These days, our knowledge of nutrition science is developing at a rapid rate. Proof of the effectiveness of nutritional therapy is finally being acknowledged by the larger medical community, but there are confusing and erroneous messages offered almost daily by our media. My commitment is to serve individuals, offering the latest proven research by means of affordable group sessions, retreats and classes. I work with clients on an individual basis when they need to adjust to a gluten or dairy free lifestyle and are in need of individual coaching.
I have a certificate in functional nutrition and my membership with the National Association for Nutrition Professionals qualifies me to work as a nutritional therapist. I am also a member of the Nutritional Therapy Association. I’ve been trained to use an ancestrally-informed model that looks for and addresses the deficiency-related root causes of many health problems.
My preference is to work with clients in groups because of the transformational power of safe learning environments. For those who wish to have private nutrition coaching, I prefer to do initial meetings with a client in her home so we can talk about her food habits in the context of the kitchen and pantry. This is now possible at a distance using zoom, but I hope to work with locals in person when that is possible. I am happy to do follow up meetings in the home or workplace, in a coffee shop, in my office, or by zoom meeting. I work with men only in group or institutional settings
Please click here for my current rates for private sessions for individuals and groups as well as for rates specifically for restaurant owners and retirement communities who need consultation.
My main focus is doing wellness retreats that I lead in woodsy areas all over the west coast. Due to COVID, retreats are not being offered until further notice.
More about my personal life?
I live in the wine-country of NW Oregon, an hour outside of Portland. I’ve been a social worker for most of my adult life, working with foster and adoptive families. I still volunteer part time as a mentor to volunteers who work with foster kids. I married for the first time when I was nearly 40. I have two step sons and I adopted my foster daughter a few years before I met my husband.
The things that drew me to study functional nutrition were my own and my daughter’s needs, and the lack of solutions coming from the mainstream medical community around digestive problems, mood, skincare, weight management and hormonal health. I have transitioned to calling myself a “Holistic Nutritionist” because the term “Functional” is not as well known in most circles. Both of these traditions embrace the need to address a whole person, taking lifestyle contributors such as emotional health, stress and sleep into account as well as using the latest about human DNA and microbiome research. Functional medicine addresses diet as a root cause factor in chronic illness, and it usually works best to work with me clinically in this realm when your doctor is trained in the functional medicine tradition as well. For more information about this exciting new model of “nutriceutical treatment”, check out the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Functional Medicine.
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