Hi! I'm McKale.
I’m an Allied Health Professional with a dream to heal, educate, and ultimately make a positive impact on our future generations. My plan to achieve this is simple: take what I’ve learned and apply it. I’ve practiced as a Medical Massage Therapist for 11 years. I am an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant intern and Certified Breastfeeding Specialist. I have completed training as an Integrative Health Coach through Duke University Integrative Medicine. Currently, I’m completing my college degree in Food and Nutrition to become a Registered Dietitian through the University of Alabama with a focus in Integrative Nutrition.
What makes me different than other practitioners? You’ll always find compassionate care here. I’ve been where you are!
Before my journey into nutrition education, I struggled to understand what eating well for myself looked like. I knew what was considered “healthy” and I tried to abide by that. What I didn’t know is “healthy” is different for all of us! We are all unique, with unique needs from our food. Integrative medicine showed me my dairy sensitivity, and that BOTH my kids share it! Through changing certain foods in my diet, including some “healthy” foods, I was able to gain control of my personal health obstacles and move past them.
I discovered health coaching through the process of eliminating foods, and improving my outlook on balancing my family life and my work life. This wonderful process allowed me the support and accountability I needed to find my strengths, and how to use the tools I already had to achieve my goals. This propelled me into integrative health coaching, which has become a vital piece of the puzzle for many of my clients in experiencing lasting lifestyle change. Habits you don’t want? Kick them with health coaching! Stress you can’t manage? health coaching! It’s a beautiful, medication-free way to wade your own waters and come out on the other side.
Breastfeeding was such a natural experience for me with my first child, and then my second child threw me for a loop! After pain with every latch once we arrived home from the hospital, I finally reached out to a Lactation Consultant for help. She was a miracle worker, and through positioning adjustment, education on HOW breastfeeding worked, and understanding the reflexes my baby was using to nurse, I was able to experience breastfeeding again the way it was meant to be, PAIN-FREE!
I share my personal stories of how I found my way to the roles I practice now because they all have positively impacted my life.
I’m here to be a positive impact for you, too.