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Ep 0: From Surviving to Thriving through Holistic Mental Wellness

When it comes to health and wellness, the journey is as important as the destination. Haley, a trauma-informed functional medicine dietitian and holistic mental wellness coach, understands this deeply. In her latest podcast episode, Haley invites listeners to embark...

Unlocking The Powerful Connection Between Gut Inflammation And Mental Health

The Link Between Leaky Gut, Depression, & Anxiety: Part Two in the Series In part two of my Digestion and Mental Health Series, we’ll look at the connection between gut inflammation and mental health — as well as what you can...

5 Simple Vagus Nerve Exercises for Digestion

How Vagus Nerve Stimulation Impacts Digestion and Mental Health: Part One in the Series The vagus nerve — the longest cranial nerve in the body — is finally getting the attention it deserves. Not just because the vagal nerves are involved in essential bodily functions...

How Does Intuitive Eating Support Mental Health?

True mental wellness comes from nurturing your relationship with your body, mind, and soul. In this article, you'll discover how intuitive eating is a powerful tool that not only supports your mental health but also strengthens your connection with your body's wisdom....

Sleep Deprivation, Food Cravings, & Mental Health: Why Sleep Quality Matters

How Can Poor Sleep Increase Food Cravings and Negatively Impact Mental Health? Sleep deprivation is all too common in today’s world, affecting about one in three US adults and contributing to numerous physical and mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety,...

Low Vitamin D and Mental Health: Are Your Genetics a Factor?

What to Know About Vitamin D Deficiency This Mental Health Awareness Month As Mental Health Awareness Month kicks off and each day brings us a bit more warmth and sunshine (thank you, springtime!!), I’m focusing this month’s blog on one of the most well-known...

The Surprising Link Between Choline Deficiency and Mental Health

Did you know that consuming adequate amounts of dietary choline decreases the risk of mental health-related symptoms such as depression and anxiety? Yep! There is a huge link between having a choline deficiency and your mental health status. Even if you tend to...

How B Vitamin Nutrient Deficiencies Affect Your Mental Health

Contrary to popular belief, nutrient deficiencies CAN affect your mental health. In fact, a number of factors affect our mental health including diet, lifestyle, genes, hormones, brain chemistry, and even life experiences (helloooo, trauma). So, yes, certain nutrient...

An Introduction to Using Epigenetics & Nutrigenomics to Support Your Mental Health

By now, you may already understand the connection between nutrition and mental health and the HUGE effect diet has on psychological well-being. But what you may not know is that the right good-mood foods and supplements for one person may not be the best option for...

Good Mood Foods – The Connection Between Nutrition & Your Mood

Let’s unpack some of the exciting (and preliminary) new research about the link between gut health, mood, and stress. In this article, we're talking about your friendly gut microbes, probiotic foods, and supplements, as well as offering some simple recipes to keep...

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Howdy! Haley here. I’m a Functional Medicine Dietitian, Mental Health Lifestyle Coach, & Founder of The Fulfilled Fork.  I lead The Fulfilled Fork with a trauma-informed, values-based approach to holistic nutrition and wellness. I mentor overwhelmed, yet evolving folks with mental health differences as they safely soften into awareness and step out of their comfort zones to life a delicious life of fulfillment. Less recipe following. More trusting your senses.

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Learn these easy-to-implement nutrition foundations for elevated energy levels, mood, focus, & confidence in my video training + guide on creating simple meals & snacks for mental wellness.  Because you deserve to nourish your craving!

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