Articles by Heather McCue , FxNA Content Manager

Functional Nutrition Alliance provides the comprehensive online Functional Nutrition training in the Science & Art of the Functional Nutrition practice. Learn to address the roots of your clients’ suffering with client education, diet & lifestyle modifications.

Graduate Spotlight: Nicole Lui

Prior to joining Full Body Systems, Nicole didn’t feel like she had the skills, intuition, or alignment with her ability to care for others.

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A Functional Nutrition Approach to Neurodegenerative Diseases

If you’ve been considering a career as a Functional Nutrition Counselor, you’ve likely heard about neurodegenerative diseases. However, if that term isn’t familiar to you, perhaps you’ve heard of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. These are some of the most common neurodegenerative diseases, and each year approximately 50 million Americans are affected, with about 1 million having […]

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Graduate Spotlight: Nikki Gepner

As owner of Northwest Functional Nutrition located in Bothell, Washington, Nikki Gepner, RDN, CD, CSR, CFNC, FNLP, is passionate about helping clients find confidence with their nutrition and lifestyle choices, while creating or maintaining a healthy relationship with food. Nikki has been in the field of nutrition for 18 years! She started her training with […]

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Serving as a Functional Nutrition Counselor Leader

Many clients or patients seek the services of a Functional Nutrition Counselor after several failed attempts at getting help for their signs and symptoms. They’ve fallen into the gaps of the healthcare system with protocols that don’t serve their healthcare needs (or just aren’t enough on their own).  These patients seek a leader to serve […]

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Full Body Systems Graduate Spotlight: Vaish Sarathy

Dr. Vaish Sarathy is a Functional Nutrition practitioner, science educator, and the founder of the functional nutrition practice for children, “Functional Nutrition for Kids”. Her TEDx talk “Who decides how smart you are” is credited as perspective-shifting both by parents and practitioners working with kids with disabilities about the value of assuming intelligence. Vaish’s doctorate […]

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Andrea’s Boyfriend Eats What?

Recently, I heard Andrea mention (with a chuckle) that her boyfriend eats marshmallows. And, like you, I thought WHAT?  How can this world-renowned Functional Nutritionist and thought leader in Functional and Integrative Medicine be so accepting of marshmallows as a part of her boyfriend’s diet? After all, most of us likely know that refined sugar […]

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Full Body Systems Graduate Spotlight: Cody Blakley

Cody Blakley had no prior medical training or experience with Functional Nutrition counseling prior to enrolling in Full Body Systems, and yet his success and growth are tremendous! From a young age, when his grandmother was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), he began questioning and recognizing the gaps in healthcare, even if he didn’t yet […]

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On Our Minds: At-Home Allergy Testing

As we see more and more people experiencing unresolved signs and symptoms, it becomes easy to understand the allure of at-home testing, and the promise that testing will not only reveal a root cause of suffering, but provide a quick-fix solution. The conversation surrounding the use of at-home allergy testing for food sensitivities continues to […]

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Full Body Systems Graduate Spotlight: Jacqui Bryan

Jacqui Bryan is a Registered Nurse (RN) with extensive training in western medicine and over ten years of practice under her belt. When she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, she experienced the GAPs that exist in our healthcare system. She journeyed to learn more about nutrition and a holistic approach to […]

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Full Body Systems Graduate Spotlight: Kate Smith

Kate Smith is a military wife and mother who also served as a United States Air Force intelligence analyst and educator. She began her studies with Full Body Systems as a mom and former Air Force officer who had no prior health or medical training, but she sure had passion! Now Kate is thriving as […]

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