Reading about different healthy habits—like how to cut back on sugar or up your veggie intake—is one thing. Actually making it happen when you’re staring a doughnut in the face or choosing between fries or a side salad is a whole other ball game. Which is why, if you’re serious about meeting certain dietary goals, it can be worth it to call in an expert.
Holistic nutritionists are like food coaches: They help you define your health goals and create a realistic plan of attack. So, say you want to go keto but can’t imagine your life without cheese and pastries, a nutritionist can offer up alternative ways to enjoy your fave foods that work within the dietary guidelines.
But, unlike with registered dietitians, there isn’t one set of credentials or a specific training program required to become a nutritionist—licensing qualifications and certifications vary by state. So finding a reputable one can take some digging. Rounded up here are nutritionists who are not only experts in the food space, but are also schooled in ways to supercharge your life with inflammation-fighting herbs, adaptogens, essential oils, and other holistic tools.
Keep reading to find a New York City-based holistic nutritionist near you.
Just walking into NAO Wellness, located in Greenwich Village, feels healing. The calming blue hues and crystals make it feel more like a meditation den than a cold medical practice. In addition to holistic nutrition, reiki work and infrared saunas are also available. The space also holds regular events such as intention setting circles and support groups for eating disorder survivors.
28 West 12th Street, New York, New York 10011
Founder Molly Lee is all about achieving health goals in realistic ways. If the highlight of your day is savoring a morning cup of coffee, she isn’t going to demand you ditch it for matcha. What she will do is offer up individualized nutrition plans based on your goals and blood type. If coming to her Flatiron offices isn’t convenient, she’s also available via Skype.
1133 Broadway, New York, New York, 10010
As a naturopathic doctor, Nicole Weigl is an expert in holistic nutrition as well as naturopathic care. When you book an appointment with her, you can have her meet you at the grocery store so she can walk through the aisles with you, suggesting what to fill your basket with—and what to leave on the shelves. She’ll also come to your house to make over your pantry and give you a healthy cooking lesson. Talk about above and beyond!
289 7th Ave #4, New York, New York 10001
Registered dietitian, nutritionist, and yoga instructor Stacy K. Leung prides herself on creating individual meal plans for her clients and emphasizes mindful eating. She’s also a master in vegan and vegetarian eating, knowing exactly how to get all the needed nutrients with no animal products whatsoever.
Visit stacykleung.com to book an appointment in the New York area.
If you’re looking for someone who can school you in healthy eating and working out, Gabbi Berkow has you covered. Besides being a holistic nutrition expert, she’s a registered dietitian, certified personal trainer, and Pilates instructor.
230 West 55th Street New York, New York 10019 and 22 West 19th Street, New York, New York 10011
Expect to leave certified nutritionist and dietitian Tamar Samuels feeling inspired; confidence is at the center of everything she teaches. She’s on a mission to have women feeling great in their bodies. Clients come to her for help with stress eating (or not eating), IBS, skin problems, PCOS, and sleep issues. Samuels is equipped to offer direction on it all.
99 Madison Avenue, Suite 514, New York, New York 10016
Tracy Lockwood Beckerman, MS, RD, is one of Well+Good’s go-to experts. She’s super easy to talk to and has genius tips for everything on how to enjoy your fave cocktails the low sugar way to how to store your produce so it doesn’t die before you get a chance to eat it. She also specializes in nutrition programs for women trying to get pregnant, currently are pregnant, or have recently given birth.
1290 6th Avenue, New York, New York, 10104 or go to tracylockwoodnutrition.com to schedule a virtual appointment.
Megan Hagar is a certified nutritionist and dietitian, so your bases really are covered. She specializes in using food to address skin issues, so if you want to try clearing up stubborn acne (for example) with a food-based approach, she’s your girl.
112-41 Queens Boulevard, Suite 100, Forest Hills, New York 11375 and 115 Broadway, Suite 1800, New York, New York 10006
In Park Slope, Brooklyn, holistic nutrition counselor Jennifer Schonborn regularly meets with clients with a whole host of needs, including help with IBS, healthy weight loss, and eating healthy while maintaining a busy lifestyle. Whether you want advice just for you or are hoping for tips on how to cook healthy for the whole family, she’s ready for you.
296 1st Street, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Also located in Brooklyn, certified nutritionist and registered dietitian Lindsay Krasna specializes in helping people overcome disordered eating. (Besides her aforementioned credentials, she is also a certified eating disorder dietitian.) With her, you can feel safe to explore your emotions and feelings related to food; it’s more than just knowing what to eat. Reaching out for help is the first step toward recovering, and Krasna can help.
808 Union St Suite #3A, Brooklyn, New York 11215
Round out your holistic health needs with these integrative health practitioners. And here’s the best places to eat healthy in Manhattan and Brooklyn right now.
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