Why did I become a Nutritionist? It was no accident. After being diagnosed with Androgenetic Alopecia (female pattern baldness) and “leaky gut” in 2013, I promised myself I would do whatever it takes to restore my health: to research and uncover the effects of food, stress, toxins, allergies, lifestyle and activity on the body, as well as modes of healing. My conclusion and the most basic concept that overlapped everything…
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”
– HippocratesBecause this idea seemed so basic and the one variable I could definitely control, I knew I had to start with this and just have faith the rest would come together. Why did I care so much and why didn’t I just give into my “bad genes?” Well, there was no way in hell, I was going to lose my hair at 27 years old.
So what did I do to get better? First and most importantly, I cleaned up my diet, healed my gut, got a water and shower filter, invested in nutritional testing (hair tissue mineral analysis), tested for food allergies, toxins, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies. I did all of this under the care of an amazing Health Kinesisologist, who was trained in nutrition. I became so interested in the healing effects of whole foods that I became a certified Holistic Nutritionist at Bauman College in the Spring of 2017 and most recently trained as an HTMA Expert (hair tissue mineral analysis) and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition™ Practitioner.
As a certified nutritionist, I’ve learned how to support the following health issues through diet and lifestyle modifications:
- Weight Loss & Healthy Detox
- Digestion & Immune Support
- Stress Management & Adrenal Fatigue
- Food Intolerance’s
- Hormone & Blood Sugar Balance
- Liver Support
- Alopecia & More
Today, health issues seem to be all around us–migraines, fatigue, diabetes, depression, autoimmune diseases, autism, obesity, heart disease, gut issues, Alzheimer’s and cancers galore–the list is endless. What’s more frustrating when trying to be healthy, is the simple trip to the grocery store. The individual must now debunk the label for trans fat, bad cholesterol, MSG, preservatives, dyes, man-made sugar substitutes, GMO derivates etc., not to mention dodge the marketing schemes. It all seems overwhelming, but I will use this platform to share my tips on how to steer clear of this chaos, get “back-to-the-basics” of eating and at the same time make it fun and simple.
We may not have all the answers and we certainly don’t have quick cures, but at least we can start with:
- Not giving up on ourselves!
- The concept, “You Are What You Consume or Put In/On Your Body.”
- Loving yourself enough to take time, intention and care for personal wellness and health.
“Food is information that speaks to our genes, not just calories for energy.”
-Dr. Mark Hyman
It is my goal to share with you the power of real food, so you may be healthy and well. Being mindful of our lifestyle will help us to achieve optimal results. Once we get back to real, unprocessed food, there’s no stopping our road to divine health!
In radiant health,
Kristin, FDN-P, NC
Education & Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley (2009)
Holistic Nutrition Certification from Bauman College (2017)
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition™ Practitioner Certification (2020)
HTMA Expert Certification (2020)