When your body is sick you look for answers. My body was sick with colitis, hypoglycemia and migraines in my early twenties. These issues were making my career as a personal trainer and group fitness instructor increasingly difficult. On the outside my body appeared fit, but on the inside I was losing the battle with my health.

When medicine only made me feel worse, I knew there had to be a better way.

Fortunately, I was living in Los Angeles where alternative health practices abounded. I was willing to try anything to get better. I read multitudes of books on how to get well, spent weeks in fasting clinics, became a vegetarian for 5 years, did wheatgrass cleanses, took courses on eating raw food and juicing, completed colon cleanses, and took supplements galore. I was wildly following philosophies of health that did bring improvement, but never really healed the source of my problems.

Finally, I made my way to Dr. Lindsey Duncan who coached me through the process of healing my body with whole foods and precision supplementation. We worked on the source of my problem, not the symptoms. The core of my issues were found in my weakest link. My inherently weak intestinal tract had to be healed first, for my foundation to become strong.

As much as I had learned in books, I still needed someone to help me sift through the endless approaches to getting well. The concept of the solution was simple. It is better to remove the thumb tack, than to put a band aid over it. Even natural band aids can become useless if the thumb tack is not removed. I learned that though there are some general principles that are helpful to all of us, there is not one program that is perfect for everyone.

The second thing I learned is that the foods given to us in creation are powerful medicine. Third, I learned that unless you heal the source of the problem, the results will be minimal and not long lasting.

Finally, a life free of migraines, colitis, and hypoglycemia were mine. Over twenty years later I am still well and passionate about helping others out of the swamp of sickness. After completing my bachelors degree at the University of Kentucky, I knew I would have to go back to school to become a certified nutritionist.

And so I did.

My early years of practice were under Dr. Lindsey Duncan in Santa Monica, CA. Our office quickly became popular among movie and music industry celebrities. We never had a dull moment. I have now been a certified nutritionist for over twenty years, in private practice. Where my skills have really been put to the test is in my own home, as a mother of three children.

I have placed my children on various nutritional plans like, GFCF, AIP, Paleo, and Keto to help with a variety of issues. Thankfully, we now have much greater freedom with our food choices.  

Like many of you, I have been the one executing the food preparation and supplement taking. I have faced the relatives and friends who look at you as if you have lost your mind for choosing a nutritional approach. You are definitely going against the grain when you choose this path. It is a challenging task but well worth the effort. Helping your children out of sickness is hard I know, but the joy of seeing them well far outweighs the struggles.

For over twenty-five years my health was very good. Then the great mold sickness of 2018 hit.  I was ever so subtly being poisoned by mold and didn’t know it.  I attributed my symptoms to stress, following my daughter’s surgery.  A few months after her surgery, the perfect storm hit! 

I was struck with histamine intolerance, insomnia, menopause, severe anxiety, brain fog, memory loss, exhaustion, and EMF sensitivity.  In short, my body collapsed.  I shut down my practice and moved back to Kentucky, to be with family, and heal.  I had no idea how long it would take to get better.  It has been brutal! 

However, the greatest affliction has been transformed into the greatest blessing!  Not only do I have new tools to help you, I have discovered a missing component in my recovery, but a gap in my practice as well. I had previously dismissed the physiological impact of emotions and traumas on our health.  Emotions and traumas leave an imprint of either wellness or toxicity.  It has a cumulative impact on every aspect of health, in much the same way foods do as well. 

The great news is your emotional health can become a health-giving component quite quickly.  You can retrain your brain with safety reflexes in a way that impacts your health profoundly. I can’t wait to share more about this with each of you!!

I consult with people nationwide specializing in bowel disease, autoimmunity, diabetes, weight management, cardiovascular disease, surgical recovery, nutritional cancer support, and a variety of pediatric conditions. My schedule is full as a guest speaker for large and small groups nationwide, an educator for national health food stores, and media spokesperson for alternative health practices. My desire is to help each person I work with to become well, strong, and energetic as we grow and learn together in the pursuit of health.



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Julia McRae, C.N., has been in private practice, for twenty-five years. She focuses on finding the underlying cause of your issue which starts with a robust understanding of the whole person.

Her experience and clinical research has shown that the food you put in your body, makes a significant impact on your health.

Her primary goal is to help you take back your health with a customized and individual approach. Autoimmunity and intestinal diseases are at an all-time high and are exactly Julia’s area of expertise.

You will be equipped to recover your health and grow as a whole person – physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually – in a supportive and enduring environment. You may contact her for an appointment at 904-534-3234.

This approach views the body as an integrated whole, and the importance of these connections in health.


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