FAQs About Me and My Practice
What is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP)?
An NTP is a paraprofessional certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association to perform Functional Evaluations in order to make nutritional recommendations for clients with the goal of balancing body chemistry and achieving optimal wellness. We do not diagnose or treat disease. Nutritional Therapists know that weaknesses in the foundations of nutrition lead to the degenerative health problems that plague the modern world.
What does your NTP certification entail?
Becoming a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association requires vigorous coursework including the standard study of anatomy and physiology with an emphasis on the digestive, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular, and detoxification systems of the body. Coursework also includes the study of traditional dietary practices such as soaking, sprouting, and fermenting grains and vegetables to optimize nutrient and bacterial content. The history of diet from ancient to modern is emphasized, as well as an overview of the work of nutritional pioneers such as Dr. Francis Pottenger and Dr. Weston A. Price. Certification requires passing: a functional nutrition written midterm and final exam, four detailed client case studies and folder presentations, and a hands-on functional evaluation exam including the lingual-neuro testing procedure. If you’re interested in becoming an NTP yourself, please get in touch with the Nutritional Therapy Association at nutritionaltherapy.com.
Think about how long it has been since you felt at peace with your body, if ever. And understand that it will take hard work to reset it. Truly transforming one’s whole health at the cellular level takes many years, and I intend to make the extra effort to guide you through these ups and downs in a comprehensive manner that respects your individuality and goals.
What other certifications and degrees do you have?
I am an Associate Instructor for the Nutritional Therapy Association, where I teach students to become Nutritional Therapy Practitioners like myself.
I am a member of the Weston Price Foundation, the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation, and various other charitable organizations. I am in the process of becoming Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition by the National Association of Nutritional Professionals. I work one-on-one with clients, lead group classes, and give lectures around my community, as well as attend various professional development conferences by leading organizations in the nutrition field to keep my knowledge up to date.
I hold a BA in Linguistics and a BA in Writing from the University of California, San Diego. I received my Bilingual Multicultural Education Credential and Single Subject teaching authorization from the California State University, Sacramento, and enjoyed teaching teenagers in private and public education for over a decade in California, Washington, and Costa Rica.
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