Meet Medea

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Healthy Lifestyle Concepts - Asheville Health Coaching

Meet Medea


Medea Galligan MS Nutrition, FMP, CHHC, AADP, RYT

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My Education

In 1998 I attended Oklahoma State University and earned my Masters of Science in Nutrition. After a few years of helping clients make a transition to lasting health and happiness through quality education and adopting a healthy lifestyle, I decided to expand my knowledge of nutrition. I enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition's Holistic Health Coaching Program, am a Board Certified Holistic Health Coach, and am member of the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP). In futhering my education to assist my clients in overcoming chronic conditions, I also attended the Functional Medicine Institute and have since worked closely with several Functional Medicine doctors and many other Integrated Health Practitioners for the last 15 years. In 2012 I attended Asheville Community Yoga and became a 200 HR Registered Yoga Teacher, and have since incorporated gentle yoga and movement with breath in my personalized programs.


I currently have a monthly column, called Nutritious & Delicious, published in numerous health & wellness publications and websites. From 2011 to 2013 I wrote a weekly nutrition column for the Yancey County News, and have had numerous articles and recipes published in Natural Awakenings over the years. From 2000 to 2002 I hosted the holistic health radio program "Lose the Weight Forever" in South Florida, assisted in the research and development of several lines of neutraceuticals, and taught numerous workshops and natural foods cooking classes throughout the Southeast. During this time period, I had the wonderful opportunity to work with Donna Gates, author of The Body Ecology Diet, developer of The Body Ecology System of Health & Healing, and pioneer in the area of cultured foods, and also worked and taught cooking classes with macrobiotic specialist and natural foods chef, Jan London, author of Coconut Cuisine featuring Stevia. And I am honored to have worked with numerous medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapists, massage therapist and counselors over the last 23 years to help my clients find "Long-term Solutions to Life-long Problems".

Associations and Memberships

I am the Health Coach for Advanced Marketing International, a company that sells Amercian-Made waterless cookware under the brand names: Kitchen Craft International, Lustre Craft and Healthy Gourmet. They are the only Green-Certified waterless cookware company in the country and sell a product that can directly contribute to their customer's health in a positive way. I provide health and nutrition information on their website, consult on recipes and make public appearances for them. Every year I give numerous public appearances, nutrition seminars and radio interviews all over the Southeast.

I am a member of the well-known health referral website "Primal Docs" as a Preferred Healthcare Practitioner.

As a member of Slow Food USA, The Weston A. Price Foundation, and the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP), I educate my clients about the importance of Quality over Quantity, and help them in finding the highest quality, freshest foods available from local and organic sources. What is good for our local economies, our environment, and the future of our planet is also what is good for our bodies and souls!

How I Can Help You

As a Board Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and Nutritional Counselor, I work with people of all ages who are ready to finally resolve their chronic conditions by learning how to manage stress, prepare and cook simple yet satisfying meals, and learn how to take better care of themselves. I work together with you, your physician, chiropractor, acupuncturist, or any other health care provider that you are currently working with to create a plan that will help you achieve your goals for a healthier life over the long term. With knowledge of healthy foods and your body comes the power to create lasting health and vitality. By helping you learn how to listen to your body, I help you discover which foods are right for you, and assist you in bringing the joy of eating and cooking back to your life.
I also work with businesses and organizations, helping them identify ways to create a healthier work environment and implement practices that aid in reducing stress, improving communication, and supporting employees in making healthy choices in their lives. I design and present Corporate Wellness Workshops according to the specific needs and goals of my clients and teaching healthy cooking healthy lifestyle workshops to colleges, hospitals, and wellness centers. During my cooking classes, I show you and your family, friends, or organization how to create easy yet delicious and healthy meals that you can prepare at home or work.

Please contact me at (828) 989-9144 to set an appointment for a FREE Consultation, healthy lifestyle classes, workshops, or private cooking classes for you, your family, or your organization.

I look forward to hearing from you, and look forward to helping you achieve your goals! Through my Functional Medicine Nutritional Counseling Program, you will learn how to bring health, happiness, and balance back into your life with ease, grace, and JOY!