Now is your time to feel better

Discover the root causes of your migraines.

There is Hope for Healing

Have you or a loved one been struggling with chronic migraines? Maybe you have tried medications, invasive treatments, and even ended up at the ER in order to manage your pain. Do you feel like you’ve hit a dead end and don’t know what to do next?

Unfortunately, this experience is all too common and something we have personally struggled with as we sought to restore our own health. That’s why we feel a responsibility to share our hope for healing and help you in the process.

Our dedication to helping you is best summarized by a quote from Nobel Laureate Albert Schweitzer: “Those who bear the mark of pain are never totally free, for they owe a debt to those who suffer”. 

This hope comes from our personal experience healing chronic migraines, experience working with clients who have made lifestyle changes to allow their bodies to balance and get rid of chronic migraines, and clinical training in the functional medicine approach to nutrition, which provides the scientific understanding as to why dis-ease occurs and the steps to take in order to restore healthy functioning of the body.

When you partner with us, we dig beneath the surface to understand what imbalances in your body may have triggered your health challenges, how to best support your body in the healing process, and create a personalized functional nutrition and lifestyle plan to help you achieve your health goals. You are an active participant in the process as we support you along the way.


Conditions We Support:

  • Migraines & Headaches
  • Chronic Pain
  • Allergies & Food Sensitivities
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Environmental Illnesses (Lyme, Mold, Chemical Sensitivities)
  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Gut Dysfunction (SIBO, IBS, IBD, Celiac, Candida, Intestinal Permeability/Leaky Gut)
  • Hormonal Imbalance (Hypothyroidism, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Hyperthyroidism, PMS, PCOS, Infertility)
  • Cardiovascular Conditions
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Brain Health (Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Stress)
  • Genetic Alterations (MTHFR, COMT, VDR, APOE)

Therapeutic Diets We Use:

  • Gerson Therapy Diet
  • Elimination Diets
  • Gluten & Casein-Free Diets
  • Low Histamine & Tyramine Diets
  • Anti-inflammatory Diets
  • Autoimmune Diets
  • Gut-Repair Diets
  • Low-FODMAP Diets
  • Anti-yeast Diets
  • Specific Carbohydrate Diet
  • Detoxification Diets

While Josette Herdell is licensed dietician-nutritionist in the State of Maryland (LDN DX4919), she is NOT licensed in the State of California, where she is primarily located. Because California and many other states, do not currently recognize or offer the option for licensure for individuals with Josette Herdell’s training or the Certified Nutrition Specialist® designation, she is not currently licensed in any other states outside of Maryland. Therefore, while Josette Herdell and Herdell Migraine Institute is located in the state of California and Idaho, Josette Herdell does not call herself a Licensed Dietician-Nutritionist. Josette Herdell only provides wellness and holistic nutrition consulting services as permitted in the laws of these states.

While Wellness and Holistic Nutrition Consulting includes discussion of how to improve general health through lifestyle, nutrition, and nutritional supplements, all such discussions are points of education only, and are not medical advice and are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any disease or health condition you may have, and are not intended to substitute for the advice, treatment and/or diagnosis of a licensed healthcare provider. When providing Wellness and Holistic Nutrition Consulting, Josette Herdell may not make any medical diagnoses, claims and/or substitute for your personal physician’s care. In her role as a wellness and holistic nutrition consultant, Josette Herdell can consult with your health history and provide health information and education to empower you to take charge of your health, but she does not provide a second opinion or in any way attempt to alter the treatment plans or therapeutic goals or recommendations of your personal physician(s). Furthermore, Wellness and Holistic  Nutrition Consulting is not intended to constitute or replace a Dietician-Patient relationship
or to provide medical nutrition therapy.

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