THE HAPPY GUT NUTRITION COUNSELING
INDIVIDUALIZED NUTRITION COUNSELING
PERSONALIZED ANTI-INFLAMMATORY MEAL PLANS
LOCAL FARM PARTNERSHIP
FOOD INTOLERANCE & SENSITIVITY ASSESSMENT
ABOUT THE HAPPY GUT DIETITIAN
Laura Dean, RDN, CD/LD, CLT, IFNCP
Research shows that adverse early life experiences can set the stage for chronic health and/or digestive conditions, which may feel like a life sentence for many. Fortunately, research also shows that food and eating offer the potential of powerful medicine that can support the treatment AND prevention of chronic disease,
regardless of your history.
I believe each person is unique with individualized needs, and carry the potential for increased well-being starting exactly where you are. I am particularly passionate about supporting those with autoimmune and chronic GI disorders and consider one's specific challenges -- from cooking skills and picky eating to food intolerances and sensitivities-- to support physiological functioning and reduction of inflammation. Stepping into health is how we nourish ourselves in the present - and this looks different for each of us.
As a nutrition professional, I strive to build & maintain strong connections with local producers to support the vital interdependent relationship between environmental and human health in a way that is accessible for those that are finding their way back to balance. That means I work with you to incorporate local and seasonal foods into your rebalancing plan to support your gut, taste buds, and relationship to food and eating (sometimes with the help of farmers themselves)!
My Credentials & Education
Registered, Licensed/Certified Dietitian in Oregon and Washington states
Whole person-centered and Health At Every Size approach
Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner
Certified LEAP Therapist (MRT food sensitivity training and testing)
Dietetic Internship at the Minneapolis VA Health Care System
Bachelor's of Science in Nutrition from the University of Minnesota