I am living proof that PCOS can be overcome naturally.

 

healthy me was founded in 2012 as the first health club of chapman university.

MY NAME IS TALLENE AND I AM A NUTRITIONIST FROM THE SUNNY SHORES OF NEWPORT BEACH.

                              Chapman University club fair (2012)

                             Chapman University club fair (2012)

I grew up in Southern California, where you can cut an avocado in half, sprinkle a little salt and enjoy it with a complimentary ocean breeze. My family is of Armenian heritage, so it is tradition that food brings us all together at the end of each day. 

I had been diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome during my first year of college and it seemed as though nothing I did would help me shed the weight I had gained or clear my cystic acne. My body, hormones and all, was completely out of balance. Naturally, I turned to food to relieve myself of the inflammation that was contributing to all of these issues. I started following a gluten- free and dairy- free diet and began seeing a tremendous difference in how I felt and looked. Thus began my passion for food and the first health club at Chapman University, Healthy Me!

My passion for healthy, wholesome food is what gives me limitless energy to discuss nutrition with my clients. I am an advocate for self care in the context of food and I find that teaching clients to finally have a healthy relationship with eating helps to clear an exhausting personal issue off their plate.


Specialties

 

PCOS

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a complex hormonal condition associated with inflammation. Nutrition is a major component in combatting side-effects of this chronic illness. This includes weight gain, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 

 

Weight Loss

Through one-on-one counseling sessions, you will learn how to eat more mindfully and while using evidence-based research, you will relieve yourself of the confusion about what you should and shouldn't eat. 

 

Diabetes

Keeping your blood sugar balanced throughout the day can be a challenge but learning about portion sizes and food choices will help you stay on track. Learn how you can manage your diabetes through proper nutrition and healthcare.

 

SPORTS NUTRITION

Whether you are training for your next triathlon or play sports in school, keeping your body well-nourished plays an important role in performance and long-term health. 

 

GERD

If your diet is causing you discomfort and you may be reaching for the Pepcid more than you would like, it's time for a change. Proper nutrition is a major component to prevent potentially damaging your esophagus any further.

 

WOMEN'S HEALTH

It is not uncommon for women of all ages to struggle with their weight as a result of hormonal imbalances or body image issues. Sign up for one-on-one counseling sessions where you can learn what foods are best for you and freely discuss your relationship with food.

 

GI DISORDERS

Leaky gut, celiac disease, pancreatitis, Chron's disease, and cirrhosis are some GI disorders that people are struggling with. Learn how to eat what is best for your body and relieve yourself of uncomfortable symptoms.

 

EATING DISORDERS

While there is a major emotional component to healing an eating disorder, learning how to have a healthy relationship with food is an important component to recovery. Individuals with eating disorders may have an extensive knowledge about food, however applying the correct information is what will make the difference. 

 

FOOD SENSITIVITIES

Uncover which foods you may be sensitive to with a food sensitivity test. Afterwards, we will be able to eliminate foods from your diet accordingly and create a meal plan appropriate for you.

 

THYROID ISSUES

If you find that you are gaining or losing weight without any control and your thyroid disease diagnosis is paired with another autoimmune disease, it would benefit you immensely to speak with a nutritionist. This will allow you to change the factors that you do have control over.

 

HEART DISEASE

Diet can play a major role in reducing your risk of heart disease, however many people may find it difficult to change their eating habits. Discuss healthy ways to incorporate delicious and flavorful meals into your life, while reducing your risk for further progression of heart disease.