FAQ

What IS A  NUTRITIONIST?

 

Nutritionists help their clients stay focused on their goals by providing regular encouragement and motivation. They discuss the pros and cons of specific diets and food trends, and what impact those have on health. Nutritionists are experts in food and nutrition. They can help patients choose the right things to eat, help them plan menus, and advise them on the health effects of certain foods. Nutritionists assess a patient’s current dietary habits and needs, educate them on healthy eating habits, follow up to ensure the menus are working, and write reports that document a patient’s progress. They teach people about good nutrition and preventing health problems through proper foods. Nutritionists frequently work closely with individuals who have medical issues, such as those with diabetes or those undergoing chemotherapy, to help them find the right foods to eat for their best possible health.

WHAT IS INTEGRATIVE AND FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION? 

The Integrative and Functional Nutrition is based on a medical nutrition model that combines the very best of modern science, clinical wisdom and integrative therapies. Increasing consumer demand, advancing technology and the changing healthcare landscape are driving the demand for clinicians trained in integrative and functional nutrition (IFN). A central theme of training is learning to identify “root causes” of disease in a methodical and systematic fashion rather than the mundane prescription of medical nutrition protocols based on a diagnosis. This requires a deep understanding of function, not just pathology; networks of physiology, not just “silo” organ systems and an organized, integrated nutrition assessment. The IFNCP (Integrative and Functional Nutrition Care Practitioner) is a trained clinician able to critically assess a patient using a “whole systems” approach and personalize a holistic nutrition care plan to restore function and improve outcome.

What is Slow Living?

 
“Being Slow means that you control the rhythms of your own life. You decide how fast you have to go in any given context. If today I want to go fast, I go fast; if tomorrow I want to go slow, I go slow. What we are fighting for is the right to determine our own tempos.” — Carlo Petrini

 

“Slow living is just living slowly, in whatever and however way that means to you. It’s about knowing and passionately loving the things we value, and designing our lives to spend the most time possible enjoying them. It’s about having intentionality and consciousness in our activities, about escaping the mindless scrolling and unproductive multi-tasking and focusing on purposeful action. It’s about embracing the fact that you’re not doing it all – it’s about doing less, but better.” — Kayte Ferris

 

“A Slow Movement is gaining momentum as more and more people challenge the canard that faster is always better. To take part, you don’t have to ditch your career, toss the iPhone, or join a commune. Living Slow is not about living like a snail. It means doing everything at the right speed—fast, slow, or whatever pace delivers the best results. Many micromovements are already thriving under the Slow umbrella: Slow Food, Slow Cities, Slow Work, Slow Sex, Slow Technology, Slow Education, Slow Parenting, Slow Design, Slow Travel, Slow Fashion, Slow Science, Slow Art.” — Carl Honoré

What is Shadow Work? 

 

A big part of healing and finding more peace is doing shadow work. That is, facing those parts of ourselves that we'd rather shove in a box and pretend they didn't exist. The shadow is a term coined by psychologist Carl Jung, and it refers to our deepest wounds. The wounds that have us believing we're flawed, unlovable, undeserving people. These wounds are often created in childhood, but can sometimes develop later in life. Perhaps you were bullied or experienced a traumatic life event that created a wound. Other times, these wounds are cultural. They develop from prevailing social beliefs, such as the way money is tied to self-worth. When left unattended, these wounds fester, leading us to live from this place of deficiency. Doing shadow work allows us live from a place of wholeness and expansion. We stop interpreting interactions from the lens of the wounded self. We understand that most things in life are not about us, but about the people who are acting unconsciously from their own unhealed wounds.

What is Inner Child Healing Work

 

 

Inner child work is the process of contacting, understanding, embracing and healing your inner child. Your inner child represents your first original self that entered into this world; it contains your capacity to experience wonder, joy, innocence, sensitivity, and playfulness. Not everyone is in touch with their inner child. Often, when people connect with their inner child, it's because they're dealing with a problem rooted in an early wounding. Even if your inner child is healthy and happy, there is a part of you that feels and reacts to life the way a child does. Everyone experiences this. The challenge is to know, accept, and connect with that part of your personality. According to the Cambridge Dictionary, "Your InnerCild is that part of your personality that still reacts and feels like a child." I’ve worked with all different demographics of people. Over time I’ve come to understand that most people seek help for relationship “communication problems”, destructive habits (addiction, self-sabotage), identity confusion (“Who AM I”), and generalized feelings of low-self worth. All the things I too struggled with during my own emotional healing journey of  Emotional Abandonment, Childhood Emotional Neglect, Codependency, Lose Sense of Self, Low Self Worth, and Emotional Binge Eating Disorder. 

 

Each of these issues manifest differently, but they’re all tied to one thing: conditioned behavior practiced since childhood, that now needs healing to stop affecting your adult life in negative ways.

Is this right for me?  What kind of clients do you work with?

You want a better relationship with food and begin your emotional abandonment recovery journey and are ready and willing to change behaviors in your life to have it!  You aren't looking for a quick fix.  You understand that lasting change does not happen overnight and the real value is in slow incremental change - the kind that truly becomes a part of your life.  You are able to be honest about your struggles, willing and ready to face your painful wounds/heartbreak and are open to receiving support and feedback in order to achieve new perspective even if that means learning to forgive those you cause you pain. Not for them but for yourself! 

 

Does this sound like you? If so you are the right fit for our program.

 

"I’ve lost my identity. My sense of self. I feel completely confused and exhausted. I try to take up hobbies but I just can’t find my ‘thing’. My life has become so wrapped up in everyone one else dreams and goals that there’s no joy anymore. I tend to find myself struggling with people pleasing, codependency, separation anxiety, depression, and I tend to emotional eat because I don’t know how to get unstuck or even understand why I feel stuck or like something is missing in my life. I don’t know my place in this world it’s frustrating that I revolve my entire life around my spouse or other people. Then I feel like no one cares about how I feel or even consider my needs. It’s like I just keep giving giving giving and everyone else keep taking. I’m tired of these one sided relationships, but I don’t know what to do."

I'm not in Atlanta, Georgia. Panama City Beach, Florida. or Denver, Colorado.  Can I still work with you? 

 

Yes, absolutely!  I have an jumpstart online course " Embrace Your Wounds and Transform Your Relationship With Food" and I also offer a 90-day self study online coaching programs with email support. All you need is an internet connection and the desire to have peace in your relationship with food and courage to begin your healing journey!  

What can I expect from the initial 50 minute office consultation?

We will discuss your goals and challenges and I will share my thoughts on a proposed plan of action moving forward.  This plan will entail the combination of sessions and resources that we both feel will best support you.  You should be prepared to make a commitment to the process.

How many sessions will I need and how often?

 

This will depend on you.  Some individuals achieve their goals in a matter of a few months, however for others this is a longer term process.  I have some Emotional Wellness Counseling clients that I've worked with for up to 2 years.  For others with more specific tangible goals,who seek to transition into a whole food plant based lifestyle or seek household management sessions the work might be 2-6 months.  From my experience, the sweet spot for starting to see real traction is somewhere between the 2-3 month mark.

What will I need to do?

In order for this process to be most effective for you, you will need to take an active role. This means working on the things you and I talk about both during and between sessions.  Generally, the more of yourself you are willing to invest, the greater the return.  This is your work, and I am here to support and guide you.  It's up to you to do the inner work that starts the healing process.

What kind of program do you offer?

My programs incorporate a parallel approach that combines the creative process (expressive art and writing), emotional wellness counseling, goals coaching, lifestyle management coaching, and a whole food eating philosophy. Have you thought or said "I know what to do... I just don't do it!"?  That's the space we'll dig into... the "why" and then the "how".  As far as format, I coach clients in person, over the phone, virtually and have an online self pace course available for those who prefer to work on their own, at their own pace with email support.

Will I receive a weekly meal plan? 

I do not offer a weekly meal planning service.  Lasting change comes from truly learning how to create meals for yourself based upon healthy eating guidelines. I believe in the old saying, "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day... teach him how to fish and you feed him for a lifetime". I will show you examples of healthy eating and help you figure out what you need to do to be successful and will support and guide you in the planning, but it will be up to you to implement the weekly planning, meal prep and cooking as this is an important skill and part of your recover. I do not con don codependency I teach you how to live independent and make wise choices for yourself. Part of overcoming codependency and learning how to set healthy boundaries means learning to make your own decisions. If you do not know how to cook or meal prep I will teach you the basic. 

How will we communicate?  

Email, phone and text can be used for administrative purposes and scheduling issues.  Our scheduled sessions (office/phone/virtual email) are the only appropriate forum to work through any content related issues, unless this has been previously discussed and agreed upon by both parties.

Why Don't You Counsel for weight loss or See Weight-loss Clients?

I currently hold four licenses in my private practice. I am a license board certified nutritionist, weight management specialist, wellness behavior health coach, who specialize in trauma and addiction. I am also a license ordain minister certified as a Pastoral Counselor with over two decades of experience in vocational, grieving, marriage and family counseling.  I no longer work as a nursing assistant who specialize in Digestive and Skin Health IBS-C (chronic constipation) and Post operative surgery for management and prevention of constipation after surgery for c-section/postpartum moms, anal fissure surgery, and other surgery that resolve in constipation. The 80/20 Life Detox is a 90-Day program that was created to help clients with emotional abandonment trauma that struggle with codependency, approval addiction aka people pleasing, and emotional binge eating. I help wounded women begin their healing joureny by guiding them through the grieving process as they process their painful memories and traumatic events that have them stuck in life, I use expressive art, writing, counseling, and coaching, to help during their healing journey. I also help them rebuild their relationship with food and transition into a healthy whole food plant based lifestyle by teaching the importance of digestive, immune, skin health and offer tools and resources to cope with emotional eating and life management after recovery.  

I do not see weight loss clients because I am a emotional wellness expert specializing in trauma and addiction helping women recover from emotional abandonment trauma that cause unhealthy addiction and behavior habits codependency, approval addiction, emotional binge eating. In my private practice at Spiced Life Conversation, LLC I provide clients with nutrition and spiritual counseling and lifestyle management advice to help manage their behaviors and release energetic blockage that prevent them from living a healthy intentional life on their terms.  I teach why chronic dieting, emotional eating, codependency, and people pleasing  isn’t the answer and teach my client how to begin their recovery journey to heal past emotional wounds,  transition into a healthy whole food lifestyle, I teach how proper nutrition can help reduce stress, I teach how to lead cleanses and detoxes,  I help clients put their pain into perspective as I support them during their emotional abandonment healing recovery and create a healthier relationship with food, themselves, and others who overstep their boundaries and may trigger them to perform unhealthy behavior.  I assist in the organization process that set the foundation of change. 

This is not a dieting program. This is a specialized nutrition education and emotional wellness program for serious individual in need for change who suffer from emotional abandonment issues that cause them to emotional eat, people please, act in codependent ways and really need to learn coping skills to lead healthier lives. I also help clients that have stress that cause skin issues, constipation issues that cause them to experience a diagnose that says they are on the verge of anal fissue surgery who need to detox and cleanse to prevent surgery, or recently had surgery but experiencing constipation or seek to learn how to transition into a healthy whole food lifestyle. This is a beginners course for people who lack information and knowledge on how to eat healthy for digestion, skin, general health and who seek to start their recovery journey for emotional abandonment trauma  that cause them to emotional eat, people please and act in codependent ways that are affecting their normal way of life. For example, when you enter a new relationship do you tend to lose yourself? As time passes by and you look back on your life you see that you barely recognize yourself, you don't remember the last time you made a decision about your own individual life you kind of have adapt to your partner lifestyle and needs, you don't know your own goals and passions anymore, you've lost touch with what you want out of life,  you don't speak up about your wants and desires you tend to put others needs before your own. You think its better to not rock the boat! Instead, you're shoving aside your individuality in favor of the relationship. You use WE more than you use ME. Your self esteem has lowered. You lack faith and confidence in yourself. You don't know what's best for you anymore. You look for anything to fill the void, binge drinking, binge watching tv, shopping, binge eating to ease your unhappiness, you wondering where your sense of self went off to. You feel hopeless, stuck, and want out of it but don't know how to move forward. These are behaviors of my clients who struggle with emotional abandonment trauma and painful events that cause them to think and behave in unhealthy ways of codependency, approval addiction aka people pleasing, and emotional eating. If this sounds like you. Let's have a conversation. 

DOES Spiced Life Conversation, LLC ACCEPT INSURANCE?

At this time no, we no longer accept health insurance. Since rebranding my practice in 2016, my work is generally incompatible with the services that insurance will cover, so I don’t bill insurance companies any more. However, physician do refer clients to us.  We are happy to provide you with a receipt so you can submit for reimbursement. Payments are expected at the time of your visit. For your convenience, we do accept all major credit and offer payment plans throughout the duration of the course. However, all payments must be paid at the time of visit before any sessions take place. We offer a discount for paying in full during early bird enrollment, getting on the waiting list secure your discount and spot.

Let Me Explain My Change of Heart. 

After completing my post-doctoral residencies, going through my own healing and recovery journey and as my specialty-evolved, I realized accepting insurance no longer made sense for the work I do. Ultimately, my decision came down to acting with integrity and practicing what I preached to clients, and personally beliefs from what I've seen in the mental health field. 

Insurance companies operate on a medical model, which means they require a diagnosis to establish that you have "a medical necessity" to seek services  in order to pay providers. The vast majority of insurance companies don't consider relationship issues (like couples or family therapy), developmental/attachment trauma, existential issues like generational emotional wounds, codependency people pleasing, emotional eating, financial stress-money blocks, impostor syndrome, life-transitions, personal development, or self-improvement as "medical-necessities" because there are no diagnoses for these in the DSM-V. 

Plus, I believe that you have a right to confidentiality of your medical records. You also have the liberty to progress through treatment and/or wellness plans at a pace that's best for you- one that allows you sufficient time to take in everything that you're experiencing. As seasoning counselor I've seen that growth, healing, and recovery unfolds differently for each person. 

in a prior contract with a mental health company I've seen a insurance company decline authorization of additional sessions because clients weren't progressing fast enough, many didn't reimburse for 60-minutes sessions, the company was audit and the person doing the audit would read the treatment plans and progress notes searching for fraud to determine whether if the company were allowing the client to overuse insurance coverage. I saw this as unnecessary and lack of privacy and confidentiality. I believe if you are paying your hard earn money for insurance you should be able to use it for any health issue or self improvement. As a certified Notary Public and Loan Signing Agent I understand fraud prevention, that is literally my job. However, call me crazy, but as a Nutritionist and Intuitive Spiritual Counselor I feel that people should get the help they need without fear, stigma, or reprisal for making their mental, emotional, spiritual, physical health, and personal growth a priority. I'm just saying that's my own beliefs. 

CANCELLATION POLICY: NO-SHOW AND LATE CANCELLATION FEE

Please notify Spiced Life conversation as soon as possible if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment–either by phone or email. If you do not attend your appointment or have not given 48 hour notice, you will be charged the full session fee. Exceptions include dangerous weather or medical emergency. A $75 No show and late cancellation fees are expected before the next appointment.

 

NO REFUND POLICY

 

***Please note that once we have sent you the information (the intellectual property) there is no way to return it. So please be sure about your decision before you sign up for these programs. There are NO REFUNDS or exchanges on ebooks, courses, training program courses or coaching sessions, once they have been paid for and downloaded.

DISCLAIMER 

This website is for information purposes only. Nikki (Spiced Life Conversation) will not be held accountable for the use or misuse of the information contained on this site. I am not a doctor and do not claim to be one. As such, the information you read cannot be taken as medical advice or substituted for one. Nothing on this site is intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. I shall not be held liable for the decisions made by readers of this site. I strive to always disclose when such situations take place. 

To put your mind at ease, I only promote products/brands that I personally use and enjoy. Spiced Life Conversation does not accepts advertising, sponsorship, paid insertions and other forms of compensation other than our affiliate with Avon. I have use Avon products since childhood. I was brought up using this brand it's all I know, use, and recommend. I am a Avon skincare consultant. I became part of the Avon affiliate program in 2008 to raise funds for my outreach program through my nonprofit organization, The Light of Day Inc. I did not want to depend on government loans so I found a simple solution to my problem.  I give ten percent of each purchase to the outreach the rest pays for the organization expense. The www.youravon.com/nikkiwhite link to Avon is my personal online e-store, you will probably see it spread out throughout the website. We appreciate your support and belief in us. Thank You! I love hearing from people who cross my path that my work has helped. Please feel free to email me and ask questions or just to connect I love hearing recovery stories and the tools you personally use to cope. Feel free to connect with me especially if you are in the Atlanta, Denver Colorado, or Panama City Beach area I work in all three places in-person a lot. I would love to have a meet and greet. Or even schedule a lifestyle management session while I'm there. Let's meet up for coffee and conversation. Thanks Again! 

 

Love and Light!!!

Nikki LeToya White

 

In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me? -Psalm 56:11