Luna Lactation and Wellness believes in promoting holistic care especially during the perinatal period. We are thrilled to welcome a nutrition intern, Haley Smith, to our practice over the next couple of months! We invite you to come and ask Haley nutrition related questions on select days. Haley has created an excellent handout on healing postpartum edema, please check it out!
A bit about Haley:
Haley Smith is a graduate student in the Master of Science in Nutrition program at the National University of Natural Medicine school in Portland, OR. What drew her to this program was its focus on utilizing food as medicine and empowering individuals to become better in tune with their body. Using this philosophy, Haley has chosen to direct her education towards restoring expectant and postpartum mother’s back into balance. Often pulling inspiration from Chinese and Ayurvedic medicine, Haley believes in considering an individual’s unique constitution, while respecting and eating in harmony with the current external season and the internal season of a women’s menstrual cycle. With your constitution and current season in mind, Haley’s goal is to provide you with simple yet nutrient dense dietary recommendations that will enhance care for yourself and your baby.
Haley is native to Southwest Michigan and has a background in exercise science. She believes movement can be a perfect complement to a therapeutic diet when practiced intuitively. Outside of her studies, Haley enjoys early mornings filled with slow sun salutations, journaling and sipping on Puer tea. As much as she finds delight in trying out new therapeutic recipes, she is certainly no stranger to the Portland food scene and has quickly become a regular at her favorite spots.
Beginning Thursday, May 10th Haley will be available at Luna Lactation and Wellness to answer your most burning nutrition questions. No appointment necessary. Drop-ins will be available almost weekly on the following Thursday’s (5/10, 5/24, 5/31, 6/7, 6/14) from 10:30am-12:00pm. She looks forward to meeting you!