Nutricia Consulting was founded in 2006 by Certified Nutrition Specialist and herbalist Tricia McCauley. Tricia holds a master's degree in herbal medicine from the Tai Sophia Institute, and attended the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She is certified as a health coach by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, and is a registered yoga teacher with Yoga Alliance. She currently practices at Healing Arts of Capitol Hill, and is the resident herbalist at Common Good City Farm in Washington DC.
Severe food sensitivities began Tricia's exploratory journey with food and cooking 20 years ago. Allergy tests revealed no information about, and medicine did not affect the itchy red hives that attacked her body for hours at a time. Learning to cook with brand-new staples, cutting all gluten, corn, soy, garlic, and canola oil out of her diet for 12 years, and discovering the connections between digestion and stress, taught Tricia a great deal about patience and self-care. She now specializes in identifying food sensitivities, undertaking dietary transitions, and managing stress. She is thrilled to have recently re-introduced her forbidden foods back onto her plate!
Tricia has worked in the Washington, DC theatre community since 1992 as a performer, producer, and teacher. As an actor, she is a company member at the Washington Stage Guild, the country's premier presenter of the plays of George Bernard Shaw.
Tricia's herbal and nutrition education, her background of dietary exploration, and her theatrical experience give her a unique toolkit. She brings creativity, compassion, humor, and personal understanding to her clients, whether they are undertaking their own dietary transitions, learning to breathe from the diaphragm, or learning their way around the kitchen.
Tricia is passionate about gardening, urban farming, making lotions & potions, riding her bike, acroyoga, laughing too loudly, and smiling at strangers.
"There are things you do because they feel right & they may make no sense & they may make no money & it may be the real reason we are here: to love each other & to eat each other's cooking and say it was good."
-- B. Andreas