I’m a 28 year old, Michigan-based Wellness Nutritionist, enthusiastic about teaching others how they can eat well to live well. Food and nutrition have been a source of joy for me for many years; and learning how to use diet to heal, both myself and others, is my biggest passion in life.
In 2014 I began my dream career by adding two capital letters behind my name – R.D. My first experience working as Registered Dietitian began in the hospital setting practicing medical nutrition therapy. Although I loved the fast-paced clinical world, my heart strings were pulling me elsewhere. I knew I belonged working in an outpatient environment so I could help my clients achieve health every step of the way. I left my position as a Clinical Dietitian to become the staff Dietitian at a wellness center, for two and a half years. During this time, I experienced my first health crisis and was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease – Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis. For the first time in my life I experienced what it was like to be the patient. I refused to stand by and not play a role in assisting my body to heal or feel anything less than optimal – despite what I was being told. I wanted to experience peace and happiness with my body and show others it was possible too. Thus began my journey to start my own business, (Lisha Loves Life, LLC) and focus on helping others living with autoimmune diseases and other chronic illnesses.
To further my understanding of the complex human body, I decided to become an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner, and graduated from the
Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy summer of 2018. Through both my training and personal experiences, I have learned invaluable information and lessons that have led to strength and growth in ways I could never have anticipated. Just as my story is unique to me, I know all of my clients have their own unique story to share. I no longer take any day for granted and cherish the health I work hard to maintain. I know there are many who struggle or have given up because their health has diminished so greatly. This is the fuel for what I do and the reason I’m thrilled you are here reading my words now. I hope that, at the very least, I have inspired you to refuse to be or feel anything less than optimal. I want you to experience how great your body is designed to feel. I want you to love your life again too, just as I have!