As the Newbridge Health & Wellness integrative and functional dietitian, Rachel clinically sees how nutrition can impact treatment plans for patients - for better or worse.
Rachel is passionate about living and teaching healthy lifestyle, prevention, and healing to all ages. Like many, she came to functional medicine and nutrition through personal health issues. Rachel sees patients with a wide variety of diagnoses and conditions, many of which are complex chronic illnesses. See Rachel for: basic diet/nutrition review, Autism/ADHD, PANDAS/PANS, picky eating, Lyme disease, memory loss, digestive issues, autoimmune conditions, weight loss, GI (UC, Crohn’s, IBS, SIBO), overweight/obesity, food sensitivities, mold illness, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, migraine, hormones, eczema, asthma, allergies, skin issues, pre/post natal nutrition, and more. Rachel went through conventional dietetics training at Kansas State University and then pursued functional nutrition training to further understand the “why” behind dysfunctions, which helps her address them. She has an in-depth familiarity with therapeutic diets and food chemicals including: GAPS, SCD, ketogenic, Paleo/Primal, AIP, GFCFSF, vegan/vegetarian, Mediterranean, low FODMAP, candida/mold, oxalates, histamine, salicylates - and can offer practical ways to implement them. Rachel is a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT) and has completed comprehensive training developed by a team of dietitians, physicians, immunologists, and medical business professionals with more than 100 years combined experience in treating food sensitivity related conditions. Rachel has also received extensive training in adverse food reactions, and practical application of dietary treatment for food-sensitive patients. Since introducing delayed-type food hypersensitivity testing and therapy into her private practice, she has seen first-hand how the proper identification of food and chemical triggers, followed by the implementation of a proven, customized LEAP (Lifestyle Eating and Performance) protocol can help patients reduce inflammation and recover their health.She can also help with meal planning, recipes, picky eating tips and cooking tips. Rachel also offers a Nutrition Q&A class and a Nourishing Kitchen cooking class monthly.
|Specialty ||Functional Nutrition and Dietetics|
|Degrees ||RD, LD, IFNCP, CLT|
|Training ||BS in Dietetics: Kansas State University, 2012. Dietetic Internship: University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, 2013. Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, 2016. Registered with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Licensed in Minnesota.|