My name is Tracy and I have been interested in nutrition and health for most of my life. I have a Bachelors and Masters of Science in Human Nutrition and am a Registered Dietitian. I’ve spent 15 years working in hospital or clinical settings. Currently, I am working on a Functional Nutrition certification to explore root causes of disease and incorporate a more holistic approach with clients. Working one on one with people to achieve their health goals is my passion. I believe that no one way of eating works for everyone and that health encompasses your body, mind and soul. In order to be truly nourished, you must work on all of these areas. My goal is to bridge the gap between western medicine and holistic care. This blended approach is crucial when working with people who have complex or unexplained ailments.
My health story is common to many. I seemingly had no health issues until I entered a very stressful period of my life. I was going through a divorce with two young kids (3 and 6 years old) and trying to navigate my new life. Demands were high, sleep was low. Random reactions started out of nowhere (or so I thought). I would experience bouts of angioedema (tissue swelling) mainly on my lips. Basically I looked like I unsuccessfully tried lip injections in part of my lips. I was convinced it was a food allergy that I developed. After testing and trying to figure it out on my own I realized it was all a stress response. The lip swelling turned into hives that would pop up during stress. At least this was easier to cover! After many years of not doing well controlling chronic stress I felt completely burned out, unable to sleep well and to boot was entering the perimenopausal years. My hormones were out of whack and I just felt like a disaster. Most conventional doctors will tell you this feeling just comes with the perimenopausal territory. Through functional nutrition this does not have to be the case! We can navigate these years much better with more energy and without the crazy feeling hormones.
My goal is to help women who are struggling with hormone imbalance and feeling burned out. This might mean addressing stress, gut health, hormone health, exercise, or nutrient imbalances. Together we can find what works for you to feel better and thrive!