Mary Bailey, RDN

As a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, I will help guide you in the direction of increased strength, energy, and vitality by way of food. Food has become so complex over the years. With the rise of industrialized agriculture, GMO’s, pesticides, hormones/antibiotics added to animal products, and food additives/preservatives, it’s no wonder our bodies find themselves in need of repair. However, avoidance of these things may take some work. That’s where I come in. I will help provide you with the information and knowledge in making the choices right for you.

Food plays an important role in your treatment process. I am of the belief that food itself can be medicine and during a time of need or repair, it can prove to be just as important, if not more. Common conditions/topics I cover include management of diabetes/cardiovascular disease, GI disorders, food allergies/intolerances, hormone regulation, inflammation, autoimmune disorders, as well as emotional eating, disordered eating, and body kindness. By working in close proximity to your Heart Spring Health practitioners, we will communicate to deliver the best quality of care.

Just as food can be healing, it can also be harmful. Through a process of supported trial-and-error, we will find those foods that work and do not work and create an eating plan dedicated towards nourishing you inside and out.  What you might expect when working together includes an initial appointment in which I get to know your whole self. By doing so, I am more easily able to adapt a nutrition care plan that fits your individualized needs. Depending on what you are looking for, we will continue our work together in tandem to your treatment process with your ND. This may come in the form of weekly/bi-weekly support during a cleanse, creating individualized meal plans together, etc. I will be your source for any questions you may have, or motivation you may need. In my line of work I have seen individuals make incredible strides in their health through diet changes. I truly believe in the healing power of food and together we can discover the joys of eating balanced.

Education and Background:

I completed my undergraduate education at the University of Vermont where I received my B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics. From there I moved to Portland, OR to attend the M.S. in Nutrition program at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM). I went on to complete my Registered Dietitian certification, completing 1,200 hours in clinical and community nutrition counseling throughout various locations in Portland. Because my education covered both the Eastern and Western approaches to nutrition, I am able to look at nutrition through a variety of lenses, tailoring treatment to the individual’s needs and point of view.

I have trained under experienced Registered Dietitians and Naturopaths over the course of my education. Because nutrition plays such a big part in the ND’s treatment plan, I have done hours of research on applicable diets, ways of eating, and healing foods that can be used to complement the treatment of chronic conditions. My previous experience as an intern and a nutrition counselor has shown me just how influential diet changes can be. I continue learning every day from patients, family, and friends.

What to Expect:

  • Consistent support and guidance through prescribed cleanses
  • Personalized meal planning
  • General nutrition education
  • Cooking tips and tricks to maximize the health benefits of food
  • Coordinated care with health providers

Learn more:

To schedule an appointment, please call (503) 956-9396 or email info@heartspringhealth.com. You are welcome to write a review of my services on Google or Yelp. (You must be registered with Yelp to post a review there.)