Dietitian Nutritionists Who Provide Medical Nutrition Therapy

  • Weight Management
  • Diabetes
  • Prenatal & Child Nutrition Counseling
  • Digestive Health
  • Sports Performance
  • Hormone Balance

Food is powerful. It doesn’t have to be confusing.

As Dietitian Nutritionists, We Help Others Improve Wellness with Nutrition

Empowered Nutrition offers individualized nutrition therapy programs. We are based in Southern Pines in Moore County, NC. Our services also extend to Pinehurst, Whispering Pines, Aberdeen, Fort Bragg, Carthage, Vass, West End, Pinebluff, Fayetteville, and Sanford, NC.  As Certified Dietititian Nutritionists, we use a powerful assessment process to create custom nutrition plans. These plans are designed to be effective, clear, and realistic for YOU. In addition, we take into account your health story, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.

As Registered Dietitian Nutritionists, we support your wellness journey through:

  • Individual counseling
  • Group programs
  • Quality supplements
  • Specialty lab testing
  • And of course, personalized meal plans  

We promise to make a nutrition and wellness plan that you can implement in your real life. As a result, you can acheive a dramatic improvement in your health and well-being

Empowered Nutrition was founded as a way of bringing healthcare to the next generation of everyday people.  Specifically, I’m referring to Functional Medicine, where we achieve incredible outcomes because:

  • Simply addressing symptoms isn’t enough, so we find root causes of chronic pain, fatigue, weight gain, gut health issues, elevated blood sugar levels and more.
  • We see you as a whole person. You are not just a fractured set of organs
  • We create customized plans. Therefore, your nutrition plan is actionable and effective
  • Your environment is also considered. In addition, this includes your sleep, stress levels, daily movement, toxin exposure, social support, and spirituality
  • Finally, we support you with responses to questions, ongoing accountability, nutrition education, and community

Finally, evidence-based care is the core of our practice.  Therefore, we stay on top of the latest science so that we can bring you the best, most effective, and easy to implement plans.

Our Six Pillars

Health Empowerment

Optimized Nutrition

Balanced Exercise


Stress Management

Detoxified Environment

We’ve supported thousands on their journey to Empowered wellness. We’d certainly love to support you as well!  Take the first step on your wellness journey by booking a free chemistry call!

Our Team of Licensed Dietitian Nutritionists and Administrators

Erin Skinner, MS, RD, LDN, IFNCP
Empowered Nutrition Founder

My name is Erin Skinner, and I’m a military veteran and Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. I have over 14 years of healthcare experience, which started with helping military aircrew and special forces optimize their performance. This also included best nutrition practices.  

Throughout my own health journey, I’ve felt frustrated and neglected by the traditional medical community.  So, I transitioned to the world of integrative and functional nutrition. I have since helped thousands of patients experience the relief of finding the root cause of their illnesses, and resolving them with individual nutrition plans.  

Seeing my patients’ success made me passionate about functional medicine. However, I was still frustrated by the lack of access and high cost.  As a result, I pursued my license to become an  Integrative and Functional Certified Nutritional Practitioner. Later, I co-created one of the nation’s first insurance-based functional medicine clinics, the Inspire Health Center. This clinic’s success proved to me that functional medicine can be accessed through insurance. Empowered Nutrition is, above all, a continuation of this vision: to make the next generation of healthcare accessible to all.

I also teach nutrition professionals how to develop nutrition plans for patients who suffer from gastrointestinal conditions. As the co-founder of the SIBO Academy, I have become nationally renowned as an expert in gastrointestinal-focused nutrition as a result.    

One of my key strengths as a dietitian is keeping close to the latest science. My current pursuit of my Doctor in Clinical Nutrition (DCN) through Rutgers University has helped me with this. Informing others has always been important to me, so I always translate nutrition science into layman terms. I’ve done so in my book, the Bone Broth Miracle Diet, and in the Empowered Nutrition Podcast.

Finally, I love to connect with and encourage others.  I am compassionate and always put the experience of my patients first.  Years of successfully coaching and counseling patients have led to my current philosophy: the perfect diet only works if it’s delivered in a way that is caring and supportive.

Personal Life

Aside from my nutrition career, I spend my time with my husband and three boys.  As a military family, we love to go exploring and create adventures.

Lisa Peacock, BS
Administrative Director

My name is Lisa Peacock and I am Empowered Nutrition’s Administrative Director. I am an Air Force veteran, military spouse, and mama to three amazing girls. 

I became interested in healthcare management after struggling with the healthcare system while stationed overseas, and then even more so once back stateside. I decided to get my degree in Health Services Management to try and streamline processes and prevent others from experiencing many of the issues I had endured. 

I have long had a passion for health and fitness. I am always looking to expand my knowledge on the nutritional impact on overall wellness. When I met Erin and heard of her plan to open Empowered Nutrition, I couldn’t wait to become part of her team!

Personal Life

I have a passion for indoor tropical plants and gardening, distance running, and CrossFit! I am excited to assist our clients pursue their best selves and am here to help however I can! 

Schedule a Free Chemistry Call

Wondering if we’re a good fit? Then let’s get to know each other! We’ll discuss your health challenges and goals, and how we can achieve those goals.

We provide nutritional counseling services for the following:

Digestive Health – FODMAP – SIBO

Weight Loss – Weight Maintenance


Autoimmune Diseases

Fertility + Prenatal Nutrition – Gestational Diabetes

Our Clinic

Our practice is located near downtown Southern Pines in Moore County, North Carolina. See our CONTACT PAGE for full details.