Let me tell you a little about myself. I am a registered dietitian, certified diabetes care and education specialist, and former chronic dieter. For years I struggled with poor body image and subjected myself to crash dieting to lose weight. Not only did I put all that undue stress on my body, but I also developed Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and chronic idipathic urticaria during this time. After years of failing to attain my ideal body, I came to the realization that this was the body I was given and I needed to learn to be content with it and steward it well. It was my job to accept it and honor it for the gift that was. Oh, the freedom that was found in letting that go!
After coming to this conclusion in my personal life, I also applied it to my professional practice. If I struggled this much as a dietitian, what were my clients going through with the advice that I was giving them? Through ongoing education and research about body image, nutrition, and weight science, I’ve seen my practice gradually evolve into a more compassionate way of approaching overall health and nutrition.
My philosophy is called “eat with grace” and is a combination of intuitive eating and biblical body stewardship. For people who struggle with dieting and weight issues, I help you improve your relationship with food and your body so you can enjoy life. For those with chronic disease, I can help you with diet changes and targeted supplements to ease your symptoms and help you feel better in your body. I am able to do functional lab testing and analysis to get to the root cause of your issues. I view my world through a biblical lens, so I love to incorporate my faith into my practice at the request of my clients.
I blog on occasion and have over 100 podcast episodes where I share about food and nutrition from a biblical perspective. Feel free to contact me with questions or suggested topics you would like to me cover.
I provide professional healthcare consulting services in the state of North Dakota, but I am also available to work with you one-on-one in person, over the phone, or online via video chat. If you are not quite ready to take that step, you can follow me on social media to learn more about me and what I stand for. I look forward to connecting with you!
- Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN)
- Licensed to practice in North Dakota (LRD)
- Certified Diabetes Care & Education Specialist (CDCES)
Behind the scenes
When I am not playing dietitian, I am a wife to Joel and mom to Tucker and Aubrey. I love coffee, books, gardening, DIY projects, being outdoors, and thunderstorms.