My Training

University of Western States: Masters of Science in Functional Medicine & Nutrition Candidate: Completion in December 2019

  • Certified Nutrition Specialist Candidate
  • A clinically-oriented nutrition program delivered within a context of the functional medicine model of disease causation, assessments, and treatments.
  • An integrative emphasis on nutritional biochemistry, gastrointestinal imbalances, detoxification, hormone imbalances, immune imbalances and inflammation, mind-body medicine and psychology, and clinical research.

Functional Medicine Coaching Academy Candidate: Completion in February 2018

  • Professional Training & Certification Program
  • Candidate for certification in Functional Medicine Coaching in February 2018
  • Integrative training in Functional Medicine with positive psychology coaching, functional nutrition and mind-body medicine.
  • Using a science-based, systems-oriented approach, Functional Medicine addresses the underlying causes of disease and engages both patient and practitioner in a therapeutic partnership. It represents an evolution in the practice of medicine and effectively addresses the healthcare needs of the 21st century. By shifting the traditional disease-centered focus of medical practice to a more patient-centered approach, Functional Medicine considers the whole person, not just an isolated set of symptoms. Functional medicine practitioners pay attention to their patients’ unique stories and consider the interactions amongst the genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that influence long-term health and complex, chronic disease.

Certified Gluten Practitioner Candidate: Completion in July 2017

  • Professional Training & Certification Program
  • The Certified Gluten Practitioner (CGP) Program is taught by Internationally recognized speaker and workshop leader, Dr. Thomas O’Bryan, and is designed to present an in-depth understanding of the causes of Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease to help healthcare practitioners diagnose, treat and educate patients about Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease, as well as related autoimmune conditions.
  • Certified Gluten Practitioners have been through a rigorous training process. They have attended in person, or via self-study review of the DVDs, Dr. O’Bryan’s full-day educational workshop on Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease.  They have passed an examination, and only then can they be listed as CGPs on TheDr.com website.  Thus, they should know how to accurately recognize, test for, and differentiate the two – Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease.

Experience

  • Co-Founder & Executive Director of The Herdell Migraine Institute: 2016
  • Founder of GoodBye Migraine: 2015
  • Founder of The Women’s Migraine Support Group: April 2012
  • Journalist, radio producer, television producer for KBPS & NPR:2006-2010

Professional Memberships

  • National Association of Holistic Nutrition Professionals
  • American College of Nutrition
  • Center for Science in the Public Interest