About

Hey there, I’m LacyMarie, Founder of Migrant Wellness and Health Coach. In 2013 I started my own journey of discovery about the healing power of nutrition and holistic living. In 2013 I was diagnosed with hypothalamic amenorrhea, which meant at age 23 I was considered infertile; my body wasn’t producing the necessary hormones to have a functioning reproductive system. I was ill, all the time. My hair was falling out, my skin was dry, I could barely digest food and my bones were becoming more brittle as they headed toward osteoporosis. I went to several doctors that year all of which were puzzled. I looked healthy to them, I exercised daily, I ate extremely “clean” and my BMI wasn’t under 18 so that meant I had to be “healthy”. I couldn’t accept that answer and so I kept digging. What I found was the concept of Bio-Individuality, which I base my practice on today. Bio-Individuality states that what is healthy for one person may not be healthy for another. Every single person is a unique being with unique needs. There is no “one size fits all” formula for health. By exploring this concept I found that the weight I was at was actually too low for me as an individual to have a healthy body. As I dived more into nutrition and educated myself, I ate more and chose the right foods to fuel my body and repair my hormones. After fully committing to the process, less than 7 months and 30 pounds later I was completely healed and gave birth to a beautiful baby boy in June. This is just my story. The story that drives the passion behind Migrant Wellness. I am committed to helping other women feel empowered by living healthier lives for themselves and their families. As a professional health coach I am specialized in helping women with family planning, fertility, hormonal issues & weight loss. I look forward to working with you.

Much Love!

-LacyMarie

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7 thoughts on “About

  1. What are your credentials, as I consider working with you, can you tell me why I would want to work with you? Where did you learn about health and nutrition? Which schools did you attend? Functional medicine? Integrative nutrition? Thanks for the help! Looking forward to it!

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    1. Hey Molly,

      Thank you for reaching out via my website! In response to your question I am a nationally certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I studied over 100 different dietary theories during my certification process and have worked in the fitness industry as a group fitness instructor. My primary focus with Migrant Wellness is helping women balance their hormones which is key for weight loss, fertility, and having optimal energy to enjoy life! I’ve had the privilege of helping numerous women reverse infertility, lose weight and start healing from the inside out. I hope this offers you more clarification. Thanks again!

      Sincerely,

      Lacy

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  2. Hi! I am in need of guidance with plant based nutrition. My family has recently converted to a vegan diet within the last 9months! But I’m getting a lot of flack from family members about raising our kids this way. They have me second guessing myself about children’s nutritional needs. Do you have any tips, pointers, book recommendations or sites that would give me some clear guidelines/meal tips for my family? I have a 2.5yr old and a 10mo. Old. Also any breastfeeding weaning tips you may have would be amazing!
    Thanks so much!!
    Chelsea

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    1. Hey Chelsea,

      Congrats on making the big shift to a plant based diet! Can I ask what prompted the big change? It can be really tough when your family isn’t on board (my family thinks I’m a little nuts too). I’ve also chosen not to give my Son who is a year old any animal products. I’m lucky that even though my family thinks I’m a little nuts they still support my decision and don’t give my Son anything I haven’t pre-approved. The biggest thing I do is meal plan and always send food with my Son if he goes anywhere. Nutritionally speaking, there really isn’t anything you can get from an animal that you can’t get from a plant. If there any concerns about nutritional needs you may want to find a plant-protein blend or a “green” powder to add into smoothies or treats for your kids so you can have peace of mind. The number one resource for recipes for myself is Pinterest. Theres also websites such as forksoverknives.com that have strictly vegan recipes. When I decided to wean Scout it took about 2 months for my supply to completely dry up. I slowly decreased feeding and pumping and dropped about 1 session or 1 feeding a week. Also….cabbage in the bra actually does help with the pain of weaning! I was pleasantly surprised!

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  3. Thank you so much!! Well there wasn’t anything really major that prompted our shift.. we found ourselves eating less and less meat. And I had aversions to it during both pregnancies. After my second was born I found whenever I ate dairy he got a really upset tummy and spit up at lot. Like projectile vomited so I just decided to cut out dairy too! And my husband jumped right on board. I’m so happy with our decision and really it’s the best I’ve ever felt! When you weaned your son how early did you start? I am a follower of yours on instagram as well and saw a recent video about him drinking homemade cashew milk!! I want to make our milk so bad but am wonderin of its cost effective… we currently drink an almond/cashew protein milk made by silk.. do you find homemade milks nutritionally better and worth the time/cost of the nuts? (Raw organic cashews are so expensive!)
    Thank you so much for taking the time to help me along!!!

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    1. Hey Chelsea, Sory I’m just now seeing this comment. I started weaning around 8 months and was fully done at 9. I had to exclusively pump and my body was just so exhausted that I knew it was time to stop. I started cutting Scout’s breast milk with coconut milk and teaching him to use a cup instead of a bottle and such. Full fat coconut milk has lauric acid just like breast milk so thats why I picked it & its very nice and fatty! Making your own milk is pretty cost effective..I do 1 cup of nuts per 4 cups of water and then you can even keep the nut pulp and dry it into an almond meal. I like making my own milks when I can just because theres generally a lot more nuts in it and zero added sugar or preservatives. Do you have a Trader Joe’s near where you live? I buy a bag of almonds there or at costco for like $7!

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