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i'm stephanie

I'm a functional nutritional therapy practitioner, restorative wellness practitioner, certified holistic health coach, and educator. I inspire individuals to take back their health with real food so they can finally get to the root cause of dysfunction and restore wellness within themselves. I reside in Boise, Idaho where I enjoy spending time outdoors, drinking copious amounts of tea, cuddling with cats, and reading good books. 

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Don't ask me what the perfect diet is or what supplements are best. There is no one right answer that applies to everyone thanks to the concept of bioindividuality. This is the idea that we're all different with different dietary and supplemental needs. What works well for me may not work well for you, and vice versa.

I believe that we need to personalize nutrition and supplementation for each individual. The best way to do this is to run tests rather than guess. We also need to evaluate lifestyle, genetic, and environmental factors. For example, you may have an MTHFR gene mutation and require methylated folate. Or you might live in a moldy house and need specific binders and supplements to help rid your body of toxins.

I know people who are quick to push certain diets onto people thinking that because it worked for them, it'll work for all. A ketogenic diet doesn't necessarily work for everyone. Nor does intermittent fasting, a vegan diet, a low-sodium diet, and so on. You get the idea.

I like to look at an individual holistically. Ideally, I like to know their gut status (found through a GI-Map test), their genetic predispositions (found through a DNA test), their specific food sensitivities (found through a mediator release test), their nutritional deficiencies (possibly found through blood work and a clinical functional assessment), and their lifestyle and environmental factors.

Long story short, just because your neighbor Joe or cousin Sally had immense success with a ketogenic diet, does not mean you will benefit from that diet long-term like they did. There's a lot more that completes the puzzle of what's right for you. Knowing more about your bioindividuality is empowering and can really help you reach specific health goals. Nutritional therapy can help with this. So if you'd like to learn more, let's chat!


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