You are going to eat food every day of your life. By nurturing your relationship with food, you can change your life.
EMILY POTTER , Clinical and Holistic Health Practitioner, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, Co-Founder of the ignite life project, 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 nutrition expert 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 is a tragic one.
Upon graduating college, I suffered the greatest loss of my life. Three of my family members were killed in an airplane crash in the mountains of Idaho. This grief and paralyzing loss broke me to my core. It also put me on the fast track of becoming the ultimate seeker of healing. I needed to feel whole again, and I wasn’t going to let anything stop me.
Through a very rocky road of sadness, despair, and overwhelm I found yoga. It was in my first yoga class that I was able to get in touch with my body again. I took a deep breath and realized I still had a heart beat, and I needed to dig deep to find the silver linings of my life to move forward. Yoga led me to meditation and the holistic wellness world. I traveled a bit, I reframed my life, I met my incredible husband in Botswana, I fell in love with nutrition and started studying my post graduate work in the field of nutrition in 2010.
We all have a story. I have learned so much along the way, but one of the most significant pieces is the ability to zoom out, reframe, find gratitude in what you do have and take a step forward. I use this philosophy with every client I work with. If it’s weight loss, food sensitivities, severe burn out or anything inbetween, the formula is the same. Education is only a piece of the puzzle. Implementation of new habits, routines, and foods is where it gets difficult for most people. That is where my background in psychology, and my absolute passion for healing the body holistically come into play.
I miss my dad and brothers every day. But I have taken the grief and loss and turned it into something bigger. I feel grateful everyday for being able to do the work that I do.
That your relationship with food should be nourished. Food should be FUN!
Balance is key
Knowing what to do is a small piece of the puzzle. Implementing the habits is where the real work happens.
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 Ignite Life Project’ 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
- A good beer after an epic ski day
- Green Juice and Acai bowls
- Living my Montana life in Bozeman!