I’m a certified functional practitioner who just 10 years ago was very sick with a chronic digestive health condition and severe hormone imbalances.
What started out as general IBS quickly turned into an ulcerative colitis diagnosis, and just two years afterwards, I found myself staring in shock as my gastroenterologist told me that if the next round of steroids didn’t make my symptoms go away, we needed to explore surgically removing my colon.
Simultaneously, I had become entangled with anxiety, depression, and severe hormone and adrenal imbalance as a result of losing my father and grandmother, a major life change, as well as because of what was going on in my digestive tract. At one point, I think I became a guinea pig for my doctors because I was put on just about every brand name anxiety and depression medication you can think of.
As I counted how many doctors I had seen, the number of times I walked out of their office with no answer other than, “you’ll have this for the rest of your life”, and the appalling number of medications I had been put on, I could no longer hold back my tears and anger about what was going on, but it was at this point that I decided to take things into my own hands.
I spent endless nights researching natural ways to heal my body and I eagerly hired an acupuncturist, functional nutrition practitioner, and started a meditation and yoga practice to help me through all of this. During this time, I learned how to use food as medicine. I ran advanced lab tests to find the root cause of my conditions. I traded in my medications for natural supplements. And I began healing my mind.
Within just six months, I was off every single prescription medication and feeling better than I had in nearly 10 years. Within a year I was in complete remission from ulcerative colitis and have been ever since.
By taking a root-cause approach to my chronic and complex health conditions, I was able to unravel symptoms and outcomes that stumped conventional practitioners. After working with several incredible coaches and practitioners that provided me with the support I needed to find the right path to enable MY healing, I felt a deep calling to become a functional health practitioner to help others just like me — because I wanted everyone to know that this level of healing is possible and that they can recover like I and so many of my clients have.
Digestive disease, autoimmunity, hormone imbalance, and more may be invisible conditions to someone else, but to you, it’s all-consuming, terrifying, and isolating.
What’s actually brewing beneath the surface and is there something more you should be doing?
What could this lead to long-term?
Is there something your current practitioners aren’t looking for?
These questions plagued my mind and I bet they’ve crossed your mind at 2am one or twenty times before....and it’s about time you got those answers! Today as a certified functional nutrition practitioner, I take a stand for women who have been told “this is just the way it is” or “it’s all in your head” or “it’s just because you’re getting older” -- these are not acceptable answers, nor are they accurate...at all!
I help you get to the root of even the most complex and challenging health conditions (you name it, I’ve seen it!) and implement natural, nurturing strategies to bring your body back into feel-good balance. It’s a beautiful journey that brings you back into your body, puts you in control, and gives you the information and tools to manage your health for the rest of your life.
I’m blessed to have found a career that lights me up every single day because I get to work with women who are where I was just 5-10 years ago and help them illuminate a path out of symptoms and pain and into a state of ease and flow with their bodies.
I take on some of the most challenging cases out there, ones that leave top doctors in the country, and even in the world, stumped. Many women come to me saying, “I’m probably the most complex case you’ll ever see”...and I get to the bottom of it and get them feeling better in a matter of weeks. Others tell me, “I’ve seen every practitioner out there, you’re my last stop,” and that lights me up because I know I can help them when no one else has and get them on a path they can then manage on their own long after working with me.
I received my Health Coach training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition® (IIN), and functional nutrition training from Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. My husband calls me a sponge because I love to soak up new knowledge, and since graduating from these schools, I went on to complete additional training in advanced small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO) and Candida treatments, leaky gut, advanced hormone healing, gluten sensitivity and Celiac disease, meditation, and more.
I don’t treat surface-level symptoms, but instead I look for the underlying problems so that we can address health conditions at the core and they can be reversed for good. I take a completely individualized approach to each client case because, you are truly special and unique! I take the time to look not only at the food you eat, but many other lifestyle factors including your career, relationships, stress levels, and exercise -- all areas that can impact your wellbeing. From here, I work with you to run advanced lab tests to get us real answers and then implement practical lifestyle and dietary changes that will restore your health from the inside-out.
It’s a beautiful process that brings you home to your body and I’m deeply honored to do this work with women because I’ve personally experienced how meaningful and life-changing this approach to healing can be.
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Some people walk into your life at the exact time you need them. Kristin is one of those people. Thank you for being you and doing what you do. I love all that we have talked about and really appreciate your gentle and expert guidance.
- Damla A. -
As someone who’s been through the exact same highs and lows of a digestive disorder, Kristin was just the right advisor through this whole process! I tried things I’ve never have dreamed of before and am loving it!
- JULIA L. -
Kristin made me feel very comfortable during the entire process, from lab testing to changing my diet, and we set up a plan that felt very complete. I finally felt like I had answers and no longer overwhelmed about what was going on. I was no longer taking a shot in the dark.
- DANIELLE M. -
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