Julie Mitchell, Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Nutritionist
Where did The Nutrition and Wellness Center come from? It all began in the early 90s when it wasn’t cool, popular or as accessible. Motivated by her oldest son, Nick’s multiple rounds of antibiotics as a baby (which brought no long term relief), she sought out a nutritionist who had healed himself from a crippling form of arthritis, who happened to also be her brother-in-law, Steve Steeves (who is married to her dear friend, role model, and sister, Amy).
During this stressful time for Julie, she experienced extreme fatigue as a stay-at-home mom of four children under 6, and had digestive problems as well as hormonal imbalances. So began the wonderful journey of wellness for her which won’t stop until the day the Lord calls her home.
Julie continues to discover many treasures of truth along this path for herself, her family, and now thousands of clients she has had the privilege of serving over the years. She knows healing comes from within and that it is necessary to find out why the body is not healing as God designed it to; which is based on one or a combination of three things: malnutrition (body isn’t getting, digestion or absorbing the macro/micro nutrients), toxicity (microbes, metals, chemicals), and trauma (physical, spiritual, or emotional). The body must be able to digest food and sleep properly, drain/filter toxins out of it, adapt appropriately to stress while openly communicating through the neuro-endocrine system in order to heal properly. She believes the foundation for our healing potential is grounded in what we: EAT, DRINK, THINK, and DO. So she focuses on eating and lifestyle with proper supplementing with nutrients, herbs, homeopathics, and/or other elements when putting together programs for healing that are based on the individual’s wellness goals. She often recommends various therapies here at The Nutrition and Wellness Center (see Services) as well as other experts in the area who are like minded (see Community Partners).
Julie is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, Certified Nutritionist, and Certified Natural Health Professional, founder of The Nutrition and Wellness Center, teacher, and functional medicine educator, who focuses on personalized wellness programs designed to empower individuals to live a full, healthy life. She shares her expertise in bio-energetic medicine, microscopy, goal setting, lifestyle coaching, menu planning, neurofeedback, colon hydrotherapy, nutrient programs and body composition measuring with individuals and families, and their unique situations.
Julie holds a B.A. from the University of Nebraska, Master of Education from MidAmerican Nazarene College, Certified Nutritionist from the American Health Science University and Doctor of Naturopathy from Trinity School of Natural Health. She also graduated from the Energetix College of BioEnergetic Medicine. She has completed continuing education hours in Mastering Functional Blood Chemistry, Neurofeedback Certification, and Applied Microscope & Nutrition Technology for Health Advocacy. She is a member of the Certified Natural Health Professionals of Virginia and completed Operations Training from Lifestream, Colon Hydrotherapy Institute. She believes in the importance of personal and professional development by continually educating herself through wellness seminars, reading books/articles of various subjects and meeting with others to study the God’s Word and learning from their experiences while being vulnerable and accountable with them. She trusts the wisdom and power behind the truth of iron sharpens iron.
Julie married her college sweetheart, Jeff and they have 4 children: Nick, Allie, Elizabeth and Calvin. She enjoys playing with all of them, any kind of adventure (almost any), reading, spending time with friends as well as her 10 siblings when she gets the chance, plus staying fit through walking, cycling, and studying the Word of God. She has spent the past 20+ years encouraging and guiding her family and community in their journey of overall wellness. Her passion is to see others not only live disease and pain free lives but also ones full of energy, stamina, hope, and most of all…love and joy!
“Cultivate these things. Immerse yourself in them. The people will all see you mature right before their eyes! Keep a firm grasp on both your character and your teaching. Don’t be diverted. Just keep at it. Both you and those who hear you will experience salvation.” 1 Timothy 4:15-16
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Jeff Mitchell, Lifestyle Coach & Colon Hydrotherapist
Born, raised and educated in the great state of Nebraska (Go Huskers!) inspires Jeff to educate the community on wellness and living life abundantly.
His grandparents both farmers showed him the beauty of farming and eating a raw diet.
After graduating from college at the University of Nebraska at Kearney with a Business & Technology degree, he started a 23-year career in sales and marketing for 2 of the largest consumer product companies in the world Unilever & Conagra Brands. It was here that he learned the quality and value of food was not a top priority for manufacturers or consumers.
Since 2009, he has been a Lifestyle Coach & Colon Hydrotherapist at The Nutrition and Wellness Center and enjoys working full time with his lovely wife, Julie Mitchell.
His desire is to educate clients with the truth that healthy living produces healthy lives.
Allie Mitchell, Clinical Director & Certified Health Coach
Allie Mitchell is a 2014 graduate from James Madison University where she studied journalism and minored in Spanish! Allie joined The Nutrition and Wellness Center team in October of 2015 and has not looked back.
She serves a dual position as the Clinical Director and front desk receptionist, maintaining all the appointments, emails, and ordering as well as being certified in health coaching. She offers a number of services including follow-ups post Julie, at-home pantry and fridge clean outs (hello wellness!), and grocery tour guides that can all be found here!
She’s famous for her smoothies, and keeping the office light and welcoming for all.
Although, she never took a job on Wallstreet, her fire for writing has remained true today. She loves keeping up with her blog “Eat To Be Free” and educating clients on how to be well. She also loves her 14-year-old dog Jack who can be seen at the office and in her arms. She enjoys walks, run, and anything to do with the outside and fresh air!
Elizabeth Mitchell, Personal Trainer, Menu Planner and Lifestyle Therapist
Elizabeth loves living a happy, healthy, and holy lifestyle. She praises God, who transfigured her from a place of hurting to healing with a vision “Igniting the desires of men, women, and children to become passionate about becoming fundamentally strong in their walk of fitness and wellness.” Today, she wants to share this hope with others. Her mission is “Confidently transforming bodies gloriously from the inside-out through safe and effective guidance.”
Elizabeth always strives to allow her clients to see and feel the benefits of moving their beautiful bodies through functional training with an emphasis in awakening the core. She will support you in developing a solid foundation: spiritually, mentally, nutritionally and physically so you can take this “gloriously transformed you” into the world and be a light filled with love!
She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology from James Madison University, certified by National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) in Personal Training , Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) in Group Fitness, and Metagenics as a Lifestyle Therapist.
Elizabeth is available for personal training and menu planning.