Katrina is a functional nutritionist and is a firm believer in the food as medicine philosophy. She takes an integrative approach to nutrition counseling by considering all aspects of her client’s lifestyle, and how those factors play a role in the pathophysiology of the disease state. She holds a Master’s of Science in Nutrition from The National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) – the oldest, accredited naturopathic medical school in the country.
Katrina developed an interest in nutrition as a teenager and began cooking for herself at a young age after researching factory farming practices in the US. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she became very passionate about the therapeutic value of a whole-foods, predominately plant-based diet. As a pre-medical & psychology student, her science-based education fostered a fascination with the human body, and how nutrition plays a critical role in longevity, vitality and disease prevention.
Her graduate work in nutrition has prepared Katrina to work with many kinds of chronic conditions, ranging from mental-health disorders to metabolic dysfunction. However, her primary focuses related to human health are gastrointestinal disorders & supporting adrenal health. She also specializes in working with individuals interested in transitioning to a plant-based diet, as she has been practicing and researching the plant-based diet for more then a decade.
In addition to her training in nutrition therapy, Katrina has been practicing mindfulness and meditation for more then 15 years. She often integrates this practice into her recommendations, because she believes when the mind-body-spirit are in alignment, the body can heal and the mind can be at peace.
In her nutrition counseling practice, Katrina’s goal is to meet her clients wherever they are at in their healing process. She utilizes specific combinations of whole, minimally processed foods based on her client’s individual needs, to support the body’s innate ability to heal. She understands how food best nourishes us when it is consumed in its most natural, organic state. She has seen how instrumental a nourishing diet and healthy lifestyle habits are to the healing process, and believes they should be practiced along-side the physician’s treatment plan.
In her spare time, you can find her testing out a new recipe in the kitchen, sweating it out in a hot yoga class, hiking with her pup, tending to her garden or cozy-ed up with a book and some lavender matcha.