Megan Kelly, CNP

Certified Holistic Nutritionist

Hi, I’m Megan Kelly. I go by The Realistic Holistic because that encompasses my philosophy and my approach as a holistic nutritionist. My goal is always to make real food and a holistic lifestyle accessible to you and your real life.

I was thrown into the world of holistic nutrition out of necessity. At 19 years old I was diagnosed with celiac disease, an autoimmune condition that affects the digestive tract, so I was forced to get familiar with how food affects the body. For me, it was complicated than just going gluten-free, as it is for many with celiac disease. Years later, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, another autoimmune condition that affects the thyroid. It took me years of trial and error and plenty of schooling before I was finally able to get both of my autoimmune diseases under control using focused nutrition and lifestyle. Now, I am on a mission to use my knowledge, expertise and personal experience to help others with digestive and autoimmune conditions to heal.

I received my BA from the University of Toronto before attending the Institute of Holistic Nutrition, where I achieved my certification as a holistic nutritionist. From there, I continued my studies with Dr. Sarah Ballantyne to specialize in addressing autoimmune disorders with nutrition and lifestyle. This qualified me to become a certified AIP coach, indicating special training in using the Autoimmune Protocol in clinical practice to help you manage your autoimmune disease. I use my formal training and apply my personal experience to make tricky clinical protocols like the AIP or GAPS, simple and applicable to your everyday life. In the end, we come up with the YOU diet, as there really is no “one size fits all” when it comes to nutrition, health & healing.

Although I specialize in digestive and autoimmune disorders, I also have plenty of clinical experience using nutrition to improve fertility, weight loss, blood sugar management, hormone balance, skin issues, mood disorders and more. I will always apply a realistic, holistic approach to whatever you can throw at me!

Megan Kelly, CNP - Durham Natural Health Clinic