Leah Kern, RDN, Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor,
Truth-Seeker.

A spiritual approach to intuitive eating and living for thinkers and truthseekers who desire a peaceful, aligned, fulfilling, and nourishing life.

My life has been a journey to live in alignment with my truth.

 

My initial motivation to study nutrition came from a completely disordered place. 

 

I had been consuming the nonstop harmful messaging from diet culture about food and the “correct” body and I wanted to take it one step further… 

 

I thought that if I studied nutrition and found the secret  to perfect nutrition and perfect health… then I would become the absolute BEST at all things nutrition. 

 

But the problem is, there is no such thing as perfect nutrition or perfect health, despite what diet culture tries to tell us. 

 

Perfection does not exist. And my pursuit of perfection was just the beginning of the disordered behaviors that I had learned from diet culture back then. 




“People start to heal the moment they feel heard." — Cheryl Richardson

From Anxiety to Awakening.

At the time, I was diet culture’s picture of perfect health…but nothing about what I was doing was healthy at all.

 

People praised my seemingly innocent vigilance over raw foods and constant exercise. But underneath the surface lurked a highly problematic and harmful truth: I was using food and exercise to try to manipulate my body size.

 

What people didn’t see was the exhausting loop of mental gymnastics, the constant obsession over what I was eating, the late night-binges followed by guilt, shame, and anxiety.

 

For so long, I didn’t even realize that my eating behaviors were disordered because diet culture not only normalizes but praises sacrificing your inner-peace for smallness.

 

Smaller is not more valuable. I know that now in hindsight. 

 

But at the time, I was just following what I was taught from diet culture. Like most people, I didn’t know any better because I’d been unconsciously steeping in diet culture my whole life… so naturally, I was led to believe that smaller was better.

 

It took an awakening in college for me to learn the truth…




If tomorrow, women woke up and decided they really liked their bodies, just think of how many industries would go out of business. — Dr. Gail Dines

Intuitive Eating. Intuitive Living.

When I heard the phrase Intuitive Eating during my first year at UVM, I was immediately intrigued. I got the book and immediately devoured it. The more I read, the more I realized… nothing in my life has ever been more true. 

 

The Intuitive Eating framework showed me just how much I was living out of alignment with my values and with my truth. It helped me see that diet culture- with its constant pressure for perfection- was completely unsustainable and not worth the sacrifice.

 

Once I started implementing the framework in my life, there was an intrinsic knowing that this was it. That I had finally found not only my truth, but the truth. 

 

Intuitive Eating taught me to rediscover the innate power and wisdom of my body, and eventually, learn to honor it. I now live a more peaceful, aligned, fulfilling, and enriching life than I ever thought possible… and I want the same for you. 

 

Now that I’ve personally experienced the freedom of Intuitive Eating and seen it transform clients’ lives, I simply feel that I have no other choice but to help you heal and find your power, your values, your truth. I feel it’s my obligation to use my personal experience and professional training to set other truth-seekers free.




Just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else. — Toni Morrison

My Values: Love.Laughter, Connection. Play.

I believe that the point of life is to make meaningful connections with other humans and unite in love. I believe we are all one and the same energy, and that energy just takes different containers in our incredibly wise bodies. 

 

The more we can see ourselves as one collective life force, one collective consciousness, the more compassion and empathy we can have for other people’s experiences and struggles. 

 

I think the illusion of “separateness” or “otherness” is at the root of most problems we face as a society and as such, my nutrition business is inclusive by design. Truth-seekers of all body types, abilities, and social identities are seen, protected, and welcomed here. 

My Favorites

Here are a few ways I nourish my body, mind, and soul so I can create more love, laughter, connection, and play in my life.

 

  1. Nourishment for my soul: month-long hiking trips to take space from technology and reconnect with myself.

     

  2. Nourishment for my body: blasting music and running until I feel called to stop.

     

  3. Nourishment for my mind: a cup of tea and a good book.

     

  4. Nourishment for my mood: dancing and laughing with friends.

     

  5. Nourishment for my heart: cooking for or sharing meals with loved ones.




Life is an incredible curriculum in which we live it richly and passionately as a way of awakening to the deepest truths of our being. — Ram Dass

Education & Credentials

Education:

University of Vermont, B.S. in Dietetics, Nutrition and Food Sciences

Dietetic Internship: Sodexo, NYC region. 

Clinical Rotation: Jamaica Hospital, Queens, NY

 

Credentials: 

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, RDN 

Certified Dietitian Nutritionist, CDN

Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor

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