Mabuhay! Salmat Po. Welcome and thank you for visiting Sound Nutrition & Body!
I’m Maria Aragon Sound RD, Registered Dietitian, and Usui Reiki Practitioner. After years working in the medical field, my own health and life challenges had me feeling disconnected. I transformed this vulnerability into healing with a mix of conventional and complementary medicine. This shift in health and healing - physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual - brought me more presence in the ebb and flow - and NOISE - of everyday life. Sound Nutrition & Body is my response to the need for more integrative health professionals. Thank you for allowing me to continue this authentic, evolving path as a nutrition and energy medicine professional! I love being outdoors, walking in the rain, and my two cats Rama and Chloe. I look forward to meeting you and supporting you on your journey.
My personal healing influences include:
Reiki and Energy Medicine
Breath and Movement Practices
Health at Every Size®
I am a nutrition educator, clinician, and energy medicine practitioner empowering families and communities to find more balance (and possibly peace!) in their relationship with food and body-esteem. As a helping professional working with those facing a variety of life-stages, health concerns – from becoming a parent for the first-time; looking for an inclusive medical team; or facing a new cancer diagnosis – I am a committed clinician willing and skillful in creating connections between individuals’ needs and values with their choices in nutrition, well-being. Having more confidence in food choices and body-esteem takes embodiment, exploration, and time. I support, coach, and hold a vision for authentic health for clients at any stage in their journey. My work is inspired by Health at Every Size®, intuitive eating, mindfulness practice, Body Trust®. It’s more than just food- nourishment is reflected in how we live, thrive, and feed our mind, body and soul.
I am a 33-year-old Filipinx-American non-binary woman raised in Bremerton, Washington. I describe myself as Filipinx-American because it holds cultural, social, and political significance for me. I am second-generation; My grandparents immigrated from the Rebulika ng Pilipinas | Republic of the Philippines (an archipelago country in Southeast Asia) via my grandpa’s commitment to serve in the U.S. Navy. They took the opportunity to leave destitute farm-life during a period in which the largest wave of Filipinx Peoples immigrated after a long-history of colonization (including being under Spanish rule for over 300-years and involvement in historical events like World War II.) My family speaks languages of Tagalog and Waray, however due to various influences, I learned and spoke English as my primary language.
I am an unmarried health professional with over 10-years working in a hospital setting. I came from a blended-family household, including my Mom, (step-)Dad, four siblings. My mother is a laborer with a high school education and some college training. My Dad chose not to finish high school, earned a living as a skilled trades worker, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps. My family survived lower middle class, often depending on family for support with childcare or finances. I am the first person in my immediate family to graduate from college and to own my own business. In our Filipinx-American home, keeping family closely knit and job security were critical to livelihood. I live and work at the intersections of race, class, gender.
Sound Nutrition & Body. Finding balance in a noisy world.