Welcome to the IWHI Nutrition and Health Coaching Clinic!

Get Help From a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, with Two Decades of Specialized Experience in Women’s Health Conditions

If you’re ready to…

  • Work with a caring, highly educated and experienced professional who has personally experienced chronic illness and is now feeling great and can to share her experience, her skills, compassion, and knowledge with you.
  • Get the RIGHT testing from reliable lab companies, and have it interpreted by clinicians who are up on the most cutting edge research, who understand the relevance of this laboratory work to your specific situation, symptoms, and even your underlying genetics.
  • Get to the root cause of your symptoms - not just chase each symptom with a fad diet or hot new supplement.
  • Troubleshoot common problems from a clinical perspective (like why aren’t you absorbing that great organic food that you’re eating?) and a practical perspective (like how can you make it outside to walk in the morning if it’s 100 degrees and you have 3 kids under the age of 5?)
  • Learn to approach your recovery with a holistic and integrative mindset.
  • Customize your diet, lifestyle recommendations, and supplement regimen based on YOUR unique genetics, physiology, and your life (maybe you don’t have time to cook organic meals from scratch three times a day! We get that!)
  • And more…

"Working with the Integrative Women's Health Institute gave me a whole new level of insight into my own body. I have come away with new habits and knowledge that will serve me well for decades.

I now know what specific vitamins to take that optimize my own personal health as well as which foods stimulate higher energy and lower weight. The way Jessica listens and coaches you forward on your path to better health is enlightening, encouraging and emotionally fulfilling!"

- Mary Sterk

To get started, fill out the form below to be placed on our new client waiting list.

Simply click the button below, and fill out the waiting list form. You will then receive an email from our client support team letting you know that we have received your request.

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If you don’t want to wait, we recommend that you consider working with a professional in your area, or a professional with a virtual clinical practice (who can see you from anywhere) who has undergone training with Dr. Drummond. While we can’t recommend any specific practitioner for your unique needs, we encourage you to browse our practitioner directory. Then, interview at least 3 professionals, choosing to work with the professional that best aligns with your clinical needs, your emotional needs, your practical needs, and your intuition.

FIND A PRACTITIONER

 

We are a team of skilled women’s health nutritionists and health coaches who “get it!”

 

It is our mission to offer you cutting edge clinical care and coaching in a virtual setting where you will be cared for by a staff that is expertly trained in mindful listening and cutting edge evidence based functional nutrition, fully supported with educational videos, handouts, recipes, and other materials, and empowered to be the leader of your healing journey.

Our team of master’s and doctoral trained nutrition and health coaching professionals have all been there. Collectively we have struggled with:

  • infertility
  • pelvic pain
  • chronic pain
  • chronic fatigue
  • athletic injury and burnout
  • professional burnout
  • perimenopausal symptoms
  • brain fog
  • and digestive issues
We are now vibrantly healthy women, and we want help you to feel great again too!

It’s not easy to recover from these vague, chronic issues.  Your doctor may not have a lot of answers for you, or may have referred you to us because taking a team approach with a doctor, physical therapist, fitness professional, psychologist, midwife, and/or other health professionals is likely the best way to get to the root of your condition and to help you to achieve and sustain a full recovery.

 

Unfortunately, finding a great practitioner can be a challenge.

You don’t need false promises.

 

Here are Four Strategies that Never Work (Avoid these!)

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    Relying on a special diet alone to fix your problems.

    While finding your individualized food plan is a cornerstone to our treatment approach, usually diet is not the only thing that you need. There are so many root causes to the hormonal, digestive, endocrine, neurologic, and immune factors that contribute to your chronic pain, fatigue, digestive issues, and hormonal imbalance symptoms.
    It’s best to avoid professionals who scare you away from collaboration with Western medicine practitioners, or claim that a diet will solve everything.

  • 2

    Searching for the magic supplement.

    Supplements are a “supplement” for a reason. You can’t supplement your way out of an unhealthy diet or lifestyle. Supplements are not “hidden magic cures that Western medicine doesn’t want you to know about.” Supplements are great for supporting nutrient deficiencies, balancing digestive function, and supporting an individualized, functional health plan. They are not magic. Stay away from professionals who ONLY put you on handfuls of supplements.

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    Long-shot alternative treatments.

    As I just said… my team and I come from a background in evidence-based Western medicine. We know that it’s not necessary to throw out the baby with the bathwater. There are not magic alternative therapies that your doctor is hiding from you… things like coffee enemas, liver cleanses, colonics, and juicing. These all may play a valuable part in your recovery, but not on their own, and each can be dangerous in many situations. These are tools not hidden cures. Activate your ‘red alert’ system around practitioners who rely heavily on these strategies…

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    Treatment by symptoms.

    Chasing symptoms is not the way to address the root cause of your challenges. Your practitioner should look at your whole situation in an individualized way. Without taking the time to mindfully listen to your full health history, appropriately referring for and interpreting your labs (from a reliable and reputable lab company), using assessment tools, AND putting all of this data into the context of your busy life, your practitioner will not be doing everything that it takes to get to the root cause of your unique and complex pain, fatigue, infertility, burnout, brain fog, bloating, weight gain or loss, hot flashes or any other symptom. If your practitioner is trying to send you home with “THE Candida diet” or “THE adrenal recovery supplement,” you are in the wrong place.

Instead of focusing on what to look out for, here are...

The Three Most Important Factors to Look for In All of Your Clinicians

(This is Exactly What You’ll Receive When You Decide to Become a Client in Our Practice)
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    They use evidence based assessment tools to get a clear picture of how well your digestive, immune, detoxification, endocrine, and neurologic systems are functioning.

    An assessment begins with enough time to mindfully listen and assess your complete health history - literally from the time you were born until the present. (In fact, there are some factors that may have even contributed to your current health concerns that started in utero.)
    Then, we use our Women’s Health Assessment tool to look at all aspects of your life - not just your diet. Do you have enough support in your life to make the necessary lifestyle changes? Are you getting enough rest? How can we improve your physical and emotional strength so that you can handle the demands of your life with more ease?
    Finally, we take into consideration all lab testing, physical assessments, and opinions you have gotten through the course of your health journey. We collaborate with your existing healthcare team, and/ or support you with referrals to the right professionals. Complex health concerns can not be resolved in a vacuum - you need a detailed assessment and a skilled team to support your recovery.
    Our goal is always to get to the root of your challenges and support you from every angle to resolve the root cause - physical, emotional, and practical. There is never a one size fits all system because no one else is living in your body, in your life.

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    They start with the “big rocks.”

    There are always details that need to be addressed, that we learn through our work through the detailed assessment that I discussed above. But, first the “big rocks” need to be addressed. My dear friend and colleague, Jenny Burrell came up with this term. Basically it means that you have to address the biggest causes first so you can have the energy that you need to make all of the necessary changes to get complete healing.
    So, first we might start with addressing your sleep.
    Or, first we might start with getting you on an optimal food plan.
    Or, first we might start with getting you some help at home so have time to batch cook your meals on the weekends.
    The “big rocks” come before fine tuning your individualized supplement protocol based on your test results, for example. We will address everything. We will just do it one step at a time so you don’t feel overwhelmed.

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    They understand what it’s like to be sick (and got better)

    Every professional on our team is a woman just like you. We’ve struggle with pain, fatigue, burnout, chronic illness, hormonal crashes, infertility, and digestive concerns. We have vast empathy for your pain. And, we know what it takes to get better.
    We can answer your tough questions from a place of clinical expertise - and from the place of being a woman who was busy, maybe a mother, maybe struggling to get pregnant, maybe just struggling to recover, and we will give you our absolute best knowledge and compassion. We have been there too, and we understand.
    We refuse to waste your time or your money on ineffective tests or cure all promises. Overcoming chronic illness is challenging work. You will have to make some significant changes to your nutrition and your lifestyle. It might feel tough at first. But, we are here to support you.

It’s our mission to be sure that you’re focused on making the most effective changes, in the easiest way possible, and that you feel fully supported through the whole healing journey.  We will help you to build a home team and professional team who will have your back as you recover, and who will help you to reach your goals.

To get started, fill out the form below to be placed on our new client waiting list.

Simply click the button below, and fill out the waiting list form. You will then receive an email from our client support team letting you know that we have received your request.

JOIN THE WAITLIST

“I have worked with the Integrative Women's Health Institute for the past year and a half and have grown so much in that time. My awareness about health and wellness and creating balance has increased exponentially. Jessica is a wealth of knowledge in a tiny body. She is not only intelligent but also intuitive and her blending of science and nature is quite unique.

I highly recommend working with Jessica. She is a consummate professional, a caring human being and one of the brightest people I know. My journey was full of bumps in the road and with Jessica, I was able to work through them to accomplish my goals!”

- Phillis Harbinger

“I feel so blessed that last summer, in one of my lowest times through my daughter’s health journey, I came across Jessica Drummond!!! Thank you internet gods and Amy Stein and following link after link after link…So again thank you thank you thank you for all you both do not only for my daughter and myself, but for so many people with pelvic pain and difficulty. You are beacons of life and light! I really mean that!”

- Patricia O’Donovan, mother of a pelvic pain patient.

“I have been working with IWHI since October 2014 and it has been a fantastic experience. I have seen significant improvement in the way I think and it's so much easier to let go of what does not serve me and be aware of the tools I already have. For me that has been a big shift and it's really made me so much calmer and more focused.

Jessica has a really mindful approach and her deep listening skills really make me feel very safe and truly heard. She keeps me on track and moving forward always reminding me to focus on what's worked and how far I have come. Its so simple and yet profound. Jessica's team is wonderful, supportive, and accommodating. So even though we work on different time zones it has been a smooth and transparent interaction. I highly recommend IWHI and feel very grateful to be working with them.”

- Shalini, pelvic pain patient.

About Our Founder

Dr. Jessica Drummond DCN, CCN, PT

Founder and CEO

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Dr. Jessica Drummond, DCN, CCN, PT,  the Founder and CEO of the Integrative Women's Health Institute is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women’s and pelvic health conditions. She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians in confidently and safely using integrative tools to transform women's and pelvic healthcare.

Having nearly two decades of experience as a women’s and pelvic physical therapist, plus owning a private women’s health clinical nutrition and coaching practice gives her a unique perspective n the integrative, conservative options for pelvic pain management.

Jessica was educated at the University of Virginia, Emory University, The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, Duke Integrative Medicine, and Maryland University of Integrative Health.

To get started, fill out the form below to be placed on our new client waiting list.

Simply click the button below, and fill out the waiting list form. You will then receive an email from our client support team letting you know that we have received your request.

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"Integrating nutrition with physical therapy treatment is key to the patient's overall well-being! The nutritional program that Jessica and her associates have developed for patients as well as practitioners has really been a life changer for many patients and the practitioners that care for them!"

Amy Stein, DPT, BCB-PMD - Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, LLC, NY / Author of "Heal Pelvic Pain"

"Working with the Integrative Women's Health Institute was much needed and helped me get my life and health back on track in the best way. Before I was not really sure about anything; about what to eat, what not to eat, and how to control these crazy hormones! I felt powerless and to be honest a bit hopeless.

I remember one of our first calls Jessica asked me what my goal would be for 6 months and we can up with "VIBRANT" I want to be vibrant and energetic and at the time I felt like that was the furthest thing from the truth... fast forward 6 months and I would proudly say it is a perfect fit! I am vibrant!! I shed almost 30 lbs., also instead of a week battle with hormones every month, it was down to a day or two max and I have a roadmap on not just healthy but nourishing food for me and my family. The investment is something you really can't afford NOT to make. It is freedom and energy and whole lot of vibrance and that is priceless! Jessica has a gift and thankfully she shares it with the world. Thank you!"

- Sinead Moffat

To get started, fill out the form below to be placed on our new client waiting list.

Simply click the button below, and fill out the waiting list form. You will then receive an email from our client support team letting you know that we have received your request.

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