Hello, I'm Bella
Welcome to Bella Grace Wellness.
I'm your local Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, committed to teaching and equipping you to thrive at your fullest health potential.
I am not currently taking personal clients as I am working full-time as the Senior Nutritionist and Recipe Developer at Metabolic Living. Head over to www.metabolicliving.com and check out the wonderful, life-changing programs we have to offer, as well as new weekly recipes by yours truly!
How did I become interested in toxin-free living?
When my younger brother Billy was diagnosed with autism, my family switched to a gluten-free, dairy-free, and organic diet. Not only did this hugely improve Billy's functioning, but I too grew up thriving on these nutrient-dense foods and thus excelled in school, sports, and social situations.
During my teenage years, I discovered unhealthy, genetically modified foods, soda, and candy. Soon enough, whenever I wasn’t under my parents watch, my healthy lifestyle went out of the window. Along with this came digestive distress, hyperactivity, the inability to concentrate in school, struggles with mental health, weight gain, irregular periods, candida and more.
Whenever I would come home with chocolate-covered donuts, candy bars, or a big bag of chips, Billy would get so upset. He wanted to eat “delicious” food too but was stuck eating sesame seed crackers, vegetable sticks, and carob chips. To make Billy happy, I took it upon myself to create delicious gluten-free, casein, and sugar-free meals for him. The results were outstanding- Billy loved them, and I loved them.
After my initial success, I began to share my recipes with my family and friends. They were a huge hit and soon enough, were all adopting a grain-free, organic diet focused on consuming nutrient-dense, unprocessed foods. We all felt amazing and saw such positive change in various areas of our lives. The more I researched which ingredients were beneficial for my body, and which were best to avoid, the more I fell in love with this way of eating. It didn’t take me long to realize how amazing I felt from eliminating nasty foods from my diet and replacing them with more nourishing (and delicious) options.
I’ve married my personal experience with my formal education as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and I have started Bella Grace Wellness as a resource for families who are looking to live life at their fullest healthy capacity. I specialize in women's health, metabolism and hormonal health. Since falling pregnant, I have become particularly passionate about prenatal nutrition. My calling is to help people take care of themselves so they can better serve those around them.
I feel so much healthier and happier following this lifestyle, and I can't wait to share it with you and assist you on your journey to optimum health.
What are your credentials?
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner with the Nutritional Therapy Association.
Bachelors Degree from the University of Texas at Austin.
Certified Breastfeeding Specialist with Lactation Education Resources.
Essential Oils Coach with the Essential Oils Institute.
I am also a Pure Barre Instructor at Pure Barre Newport News and am training with the NASM for my Personal Trainer Certification.
Have any questions or want to connect?
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