Merrie conveys information with anecdote and example and a few sarcastic jokes here and there and made my visit a lively experience. She is compassionate and patient. She was completely open and nonjudgmental as to my past poor choices and recent changes and acute stress. My long standing deficiencies on my vegan diet were laid out in front me – no guessing – nothing vague – just clear information. I recommend this to anyone who has been ill; anyone who has made severe diet changes; anyone who has been on serious meds for a long time.