Megan Little ND, NBC-HWC
Thank you for taking the time out of your day to learn a little more about Health Coaching, Naturopathic Medicine and to meet me.
I am Megan, and am a new-ish resident of the Kansas City area. I grew up in Oregon and attended Oregon State University (go Beavers!) where I studied health promotion and education. Health seemed like a natural way to go after exhausting all of the health classes my high school had to offer, and I haven't lost my passion since. Following my undergraduate degree, I started working in the education department at a rural hospital then transitioned to one-on-one education at a small eye clinic.
In 2011 I started at the National University of Natural Medicine, and in 2016 I earned my Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND). While in school I was drawn to nutrition and botanical medicine as treatment modalities, and filled all my electives with more nutrition, public health and sleep medicine courses.
I feel blessed that I get to go on this health journey with you. I, like you, and everyone else, am not perfect. I love natural medicine for how it empowers my own life as much as it can yours. I have personally struggled with migraines, insomnia, chronic fatigue, and anxiety, and have had success in treating them using lifestyle and natural treatments. I try for a life of balance and understand that every person is on their own journey towards better health. I strive to practice the same things I will talk about with clients - a life of gratitude, whole foods nutrition, intentional movement and a firm spiritual foundation.
In 2018 my focus began to change from being a 'doctor' to becoming a health coach through training with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Mn. Although I love natural medicine, I am most passionate about how I can help people make changes for their health and decided to leave private practice in September 2019. While someone might consider me an 'expert' because I am an ND, I firmly believe that an individual knows what will work best for their own health journey and my job is to help you figure that out. In March 2020 I became a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach. The NBC-HWC is the only health coach certification recognized by the American Medical Association.
When not working I love to spend my time reading, playing with my pups and trying new things in the kitchen. Like a true Pacific North-West girl, I love coffee, being outdoors and the rain.