About Nourish

nour·ish /ˈnəriSH/ – verb – Provide with the food or other substances necessary for growth, health, and good condition.

The vision for Nourish Appalachia has been brought to life as a means to support access to that which is necessary for growth and good health in the Appalachian Mountain regions.

Beyond delivering nutrition education in health centers and clinics, we aim to provide opportunities for and encourage mountain folks and urban dwellers alike to nourish their bodies through activities like hiking, biking, skiing, gardening, yoga, fishing and kayaking -all of which abound our mountain home- and to nourish their souls through community building and respecting time-honored cultural traditions.

Our belief is that a nourished body and a nourished mind is the key to a nourished and liberated soul.

Founder

Lacy Davidson – MS, RDN, LD, CDE, RYT

Lacy Davidson is an Integrative and Functional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Yoga Teacher, Organic Farmer, and recognized Young Dietitian of the Year with roots that run deep in the heart of Appalachia. Being born and raised in rural West Virginia is one of her most valued attributes and has laid the foundation for the birth of her brand, Nourish Appalachia.

Lacy received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Science from Marshall University, and pursued her master of science degree in Nutritional Science and Dietetics at Loma Linda University, a Blue Zone in Southern California.

Returning to her beloved mountain home, Lacy established her practice as the Chief Registered Dietitian Nutritionist at Huntington Internal Medicine Group in Huntington, WV and recently established two additional offices to serve both urban and rural areas, counseling patients with various medical conditions emphasizing a food as medicine philosophy.

In addition to sharing her passion of human nutrition and helping to build sustainable food systems in West Virginia, Lacy also leads community yoga classes, teaches an Integrative Medicine and Functional Nutrition course at West Virginia University, serves as a wellness consultant for non-profit & for profit organizations, and provides community & professional lectures on various nutrition, health & wellness related topics across the country.

As a nutritionist, educator, yoga instructor, & Appalachian farmer, Lacy’s passion is to help people help themselves. Weaving together the faculties of modern science, ancient wisdom, & cultural traditions, she strives to meet people where they are on their journey toward health & wellness, sharing advice & mindfulness based practices to help others achieve their maximum human potential.

 

Specialties

Digestive wellness

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Type 2 Diabetes

Chronic Kidney Disease

Food allergies & intolerance

Healthy cooking / meal planning

Detoxification and Cleansing

Elimination diets

Grocery Store Tours

Private & Group Yoga

Trail Running and Hiking Guides

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