black lives matter

I stand in solidarity with BIPOC & allies in denouncing police brutality, racialized violence and systemic oppression in all forms. I may not always know the best actions to take, but I WILL take action and I will admit when I am wrong and learn from my mistakes.

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Nourished Health Sessions

You are struggling with an acute health challenge that isn’t responding to the dietary changes and medications you’ve explored. You’ve tried everything or seemingly so. Doctors don’t know what to make of you and may even be telling you that “it’s all in your head”. Your digestion is messed up. You are tired all of the time. You can’t figure out what to eat. You’ve lost your vitality.

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You suddenly and unexpectedly are feeling depressed, anxious, angry, and/or simply negative. You don’t feel like yourself and don’t understand what’s happening.

Why work with

KatHleen Bauer

Kathleen is an emotional wellness, behavioral health, and trauma-informed spiritual and life guide who is certified as a Holistic Health Coach, Therapeutic Chef, Functional Medicine Nutritionist, and Clinical Herbalist who has trained extensively in energy medicine, shamanic healing practices, trauma recovery, and medical qigong. Her mission is to help people look within and heal their relationships with their soul, their body, and their health as they ignite their passion for their path. She holds safe, sacred space for change through dialogue, visioning, guided meditations, lifestyle and spiritual counseling, energy-clearing, partnering with the seen and unseen world, working with the conscious and the unconscious mind, connecting the left and right brains, and weaving into the work healing foods, herbs, and lifestyle change.

"Transform stuck emotions and beliefs. Uncover and live your passion!"

~ Kathleen Bauer~

What has changed for Katie

ON Deciding to Work Together...

My private practice for over a decade was focused on digestive health and the gut-brain axis, with very left-brain pursuits of tracking food consumption, creating meal plans, and measuring and evaluating blood, stool, saliva, and urine tests. Oh and cooking classes, of course. I was a steadfast believer that the key to all health is based on what we choose to eat and that this health can be measured and tracked by lab tests. I was wrong. I apologize for how many I have lead on this path, instead of supporting you to to create and follow your own.

Yes, digestive health is essential and I still focus on how we choose to nourish ourselves, but see now that nourishment extends far beyond food, just as our health extends far beyond our body. That there is more to the gut-brain axis than food and dysbiosis-induced inflammation’s effect on the vagus nerve. That there is more to health than lab test results. There are so many lessons to be learned from dis-ease, from imbalances, from our cravings, from our twisting paths, from what we avoid and what we gravitate toward, from the choices we make and the effects they have on us, and from our stuck emotions and beliefs.

  • What have you learned on your path? Why are you here? What is your soul telling you?
  • What is your body crying out to teach you? Your bowel movements screaming at you? What is your digestive health reflecting from the rest of your life?
  • What is the purpose of your feeling depressed, anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, in joy, at peace, carefree, and/or uncertain? What is the lesson? Are you learning or avoiding it?
  • What does changing your health without changing the conditions mean for the path that you are on?
  • What is your purpose? How are you living your passion? Where are your lessons and have you learned them?
  • Do you use food to avoid your purpose? Is your inflammation a lesson, part of your path, or a distraction?
  • What are you avoiding by avoiding food or a specific macronutrient? What hole are you trying to fill by over-eating? What are you really afraid of that food is a stand-in for?

What are you doing about answering these questions – where are you focusing your energy? If you are stuck in dis-ease, in inflammation, in digestive distress, in anxiety or depression, are you continuing to seek out the same solutions and getting the same results?

The health journey, whether through Western or through functional medicine, is most often disheartening and soul-crushing. We are told over and over that we are wrong for what we are doing, how we are living, and what we are eating. We are scared of dying, aging, how our body looks, and health practitioners take advantage of those fears. Even if we do what they say, and change what we are “supposed” to change, are we actually living when coming from that fear?

I’m reopening my private practice to new clients. If you’ve worked with me before – realize that a lot has changed for me in how I recognize health and what I offer:

  • Will I still order and read your lab tests? I suppose, if that’s what you want but realize that lab tests only give us a snapshot of what is happening and are only reading very limited markers of health and have nothing to do with happiness or living your passion, following your truth or walking your journey.
  • Will we still talk food? Of course. I love food. That hasn’t changed. I can talk food and bowel movements, all day, everyday with a gleam in my eye.
  • Will I guide you in a cleanse? If that’s what you want but don’t expect our work to only be about food or the effects of inflammation on the body.
  • Will I convince you take a supplement, eat certain foods, avoid other foods, follow an eating plan or a specific workout, stop smoking, quit your job, leave the country, or divorce your family and “friends”? No, I won’t. I really don’t care what you choose. This is your journey, not mine that we are talking about and only you know, deep inside, what needs to happen for you to unlock your soul’s purpose, for you to create vibrant energy and joy in your life, for you to raise your vibration and align your purpose with your cellular energy.

Shit’s gettin’ real, son. I can be your guide, to help you unlock your truths, but I’m not going to tell you what to do other than to tell you to trust yourself and to listen, really listen to your intuition, to your body, to your true self, and to the guidance that is here for you through your ancestors, your soul’s lineage, through nature, and through challenges. It’s up to you whether you choose to heed that call of your own truth of what needs to happen. It is from heeding that call, from exploring our purpose, from living our passion, and from learning from our challenges (health and otherwise) that we can actually restore our health and take direction from ourselves.

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Black Lives Matter

I am saddened and disgusted by the ongoing police brutality and the rising death toll of the Black community as the result of racism, racist policing, and racist policies of the US. I took a break from blogging, social media, and my private practice to redirect my time to educating myself on the ways that I perpetuate racism through my day-to-day engagements and through Nourished Health. This first article in this series is focused on my involvement in the mental health field and my commitment to end my part in supporting institutionalized racism of the mental health field and what actions I am committed to taking as an anti-racist provider and company.

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Our habits and rituals are being forced to change and there are health risks that come with disconnection if we don’t shift to stay connected while distancing physically.

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Finding certainty in nature is one of the best ways to ground ourselves right now. We need only to look at the moon to be reminded that we have certainty, we have grounding, we have continuity that isn’t going away no matter how much the rest of our world changes.

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"It is not an exaggeration to say that Katie Bauer has changed our lives. Our children were both diagnosed earlier this year with an autoimmune disease, which causes them to progressively become allergic or intolerant to more and more foods. When we met Katie 6 months ago, my younger daughter wasn’t sleeping or staying in school because she was in constant pain. My older daughter had lost 10% of her body weight in the previous month because she had no appetite. Our doctor is wonderful, but his suggestion to put our kids on elemental formula or long-term steroids was not what we were comfortable with. And then we found Katie Bauer. Katie immediately had my children tested for food intolerances, and put them on a radically different eating plan. Within 5 days on Katie’s plan, my children were like new kids. My younger daughter’s chronic stomach pain went away, along with her chronic headaches, eye pain and joint pain. Perhaps more surprisingly, a few months after we started working with Katie, my daughter had an appointment with her eye doctor, and her eye sight had improved so significantly that she needed new lenses. My older daughter regained her appetite and all of the weight she had lost. We have followed Katie Bauer’s suggestions religiously, and she has been with us every step of the way– she is responsive, extensively knowledgeable, and most importantly, so passionate about what she does. Truthfully, I’m not sure exactly how it all works, but it really does, and I’m am eternally grateful to Katie for everything she does for us…."
Julia Collins
"I believe I’ve discovered the answer to life, the universe and everything, which for me means exceptional health, through diet. I found this with the help of one of the best nutritionists and health experts one could possibly ask to work with and that is Ms. Katie Bauer of the Nourished Health Wellness Center. It is with her guidance I was able to change my diet, stop my immune system from getting the best of me and achieved a level of energy that allowed me to reincorporate exercise into my life and discover a passion for yoga."
Alexandra Hall
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“I'm giving myself the giggles. I will have the sweetest smile looking soooo confident. Love it!... You are good! Your credentials don't do you justice! ...I will be well prepared and provide an informative presentation showing my poise and experience. I will be ready for questions and other than that this isn't about me or my past career ups and downs…. We have done good work! Thank you! So glad I have my secret weapon ninja warrior woman… You are sooooo tremendously helpful! I have never had this kind of support before and it is so awesome. Thank you!!!”
“The biggest aha was that this is doable, I can conquer my feelings and be in control. I can love myself and get over my inferiority complex. Before, it felt like a huge stampede of feelings within me that I just avoided and never dissected through the way we did. And this made negativity less impactful. And I am realizing that the easier choice would've been to move on and leave. I am staying in, fighting with my demons and embracing them in every way. Makes me feel good. I also think it's a huge reality moment. There are some parts that are downright ugly, but as soon as I'm willing to accept them for what they are, it makes me feel that I can conquer them. 🙂 thank you I am less fearful of bad thoughts and feelings. I am trying more hard to go deep but I feel I have gone through all major anxiety inducing thoughts, which is probably why I am not getting as worried as before. It's not totally comfortable but I am way less anxious now. It's all about perspective and changing it to see negativities positively, if it makes sense. I am trying to be more action oriented.”