Hello! I’m Ly Nguyen (pronounced Lee Win), and I’m a wife, mom, friend, foodie, wanna-be singer and musician, psychologist, nutritionist, and wellness coach. Those are a lot of titles, and like you, I juggle many roles.
I am a pretty happy person these days, but it wasn’t always so. I had my son later in life, and I know how hard it is to be an older mom caring for a young child. Children are dependent on us for EVERYTHING, aren’t they? What should we feed them? How much? Should we be vegetarians or vegans? And how do we feed our kiddos the best food when we have SO LITTLE TIME?
To make things worse, my son was born with what seemed like one medical problem after the next. We struggled for a long time with feeding issues because he was just not eating and growing as he should. It seemed like he was always sick too, which meant he was eating even less. We went to all the doctors, but found few answers about how to get my child to just eat SOMETHING and not be constantly sick.
So I know what it’s like to be a mom on a mission. I was that “Crazy Mom” that the doctors did not like. You know the one. In fact, you might even BE one! No doctor ever seemed to think that there was something really wrong with my son. But I KNEW that he was not thriving the way that a little boy should, and I KNEW it had to do with what he was eating (or not).
Meanwhile, I was developing my own set of medical problems like crazy allergies, skin problems, carpal tunnel, weight gain, and just feeling tired and awful all the time. And all while caring for a young child with a different set of symptoms! After some agonizing years and lots of doctors and therapists, we finally found the help that we needed through proper nutrition. Even though I vowed that I would never go back to school after having earned a PhD in psychology, I became certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (fancy name for holistic nutritionist) because I didn’t want anyone else to suffer through what my family did!
And that’s the story of how a psychologist turned herself into a nutritionist and wellness coach. If you have found your way to this page, then I know that you feel my pain. I know that you too have stayed up late at night trying to help yourself or a loved one. I BELIEVE you when you say there is something wrong. I understand the frustration you have with conventional medicine, and I know that you want more. You DESERVE more, and I can help.
I also know that it’s really hard to feed your family well when you are working long hours, either in the home or in the workplace. It’s so tempting to just order pizza or go out for dinner many nights. Heck, that’s what a lot of us do EVERY NIGHT. But nutrition is fundamental, and I am here to help all you busy Moms feed your families well so that you can get on with life and fulfill your mission!
After 12 years on this journey, I feel lighter, happier, and more vibrant than before. Our whole family is now eating well and feeling good, and my life’s work is to spread the news of good nutrition far and wide. I will help you to understand what is at the root of your health concerns, discover what a nutrient-dense diet is, and figure out how to eat that diet in real life. It would be my honor to help you and your family recover your health!
My Contact Information:
Ly Nguyen, PhD, NTP