Active Gut Therapy

Stephanie Mara Pollock

Welcome!

Our relationship with food is a great indicator of the patterns we play out in our relationship with ourselves and others.  Do you believe you deserve this nourishment, deprive yourself of it, or over-indulge?  Furthermore, bloating, gas, and difficult bowel movements are not a "normal" part of digestion.  Active Gut Therapy aims to provide nutritional guidance and education and cultivate awareness and acceptance of one’s body, cravings, and eating habits to those struggling with digestive issues, body image issues, weight and a negative or broken relationship with food and nourishment.  My mission is to encourage you to be an ACTIVE participant in your own healing, easing digestion woes and finding nourishment that will work for you and only you; leaving you feeling more comfortable in your own skin and energized all day so you can go out and be an ACTIVE member in your world. 

We all want to look and feel our very best so we can then go out into the world and shine.   How would you like to have easier digestion and feel better about the way you look and stop feeling like every day is a battle against your body?  I have learned through my own travels as a nutritional counselor, eating psychologist, body psychotherapist, astrologist, and yoga teacher that we are all in the process of struggle and growth.  By taking a closer look at past experiences back to childhood and first experiences of emptiness and fullness, can we identify areas that need attention and some healing energy.  As a Nutritional Counselor and Body Psychotherapist, I have studied all the major dietary theories and will help you discover what approach works best for you and only you at this point in your life by tuning back into your internal world and listening to your body's messages.  I have also studied extensively all the factors contributing to proper digestion, not just physically but spiritually and emotionally as well.  My goal is to foster intuitive eating while stressing bio-individuality, coming back to the body while nourishing yourself to discover what makes you feel good and settles well in your system.  Learning how to nourish yourself physically and emotionally with respect to your body will ultimately lead to healing internally and externally.

I truly believe that optimal digestion is not just what food we put into our body but also the way we are feeding our gut brain.  We actually have a second brain in our gut that can function entirely separate from the brain in our heads.  Thus, how we are eating is just as important as what we are eating.  While most dietitians dwell on calories, carbs, fats, proteins, restrictions and lists of good and bad foods, I will work with you to create a flexible way to feed your body and your second brain (your gut), healthier foods and messages.  How you live your life ultimately will effect what you put into your body and vice versa. 

No one diet works for everyone. Stop comparing yourself to everyone else around you.  Compare and despair.  This only increases low self esteem and will ultimately not help you in finding what works best for you and your unique system.  I will guide you to find the food and lifestyle choices that best support you and only you. I will also help you to make gradual, lifelong changes that enable you to reach your current and future health goals.  Kiss dieting goodbye, forever.  I am here as a guide to help you be an ACTIVE participant in your own healing.

Let's Get Started...

When was the last time you got the chance to have someone give you personal attention, without interruptions, in a topic that is extremely important to you?  When was the last time you got the undivided attention you deserve to speak about your health, digestion, and body insecurities?

It’s rare for anyone to get an hour of undivided attention.  I am here to create a supportive environment while we explore what really works for you and have some fun and create some laughs and humor around our health concerns along the way.

Could one conversation change your life?

Find out by scheduling an initial consultation with me.

We will discuss your unique situation in depth and determine how I can best support you to reach your personal goals.  I'm here to be a help to you....are you ready to embark on a new journey?