What could be possible for you in your life if whole-body health was your reality? Let’s find out!
Hi! My name is Lindsay and I’m a clinical nutritionist passionate about helping clients with Lyme disease and other environmental illnesses restore their energy, mental clarity, and gut health so they can feel their best and be fully engaged in their lives.
Unlike other approaches to Lyme disease and environmental illness that focus only on pharmaceutical treatment or on restrictive diets, I help my clients uncover the factors standing in the way of a full recovery and optimize their health from the ground up, using science-based functional nutrition and lifestyle strategies.
Lyme disease and mold illness are not easy… I’ve been there myself!
Lyme disease and other environmental illnesses, including mold-induced illness/CIRS and chronic infections, are rapidly growing in prevalence. Approximately 400,000 people are newly diagnosed with Lyme disease annually, and recent estimates suggest that up to 50% of buildings and homes in the U.S. are water damaged, creating a toxic environment that can cause severe illness. I’ve been on my own journey with Lyme disease and mold illness; I know fully how painful, frustrating, and exhausting it can be navigating these conditions. I first began to struggle with the symptoms of Lyme disease and mold illness in my late teens; I ultimately had to withdraw from college a whopping six times just during undergraduate school due to cyclical brain fog and mental health issues so severe that I couldn’t remember basic words or get out of bed. I also struggled with debilitating gut issues, chronic fatigue, and food sensitivities that limited my food intake so significantly that at one point, I was down to just 5 foods I could eat. The struggle was real.
Today, I am happy to say that I’m a healthy, fully-functioning human being no longer debilitated by the Lyme and mold symptoms that plagued me for years. Strategic, powerful nutrition and lifestyle changes were fundamental to my recovery. Since recovering my health, my life has transformed into one I could previously only have dreamed of when I was in the thick of my health struggles! Since recovering my health, I have finished my Master’s degree in Human Nutrition, acquired both my CNS (Certified Nutrition Specialist) and LDN (Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist) licenses, met my soul mate, adopted an amazing dog, bought a house in my dream location, wrote a book, launched a successful business, have summited numerous mountains, and began to run trail half-marathons. Once health became my reality, it seemed that anything was possible!
The hidden gift within my own journey with Lyme disease and mold illness has been the passion I’ve discovered for helping my clients recover from these unique, complex health conditions through powerful nutrition and lifestyle changes, most of which I have utilized myself!
My clinical nutrition practice is informed by a combination of cutting-edge health sciences research and ancestral health wisdom. I use the following modalities to help clients:
- Personalized nutrition plans
- Stool testing and gut healing protocols
- Environmental toxins testing and detoxification protocols
- Micronutrient testing to assess dietary adequacy
- Blood sugar regulation protocols
- Hormone regulation protocol
- Sleep and stress management recommendations
- Exercise recommendations
My Clinical Nutrition Services
Interested in becoming a client? Schedule a complimentary 15-minute functional nutrition discovery call with me below to learn more about my unique approach and how I can help you.
Do you take insurance?
Many prospective clients wonder whether I take insurance. Because insurance regulations vary from state to state and I see clients across the country, taking insurance is unfortunately time-prohibitive for me. However, I am happy to provide you with a superbill that you can submit to their insurance provider. If you have an HSA, you may use your HSA to purchase supplements through my supplement provider, Fullscript.
How do you work with clients?
Currently, my nutrition practice is exclusively telehealth-based, which means I see clients through HIPAA-compliant video conferencing software.
What is the difference between a CNS and an RD?
While the credentials RD (Registered Dietitian) and CNS (Certified Nutrition Specialist) both signify nutrition expertise, there are important differences between the two.
As of 2019, registered dietitians are NOT required to have a Master’s degree. While many RD’s later go on to obtain a Master’s degree, it is not a requirement. Conversely, Certified Nutrition Specialists must have a Master’s degree. My Master’s degree is in Human Nutrition. In graduate school, I went through over two years of nutrition-specific graduate training and a 1000-hour CNS internship. These experiences have truly refined my nutrition knowledge base.
Another important difference is that many, but not all, Registered Dietitians follow conventional nutrition guidelines. Certified Nutrition Specialists, on the other hand, are trained from a functional medicine and nutrition perspective.