We had the good fortune of connecting with Kelly Miller and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kelly, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
After years of struggling with ADHD, mood instability and addiction, I developed multiple autoimmune disorders and found myself struggling to cope with day to day tasks. I knew that food had always been an issue for me and I never found successful ways to break my nicotine addiction or alcohol dependency. When I became debilitated by chronic illness I began looking into holistic ways to deal with my new diagnosis’ and was lead down a long winding road of learning about the power of using food to heal. While on this journey I discovered that food and certain supplements can also help balance your brain chemistry, reduce cravings and stabilize your mood, helping you to break free from addictive substances. It was then that I knew I had to go back to school and figure out how I could begin to help others on a similar path. That is what lead me to create The Addiction Nutritionist and Warrior Wellness Group.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
The Addiction Nutritionist is a practice designed to educate and train clinicians in the field of substance use recovery on the importance of Nutrition Therapy for treating SUD. I teach clinicians and other professionals working in the treatment field on how to implement the PAWS Protocol into their practice. The PAWS Protocol is a dietary intervention designed to meet the unique needs of individuals in recovery to help them reduce cravings, improve mood, and prevent relapse. I also provide psychoeducation to treatment centers in the form of group therapy. For individuals my group virtual practice Warrior Wellness Group provides a wide array of holistic services for individuals with ADHD, addiction or mental health challenges looking to improve their lives with holistic nutrition therapy and targeted supplementation. These businesses both provide services to underserved populations and really show our clients that we understand the unique challenges that they are facing and want them to know that they have other options in addition to medications, that can help improve their symptoms. I am very proud to be able to serve these communities in a way that makes them feel valued, understood and appreciated.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Denver offers a wide array of alcohol free experiences and that’s where I would start. There’s plenty of amazing museums like the Denver Art Museum and the Nature and Science Museum, and I would definately hit up some of my favorite coffee shops in the area like Rivers and Roads and Logan’s at the Stanly Market Place. We would have to top off the day with a stop at Awake, a new alcohol free bar in Jefferson Park to enjoy a few AF spirits and socialize.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
The Alliance for Addiction Solutions The Academy for Addiction and Mental Health Nutrition Christina Veselak Matt Salis with Shout Sobriety Nikki Aiello
Photo; Katie O’Docharty Photography