Graduating with a Master’s of Science in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Washington, I am a registered dietitian, or RDN, with a passion for healing and functional nutrition.
Food, supplements, and herbs can help restore health while repairing when choosing the right ones for you. Pretty amazing don’t you think?
My Functional Nutrition Roots
I got inspired to become a dietitian in my undergraduate studies at Montana State University where my first nutrition class sparked a fire in me. This is because food connects us all and helps heal us all. I truly believe that food, nutrients, and herbs are underused tools for medicine.
One of my amazing professors along the way helped me understand that the root of healing begins with the food we eat, but it didn’t take much to convince me because I knew how much food made a difference in myself and those around me.
Functional Nutrition Concepts
My mantra: healthcare needs more healing.
Getting the nutrients and building blocks from foods is at the core of this healing process for everyone and is at the core of functional nutrition. I’m invigorated by helping people feel better. It is my mission to help people feel better through a functional nutrition approach.
I have practiced in a hospital setting as a clinical dietitian for over 20 years, and find energy and joy from helping people on the path to recovery. Becoming a nutrition blogger gave me the voice I needed to share with others across the globe.
Early on, I knew something was missing from the conventional nutrition approach. By reading many research papers, I found myself PASSIONATE about functional nutrition before it even had a name. Functional medicine is essentially this: applying the most current research for YOUR needs. We carefully weigh risks, benefits, and potential gains to help with healing.
It became undeniable early in my own health and the health of all my patients that the foods we eat, including herbs and key amounts of nutrients, are life-changing. Functional medicine training through the Institute for Functional Medicine has helped me develop my abilities to help myself and others by getting to the root cause of illness.
I have also had the great privilege of being a nutrition researcher, which gave me a deep understanding of what makes up good research or just hype or fuel for media propaganda. That is what drives me to blog and share the truth about health today.
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