Julie Lynn Derwart-Reh CPM, CNWC, CHES, BSNS, MPH, Ph.D.
I developed a second passion in nutrition as I moved through my Certified Professional Midwifery training. I learned how important proper nutrition is during pregnancy and how it can prevent some of the common issues associated with pregnancy such as morning sickness and anemia. I wanted to learn as much as I could about nutrition to serve my clients better. I decided to get a Bachelors in Nutrition Science and graduated in Feb 2013. I followed up my nutrition degree with a Certification in Nutrition and Wellness from AFPA. I ‘m working on completing a Certified Nutrition Specialist with a Post-Masters Certificate from the Maryland University of Integrative Health. I am also working toward becoming an Integrative and Function Nutrition Certified Practitioner with the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy. In April of 2019 I graduated with a Ph. D. in Integrative Medicine. I just completed a program at Duke University Integrative Medicine in Integrative Health Leadership. I am also working on a Ph.D. in Public Health to extend my services for a more well-rounded practice.
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I believe passionately in the mind, body, spirit connection and I encourage my clients to take time to look deep within themselves. This allows them to focus on themselves as a whole person and discover who they are and what is important to them. This allows for deep, long lasting personal growth. For this reason I understand the need for ongoing change to your plan as well as the need to reevaluate your goals.
I am just as much an advocate for health and wellness as I am for women's right to choose out of hospital birth. I focus on natural health which is obtained by an active life style while using less sugar and processed foods. Eating more whole foods can minimize the risk of many known chronic illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer. I believe that raw, chemical free and non-processed foods such as organic fruits and vegetables are Gods medicine. I know that in todays busy world it is very difficult to maintain a health lifestyle. I enjoy the challenge of helping individuals find ways to live as healthy as possible and improve their quality of life.
My goal is not only to educate my client's but to empower them with the tools they need to make informed choices about their health and wellness and the foods they eat. In each session we discuss issues openly in a non judgmental environment. I want to motive and inspire my clients to make the necessary changes to live a life of wellness! The first meeting is to go over paper work and your medical history. In the second session we'll dive into education and look at your current eating habits. We look at your diet diary and start to develop behavior changing strategies that are unique to you and your needs. Goal identification is key to diet counseling and your over all success. Your goals will change and be modified as we progress through the five sessions. We will look at short term goals and your long term goals which will be used to guide us in formulating a plan that is realistic for you and your life. Each session after the second will build off the one before it. We will focus on the adjustments made up to that point. In each session we will evaluate what is working, what is not and modify the plan as needed.