MC Hayes Enterprises, LLC
Founder of Integrative Nutrition Services, MC Hayes Enterprises, LLC
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Have you gone to the Dr, or several, and been told all your labs are “normal” and nothing appears wrong? Perhaps you’ve been prescribed a medication or two in attempts to decrease symptoms or referred to a Specialist with similar outcome. You are not alone. I experienced first-hand how conventional medicine wasn’t able to help myself or daughter heal. Celiac tests were negative so I too believed we could eat gluten, until I learned more. Further testing on my own showed we both had non-Celiac gluten sensitivity. As a Registered Dietitian I knew diet was involved and was shocked that not one Dr mentioned anything about diet, even after a diagnosis of IBS. Food is medicine after all.
My personal experiences lead me to functional nutrition and my passion for this area continues. My journey included the Cleveland Clinic Functional Medicine Center, classes from the Institute of Functional Medicine, and a certificate from Holistic Nutrition Lab in both Digestive Intensive and Full Body Systems from Andrea Nakayama at Replenish PDX. Currently I strive to keep up on latest research, listen to several functional podcasts, read books, attend webinars, and am currently working on becoming a Certified Practitioner with the Institute of Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNACP).
If you want to feel better and are willing to do whatever it takes, I would love to help discover what maybe at the root of your symptoms and empower you on your own health journey.
Knowledge is power. I want to make sure you understand the reason & importance of changes I recommend. No symptom is too small as we are all unique, everything matters, and everything is connected. Hippocrates had it right when he said "Food is medicine." If we give the body what it needs, it can begin to heal itself.
During our first visit together we will be diving deep into your history, gathering information. It's important we both understand your personal story to build your health timeline. This is the best way to hopefully get to the root of your issues. Before our session is over, we'll work together on setting at least one goal to start you on your healing path. Subsequent sessions focus on additional changes to help with healing. Most journey's take time, like peeling the layer of an onion.
I'm a nurture by nature. I've been interested in nutrition & preparing meals since a young age. Becoming a Registered Dietitian was the obvious choice for me. My own personal health journey lead me to a functional-integrative approach after conventional medicine was not able to get to the root of the problem.