Words cannot begin to express how grateful I am to have found Jillian Acosta, RD, LDN. Initially, I reached out to her in hopes that she would help my mother. Upon conversation, I realized how helpful seeking her guidance could be for me. I am a 33-year old female, weighing 123 pounds, and for over 5 years I was battling extreme fatigue, no matter how many hours of sleep I attempted or how lax a lifestyle I tried to carry, I was always tired. Additionally, I was experiencing very painful menstrual cycles, I was dependent on painkillers to make it out bed and get to work throughout my cycle. After the complimentary consultation with Jillian I was filled with hope. She was kind, educated, sympathetic, and eager to help. I completed the recommended lab work which revealed there was much happening with my body that I was not even aware of. Recommendations and diet modifications were made and I began to feel significantly better just two weeks later. I was able to get up and did not feel exhausted at the start of my day. I was able to reincorporate a gym routine. Upon my next menstrual cycle I did not have to take a single painkiller in order to get out of bed and function. But, most important of all, I was feeling like myself again. It has now been two months since I sought help from Jillian and I am so grateful that I did. I have learned what my body needs/doesn't need, how to care for myself, and how to carry over my new diet into my day to day. I highly recommend Jillian Acosta. If you are undecided as to whether or not to seek guidance, take this as your sign, there is hope, take the first step, you will be forever thankful that you did.
Over the past few months, I have had the pleasure of working with Jillian and have found it to be one of the most valuable experiences of my life. She really takes the time to get to know your history, your day-to-day life, preferences, and goals into account when developing an individualized plan that is manageable and tweaked as needed. Jillian is easy to talk to, extremely compassionate and understanding, and explains everything in detail in a manner that is easy to understand. There's so much research, information, and misinformation easily available to us, and it's difficult to navigate alone what is best for us. Jillian is extremely knowledgeable in providing recommendations that are appropriate and checking in to see how effective and manageable the course of action is going. Jillian's professionalism and area of expertise in Functional Nutrition is highly recommended and valuable to last a lifetime!
My health, my weight, and my happiness had been on a slow but steady decline for years when I finally reached the point of being ready to do something about it. The choice to act on healing my body was made out of love, for my family, but more liberatingly, more truthfully, and most importantly, for myself. That choice to act happened in an instant and began a journey. Jillian became my trusted partner and guide on this journey toward restoring my body to health. She taught me to understand what I was eating: both the cumulative effect of the mistakes I had been making and the potential healing available to me as I began to make different choices. She coached me, advised me, encouraged me, and acknowledged me every step of the way. She shared her knowledge and turned me on to a new way of thinking about food. I have learned to replace the things that were making me sick with foods that delight, satisfy, heal and enhance my life. While still a work in progress -- my journey toward optimal health will continue for the rest of my life -- I am a healthier, happier person who has transformed my relationship to food and to myself. Transformation cannot occur if we do not address the root cause of our sickness. I have transformed. I am grateful to Jillian for being a steadfast contributor to my healing.
I came to Jillian three months ago with a series of digestive issues and was in a general state of “not feeling good”. After our initial consult, I signed up for the 5-session virtual nutrition counseling. Over the next 5 weeks, we covered a lot of ground. The full blood work panel and analysis provided great insight into how my body was operating; Jillian used this information to create a plan for me to help get my body and state of mind back on track. Initially, I was easily able to adjust my eating habits to the Protocol developed by Jillian, my body was responding, and physically I was feeling much better. However, the emotional component was still there. That is when we got to Session 4 about our relationship with food, stress, and strategies. Jillian spent a lot of time with me talking about our emotional attachment to food and how other tools (baths, journaling, stretching) can help mediate stress and break the cycle of highs and lows. This was so essential to my success. It really is a lifestyle change, and I am so much better for it. I feel empowered by this work and as Jillian says, “this is a massive act of self-love.” I wholeheartedly recommend the Root Cause Method – Jillian will make you feel safe, cared for, and show you how much better life can be when we listen to our bodies.
I had the good fortune to find and work with Jillian earlier this year. I had been struggling with mild health and allergy issues for years, even consulting specialists who could barely offer any solutions, and only left me feeling scared and confused. She had my bloodwork analyzed, and explained it in detail using a program that shows the patient in a very clear and visual way where the areas of concern are. She was always very loving and kind in her explanations and in presenting a holistic approach that includes herbal and vitamin supplements, as well as dietary and activity changes. So far my allergy issues are greatly improving and my weight is gradually reducing. I feel more confident and in charge of my health, and although I am not perfect in all areas yet, she has been supportive and encouraging me the whole time. It is not a "quick fix" and requires work and commitment, but my health is worth it. Thank you, Jillian!
Jillian provided a five-star experience, and I am so grateful for the knowledge I gained after 5 sessions. I’ve been on a weight-loss rollercoaster for the past 7 years. For the first time, I feel like I actually have the tools I need to sustain a healthy lifestyle for the long haul. From learning about what’s going on in my body to learning how to eat and properly grocery shop for my body made a world of difference in my health journey. Now I prepare meals that don’t leave me feeling sick or uncomfortable. I highly recommend Jillian's services, especially if you’ve been trying to do it on your own and nothing has worked. Give yourself a chance to heal your body and mind. I did and I’ve been feeling better each day using the tools I’ve learned from Jillian. This experience was one of the best investments I’ve made for myself. Health is wealth. So let’s get wealthy together by getting to the root cause.
I loved working with Jillian. She is unlike any therapist, nutritionist, or wellness expert I've ever worked with. She listened and worked within my comfort zone gently nudging and advising on what was right for ME. Not for others, but for ME. I loved our sessions, which were filled with informative analyses of my bloodwork, imbalances, and research around my issues. She did not focus solely on diet or exercise, she really addressed the emotional and hormonal sides as well. Her approach is thorough and life-changing. I have hired Jillian to help my children and referred her to my family and friends. I am so grateful to have found her. She isn't just a therapist, this is her life. She lives and breathes health and wellness. That is important to me.