Donna became a Master Nutrition Therapist (MNT)...
When Donna was growing up, she enjoyed time with her maternal grandmother whose hands were crippled with arthritis. Later, when she was in high school, Donna asked her grandmother what she had done to heal her hands...because at that point they were fully functional. Her grandma had gone to a chiropractic doctor (who interestingly attends the Muscle Response Testing workshops that Dr. Keppel at Natural Family Health Care teaches for the Standard Process nutritional supplement company) who suggested nutritional supplements and modifying her diet to relieve the symptoms. Fast forward several years...
Being diagnosed with Behcet's auto-immune disease in 2001, when Donna’s children were 2-1/2 and 6 months, wasn’t in the life plan. Luckily a work associate shared what had helped her with an auto-immune condition. This is when Donna’s journey and fascination with nutrition began. She decided to use western medicine only when absolutely necessary and incorporate a nutritional approach to health and healing into her daily life. Since 2001, Donna has used food as medicine with little or no prescription medications - like her grandmother.
She studied on her own for years, implemented new concepts and decided it was time to pursue what she really wanted to know. What is the science behind why food is healing? With working full time and three kids in school, sports and activities, her husband took on a lot of the juggling act and she enrolled in the Nutrition Therapy Institute to become a Master Nutrition Therapist. In the process, adrenal insufficiency was avoided and the daily practice of how to stay healthy through specific nutrients was refined.
Although Donna specializes in pre-diabetes / metabolic syndrome / syndrome x, arthritis, fibromyalgia and other auto-immune nutrition , she can also provide support and advice for a variety of challenges ranging from balancing blood lipids, non-alcoholic fatty liver, autism and plantar fasciitis.
She finds her work as a Master Nutrition Therapist immensely rewarding because most of what people need to reduce inflammation, regain energy, sleep more and feel better overall is right around the corner - - at the grocery store that is visited a couple times per week.
She offers a practical approach to whole life nutrition. As you run from one commitment to the next, there are many food influences on television, in mail flyers, on the internet and on billboards. It is a challenge to stay the course. Your nutrition may need a little tweak or it may need dedicated attention; whatever the case, Donna's goal is to make your transition to a new way of eating affordable and effective.
Donna graduated from the University of Wyoming with a Bachelor of Science in Communication in 1990 and from the Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver as a Master Nutrition Therapist in 2015. To complete the nutritionist qualifications, Donna completed internship hours with Dr. Keppel of Natural Family Health Care, Amy Granger of Love and Light Holistic Health Services and Donna Wild well-known nutrition expert and lecturer. Donna is a member of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
How Donna's Service Works
After completing a food log and providing a the necessary paperwork to understand your current health and interests, a nutrition recommendations are specifically prepared for you.
We all have our own unique bio-genetics that are influenced by environment, food, supplements and pharmaceuticals. Find out what foods can support your body's needs.
The first and second consultation can take between 1-1/2 and 2 hours. Subsequent consultations last 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Ready to dive in and learn about supporting your body at a cellular level with each meal? I highly recommend these books:
- The Biology of Belief by Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.
- Food and Healing by Annemarie Colbin