Julie Freeman, MA, RDN, LDN, RYT
Integrative Nutritionist, Counselor, Author, Teacher & Mentor
“I want to change the paradigm of healthcare and mental healthcare: optimal health is more than merely avoiding disease or suppressing affect!”
I believe we all have the innate power to create vitality in our lives. That is why I have dedicated my life to integrative medicine as a nutritionist and mental health professional. I have over 35 years’ experience helping women, men, children and corporate culture transform their lives. I support and assist my clients in times of transition and uncertainty, nurturing their innate ability to come back into balance in the areas of mind, body and spirit.
I work with individuals and families who are looking at the root causes of their chronic illness or lack of wellness. I also expand upon this framework to work with groups and corporations, bringing this same heart-centered approach to health and wholeness within organizations.
In addition to my practice, I have published two cookbooks in the Feel Great Look Great series: Balanced Eating for a Balanced Life and Sweets n' Treats and I am currently working on the third book focused on my own life’s journey of healing and transformation. I have appeared on national and cable television, written for various publications and been on faculty at major institutions. I have created and/or implemented corporate health programs, mindfulness-based stress management, conflict resolution training and cooking classes. While I was the director of Health Promotion at Adventist Health Systems in Stoneham MA, I facilitated the Service Excellence approach within the hospital environment, an initiative to focus all hospital employees on maintaining a courteous and invested attitude toward work and relationships.
‘Life-work’ is the term I use to refer to the blending of my life and career. There is really no beginning or end to either – they are part of one existence in my life. My personal daily life and relationships with others reflect my passion for total well-being and I bring this message to those challenged with balancing life, family, career and business. I partner with each client to create a personalized lifestyle plan taking into account their work and home situation, sleep and exercise patterns, and metabolic stressors. I also offer companies strategic solutions for health in their dining rooms and office environments.
This blending and balancing of life and work became even more vital for me when I was diagnosed with a rare leukemia in 2012, followed by a diagnosis of Lyme disease in 2013. These pivotal events strengthened my desire to assist others in their own personal transformation through nutritional and life coaching, taking fear and insecurity out of the equation.
I am the proud Mom of two daughters, Lindsay and Ashley. They bring joy, a sense of family and friendship as well. Lindsay’s husband, Scott, is also a very special member of the family and he calls me MJ (Mama Jules)! And I can’t forget Tammie, my 15 year old shih-poo. Tammie reminds me to lighten up and play and she always affirms the consistency of being faithful.