Nutrition philosophy

My philosophy is rooted in a well-rounded approach to healthcare: a functional approach to a synergistic mind/body relationship through lifestyle and nutrition. It’s about changing our current societal norms that value fast and disconnected food and health care and instead taking a mindful and bio-individual approach when we fill our plates. I believe that food is medicine and the basis of preventive health in a world where chronic inflammation and disease are on the rise. There is a plethora of contradicting nutritional “noise” floating around in our society, steering us away from our ancestral and epigenetic needs. The recipes I share are intended to inspire eating whole, plant-based foods that are nutrient dense, bio-available, and delicious. I’m all about keeping it simple. I hope to inspire you to want to be self-aware about your nutrition choices, and ultimately empower you to trust your intuition when it comes to food. I’m also a big advocate for keeping it as sustainable as possible in the kitchen, so do expect some tips and tricks about how best to do that as well.

The Founder, Grace

Hello! My name is Grace Terry, and I am the creator and owner of Native & Well. My passion for a holistic approach to life sparked in college while I was in the midst of completing my 200 hour yoga teacher training (YTT). As an over-committed, type-A Finance student it’s no wonder I felt refreshed when I started to open my eyes to the art of slowing down. Through my YTT experience I became aware of the role food plays in our overall health, and quickly dove into books, research, and podcasts to learn as much as I could.

I am originally from Southern California but am now a Portland, Oregon native. I was diagnosed with Lyme disease in August 2018, and am on a mission to spread awareness about this completely misunderstood illness. I sat through many frustrating doctor’s appointments where medical professionals addressed individual symptoms rather than the root cause of my ailments. This is one of the reasons I am now studying to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) through the Nutrition Therapy Association and eventually a National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist (BCHN). Come November 2019 I will be opening my private functional nutrition practice!

I welcome you to Native & Well Nutrition with a full heart. I’d love to connect with you and listen to your story. Contact me here or by emailing grace@nativeandwell.com.