As a Bellingham, WA local I am an avid outdoors woman, enjoying the wonders of nature we have here in the Pacific Northwest. If I am not working, you can find me sharing a delicious meal with family or friends, behind a camera lens, knee deep in research articles, or adventuring with my husband and son.
My interest for nutrition began when I was an undergraduate at Western Washington University. In my free time I read nutrition textbooks and cookbooks, and even worked at a local health food store. I began to notice my health change for the better and consequently inspired those around me to do the same. My passion for nutrition never ceased and I went on to study it further at the leading integrative and functional nutrition program in the country at Bastyr University, completing their Master's in Nutrition Program and their Didactic Internship.
Initially, when starting my private practice in 2015 I wanted to work with all types of patients and health conditions to further enhance my general knowledge. Eventually, I began to focus my attention on gut health. Not only because many people are struggling silently with chronic digestive issues but because the consequences of an inflamed gut are far reaching. If we do not digest and absorb our food properly, we are not benefiting from the healthy (or not so healthy) foods we eat. Nutrient deficiencies, leaky gut, food intolerances, hormone imbalances, and much more can develop. More and more research has been highlighting how the gut microbiome can directly impact the development of chronic disease. As Hippocrates once said, "Health and disease begins in the gut".
With my in depth knowledge of the gut and women's health, I have helped many patients meet their health goals, including alleviating irritating gut symptoms and helping women conceive successfully after many years of trying. It is my passion to provide expert nutrition guidance and make a lasting positive change in someone's life!
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My practice is based upon functional medicine and integrative nutrition principles. Everyone is unique, and therefore every treatment needs to be created accordingly. To accomplish this I take the time to get to know my patients extensively during the initial comprehensive case review and work alongside other members of their healthcare team (naturopaths, medical doctors, counselors, etc).
Furthermore, in order to find the key to health and wellness one must look at the body holistically...BODY, MIND, and SPIRIT as these are absolutely essential as part of healing. Therefore, I not only address nutrition but also lifestyle in a comprehensive treatment.
"Our body is a beautiful machine that needs tender love and care to work optimally."