You are going to eat food every day of your life. You might as well feel good about the food you are eating, and feel good about hiw it makes your body feel. When prioritizing this relationship, your life will change.
EMILY POTTER , Clinical and Holistic Health Practitioner, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Co-Founder of DIY CLEANSE, Mom, Yogi and CACAO NIBS addict
Nourishing your body shouldn’t feel like swimming against the current on a daily basis, but it DOES to so many people. We live in a world where healthy living is a battle. We are bombarded with processed foods, heavy marketing and so many challenges that come with keeping you and your family healthy. I was inspired to become a nutritionist by my Grandmother who lived to be 99. She grew a garden every year, farmed and lived off the land, enjoyed the simple things in life, raised 7 awesome kids and celebrated every Christmas with LOTS of homemade candy. I learned from her how to live a life in balance. I hope to inspire and teach my clients that same balance, joy for living, love of food and nourishing your body.
I agree with Michael Pollens when he says; “Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.”
Life has a crazy way of leading you to right where you were suppose to be, doesn’t it? My story of how I got to where I am today is tragic.
Upon graduating college, I moved to New York City to chase my dream of becoming a professional dancer. Just three months into my adventure, My father Bill and both of my brothers Ben and Andy were tragically killed in an airplane crash in the mountains of Idaho. This grief and paralyzing loss broke me to my core. I immediately moved home to be with my mom, and began picking up the pieces of our lives. I found myself in my first ever yoga class about a month following the plane crash. I remember when the teacher cued us to sit, and just breathe. It was in that moment that I realized I still had a heart beat… and that I still had my own life to live.
That food should be a place of enjoyment and happiness. Food should not be dieting and stressful.
Balance is key
Relationships are important, especially your relationship with food.
Most people need permission to 'unwire' their previous beliefs around food
A little bit of mindfulness goes a long way.
You can heal yourself through food.
NourishMint Wellness Credentials
2005 graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S in Psychology
2006 Began my training as a 300RYT yoga instructor
2008 Married the man of my dreams from South Africa
2009 Started my first yoga business in South Africa
2011 Graduated as a Clinical and Holistic Health Counselor
2013 Launched NourishMint Wellness in Encinitas, CA
2014 Became a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P)
2015 Moved to Idaho and co-founded DIYcleanse with my business partner Tenley Molzahn Leopold.
2016 Launched my first online group wellness program ‘Food Freedom.’
2017 Introduced my online program ‘40 weeks of pregnancy’ for expectant moms.
2019 Co-hosted two MUSE Wellness Retreats in Bozeman Montana.
2019-2020 Created ‘The Whole Life Makeover’ with Dr. Alisun Bonville.
- My handsome husband, Gregg
- Being a mom to Daniel (7) and Scarlett (5)
- Traveling to South Africa
- Creating new healthy recipes
- Wine and Moscow Mules
- Green Juice and Acai bowls
- Living my Montana life in Bozeman!