Hi! I am the author behind the blog and creator of Nutrition Unleashed. I am a Holistic Nutritionist, Yoga Instructor, outdoor adventurer and fitness enthusiast.
I run, I practice yoga, I rock climb, I lift, I bike, I hike, I have competed in du-athlons, running races, and ran NCAA cross country. My cross training has included mountain biking, bodybuilding, cross fit, and skiing. I also travel, garden, cook (a lot!), and I live in a 160 square foot Tiny House with my husband and hopefully soon, our very own adventure pup! The mountains have been my playground since I was a little girl and I believe that of upmost importance is our relationship with the earth.
I started Nutrition Unleashed as a way to eliminate some of the barriers to success, a place to provide resources, tools, conversation about food and as an outlet for my own love for writing.
There is so much more involved in eating well than just putting healthy food on a plate, or following a diagram (In fact these things rarely work on their own). That's why I am passionate about integrated systems, holistic wellness, sense of place, and seasonal food. I believe in designing nutrition programs based on our genetics, lifestyle, individual activities, and goals.
I attended a liberal arts college for my undergraduate with a double major in Exercise Sport Science and Outdoor Recreation. I also had a minor in Environmental Studies and an overwhelming passion to be studying nutrition. In 2014, I began the nutrition program at Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. I graduated in 2017 as a Certified Nutrition Consultant. I am now eligible to become a member of the NANP and to sit for the credentialing exam with the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board to become a board certified Holistic Nutritionist - so this will be in the works for me soon!
I have fought my own battles of processed-food-lethargy, depression, anxiety, re-feeding syndrome, dysbiosis, IBS, imbalaned stomach acid, and leaky gut. I have experimented on myself to learn the best way to: heal the gut and the mind, gain healthy weight, lean bulk for strength, achieve healthy and sustainable weight-loss. I am always looking for better ways to source local food and improve my nutrition for training indoors and playing outdoors.
Over the years, I learned the difference between a conventional tomato and one pulled from the vine in our backyard garden. I have studied numerous "diets" and looked deep into the spectrum, including: ketogenic, low-carb, wild diets, raw food diets, vegetarianism, veganism, low calorie, high-carb, raw-till-4, local-vore(ism?) and the real food movement. I have studied varying cultures and research from food anthropology, nutrigenomics, subsistence farming, and Ayurveda.
I have and continue to study each and every day to learn more about nutrition, the human body, and what makes us thrive as individuals. Nutrition is a young science and we are all growing every day. My views and opinions correlate as such. Above all, I desire truth and "Ahimsa" and I guarantee that I will dig as deep as I can to find out the dirty details behind the food we eat.