Nutritional Therapy

So What Is Nutritional Therapy?

Mercedes Quintana Wellness Holistic NutritionAt Quintana Wellness, located in Temecula, California, the nutritional therapy process is not your typical dietician or medical visit. It is a stand-alone therapy. It may be combined with our behavioral health care for a whole-body approach to healthy living.

We will be spending a lot of time together as we dig into the root cause of your symptoms and explore solutions using the Nutritional Therapy Association’s three-pronged approach of traditional wisdom, experiential knowledge, and scientific research. 

This approach to nutritional therapy will lead us to an individualized action plan to include an affordable nutrient dense diet using whole foods, improving nutrient absorption, balancing energy levels, absorbing essential healthy fats for sustainable energy, mineral balance, and hydrating your body all the way down to the cells. I am also here to support improved rest, managing stress, increasing movement, and address barriers to your health – if that’s a part of your goals.

When we first meet, we will take approximately 30 minutes to explore your concerns and decide if we are a good fit for each other. Secondly, I will ask that you complete some questionnaires that scratch the surface of your health, habits, lifestyle, food choices, moods, and symptoms. From there, we will have about 90 minutes to discuss the results and brainstorm top concerns along with your goals.

Finally, together we will develop an action plan to address how we will approach these goals. I like to think of the action plan as a ”living document” where we can review and edit as you see fit. It is not set in stone, so follow-up sessions are available and highly encouraged.

My Approach to Nutritional Therapy

My approach to nutrition therapy is based on the Weston A. Price studies, where he developed laws of obtaining fat-soluble vitamins from animal sources and consuming properly prepared foods in their whole form. More about Mercedes.

With the Weston A. Price approach, I am committed to blending today’s need for convenience with our body’s ancestral need for whole foods. This looks like learning to read ingredients, routinely create meal plans, and prepare foods traditionally with consideration of everyday commitments.

As a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) I use a foundational holistic approach to nutrition that honors the bio-individuality of our bodies. I teach you specific tools to assess your body’s nutritional needs, using your body’s innate intelligence, thoughtfully prepared whole foods, and optimal lifestyle factors. Wellness Resources

Nutritional Therapy Association

Nutritional Therapy Areas of Support


Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Fatigue or Insomnia

Family Nourishment

Hair and Skin concerns

Joint Pain

Bone health

Depression or Anxiety support

Nutritional recovery from long-term addiction or alcoholism


Pre-conception, Pregnancy, and Post-Partum

Additional Nutritional Support Services

Stay tuned for future services such as cooking classes, meal plans, brands to purchase, local farm directory, GAPS diet, group support, and much more! 


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Disclaimer: Nutritional Therapy is not designed to treat any specific disease of medical condition. I am trained to evaluate your nutritional needs and make recommendations of dietary change, nutritional supplements, and lifestyle changes – not medical diagnoses or prescriptions. I am not a substitute for your physician or other healthcare provider. I am not trained nor licensed to diagnose or treat pathological conditions, illnesses, injuries, or diseases or prescribe medications.

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