What is Nutritional Therapy?

Nutritional therapists work with individuals to alleviate and prevent ailments by making dietary recommendations. Our focus is on the belief that there are nutritional and biochemical imbalances in the body that lead to ill health. We make recommendations to restore balance, which may include guidance on avoiding certain toxins and allergens, detoxification and the use of supplementary nutrients such as high-dose vitamins.

Nutritional therapy can be used for people with chronic health conditions or those who want to improve their general health and lifestyle. It is classed as a complementary medicine and may be used alongside conventional treatment. Our nutritional therapist has contact with other healthcare professionals to insure the best recommendations for you. 


Nutritional therapists work with individuals. We are all different, and what works for one person might not work for another. Before offering solutions, our nutritional therapist will give analyze your situation. Your initial paperwork will give a good snapshot of your condition so that a unique diet plan based on your unique conditions can be created. There are a few generalities that work for most people, but to start on your path to optimal health we need to know as much about you as we can.

Foundations of Nutrition

Proper Digestion, Blood Sugar Regulation, Mineral Balance, Fatty Acid Balance, and Hydration are all of importance in a properly-prepared nutrient-dense diet. When you work with our nutritional therapist, we will analyze all of these foundations in your situation.

Treat the Whole and Complete Person

Nutritional therapy uses a holistic approach designed to treat your systems, not your symptoms.  We look at the cascading effect of molecules upon cells, cells upon tissue, tissue as a part of organs, organs parts of a system, and ultimately the organism (you) as a whole. We  recognize the connection between nutrition and seemingly unrelated conditions such as asthma, sinusitis, anxiety and depression, muscle cramping, fatigue, low energy and many more.

Culture Affects Us

Most Americans, or others who have been exposed to Western culture, tend to have diets that suffer from poor nutrition. This is a result of eating too many fast foods, convenience foods, and highly processed foods with increasing amounts of added refined sugars, preservatives, colorants, and unpronounceable ingredients. We were never designed to eat those things, and they cannot be processed as actual nutrition.  Compound this with decades of poor eating habits and you end up with any number of lifestyle diseases such as inflammation, Type II diabetes, obesity, loss of mental clarity and so on.  We become resigned to believe that these are just a part of growing older, but the good news is that they can be reversed.

Our Approach

Nutritional therapists work with you directly as a partner to help you on your path to optimal health. We actively monitor your condition, reward your progress, and help you to make adjustments as necessary. The end result will be that you are healthier, happier and more energetic, with the knowledge you'll need to continue your life in better health.


We believe that the best thing for you and your family is a whole food, real food lifestyle. We realize that life has plenty of demands of its own and our desire is to inform as many people as possible how food effects each and every one of us, and then to provide REAL realistic affordable ways to make changes.

Our goal is small steps to REAL changes. Lifestyle changes ... not diets that come and go. In simple words the goal is WHOLE FOODS, REAL FOODS.

We get it, we at The Grocery Girl are working mothers who have active kids and lifestyles that don’t allow us to wear aprons and prepare gourmet meals. We are also REAL FOOD advocates who know first hand that we can't just ignore nutrition and not expect consequences.



What does this mean? A whole food diet is a diet that is made up of macro and micronutrients found in their most complete and unprocessed forms. Macro -nutrients are those that are needed in the largest quantity, while micro nutrients are absolutely essential to health and well being they are needed in a smaller quantity.

Macro Nutrients include: Proteins, Carbohydrates, Fats, and most important Water

Micro Nutrients include Vitamins and Mineral- these are needed in small amounts but are absolutely crucial to wellbeing as well as proper metabolism. 

There are several contributing factors that effect ones ability to properly consume and absorb these vital nutrients, for now we just need to know they are absolutely necessary.

The ultimate goal of this process is to incorporate healthy REAL FOOD and LIFESTYLE choices into you and your families everyday life that will be lasting and produce healthier individuals.


What do you mean I’m not eating real foods?

Three years ago I (Amy Yates, NTP)  found myself in Austin, Texas at my first Nutritional Therapy Conference. I considered myself to be healthy fit individual and truly believed that I was feeding my family better than most. 

Little did I know that the next year, over the course of my schooling, I would have my eyes opened to the reality of the food epidemic that our culture has fallen into. It's has been a slow decline that has gradually allowed all kinds of processing, chemical additives, poor fats and refined sugars into all of our foods. Things that where once cooked in our grandmother and great-grandmother kitchens have been replaced with similar but not equal duplicates.  Compare the two lists of ingredients for chicken soup to help you understand.

Store Bought Chicken Soup

Chicken Stock, Rice, Chicken Meat, Carrots, Modified Food Starch, Chicken Fat, Salt, Monosodium glutamate, Celery, Water, Dehydrated mechanically separated chicken, Flavoring, Beat-carotene, Sodium phosphate, Soy protein, Celery extract, Onion extract, Dehydrated chicken, Garlic extract

Home-Made Chicken Soup

Whole Organic Chicken, Water, Himilayian Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Carrots, Celery, Bay Leaf

This is a simple example of the things hiding in our “HEALTHY CHOICE” foods, that don’t have to be there. REAL FOOD is simply real food. Grown traditionally, prepared simply, and fresh. 

Our culture is so full of trends especially when it comes to eating, but we need an answer that will not only change our lives but last.


The solution is simple!

We need REAL FOODS ... WHOLE FOODS, that work for our individual bodies. We need meal plans that don't expect us to spend hours in the kitchen but that still work for our lives. We need a plan that is simple, complete, and achievable. Contact us to set up an individualized plan, or purchase one of our seasonal meal plans to help you and your family start your REAL, WHOLE FOODS lifestyle!


Supplementation in a vital part of helping your body regain it's balance. At The Grocery Girl, we believe that the proper regimen of nutritional supplements can accelerate your personal success.  When you hire us to create your personalized health plan, we will suggest a whole foods eating plan, but we will also suggest supplements that will specifically address your personal health issues.

The Grocery Girl only uses supplements from Biotics Research Corporation. They use the "Best of Science and Nature" to create superior nutritional supplements. It is a family-owned company that is committed to the health and well-being of families like yours. The integrity of this company has far-surpassed any other company that we have come in contact with, and you can trust that you are receiving high-quality products. If you are interested in purchasing some of our Biotics supplements, hire Amy as a nutritional therapist to find exactly the supplements your body needs, or purchase our basic supplements to get a jump-start on your health journey.