ABOUT ROAD DOG HEALTH & WELLNESS

Life on the road isn’t always the glamorous life of legend, is it?

You give your all, and the challenges to staying well and balanced are real. Chronic stress, poor nutrition, sleep deprivation, regional allergies and seasonal viruses… The culmination can be less than stellar performance, and some serious physical and mental health consequences. But it absolutely doesn’t have to be this way. 

My goal is to empower individuals with  knowledge to support daily and long-term vitality, with a focus on nourishing and appropriate real food, accessible plant medicine allies, and sustainable lifestyle practices. Because no person and no body are the same, consultations are always customized. All plans are designed to be doable within the realities of busy lives on and off the road, while holistically supporting body, mind, and spirit.

 

about darlene starr

I am a Practicing Herbalist and Holistic Nutritionist. Informed by a long history of  working in the music industry, I specialize in understanding the wellness needs and challenges of the music community, especially those in positions requiring a life on the road. I understand firsthand the health challenges a rigorous and irregular schedule present, and know well the acute and chronic issues that repeatedly arise. I want to help you navigate a healthier way of bringing the life-sustaining art of music to the world. 

I am President of the Central Texas Chapter of American Herbalists Guild, Member National Association of Nutrition Professionals, Chapter Coordinator for Herbalists Without Borders, and long-time board member/ recent Board Chair at The SIMS Foundation, which provides mental health and addiction recovery services to musicians, music industry professionals and their dependent family members.

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memberships & associations

NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF NUTRITION PROFESSIONALS
professional member

Our mission is to advocate for and empower a flourishing community of professionals dedicated to the principles of holistic nutrition. Our vision is a future where people choose food as their medicine.

American Herbalist Guild
member

The American Herbalists Guild was founded in 1989 as a non-profit, educational organization to represent the goals and voices of herbalists specializing in the medicinal use of plants. Our primary goal is to promote a high level of professionalism and education in the study and practice of therapeutic herbalism.

United Plant Savers
member

United Plant Savers’ mission is to protect native medicinal plants of the United States and Canada and their native habitat while ensuring an abundant renewable supply of medicinal plants for generations to come.

Herbalists Without Borders
Chapter Coordinator

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Herbalists Without Borders vision is a global community where all people have access to affordable natural and botanical health and wellness. To bring that vision into reality, we work with community-based chapters to create educational, advocacy and grassroots model projects to fill the gaps in health justice internationally.