine bark) 

Pilocarpine (treats glaucoma; derived from Pilocarpus jaborandi)

Paclitaxel (treats lung, breast cancer, and ovarian cancers; derived from Pacifica yew) 

Artemisinin (treats malaria; derived from Sweet Wormwood,

Silymarin (treats liver disease; derived from Milk Thistle) (Veeresham, 2012).

 

My goal as an herbalist is to help those whom I work with, learn how to utilize herbs into their everyday life to support their best and most flourishing state of health; whether that be through cooking with immune supportive herbs, drinking nutrient dense tea, incorporating rejuvenating root powders into their smoothies, or applying anti-inflammatory infused oils topically on the skin.

 

Contact me here to schedule a session or for general inquiries.

 

References:

Herbal medicine | University of Maryland Medical Center. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/treatment/herbal-medicine

Veeresham, C. (2012). Natural products derived from plants as a source of drugs. Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research, 3(4), 200–201. https://doi.org/10.4103/2231-4040.104709