The last principle of the Intuitive Eating book is "Honor your Health with Gentle Nutrition" and this podcast episode dives into this topic, exploring what it means, how to know you're ready, and what it looks like on a practical level.
Rachael Hartley, RD, LD, is a Columbia, SC-based nutrition therapist, certified intuitive eating counselor and nationally-recognized food and nutrition expert. She holds a Bachelors of Science in Human Nutrition and a Bachelors of Art in Psychology from Clemson University. After completing her dietetics internship at Emory University, she worked as a clinical dietitian and, later, as the outpatient dietitian for a large medical center where she provided individual nutrition counseling and led multidisciplinary disease management programs. In 2014, Rachael opened her private practice, where she specializes in intuitive eating, eating disorders and disordered eating, women's health, and digestive disorders. She also runs the popular food and wellness blog The Joy of Eating. She is active in her field, currently serving as the public policy coordinator of her state dietetics association, and having previously served as the president of her local dietetics association and newsletter editor for the Nutrition Entrepreneurs dietetic practice group.