My name is Julie Wallace, RDN, LD, a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (some may call us “Nutritionists” or “Dietitians”) and I love to share what I learn! Follow along or let me know what nutrition topics interest you.
I work in a clinical setting, a hospital, and every day I talk to 10-20 patients about their health conditions so I am always inspired to learn more based on their situations and our conversations. While I am required to take educational credits for my licensure and registration, I consider myself a life-long learner and am always interested in learning about and writing about different aspects of nutrition and related topics- so if you have a topic you would like me to investigate, let me know!
My Philosophy and Professional Goals
- I focus on plant-based nutrition. Does that mean you have to be a vegetarian? No, of course not. It means that I feel that based on my studies and evaluating the current research and studies out there, I feel that a diet that relies on most of it’s nutrition from plant sources is nutritionally optimal.
- I focus on balanced meal planning that includes complex carbohydrates, lean or vegetable protein, and healthy fats.
- I am continually reading about new studies related to health and nutrition, speaking with/learning from those I consider to be experts, and participating in continuing education to keep myself informed about important aspects of nutrition.
- I care about my patients and clients. I do my best to help you reach your goals in the ways that I feel will work best for you and your health goals. With that said, eating healthfully can be complex and include a person’s motivation and ability or desire to change their habits, budget, beliefs, support of others, environment, and many other factors. For that reason, a lifestyle change to eating healthfully is up to my patients and clients; I just have the tools to help facilitate the change to a healthier lifestyle.
- I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. That means 1. I have completed Bachelors of Science in Dietetics from an accredited program. I am only 1 course away from a pre-medical degree 2. I have completed unpaid field experiences, including the Dietetic Internship, for over 12 months of experiences under various nutrition professionals in various environments. 3.We, as RDs and RDNs, work in a variety of fields and do have some differences in philosophies so let me tell you about mine: Although I work as a clinical dietitian in a hospital, I have a passion for preventative nutrition as well as helping those with a condition to better manage it- naturally. I enjoy learning about herbal supplements as much as I enjoy learning about medications. I enjoy learning about the newest diet trends just as much as I enjoy learning about a new study related to a classic dietary guideline. I believe it’s important to remain fair by looking at many sides of a nutrition guideline and being open to new findings. Does that mean I change stances? Not at all unless the science truly dictates a need to.
- My personal interests are in plant-based diets, general preventative nutrition, alternative nutrition, fertility and prenatal nutrition, and nutrition for managing chronic conditions such as renal failure and diabetes.
How can I help you?
- Do you want to prevent chronic disease?
- Do you want to try to live a longer and healthier life with more energy through diet and exercise?
- Do you have a chronic condition and want to ensure that you get adequate nutrition, can better manage your condition, and eat what you enjoy?
- Do you want to lose weight safely and in a way that you change your lifestyle so you can continue to maintain a desired weight?
- Do you have a dietary restriction, food allergy, or intolerance but aren’t sure how to plan your meals, ensure you’re eating well, and want to eat the things you enjoy?
I can help you achieve your goals for the topics above and more. You don’t know until we get the chance to work together.
DISCLAIMER: Every article, comment, etc. that I post is either informational/educational in nature or a personal opinion but none are to be treated as medical advice for you or any individual in particular as we are all so different. I recommend you always speak to your health professional(s), which includes a dietitian who has reviewed your personal information/situation, and who are familiar with your unique medical history, labs, conditions, etc. before making any changes to your diet, activities, or lifestyle.