Tao of Venus is a women’s wellness solution created to guide you on your path to full expression as a vibrant, healthy woman. Originally a full service wellness sanctuary offering the best in lifestyle medicine and detoxification, Tao of Venus has evolved to help women around the world optimize their hormonal and emotional health through solutions that address the root cause. Tao of Venus has also grown to become a leader in women’s health, preconception care and infertility support.
Helping everything from hormones and emotional well being, to detox and more, our methods will redefine your wellness path as one that works optimally for you. If you’re curious, you can read about the meaning behind the name Tao of Venus.
Our Functional Medicine approach includes specialized lab work, lifestyle medicine, nutrition, detox, and genetic analysis. You can read more about our functional medicine approach and about our services.
Tao of Venus was created by Beth Meneley, LAc as a means to serve women and improve their health by empowering women to take charge of their own wellness. Nicholas Hundley, MS, CNS is a nutritional biochemist and functional medicine practitioner who helps interpret functional medicine labs and get you the care you need.
Beth Meneley, LAc
Beth Meneley, L.Ac. has been the Wellness Director for Tao of Venus Wellness Center for 13 years and founder of the Functional Fertility Method.
After her own health struggles (read her story here), she was determined to discover a better way to heal. She realized even with having the best medical insurance, she still didn’t have access to the labs that could determine the cause of her health state. Even the labs she was able to have her doctor order were barely covered by her insurance. Beth has always felt that lab work was an essential part of prevention care, as early detection for most disease allows for the best opportunity for healing. Beth has negotiated with lab companies to offer her patients discounts so they too can have more access towards better health. Not only can we now offer more affordable lab testing, but we have selected lab biomarker panels that give the full picture and go much deeper. The basic labs that insurance companies allow doctors to order often miss the dysfunction that has already begun in the body.
Beth Meneley credits her intensive study in nutrigenomics and functional medicine for her healing from chronic Lyme Disease, heavy metal toxicity and recurrent miscarriage. Learning she was compound heterozygous for MTHFR, she began to search for answers when other doctors had none nor offered solutions for healing. She would later learn that all of the other SNPs she had, played a vital role in the pathways towards her health. Being dealt cards with too many genetic weaknesses, she was grateful to have this unique insight into how to get her health back before diseases took over her life as they did for other’s in her family at a young age.
She believes that having the insight into one’s personal genetics is one of the greatest gifts towards preventing disease and living an optimal life on all levels. We all have the power to optimize our genetics and health path. Because of her own health journey, she is able to offer her patients a unique insight into the path of recovery through Nutrigenetics and Functional Medicine.
Beth Meneley, L.Ac. California State Board Licensed Acupuncturist and Functional Medicine Practitioner with a focus on Environmental Medicine and Nutrigenetics.
She received her Master’s Degree in Traditional Oriental Medicine graduating with honors from Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine and earned a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from the University of California Santa Cruz.
While completing the five-year Master’s Degree program and internship at Emperor’s College in 2002, she was also at clinical intern at UCLA Arthur Ashe Center, LA Free Clinic and Cri-Help Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation. Beth has studied with the leaders in the field to bring education, compassion, hope and guidance to her patients to help them lead their best life.
Beth can customize wellness programs for your health goals including ordering Functional Medicine Labs and creating a wellness treatment program for your needs.
Nicholas Hundley, MS, CNS
Nicholas Hundley, MS, CNS, is a clinical biochemist, nutritionist, and wellness teacher who is deeply committed to transforming lives through optimizing health. After obtaining his graduate degree in biochemistry, Nicholas attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He quickly realized the pharmaceutical-focused medical education he was receiving wasn’t a good foundation for making a real difference in people’s health. After quitting medical school, he obtained his Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) credential and focused his learning on understanding and addressing the root causes of illness using functional methods. Nicholas has received advanced training in functional medicine, nutrition, nutrigenomics, mental health, integrative medicine, autism and neurology. By utilizing advanced blood, urine, and genetic analysis, Nicholas identifies and treats the unique root causes of health conditions and sees remarkable transformations in his clients’ health. He helps people with a wide range of conditions and has special expertise in brain-related disorders (mood, attention, anxiety, insomnia, autism, Alzheimer’s, etc), infertility, autoimmune disease, fatigue, and allergy. His friendly manner, dedicated concern, and detailed insight make healing a pleasant process.
Nicholas Hundley is the director and founder of The MindWhale Clinic in Salt Lake City, Utah, which will soon be opening an office in Los Angeles, CA. His clinic specializes in mental health nutrition, helping clients with a wide range of mental disorders to recover and live happy, productive, meaningful lives. In contrast to the traditional psychiatric healthcare model, MindWhale identifies and treats the root causes of brain health imbalances for genuine and lasting transformation.