How do you nourish your body and soul?

Eating food should be pleasurable and life-giving, but often things go awry and we find ourselves eating in a way that does not sustain us or make us feel our best.

  • Are you confused by the conflicting messages about what to eat?

  • Do you find yourself eating mindlessly, emotionally, or going back and forth between being "good" and "bad" about eating?

  • Are you recovering from disordered eating, but still feel stuck in your relationship with food or your body image?

  • Are you ready to find some balance with food, discover your own unique eating style, and feel better in your body, mind, and spirit?

  • Are you interested in establishing nourishing, sustaining practices to improve your relationship with body and Self?

I would love to help you on this journey. I am Heidi Schauster, MS, RDN, CEDRD-S of Nourishing Words Nutrition Therapy in Somerville, Massachusetts (Greater Boston). I am a nutrition therapist with over 20 years of experience in the field of disordered eating. I practice as a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian and Clinical Supervisor, and I am the author of Nourish: How to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Body, and Self.  My book is available here on this website and through Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other fine booksellers. I work from an Intuitive Eating, Health-at-Every-Size (HAES), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) framework. I don't do traditional weight loss counseling or prescribe dieting. The research (and hundreds of my clients' experiences) clearly shows that trying to manipulate weight through diet change is not sustainable and often harmful. Furthermore, I strive to empower my clients to look beyond the size of their bodies and nourish the person within. My goal is to inspire my clients, students, and readers to embrace embodied eating and living

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You can find peace with food, eat in a way that is health-giving and sustainable, and live in your own unique body without depriving yourself. You will feel clearer about your dreams, goals, and purpose on this planet when you spend less time worrying about your body and food. It is my passion to help my clients and readers find the way to eat that best suits their individual bodies and lifestyles. Balanced eating should help you feel your best and not take too much effort, so that you can spend your time living the life you want to live!  I believe that recovery from disordered or emotional/compulsive eating in all forms is challenging but possible, and I would be honored to help you on this journey. 

Please take a look around my website and read more about my background and offerings. If you think that I -- or one of my groups -- might be a good fit for you and your nutritional concerns, then please call 617-877-2202 to talk with me or set up a consultation. My Testimonials section contains some of my favorite nourishing words from clients and readers of Nourish. You can send me an email at if you have further questions. 

I am passionate about my work and enjoy writing about intuitive and mindful eating, conscious movement, self-care, and Health-at-Every-Size (HAES). My passion is encouraging my clients, students, and readers towards embodied eating and living. I would be delighted to talk with you about writing articles for print or on-line publication, as well as speaking to groups, on these and related topics. Take a look at my website's Services section and Articles/Media section for information and some examples of my speaking and writing. 

I look forward to the opportunity to help YOU feel nourished by your relationship with food, body, and self.



P.S. If you like podcasts, check out my recent interview on the season finale of the Love, Food podcast (featured below). We discuss food preoccupation, the binge/restrict cycle, how to work with taking the "charge" out of food, internally-driven eating, and more.

I was also recently featured on Paige Smather’s Nutrition Matters podcast where I talk about nourishment from the inside and out, as well as Christy Harrison’s Food Psych Podcast where we discuss “gentle nutrition” versus diet-culture nutrition. I hope you enjoy listening to these episodes as much as I enjoyed being a part of them!