Hi there!

You are in the right place if you want a friendly guide to walk with you on your health and wellness journey. Thanks for taking some time to get to know us. We hope to get the opportunity to learn more about YOU soon.

Well Balanced Nutrition is a private nutrition practice in North Carolina providing

personalized nutrition coaching

to clients with a variety of health concerns using an integrative, whole-person, and evidence-based approach.


  • Nutrition Coaching
  • Courses and DIY Guides
  • Meal Planning Tools
  • Corporate Wellness


  • Clemmons, NC – In-Person Visits Available
  • North Carolina – Virtual Visits available
  • Triad and Triangle – Corporate Wellness Offerings

Meet the Coaches

Our coaches are registered and licensed dietitians who can educate and provide medical nutrition therapy for a variety of health concerns.


Lucy Hayhurst, RD, LDN

Founder, Nutrition Coach, Speaker, Author

Hi, it’s Nutrition Coach Lucy!

My interest in health and wellness started in high school when I started doing yoga and going to the gym with my mom. After arriving at the University of Dayton, I discovered a career in dietetics. I was convinced everyone would want this job. Who doesn’t want to talk about food and exercise all day?!

This passion and enthusiasm for healthy habits have led me to help hundreds of clients find their own path to health and well-being for nearly 15 years.

Along the journey, I developed irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and have taken a new approach of using food as medicine. My personal experience has led me to help other clients with gut health issues find their own path to hope and healing through functional nutrition coaching.

I love to motivate and inspire groups when I present for our Well Balanced community partners such as the Durham YMCA, Self-Help, the City of Durham, and James Scott Farrin. I’ve been told my big smile can brighten a room. My playful approach makes nutrition more fun and I’m a firm believer in enjoying life through food.

When I’m not talking about food and wellness, you can find me playing in the kitchen, walking in the woods, or at a local park with my husband, Andrew, and our nature-loving toddler, Atlas.

Click here to work with me!

In addition to offering one-on-one coaching, I am an author and motivational speaker.

My credentials: 

  • Licensed and Registered Dietitian since 2009
  • Over 10 years of experience in nutrition counseling and wellness coaching for individuals and corporate clients
  • Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Dayton
  • Trained professional & motivational speaker
  • Functional Nutrition Alliance, student

Kristen Norton, RD, LDN

Nutrition Coach, Podcaster, Chief Creative Officer, Co-owner

I wasn’t always a healthy eater. My curiosity for nutrition began when I needed more energy to get through gymnastics practice as a kid. I got my hands on a nutrition 101 textbook (thanks, Aunt Patty) and went to town with my highlighter. I had an interest in nutrition but I had a big problem. I was a picky eater, which made eating the right foods tough. It wasn’t until I was in my 20s that I truly began to branch out and enjoy more foods. I still don’t have the widest palette, but I have learned to love vegetables and many healthy foods.

In college, I realized I had another problem: emotional eating tendencies. It wasn’t until Lucy,and I partnered up and studied mindful eating and behavior change books that I felt in control of emotional eating. It is so freeing to have the strategies and tools that I need and now I share them with my clients.

I bring what I’ve learned from my journey and my education to you, but more importantly, I know that what works for me, isn’t necessarily what will work for you. When you are looking to improve your lifestyle habits, you need someone in your corner who understands the complexities of nutrition and behavior change. You deserve an empathetic coach that takes the time to listen to your story and build a plan that’s right for you.

Work with me in Clemmons, NC, or online.

In addition to offering one-on-one coaching, I share my love for lifelong learning on the Health Geeks Bookclub Podcast.

When not at work, you can find me hanging out with my little family or escaping for some alone time to be creative, read or relax in comfy clothes with something tasty to drink.

My credentials: 

  • Licensed and Registered Dietitian since 2007
  • 15 years of experience counseling and coaching individuals and families on healthy eating
  • Masters in Wellness and Gerontology from Ball State University
  • Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics from Ball State University

Isabella Swiecicki, RD, LDN

Nutrition and Wellness Coach

Hello! I’m Isabella but often referred to as Bella. I’m so glad you’re here and hope that after getting to know me, I will get to know you!

In an era of endless diet fads, weight-loss teas, and social media influencers, it’s never been more confusing to know what to believe. But, I am here to learn about you, and together we will create a roadmap that’s tailored to you and your needs.  You are wonderfully unique and require a diet and lifestyle that mirrors that.

I have been plant-based for 5 years and love to use the power of the plant in treating different diseases, symptoms, and health needs. Whether you’re vegan or a meat lover, I love to find ways to incorporate more color into every meal, so you can benefit from the powerful nutrients in hundreds of different plants! I also believe in an integrative approach, meaning that there is a root cause for any symptom and I believe in treating the source, not just the symptom. I work to combine the power of the plant with your specific needs to construct a holistic plan that’ll get you feeling better than ever.

Click here to work with me online.

My credentials:

  • Bachelors of Science in Dietetics, Michigan State University (Go Green!)

  • Registered Dietitian (RD), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in North Carolina (LDN)

  • Certification in Integrative Health and Lifestyle, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative medicine

Christy Quirk, MS, RD, LDN

Chef and Dietitian

Hello! I am a chef-turned-dietitian with a lifelong passion for food. I absolutely love helping clients discover new foods and develop strategies to address both their nutritional needs and wants. My goal is to help clients feel well-nourished and not be intimidated by food or cooking. I spent over a decade at some of Durham and Chapel Hill’s best restaurants, curating a personal style that is locally sourced, plant-forward, and oftentimes light. These days my meals are often quite simple too. 

My spouse and I have two young children that keep us constantly on our toes. We all share a love for hiking, camping, and cycling on both roads and trails. 

Click here to cook with me!

My credentials:

  • Masters of Science in Nutritional Sciences, North Carolina Central University

  • Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, North Carolina Central University
  • Bachelors of Arts in Romance Languages, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Registered Dietitian (RD), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in North Carolina (LDN)