About Meagan Reynolds
I’m a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) and a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RDN) who believes that to truly heal from any imbalance or disease one must get to the root cause. Chronic symptoms are often the result of poor diet, hidden infections, pathogens, toxicities, food sensitivities, nutrient deficiencies, self-limiting beliefs, as well as mental/emotional stress. Until the root causes of symptoms are identified, there will be only marginal improvement in your desired health outcome. That's why I was pulled to start my own practice where I could bring together many functional labs and healing modalities that both identify the cause and support the imbalance.
Our bodies send subtle messages to us that manifest as physical, mental, and emotional symptoms that are warning signs that something deeper may be going on. If we choose to ignore these symptoms or take medications that end up being the only treatment to manage the symptoms, other imbalances may start to develop. I have extensive experience counseling and assessing individuals in clinical, critical care, home infusion as well as outpatient settings. What I have learned from working with these patients over the years is that we are all complex individuals with vastly different circumstances and there is no “one size fits most” application when it comes to restoring balance. There are often many layers that have to be broken down, examined, and addressed before true healing can occur. Otherwise, the relief or desired outcome is only short-lived.
I've dealt with the chronic symptoms of hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's that kept me from living my best life. In 2016, I realized that no doctor could help me and that I needed to take matters into my own hands. I barely had energy to play with my child and I was so miserable in my body that I couldn't imagine what my life would look like if I didn't get answers.
What I wanted was to heal my thyroid and reverse all of my gut, skin, energy, pain, and mood issues so I could be able to take care of my family and live purposefully. But the diet and lifestyle changes I made were not enough even with thyroid hormone replacement. It wasn't until I discovered functional medicine and specialized lab testing that turned my health around.
I ended up testing for parasites, mold, a handful of environmental chemicals and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. After working with this, I was finally able to regain my energy and reverse all of my thyroid symptoms.
I was so inspired by my results that I started my own practice where I help women detox their bodies from what's triggering their symptoms.
Registered Dietitian- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Licensed Dietitian/ Nutritionist in the state of Tennessee
Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition- Middle Tennessee State University
Dietetic Internship Program- Harper University Hospital
Certificate of Training in Integrative and Functional Nutrition
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner
Post Graduate Training/Workshops:
ECO Conference, Boise 2023
ECO Conference, Boise, 2022
ECO Conference, Boise, 2021
CellCore Muscle Testing Workshop, Boise 2021
Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (FMU 2019)
Mind Body Meditation, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Progressive Workshop, TX, 2017
Behavioral and Medicinal Characteristics of Plant Based Medicine, TN, 2017
Certificate of Training in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 2017
Certified Nutritional Support Clinician, NBNSC, 2012
"She took time to try and piece together my puzzle of symptoms and gave me a custom plan to start in order to battle my illnesses (that I had No idea I had). In just a few months I am down almost 40 lbs, and I truly have never felt better in my life! I have learned so much about nutrition, detox, pathogens, and tons more! I won’t say that my journey has been easy by any means, but it has been worth it. I would do it a million times over to feel as good as I do now."
Here at Journey to Balance, our mission is rooted in a core philosophy that champions whole-person, patient-centered, science-based health care that empowers individuals to self-care and leads to sustainable, long-term health outcomes. As a Functional Medicine Practitioner and Dietitian, I fervently believe in the transformative power of understanding and addressing the root cause of health challenges rather than merely masking symptoms.
Research estimates that 70-80% of the immune system resides in the gastrointestinal tract, underscoring the monumental role gut health plays in overall wellbeing. Our body's detoxification capacity hinges on a healthy gut, clear elimination channels, reduced toxin load, and a nutrient-rich dietary intake to facilitate the complex processes involved.
Moreover, the mind-body connection plays a crucial role in our health. It presents a powerful paradigm where our thoughts and feelings have the capacity to significantly influence our overall wellbeing. This crucial relationship empowers us to assert control over our health outcomes, shaping them with the power of our mindset.
At the heart of my practice is an in-depth understanding of each client's unique health narrative. The process begins with a comprehensive intake form and is followed up by cutting-edge functional lab testing to pinpoint the root cause of symptoms. This in-depth analysis enables me to craft a wellness plan that isn’t one-size-fits-all but is tailored specifically to the individual needs of each client.
As an advocate for integrative health solutions, I harness the power of a variety of tools. These range from botanical herbs and high-quality supplements to innovative therapies and therapeutic diets, all aimed at nourishing the body and encouraging healing from within.
If you're feeling lost amidst a sea of health information, overwhelmed, and eager to break away from temporary fixes to discover healing at the root cause - look no further. Journey to Balance is here to guide you through a transformational journey toward balanced health, optimal vitality, and a life that feels not just 'good enough', but truly vibrant. Your journey to wellness begins here.