The Center for Epigenetic Counseling was birthed from Living Well Nutrition as a natural evolution of our growing body of genomic testing and clinical application. After writing her Master’s Thesis on the complex methylation pathway, Kristy dove deeper into the science of epigenetics and applied her knowledge in clinic. Over the last 7 years, she has seen significant results in the lives of her clients. Kristy continued to study culinary genomics and became Certified in Epigenetic Nutrition through the Nutrigenetic Research Institute completing 75 hours of continuing education focused on the role of micronutrients in metabolism. When a client’s epigenetics are understood within the context of her micronutrient status and toxic load, the power of personalized healthcare can be applied, which often results in significant improvement.
The Center focuses on:
Epigenetics is the study of your genes and how a personalized approach to your care supports any genetic weaknesses you might have. Your genes are actually responsible for about 30% of your health — and your health challenges. While you can’t control the genes you get, with knowledge, you can support where you have inherent weaknesses. This is a natural approach to reversing things that are wrong throughout your entire body.
Health is like a seven-layer dip: diet, lifestyle, environment, family history, diagnoses, signs and symptoms, and epigenetics. What is healthy for one person can be poison to another. Rather than guessing, we use epigenetics to dig into your genetic makeup and learn where your body needs support. We can then layer food intake, supplements and lifestyle changes to support your body’s natural ability to reverse what is wrong within it.
Because you’re an individual, the contributing factors to your health are the basis for the way we design a plan to help you. We are all unique “pegs,” but the medical establishment is focused on fitting all of us into holes that are the same size and shape. Here, we give you the individualized attention and personalized plan that your health deserves.
To provide personalized care, your Functional Epigenetic Nutritionist spends time with you, listening to your history and evaluating interactions among genetic, environmental and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term health and chronic disease. Our individualized care uniquely supports your health and vitality.
Kristy began her career in the health industry working in the not-for-profit healthcare sector after graduating from Texas A&M University. In her role as mom, she learned about alternative approaches to healthcare. Her daughter suffered from eczema and fatigue. After multiple tests, medical doctors were unable to find the cause, so Kristy pursued other avenues for help. Her daughter recovered through the power of nutrition.
A few years later, the physical pain Kristy herself had been feeling for years became much worse. Healthcare providers mentioned conditions such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. Kristy studied alternative approaches to combat FM/CFS. She designed a protocol and experienced a drastic reduction in pain and fatigue. The improvement was so significant, she was able to earn a master’s degree in holistic nutrition, rear her children and work full time, even as a single mother. This recovery fuels her passion to help others find their own paths to recovery.
Kristy’s insatiable desire for knowledge led her first to become a Certified Health Coach through the Dr. Sear’s Wellness Institute founded by world-renowned physician and author, Dr. William Sears. Kristy continued her education by pursuing a Master of Holistic Nutrition degree from Hawthorn University, where she graduated with highest honors.
Since graduating, Kristy has been certified in Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy, Culinary Genomics and Epigenetic Nutrition and is currently working toward a Heart Math Certification.
Kristy is board-certified in Holistic Nutrition through the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board. Her international designations include Registered Nutrition Consulting Practitioner and Registered Orthomolecular Health Practitioner through the International Organization of Nutrition Consultants. Kristy is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals.
Through Living Well Nutrition, The Center for Epigenetic Counseling, Kristy offers functional and epigenetic nutrition services that focus on the whole person, not isolated symptoms.
Kristy has been sharing her knowledge with others suffering with chronic health issues since 2012.
Her menu of services includes:
Through study of the most recent scientifically based information, Kristy coaches Center clients on increasing quality of life through the four pillars of health; Lifestyle, Exercise, Attitude and Nutrition (L.E.A.N). By understanding the biochemical uniqueness of each client, she develops individual health protocols using diet, supplement and lifestyle suggestions that promote long-term positive change in clients’ overall health and lifestyles.
Kristy often hears Center clients say, with disappointment, “There’s not so much gold in the golden years!” Our work here aims to help people put gold back into their golden years.
By layering your current health diagnoses, lifestyle and genetic weaknesses, the Center works with you to custom-tailor a food and lifestyle modification plan that will get you back on the path to living an active and exciting life!
So be prepared to get some “gold” back in your life!
Contact the Center today for your free 15 minute discovery appointment to see if our approach and services are a good match for you.
Living Well Nutrition
The Center for Epigenetic Counseling
Address: 1435 29th Street | Loveland, CO 80538