How we got started
The Nutrition Clinic for Digestive Health began in January 2012 as Balance Fitness and Nutrition. The business was built on a dream for a life of freedom and purpose. This dream was fueled by Jenny Askew’s Honda Accord, endless energy, and determination.
Meet the team
What we offer our clients…
- Our registered dietitians have over 25 years of combined experience working in the wellness industry.
- The ability to work together from anywhere. Both in-office and virtual appointments are available.
- A team approach for improved outcomes. We have multiple dietitians on staff, each bringing different specialties to the table. We meet each week as a team to consult on client cases, so even though you will be working with just one of us, you get the benefit of multiple dietitians working on your case.
- An extensive network of additional healthcare practitioners. We are well established in the Atlanta area and have a close network of physicians, therapists, and dentists we work with on a regular basis. This is really nice for clients needing referrals for labs or additional consulting on cases.
- Extensive experience using LEAP/MRT food sensitivity testing. Since we started using this testing in 2013, we’ve changed the lives of hundreds of people.
- A holistic approach to health and wellness. Whether we are working with an individual or consulting for a large corporation, we are passionate about utilizing the principles of functional nutrition to help our clients achieve optimal wellness.
Our registered dietitians
Jenny Askew, MS, RD, LD, ACSM EP-C | President | Registered Dietitian |American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist |
She holds a Masters of Science in Nutrition from Georgia State University and a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology (the study of movement) from James Madison University. Additionally, Jenny is an American College of Sports Medicine Certified Exercise Physiologist.
Jenny is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as a member of the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group, and the Nutrition Entrepreneurs Dietetic Practice Group. Additionally, Jenny is past Vice President of the Georgia Dietetic Foundation.
Jenny has worked in the health and wellness industry since 2006. During this time, she has helped hundreds of clients improve their well-being through diet and exercise. Jenny is passionate about improving the health of others by helping them get to the root causes of their health issues. This passion has led her to pursue further training in the area of Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy.
Jenny has lived in the Atlanta area since 2008. When she is not working, you can find her in her garden, doing yoga, running, or spending time with her growing family, friends, and beloved Dalmatian.
Taylor Moree, RD, LD | Virtual Office Manager | Registered Dietitian |
Taylor is a registered and licensed dietitian who uses a holistic approach when it comes to helping clients improve their health. Taylor’s holistic dietetic approach developed from her own struggle to become healthy. In her early twenties, she found herself trying and failing to follow the “move more, eat less approach.” She felt defeated and that something was wrong with her when she didn’t feel or look better following the low fat and low-calorie diets.
Only after discovering undiagnosed food sensitivities and Candida overgrowth was she able to finally heal her gut and in turn settle at a healthy weight by eating REAL foods. Taylor knows that being healthy is not just about food! Her approach includes diving into your sleep habits, movement patterns, and social support. Taylor’s goal is to make it easier for you to overcome barriers to reach your goals and become happy, healthy, and strong in your body!
Taylor’s favorite part of counseling clients is being an investigator, helping you to identify the root cause of your disease, imbalance, or weight gain. Taylor’s authentic and enthusiastic approach coupled with a focus on sustainability will help you build lifestyle transitions and experience long-term results. You don’t have to go through this journey alone, Taylor has been in your shoes and is ready to help you get to your best self!
Since starting with us, Taylor moved to North Carolina to be closer to her family. We really wanted to keep her – so she now works with clients virtually, using our HIPPA compliant video conferencing system.
Barbara Richardson, MS, RD, LD | Corporate Wellness Events | Registered Dietitian |
Barbara is a registered and licensed dietitian who received her Master of Science with a concentration in Nutrition from Georgia State University. After first pursuing a career in accounting, she decided to change direction and follow her passion of health and diet. Barbara’s approach to health encourages balance, mindful eating, and realistic goal setting. A quote by Oscar Wilde, “Everything in moderation, including moderation,” holds true to her belief that a healthful diet does not require excessive restrictions. Her experience includes working in the pediatric setting at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta and with eating disorders at Walden Behavioral Care.
In her spare time, Barbara enjoys spending time with her spouse, two young boys and her pets (resident dog and cat, a foster dog and six backyard chickens). She also enjoys tending to her growing indoor jungle of houseplants and listening to her collection of vinyl records.
Rachel Silva, MS, RD, LD | Registered Dietitian |
Rachel’s a registered and licensed dietitian that has been in the wellness industry since 2016. She has a Master’s in nutrition and experience working in clinical and corporate wellness settings.
Her approach to nutrition counseling is the perfect combination of warm and personable. She strives to provide client-centered care by promoting optimal wellness, looking beyond just solving your symptoms. By listening to your concerns, she prioritizes your goals throughout your journey and tailors treatments that address your unique needs.
Rachel strives to create a caring and educational atmosphere. She uses a food as medicine approach to help clients improve their health. Her food-first approach to healing emphasizes lifestyle changes to support not only better food choices, but also your mental health, sleep, and overall wellbeing. Her areas of interest are women’s health and of course, digestive healing!
Rachel is an active member of many professional organizations including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Georgia Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and she is currently the treasurer of the Greater Atlanta Dietetic Association.
Rachel is a bookworm and a foodie, merging her interest for both on her Instagram @well.fed.and.read. In her free time, she also enjoys traveling, taking yoga classes, and exploring all of Atlanta’s wonderful restaurants.
What our clients are saying…
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