We had the good fortune of connecting with Tiffany Meyer and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tiffany, what matters most to you?
Listening to the client. The truth is, if you aren’t on the same page as your client, they aren’t going to make progress. Whether you’re an MD or a Nutritionist, listening to our patients and clients is critical. No one knows your body better than YOU, so it’s my job to listen to you, your concerns, and your story. I also always tell my clients that if I make a recommendation and they DON’T understand why, it’s very important that they ask. I need my clients to understand WHY I make the recommendations I do, and occasionally that brings up a VERY important health history fact they forgot to include.
What should our readers know about your business?
I have my colleagues, but I don’t know any other Functional Nutritionists who practice exactly like me. We all have our ways of tweaking our business model to best reach our target audiences, and to me, it’s very important to connect with people who WANT to work with you. As a client or professionally! While I do see clients for general nutrition, I’m also increasing my focus and specialty on immunology and oncology. I’m pursuing my Oncology Nutrition Certification, which will allow me to work with cancer patients, whether precancerous, currently diagnosed, or in remission, regardless of what type of treatment they decide to use. I’m learning about the best ways to support the body through chemo or radiation, and how to work with those that opt out of traditional Western Medicine options. Immunology and Inflammation are a HUGE part of that, as well as environmental factors, and my appetite for cellular level nerdiness means I want to know what’s going on with you as a whole but also at the cellular level to give you the best health you could possibly have.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
My husband and I believe one of the best places to eat is actually right in our own home! We love to cook and grill, and whenever someone comes into town, it ends up being a big event of fun and healthy food and drinks, good music, and just a good time sitting out on the porch or playing pool upstairs, etc. For a little bit of venturing out, I love taking people to TruFire in Southlake, and for more activity for my gamers, we love going over to the Cidercade in Dallas. I’ve known the owners since before they ever ventured into hard cider or owning a bunch of arcades, and it’s a blast!
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
My colleagues and my network are 100% who I am thankful for! I have a close group of fellow Functional Nutritionists where we can share ideas, share testimonials about other clients (don’t worry, we never share names! it’s always confidential), and really just pick each other’s brains because EVERYONE is different and sees different things. I’m very thankful for my core group of brilliant FNTPs! I also had the pleasure of studying under Kate Mahoney, FNTP, BCHN, and the founder of the Academy of Professional Supplementation Certification, and not only has she continued to be a wonderful mentor, but also a wonderful friend who has cheered me on through my Oncology work. And last but not least, there’s no way on earth I could pursue my passion for helping others without the support of my husband. He always has my back (literally and figuratively – he’s a chiropractor is Southlake!), and I love walking through life with him.