Your True Nature of Health and Well-being Is Within You.

Our directive is in our name here at True Nature Wellness. We are here to guide you deeper into your true nature of health and well-being. We believe that our true nature of health and wellbeing is a vital sense of aliveness. It is a restoration of energy, power, and peace in body and mind. Our core offering is the practice of functional and integrative nutrition. With the practice of nutrition, you will uncover your true potential of energy, power, and peace within yourself. 

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A Virtual Nutrition Practice

True Nature Wellness is a completely virtual telehealth practice. We will use your Practice Better telehealth patient portal for all virtual consultations. You can use your phone by downloading the Practice Better App or login into your portal on your computer. A front-facing camera is required for a virtual consultation. 

Once you schedule an appointment, you will receive an email link to create an account for Practice Better.


Keegan Abernathy MS, CNS, LDN

Functional and Integrative Nutritionist 

Keegan received his Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN).

He has witnessed how nutrition has the ability to heal, empower, and enrich lives. Keegan sees eating not only as a way to heal, but also as a practice for returning to our true nature. He believes that nutrition is an investigation into what we are eating and how we are eating. Gaining insight into these two components of eating allows for transformation, healing, and a joyous sense of well-being.

After contracting clostridium difficile (commonly known as C. diff) in 2013, Keegan experienced eating as a fearful experience due to his compromised digestion. Through the power of nutrition, mindful eating, and mind-body practices, he healed his digestion and developed an empowered relationship with his body and its wisdom. It is now his mission to guide others to their true nature of health and well-being.

Outside of practice, Keegan enjoys cooking, lots of time outdoors with his doggie, reading sci-fi/fantasy books, and writing poetry.

My Areas of Speciality 

  • Mindful Eating

  • GI Conditions (IBS/IBD, GERD, SIBO, etc.)

  • Weight Loss

  • Metabolic Syndrome

  • Diabetes Management

  • Autoimmune/Inflammation

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Nutrition Consultations

 I take an integrative and functional approach to nutrition. First, we review your eating patterns and lifestyle for a deeper sense of your underlying nutritional issue. This insight allows us to optimize your health and well-being by establishing interventions best suited for your bio-individuality.


Our relationship to food is not separate from the physical transformation nutrition can inspire. I am here to guide my clients towards a positive relationship with food, one of safety, nourishment, and joy. 

You will receive coaching every step of the way on your nutritional journey. You have the ability to message me anytime through the Practice Better portal. Tools like food journals and protocols are available for your support.

Transforming food habits takes practice, education, and support. I am here to guide you on your nutritional journey so that you may experience the transformation you seek with nutrition. 

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Client Testimony 

"I’d been to two other nutritionists, with no results, before finding Keegan. Now, I’m losing weight and having loads of fun doing it. What makes Keegan different is that he not only has a wealth of information about healthy eating, but he is also a creative cook, who generously shares practical tips on how to prepare foods in easy, exciting, and tasty ways.  Instead of seeing food as an obstacle to overcome, I now look on it as an adventure to experience.  Because of Keegan's gentle and compassionate guidance and support, I don’t dread nutrition appointments anymore but very much look forward to them!"


-- Frank D.

Frank D.


"In this food
I see clearly
The presence of the universe
Supporting my existence" 

-- Thich Nhat Hanh


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4701 Sangamore Road 
Suite 100N #1001

Bethesda, MD 20816

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4701 Sangamore Road Suite 100N #1001

Bethesda, MD 20816

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