Holly Morello, NTP, CGP
Welcome! I am a Portland, Oregon based Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Reiki Master, writer/content developer, wife, & mom of 3 amazing spirited sons.
My passion is to inspire hope and to help you and/or your loved ones overcome mental, emotional & behavioral challenges such as anxiety, ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s, and depression – as well neurological dysfunction such as sensory processing disorder and the associated health conditions that come with these challenges. I support these issues through therapeutic diet and lifestyle programs so that you and your family can live purposeful, happy lives.
FOR ATHLETES: as a mom of 2 wrestlers for 10 years now (and an lifetime athlete/former trainer myself), I’ve learned a lot about fueling athletes for optimal performance and weight management. I provide services to help athletes and parents navigate all the conflicting and outdated nutrition information out there. My athletic clients come to me seeking improved athletic performance but end up with additional results they weren’t expecting: more focus, attention, and clarity in their school work; improved skin/acne; resolved anxiety; and improved digestion they previously didn’t recognize as non-optimal.
FOR MIDDLE AGED WOMEN: Menopausal symptoms aren’t something most of us ever learned in school or anywhere else. Many women are completely perplexed when their health seems just fine then a multitude of unexplained symptoms begin to pile up in our 40’s and 50’s. These are modern problems that can be greatly reduced, eliminated, and and avoided with a targeted therapeutic nutritional protocol. You CAN get your mojo back, I promise!
I work with individuals and families both in-person and remotely, conduct group 21-Day Sugar Detox Classes (because getting control of sugar should be foundational to any healing protocol), and am available for media interviews and content contribution. I’m happy to speak to groups and organizations who are interested in the topics I am most passionate about. Please see my About Me and Services Pages for more information!
What is Reiki? Reiki, "universal life force energy," is a non-religion based complementary health approach that is practiced on oneself and also with others with the goal of facilitating the body’s own innate healing response to restoring [...]
As the Project Manager of Community Development for Nourishing Hope, I was privileged in helping put together this remarkable story of hope, healing, and recovery for not only Shamus, who was diagnosed with moderate [...]
Join me at the "Gut Instinct : Living and eating in a microbiome world" conference - Portland, Oregon, October 14-16 "Cutting-edge research and multi-disciplinary approaches all under one roof." SCHEDULE Friday at 6:30 pm - Keynote [...]
(Photo from Nourishinghope.com) Luka's Recovery From Autism As the project manager of community development for Nourishing Hope for Autism, I had the honor of helping compile Luka's incredibly powerful story of recovery from autism. Nourishing Hope focuses [...]
Clients come to me with their food journals and they are often pretty darn clean. They follow a real food lifestyle and they are perplexed that they aren't getting the results they hoped for. The [...]
Recipe: Gluten Free Bread That Isn’t A Brick by Zachary Morello (Also Egg-Free, Nut-Free, Coconut-Free, Seed-Free, Dairy-Free)
I just had to share because this bread recipe, because although it's an INDULGENCE, it's hands down the best gluten free bread I've ever had. I doubt you would even notice that it's gluten free! [...]
I cried my eyes out yesterday morning. It was a huge emotional release of worry and fear. I don’t need it anymore. It left my body. This worry and fear about something in particular was not [...]
I've been thinking about my blog for some time now, I have been letting the drive of perfection let me get in the way and therefore, I have not been writing consistently! I wrote Nourishing [...]
“As a mom, I highly recommend Holly if you are having a difficult time figuring out what’s wrong with your child’s health and what to do next. At the time Holly was recommended to us, we’ve been seeing a third naturopath in efforts to figure out how to help our child with eczema. Our child was on an extremely limited diet as he was reacting to almost any food. Due to the extremely limited diet, he also started having diarrhea that lasted for a month, and neither our pediatrician nor our naturopath could give us an answer on how to stop it. Holly was checking in with us every day and was the one who solved the problem! She also suggested a variety of therapies and alternative approaches to try, which we did and started getting results. She is a caring and knowledgable practitioner who approaches a problem holistically. I am very happy that we have Holly as a great resource “under our belt”!
I would highly recommend Holly M. as a Nutrition Therapy Practitioner. She truly cares for her clients and works extremely hard helping them find health. She is extremely knowledgeable about GI issues, which we all know is the foundation for good health. Her passion for health is evident in the time she spends and care she takes working on each case. I credit her for helping over come 3+ years of terrible GI issues that no one else could even remotely touch. She is patient, determined and encompasses all the traits you would want in a healer. That is what she is…a healer, and I am forever thankful and blessed to have had her be a part of my healing journey.
Starting my journey with Holly was the best thing I could have done for myself. It has been a long process but I am so pleased with how far I have come and the quality of life I now enjoy. Holly has helped me to rebalance my eating and heal my gut. My digestive issues were so severe when I came to her that there was no pleasure left in eating at all. I can now say I truly enjoy food again and no longer find myself scared of my reactions. My female issues, which turned out to be an undiagnosed auto-immune issue, are also significantly better. Through healing my gut, working on stress, implementing vitamins and minerals, and many other steps I am now off all medications. I sleep through the night and am no longer plagued with fatigue. I no longer suffer with weekly tension headaches, neck pain, or back pain, and have lost a total of 40 pounds. Most of all nutritional balancing and working with Holly gave me my life back, and for that I am truly grateful.
Where do I even start? At the time of meeting Holly, I was a 6 year cancer survivor and I had had at least 10 surgeries in my life time; the majority of them being within the last 15 years. To say my body was out of whack was an understatement. I discovered Paleo eating on my own almost a year prior to meeting Holly and since working with her, I have learned so much with regard to the food I am eating, the trauma my body has been through and the steps to push toward a truly healthy me. Because of this healthier lifestyle, I have even been able to cut back on my anti-depressant pills, which I NEVER EVER even thought was a possibility. I spent 5 years after cancer feeling so awful and tried Paleo as a last ditch effort. With Holly helping me kick my journey up a few notches with nurittional balancing, I have started feeling fantastic again, I have energy, my seasonal allergies are all but gone, most evenings I sleep great and I like myself (huge for me)! I still have a way to go to get my body back into tip top shape, but Holly has been an amazing source of help to get me where I am currently. I have learned so much and have found such a passion in this area, that I am going to go to school to get my NTP also so that I can help people discover that they do not have to live in pain and despair anymore….the same gift that Holly has given me.
Holly’s passion for health is inspiring and the generous way she shares her knowledge is heart-warming. I learned more about digestion and my specific digestive issues from Holly than from any doctor I’ve been to.