Leigh Anne DuChene, BS, CPPS, Nutritionist
Leigh Anne has her Bachelor of Science Degree in Anatomy from Parker College of Chiropractic. She is a Certified Placenta Encapsulation Specialist, a Certified Breastfeeding Educator through the State of Texas Health Department, a Coach – Parenting Certified Coach, and a Nutritionist. Leigh Anne worked on her Master of Science Degree in Human Nutrition with specialization in Maternal and Pediatric Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport.
Leigh Anne has been studying holistic nutrition since 2005, with emphasis on the work of Dr. Weston. A. Price, the Weston A. Price Foundation, Sally Fallon, Dr. Mary Enig, Dr, Gerson, paleo, vegetarian, and raw foods. Through traditional nutrition Leigh Anne has experienced restored health and wellness for herself after experiencing 3 years of fertility issues that led Western medical doctors to recommend a complete hysterectomy at the age of 24. Leigh Anne and Dr. Joseph were desperately trying to have children. After a lot of lifestyle changes toward a traditional whole food based diet, non-toxic natural living, acupuncture, Chinese herbs, energy and body work, and intensive chiropractic care; Leigh Anne and Dr. Joseph were finally able to conceive! Since these lifestyle changes their family has maintained wonderful health, are rarely ever sick, and recover very quickly at the times any of them do become sick.
Leigh Anne has taken her passion for nutrition and specialized in maternal and pediatric care because of her personal experiences and interest in fertility, pregnancy, postpartum recovery, lactation, and children. Leigh Anne has most recently spent time specifically studying postpartum and lactation nutrition for mothers and pediatric nutrition. Leigh Anne has spent time researching and studying holistic pediatric nutrition and baby-led feeding and weaning. She has successfully used this approach with her children and currently teaches others how to implement a holistic based baby-led weaning or baby-led feeding approach to the introduction of solids. Other areas of experience and specialization are with breastfeeding supplementation with an SNS, breastfeeding alternatives for baby, and adoptive nursing and lactation.
Leigh Anne founded Holistic Family Heritage and the DFW Holistic Families group in May of 2007. Leigh Anne leads the DFW Metroplex in holistic, natural, and conscious parenting and family living through community support groups and meet-ups, local resource directories, classes, trainings and certifications, and private consultations.