Author Archives: Kelly Battaglia

The Best Nutritional Advice For Women Over 50 | PRIMEWomen.com

The Best Nutritional Advice for Women Over 50

Tell me if this sounds familiar: You are thoughtful about your nutrition. Perhaps you even consider yourself an expert — or at least an enthusiast. But you are not happy with your weight, body composition, and/or your relationship to food. You think: If only I could eat the way I should… Read More
  • Kelly Battaglia |
  • August 1, 2020
brain-gut connection

Optimizing Your Brain-Gut Connection

If you struggle with mood swings, anxiety, and/or foggy thinking, you are not alone—far from it. The good news is that there are modifications you can make to your lifestyle that will enable you to get back to feeling more like your old self again. Could you believe that your… Read More
  • Kelly Battaglia |
  • June 14, 2020

Coronavirus: A Reminder to Boost Our Immune System

As Coronavirus is spreading across the globe, and it’s unknown when pharmaceutical companies will have a vaccine or cure, people are waking up to what the Functional Medicine community has known for some time: your immune system is the key to your health...and your actions can have a significant impact… Read More
  • Kelly Battaglia |
  • March 12, 2020
Personal Growth

Oh, I Could Never Drive That!

The head start that I’d planned for — arriving in Atlanta early so I could get out of the city before Friday rush hour traffic — had evaporated in a two-hour wait at the car rental counter. In the aftermath of Hurricane Florence, there were car rental shortages across the… Read More
  • Kelly Battaglia |
  • February 25, 2020
time to move on to your second act
Second Acts

Is It Time to Move On? Signs You’re Ready to Start Your Second Act

It has been two years since I made the life-changing decision to voluntarily leave a lucrative, stable corporate job in the prime of my career. I was a marketing executive in the outpatient pharmaceutical industry. I was 49. But I longed for an opportunity to move away from symptom-suppression medicine,… Read More
  • Kelly Battaglia |
  • December 19, 2019
Ask Your Doctor These Questions

Have a Better Conversation with Your Doctor: 7 Topics To Tackle At Your Check-up

As successful women in our prime, we have the history, perspective, and courage to ask different questions of our doctors. And to demand more than a few minutes and another prescription. In our earlier decades, we may have operated under the assumption that doctor knows best because that’s how we… Read More
  • Kelly Battaglia |
  • December 17, 2019
Functional Medicine Practitioners really listen to their patients to come up with treatment plans for chronic conditions.

How to Find a Functional Medicine Practitioner

You’ve been hearing about "Functional Medicine" — perhaps you saw Dr. Mark Hyman on a PBS special or you’ve read Dr. David Perlmutter’s bestseller Grain Brain or maybe you’ve heard about it from a friend—but you’re not sure how to find a local Functional Medicine doctor or practitioner. If you… Read More
  • Kelly Battaglia |
  • October 15, 2019
The Sunday Sads affect many of us.

The Sunday Sads

We didn't know to call them The Sunday Sads back then The ticking of the 60 Minutes clock and the starting theme for The Wonderful World of Disney —these sounds on early 1980s TV meant the end of the weekend. The next day was doomsday, a school day, or Monday… Read More
  • Kelly Battaglia |
  • September 21, 2019
Functional Medicine looks at whole person

The Functional Medicine Approach to Maximum Vitality

Do you feel as well as you would like to feel? Do you suspect that there could be a missing component that will enable you to feel like you again? If these questions strike a chord with you, consider the Functional Medicine approach to maximum vitality. Functional Medicine is a personalized,… Read More
  • Kelly Battaglia |
  • September 4, 2019

About Kelly Battaglia


Kelly Battaglia is an integrative leadership coach, with a master’s degree in leadership and a certification in functional medicine health coaching, based in Dallas, Texas. After two decades as a B2B health care marketing executive, she has moved “upstream” for her second act to work on the root cause of wellness in body, mind, and soul. Kelly helps her clients value their life lessons and opportunities, and inspires them to go inward and forward as their best selves at every age. www.KellyBattaglia.com