Who I can Help
While I have worked with clients with a wide variety of health conditions, my expertise lies in the following areas:
I work with those suffering from many types of digestive symptoms and conditions to find the underlying root causes (usually a combination of infections, stress, and dietary habits) to heal their gut and be able to tolerate a diet full of delicious and healthy foods.
Your digestion also has effects far beyond the digestive system. Many conditions have been linked to imbalanced gut bacteria such as diabetes, insulin resistance, PCOS, high blood pressure, obesity, autoimmune disease, and more.
If you have any of the conditions listed or some of the following, I’ll be able to help:
- Digestive symptoms like bloating/gas, constipation/diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain but don’t have a diagnosis (though you’ve seen a doctor about it)
- Small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO)
- Dysbiosis or microbial imbalance (overgrowth of “bad” bacteria and not enough good bacteria)
- Celiac and gluten intolerance
- FODMAP intolerance
- Food sensitivity
If you’re looking for a low-cost way to learn how to address these issues, check out my Build Your Biome program here.
Preparing to bring a baby into the world can feel a bit overwhelming. There is so much that affects your health, as well as the health of your baby, so let me help you prepare for a wonderful pregnancy and a healthy, thriving newborn!
In pregnancy prep, we will address:
- Infertility, if applicable
- Hormonal balance
- Digestive health – your gut bacteria balance has a big impact on your baby’s gut health in the future
- Adrenal health – your stress levels impact your baby’s health
- Nutrient status – let’s make sure you have all the nutrients you need to bring a healthy baby into the world
- Dietary and lifestyle factors – we’ll get you on a personalized nutrient-dense diet and make sure you’re doing everything you can for a healthy pregnancy in the future
Note: Ideally, I like to have at least 3 months set aside just for prepping for pregnancy. However, if you’d like to start trying sooner, just let me know and we can modify the approach!
Fatigue and Adrenal Issues
The HPA axis is the control center for all of our stress reactions, and its functionality affects almost every facet of our being. Those with “adrenal fatigue” (more scientifically called “HPA axis dysregulation”) or hormonal problems may experience the following symptoms that respond well to holistic diet and lifestyle change:
- Exhaustion, especially compared to previous energy levels
- Problems sleeping (insomnia, multiple wake-ups during the night)
- Feeling stressed out or unable to cope with stressful situations
- Brain fog or difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty exercising (i.e. exercise intolerance)
- Increased allergies
- Multiple infections (colds, viruses, digestive infections, staph, etc)
- Blood sugar imbalance (often low blood sugar)
- Low blood pressure (feeling dizzy when standing from a seated position is a common indicator of this)
- Amenorrhea (lack of a regular period)
How It Works
At this time, I am not taking new clients.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
If you need support, I highly recommend joining my online course Build Your Biome.
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“A life-changing experience.”
Kelsey has helped me navigate through this very complicated issue with her expert-level knowledge. With her help, I am managing this condition with minimal discomfort… a major change from feeling sick and nauseous every day. It is worth every penny to get Kelsey’s help!
“Seriously, Second to None!”
I have been dealing with hypoglycemia for quite a long time now (since I was about 11 and am now 30). I have worked with other dietitians in the past, with no great results (one of them still was recommending grains and such, the other’s plan was entirely too rigid (this opinion is coming from a paleo eater). I came across Kelsey when reading from Dr. Chris Kresser’s blog. He recommends Kelsey as a dietician (as do I). From the initial consultation you can tell: she takes what she does seriously, she does a ton research and she really cares for her patients. I decided to work with her for a month. Before I go on, let me say this: my blood sugar had been going haywire for a few months. I was trying so many different things but nothing really worked. I’ve been eating paleo for quite a while so there weren’t any drastic changes (I had been through those a long time ago when I originally went paleo). Kelsey helped me to fine tune and dial-in what things were working for me and what weren’t (even aside from food, i.e. stress, sleep, etc.). Side note: it’s important to use a meal tracker so she can see what’s going on. She added some more foods that I originally strayed from. She is so full of knowledge and understanding of how the body reacts to foods. I’m so stoked to say that sticking with her recommendations I’ve had no hypoglycemia problems. I plan to do check-in sessions every 3 months or so. Thanks again Kelsey 🙂
“Working Our Way Through the Maze”
Kelsey provided essential guidance from start to finish. From which tests to order, how to interpret them and how to proceed. Her commitment to ongoing research, her understanding of an individual’s unique needs regardless of any prevailing dogma and follow through make her an invaluable ally in reaching one’s health goals.
I really benefited from working with Kelsey for about a month, or five sessions. Having complex chronic health issues is so confusing, especially when you are getting advice from all directions about millions of different things. In terms of diet, Kelsey really helped simplify it for me, and gave me an abundance (but not too many!) resources to move forward. So much is contingent on your own actions, and since our sessions I have fallen off the diet and gotten back on more than once. The great thing is I know what to do, I know how to start again, and I can still get follow up help from Kelsey if I need it via email or by booking another appointment.
“Life Saving Experience”
After dealing with IBS and severe GERD for years and at times reaching levels of severe despair, I now have hope. After working with Kelsey for 4 weeks, my symptoms have markedly decreased and I have an organized plan on what to eat and when to try new things. I feel this has been an answer to my prayers. I plan to continue working with Kelsey to maximize the healing of my gut.
Kelsey has been very helpful in helping me recover from adrenal fatigue, and digestive problems. I strongly recommend her services for anyone with complex health issues that are not fixed with paleo diet alone. Personally, I found that researching my health issues on my own was helpful, but not nearly as effective as talking to an expert with hundreds/thousands of hours of clinical experience.
I’m pretty knowledgeable about diet and nutrition, but Kelsey was able to walk me through some self-experimentation and helped me to improve some lingering and persistent issues I was dealing with. She was knowledgeable and friendly and I’m sure I’ll work with her again in the future if I get “stuck” again.
“More Than Just (more) Diet Advice”
Kelsey understands more than just just diet planning. She understands all the lifestyle components that work together to make any new nutrition plan successful. I signed up for extra sessions, and maybe you should too.
Kelsey is knowledgeable and always upbeat. She works with you to find a personalized solution that allows you to meet your needs. Her advice is always tailored and helpful. She encourages experimentation to find out what does and doesn’t work. I highly recommend her.
My hypoglycemic episodes are MUCH less frequent, even though I’m eating more carbs than before. I haven’t had any hypoglycemia in the last few days.
“Good Re-Set and Re-Direct”
I came to Kelsey because I had been eating a GAPS then Paleo diet for about 8 months. I was feeling much better stomach wise and energy wise, but I had gained weight and couldn’t understand why that was happening. Kelsey helped me to figure out that I may have gone TOO low carb. She helped me to add healthy carbs into my meals. She also helped me to figure out what supplements I should continue to take to support my gut health now that I was in the clear, but wanted to maintain a healthy gut. I had a very clear idea of what I wanted to work on from the beginning, and Kelsey was flexible and able to focus on the things that were important to me, rather than trying to fit me into a cookie-cutter program. She is incredibly knowledgeable and I would recommend her services highly!
“Pleasure Working with Kelsey”
I found Kelsey through Chris Kresser’s website and after reading her credentials I decided to start the four session program with her. Kelsey was great to work with; she took a thorough inventory of my current health issues and lifestyle; from there she tailored a program that targeted my issues. Each session we would review my progress and Kelsey made the necessary tweeks. In those four sessions I was able to resolve nearly all of my issues that I had been struggling with. I can’t recommend her more highly.
Kelsey was a delight with which to work. She was an excellent guide and counsel on my nutritional journey through various approaches. She is well-researched, supportive, insightful and calm. She focused on helping me learn how to be healthy for myself.
“Knowledgable and Great Personality”
I really enjoyed working with Kelsey. She was able to help me organize all of the overwhelming information I had sought out in an effort to deal with my IBS and fibro. She listens, encourages, and offers solid solutions based on evidence. She has been instrumental in my healing process. Thank you Kelsey!
I have been in an autoimmune elimination diet for 30 days that’s been pretty strict. Speaking with Kelsey made me feel supported and on the right track, she also helped me recognize some trail markers so that it’s less ambiguous when I can start reintroducing foods again. If I have any uncertainty or doubt I know I’ll call her to follow up.
“Kelsey is very professional and kind”
I got a lot of helpful tips and some good advice. I hope that in time, they would help me turn around the state I’m in. Thanks Kelsey.
Before working with Kelsey I would feel bloated throughout the day and had very low energy. I also was suffering from hair loss, skin issues and amenorrhea. Since working with Kelsey my bloating has immensely improved. I also got my period after not having a menstrual cycle for 13 months! I now have more energy and my hair has started to grow back.
Working with Kelsey is definitely worth the investment. She takes the time to listen to you and creates a personalized health plan to fit your specific needs. After working with Kelsey, I have seen great improvements in my health. I am very happy with the customized service that Kelsey provides. She is knowledgeable, attentive and very organized. I highly recommend working with her!