How to Schedule Appointments at Sage Nutrition

The start of any health journey can be intimidating. Whether you’re looking to manage your weight, learn about prenatal nutrition, or get involved with mindful movement the team at Sage Nutrition is ready to help you achieve long-term health.

Making an appointment for any service is quick and easy. From the Sage Nutrition website you can go to the Home, Services, or Resources page and a  “Contact Us” button is located at the bottom. To send a message all you have to do is enter your name and email. You can also arrange an appointment over the phone by calling (866) 818-7481 and speaking to a member of the team.

If getting to your appointment in South Lincoln is a concern, the bus, Uber, and Lyft are all easy solutions. As Sage’s new office is right near the South Pointe mall taking the #53 South Pointe StarTran bus is the most direct. There are multiple bus stops near UNL making it easy for college students and by showing your student ID and bus pass provided by the university, it’s free!

 

Open House Recap

Earlier this week, Sage Nutrition celebrated the opening of their new location in South Lincoln with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. Guests ranged from Lincoln Chamber of Commerce members to college students. Everyone got the chance to tour the new space which features an exercise room where Mindful Movement Coach, Cathy Jewell, leads group and individual sessions, a full kitchen for cooking demonstrations, a cozy seating area, and offices for Lora Unger, Emily Estes, and the newest member of Sage Nutrition’s team, psychologist Heather Patterson Meyer. While enjoying snacks and entering raffles those in attendance got to hear a bit about what drove Emily to create her own business. With inspiration from friend and mentor, Karen Miller, Emily saw a desperate need for eating disorder treatment and nutrition counseling in Lincoln. Through a holistic approach, Sage Nutrition offers just that. Emily focuses on weight management, intuitive eating, and eating disorders while Lora Unger works with prenatal, early childhood, and sports nutrition. Sage Nutrition emphasizes the importance of a healthy relationship with food and exercise, not just counting calories. While its not always easy, everyone is capable of leading a healthy life and the new location is a great place to start! To make an appointment call (866) 818-7481 or visit our website for an online consultation.

 

Open House

Earlier this week, Sage Nutrition celebrated the opening of their new location in South Lincoln with a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house. Guests ranged from Lincoln Chamber of Commerce members to college students. Everyone got the chance to tour the new space which features an exercise room where Mindful Movement Coach, Cathy Jewell, leads group and individual sessions, a full kitchen for cooking demonstrations, a cozy seating area, and offices for Lora Unger, Emily Estes, and the newest member of Sage Nutrition’s team, psychologist Heather Patterson Meyer. While enjoying snacks and entering raffles those in attendance got to hear a bit about what drove Emily to create her own business. With inspiration from friend and mentor, Karen Miller, Emily saw a desperate need for eating disorder treatment and nutrition counseling in Lincoln. Through a holistic approach, Sage Nutrition offers just that. Emily focuses on weight management, intuitive eating, and eating disorders while Lora Unger works with prenatal, early childhood, and sports nutrition. Sage Nutrition emphasizes the importance of a healthy relationship with food and exercise, not just counting calories. While its not always easy, everyone is capable of leading a healthy life and the new location is a great place to start! To make an appointment call (866) 818-7481 or visit our website for an online consultation.

Written By: Kathleen Harrigan

Nourish vs. Nurture

I remember sitting at a table, surrounded by people who struggled with their relationship with food. Don’t let me fool you – my relationship with food was far from ideal – I was on a similar page as everyone else in that group. It was this particular day though that something struck that deep down, soul-wrenching, life-changing part of me. Simple words hit me like a ton of bricks and my inaccurate, ill-perceived image of food was slapped in my face.

“Food is meant to nourish our bodies, not nurture us.”

Well isn’t that interesting? I look back on my relationship history with food and the memories that surface are…

  • Coming home from school, feeling broken, scared, and alone, grabbing a bag of chips and sitting in front of the TV to zone out.
  • Competing with others to see who could eat more food.
  • Having no regard for the nutritional component of food and what I was putting into my body.
  • Stuffing myself to the brim with food to conceal the negative emotions I struggled with.

Many more memories come to mind and in due time I hope to share more, explain more, and explore more with you. But for now, the point I hope to make is that this food that I thought I loved so much, was actually the reason I struggled in various aspects of life. It was a cover for the things I didn’t want anyone to see and provided a numbness to all I didn’t want to feel. When I realized that I was using food to nurture feelings rather than nourish my mind and body, the road to self-destruction I was on became so clear.

My challenge to each of us is to consider what we use to nurture ourselves and then take a look at how we nourish our bodies. If this question strikes a cord with you, if it raises more questions, and if you have come to a new realization and want to explore this more, we at Sage Nutrition are available to join you on this journey. Food has a unique and innate ability to nourish the human body – let the journey begin to find new and positive ways to nurture ourselves.

-Emily Estes, MS, RD, LMNT