I am a holistic nutritionist helping women thrive in the preconception through postpartum seasons of life. I live in Portland, Oregon and I am a dog mom, rock climber, and whale lover.
My philosophy around nutrition is all about cultivating a healthy relationship with whole, nutritious foods for the mind, body, and soul.
I am here for you when you are:
-Struggling with horrific periods each month
-Excitedly trying to conceive
-Wanting support throughout your pregnancy
Through these seasons of life, I am here to support my clients with individualized personal chef services, nutrition coaching, and cooking lessons that bring joy back to food and health back to life!
I haven't always been a salad lover and nutrition enthusiast! Let’s rewind to when I started my period at just nine years old.
I was a child struggling with hormonal imbalances that resulted in a host of symptoms from severe menstrual cramps that kept me home from school to cystic acne that left me feeling alone and self-conscious.
Despite my best efforts to treat my symptoms through countless doctor’s visits, dermatologists, and harsh skincare products, these issues went on for years. I remember feeling frustrated with my body and annoyed by the treatment options I was given.
I soldiered on and coped with my symptoms through my adolescent and teen years. In college, I decided to study Nutritional Sciences because I knew I loved food and science - what a perfect combo, right?
As my studies progressed, I realized that I was not implementing the information I was learning (and my body was feeling it!), and I had the power and the knowledge to turn it around.
At this pivotal moment in my life, I discovered holistic medicine and decided to pursue my Master of Science in Nutrition (MScN) degree at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. In this program, I learned about how what we eat impacts our physical bodies, our minds, our food systems, and the environment.
Through using food as medicine, I have seen astounding improvements in my periods, skin, and overall well-being. These changes inspired the creation of my women-focused nutrition practice – Jenna Bee Nutrition.
My graduate studies at the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon combined evidence-based holistic nutrition, hands-on culinary experience, and interactive coaching practice
My studies at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, were heavily science-focused and allowed me cultivate my passion for the human body and science of nutrition
I've always felt connected to the Earth and I am on a mission to make a positive impact on our environment any way I can. When possible, I source high-quality ingredients locally and organically. I am committed to donating 5% of net profits to Natural Capital Partners, an organization working towards climate change solutions.
This word encompasses so many things for me - my connection to my loved ones, to the Earth, to food, to my body. Connection gives me a sense of purpose, and I have witnessed firsthand how a deeper connection to daily activities, such as eating and movement, can enhance a woman’s ability to fully show up in the world.
I have the blessing of being an empathetic person, which I love because it helps me to connect with others. I try to approach every situation and experience with the understanding that everyone is doing their absolute best. I am here as a guide, not a judge.
When you think of a nutritionist, what comes to mind? Calorie counting? Never eating a piece of bread again? Being judged for your meals? These are common reactions I've gotten over the years - but believe me, these are not a part of my practice.
Here is what you can expect when working with me:
I will help you finally stop the diet cycle and find what your body craves and needs to thrive.
Together we will find the tastiest ways to enjoy the freshest ingredients - eating healthy does not have to be bland or boring.
I believe in a world where kale salads and chocolate cake can both exist, don't you?
I use a science-based approach and account for your unique needs to create the best experience for your path to better health.