MS, RD, LDN, IFMCP
Founder of Gut Honest Truth
"The stress around food is often worse than the food itself"
Katie is one of few nutritionists and one of approximately 1,000 Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioners worldwide. Katie graduated from the State University of New York at Geneseo with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology and a minor in biology. Following completion of her degree, she chose to follow a close passion of hers by pursuing a Master's degree in applied nutrition at Sage Graduate School in Upstate New York. Combining her dual degrees to promote the overall wellness of others became her primary focus as a practitioner.
In practice, Katie focus on educating her patients on the pathophysiology of their conditions, ordering and reviewing comprehensive lab work while emphasizing lifestyle, diet and supplement support when appropriate. Focusing on the root causes of inflammation, autoimmune disease, irritable bowel syndrome, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth, candida overgrowth, food sensitivities and leaky gut, amongst other diagnoses.
Katie has been featured in MindBodyGreen, Experience Life Magazine, Vitamin Shoppe, Federal News Network and more. You can find some of her articles on our Homepage.
Katie's exposure to functional medicine started at a young age. When she had a cold, my mother, a compounding pharmacist, sent me off to school with Echinacea and vitamin C. Her father, an exemplar dentist, further guided her as she searched for newer paths to achieve overall wellness as a competitive athlete and uncovered her passion for optimizing the body. She later realized it was her parents’ wisdom that would evolve into the mantra she shares with her patients: “The stress around food and lifestyle is often worse than the food or event itself. ”
Family has always been the most important thing to her. A question she often asks patients is what is the why for them. What brings them joy and why do they want to put in the work to regain their health and wellness? And the answers are transformative. Katie's why is her husband, her son and her beautiful dog.
What is your why?