Voyage LA Interview - Meet Functional Dietitian Miriam Jacobson
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Today we’d like to introduce you to Miriam Jacobson.
Miriam, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
I always knew I wanted to help other people in their healing journey. My dad passed away when I was 13 – a combination of my grief and poor eating habits took a terrible toll on my health. By the time I was done with college I was always sick – nauseous, tired, hungry and in so much pain I couldn’t sleep at night. For a long time, I thought that if I ignored the issue it would miraculously disappear. This was not the case. Healing myself challenged me to redefine the relationship I had with myself, my grief and with food. I quickly realized that this was my calling and I wanted to help other people heal with food and empowering themselves to take ownership of their health.
After earning my bachelor’s degree in nutrition and becoming a Registered Dietitian, I realized that most of the nutrition jobs available to me were in an institutionalized setting. I wanted to help people optimize their wellness so that they could become fully present in their own lives and within their own personal relationships. This is why I enrolled and later completed my master’s degree in human nutrition and functional medicine.
I created a private nutrition practice – Every Body Bliss – in order to help individuals, identify the underlying reasons behind poor digestion, anxiety and depression. After developing Every Body Bliss I began collaborating with other nutrition and health professionals and realized that there’s such a pressing need for community centered care. This is why my colleague and I created Our Health Tribe – a six-week nutrition program designed to transform women’s health while creating a health-oriented community of women who are going through a similar experience.
Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Being a solo business owner can be frustrating at times – it can feel lonely and uninspiring to create and grow a business alone. This is exactly why I feel so strongly about collaborating and supporting other women entrepreneurs! We really are better together.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Every Body Bliss – what should we know?
Every Body Bliss is a nutrition consultation practice – I help individuals identify the root cause of health imbalances and specialize in digestive health and imbalanced energy levels and mood. I practice functional medicine nutrition which looks at WHY someone is experiencing imbalances and discomfort rather than WHAT diagnosis they are suffering from, which is often the focus of conventional western medicine.
I work with individuals to help them identify what food and lifestyle changes they can make to dramatically improve their health and reach their nutrition goals. Together we create a customized meal plan, supplement program targeted to their health goals and we dig deeper with metabolic tests to better customize our approach.
I am most proud of a new venture that I’m launching THIS WEEK! It is called Our Health Tribe and it is a six-week nutrition program that empowers women to identify root causes of health imbalances (bloating, sugar cravings, low energy levels) while connecting them with a community of women going through a similar experience.
Is there a characteristic or quality that you feel is essential to success?
I think my creativity has been a really important characteristic in this journey – it helps me be more fluid and adapt. It’s not only been helpful with client work, but it’s been essential to the business side. It helps me roll with the punches when things don’t work out as I expect them to. I’m also able to play with my creative side in the kitchen, with food photos, etc – there are really so many aspects to that!
- Customized nutrition consultation package (One 90-minute initial session and two-45 minute follow ups) $645
- Our Health Tribe: 6-week nutrition program $275
- Address: 925 N La Brea, 4th floor
- Los Angeles CA 90039
- Website: www.everybodybliss.com, www.ourhealthtribe.com
- Phone: 9175458860
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: everybodybliss, ourhealthtribe
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/everybodybliss1/?ref=bookmarks, https://www.facebook.com/ourhealthtribe/
- Yelp: https://www.yelp.com/biz/every-body-bliss-los-angeles