Kristen Matthews Nutritional Therapy Practitioner + Pilates Expert

Phone: +1 917-887-3836
Email: [email protected]
*Practices Virtually Worldwide

My name is Kristen Matthews. I am a Pilates expert, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), and wellness advocate, committed to helping you create your own healthy lifestyle. I started my company with the intention of providing people with the tools they need to feel physically, emotionally, and spiritually balanced. My goal is to help you feel more empowered through knowledge and support in order to become the strongest version of you.

My nutrition journey began when I found myself confronting a new and intensified health challenge, brought on partly from extreme stress. I suffered from debilitating fatigue, barely making it up the stairs to my apartment, not having the energy to do the dishes, and even crying at times from exhaustion. It was accompanied by a number of digestive issues, ranging from GERD to bloating to constipation, as well as a chronic sore throat and mysterious body rashes.

Along the way, I was given band-aid fixes and looks that said, “not really sure what to tell you,” rather than definitive answers. To discover the root cause, I was going to have to be my own advocate, do extensive research, and educate myself about the body, disease, and nutrition.

This is exactly what I did. In my case, the explanation was Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease related to the thyroid. But this experience opened my eyes to the physical, mental, and nutritional challenges that others face. It has deepened my understanding of what it means to be healthy, led me to become an NTP, and an AIP certified coach, and solidified my belief of the mind/body/spirit connection. It’s a dream to be able to work with people in all the ways I do.

Alanna DeSalvo Certified Nutrition Consultant

7595 Redwood Blvd
Suite 108
NOVATO, California 94945
*Practices Virtually Worldwide

As a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist based in the Bay Area, I help people improve digestion, enhance mental clarity and boost energy to thrive daily!

My pursuit of nutrition stems from a love of food and cooking as well as the science of human nutrition. I enjoy good food and I want to help everyone enjoy what they’re eating while having it help the body. My nutritional journey has been evolving over the past few years so much so that I wanted to help others silence their digestive issues too. I have struggled with my own digestive symptoms for years, which too a long time to be recognized as a chronic case of SIBO. Food has been such a powerful tool for my healing and I believe everyone should be able to feel good in their body to live an energetic and fruitful life fueled by delicious food with proper nutrition.

I work with clients to develop a personalized plan to support them in reaching their goals within their own lifestyle. Together we focus on blood sugar regulation, getting to the root cause of digestive symptoms, and overall inflammation.

Brianna Marie Registered Holistic Nutritionist, Master Fitness Trainer and Lifestyle Interventionist

*Practices Virtually Worldwide

Are you sick of being sick? Do you want to start feeling better? Changing your habits and altering your lifestyle can be undoubtedly intimidating. I am here to offer clients personalized one on one support, guidance and tools that motivate a long-lasting shift towards health, fitness and attainment of one’s best self.

Hi guys! I’m Brianna Marie. I am a Registered Holistic Nutritionist (AIP Certified) and Practitioner, Master Fitness Trainer and Lifestyle Interventionist with a focused drive for helping people create the healthy lives they have always dreamed of.

I have personally battled with many chronic health and autoimmune issues and their root causes that have made an attempt to derail me; Hashimotos disease, Rheumatoid Arthritis, IBD, SIBO, leaky gut, parasites, depression, severe asthma and more.

I spent years of my life being told by dozens of doctors that my issues were all in my head and then when they discovered that I had developed autoimmune issues, I spent a lot more time being a pharmaceutical guinea pig.

It wasn’t until I discovered holistic health and functional medicine, that I learned and implemented better ways to treat the root of my problems and was able to put myself into remission! YES! It is possible live symptom-free with autoimmunity.

I’ve made it my mission to selectively work with women committed to reversing their chronic illnesses, by adapting a holistic approach which will create a long-lasting shift towards overall health and happiness. Contact me for your FREE consultation.

Nicole Erickson, NTC Nutritional Therapy Consultant

Charlottesville, Virginia

Hi. My name is Nicole Erickson. I am a certified Nutritional Therapy Consultant passionate about helping people overcome their digestive distress and better manage their autoimmune symptoms. Using real food nutrition and healthy lifestyle habits through the autoimmune protocol, I help people regain their health.

I became a certified nutritional therapy consultant because I have struggled deeply with my own health. I was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease ulcerative colitis over 10 years ago, but it was only a few years ago that I successfully managed my symptoms and found symptomatic remission. But even in remission, I still suffered from frustrating digestive issues, weight gain, and fatigue. Those issues only got worse when I become a parent and worked full time outside the home. Took a few years for me to reach a much healthier place, but ultimately, with key diet and lifestyle changes and discovering my food sensitivities through the autoimmune protocol, I was lucky enough to make huge improvements. My passion is to help people with the same distress. Reach out to me if you think I can help you.

Kari Aguinaldo Nutrition Consultant, BCHN

Phone: +1 408-296-6133
Email: [email protected]
545 Saratoga suite D
Santa Clara, California 95050

Hi my Name is Kari Aguinaldo, I’m Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition. I graduated from Bauman College in 2012 and specialize in Autoimmune disease as well as diabetes. I work for Dr. Michael Pierce, D.C. and expert in Functional Medicine, at Wellness Revolution in Santa Clara CA. I understand that everyone is different so I specialize in finding what it takes to make your individual system balanced.

Adele Cressy, DC Chiropractor

Phone: +1 503-281-4233
Email: [email protected]
2304 E Burnside #4
Portland, Oregon 97214

Hi I’m Adele Cressy, DC. Nutrition has always been a passion of mine, and I am excited to combine my chiropractic education with AIP protocol. Practicing as a Chiropractor for over 15 years has taught me that no part of our body is isolated, all aspects of our bodies are connected. Everything we do, say, think, eat, drink and breath affects every cell, organ, system in our bodies. AIP has a way of addressing these aspects of our lives in a protocol that guides you in your healing journey. I enjoy combining the wholistic approach of chiropractic with the wholistic approach of AIP when treating my patients. If you are dedicated to making changes in your life to control your symptoms please contact me, I look forward to working with you.

Sarah Brookes, DipCNM, mANP, rGNC, Registered Nutritional Therapist Registered Nutritional Therapist

SE London, United Kingdom
* Practices Virtually Worldwide

Sarah is a Registered Nutritional Therapist in London and is currently building a digital network of autoimmune specialists. The idea is to provide a one-stop shop for all modes of healing autoimmune disease. We take a functional medicine approach, a full case history and look for your root cause. We use nutrition to rebuild and balance the body and offer AIP coaching as one way to achieve this.

Sarah, having been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis herself in 2016 has been on her own healing journey and has reversed all of her symptoms and has reduced her antibodies by 80% so far. During this time, she has also realised the power of using other therapies such as herbs, acupuncture and homeopathy and understands the huge impact emotional traumas can have on the body. She therefore takes a holistic approach and looks to support all aspects of someone’s lifestyle and environment.

Sarah takes a friendly and informal approach to her clinics and is passionate about educating her clients on their condition. As well as seeing clients on a 1:1 basis, Sarah will also be running online group coaching Programmes, where anyone with an autoimmune condition can be supported to implement the AIP protocol. Our hope is to empower people to take back control of their health, make long-term lifestyle changes and live well with their condition.

Hashimoto’s can impact the whole body from digestion, absorption and elimination, to liver function, hormone balance, nervous system and cognitive health. My experience with Hashimoto’s helps me truly understand patients with thyroid issues, however I am also able to help anyone with any autoimmune disease.

Leah Cooper, RN, BSN ADAPT-Certified Functional Health Coach Student & AIP Certified Coach

*Practices Virtually Worldwide

Have you been scrolling for eternity?
Perhaps your search is over!

First, let’s make sure we’re on the same page. . .
Most people know what they should be doing, they just aren’t doing it. Why, you ask? Because behavior change is hard! That’s why I believe that you’re most successful when you’re running the show & calling your own shots. You’re the expert in your life, you know what works for you. . .& I want you to meet your health & wellness goals on your own terms. We accomplish this through a collaborative approach in a supportive, non-judgmental space, rather than an “expert” telling you what you need to do. I empower you to make healthy choices by supporting you in finding your own strategies & motivation for change, anticipating potential obstacles, overcoming set-backs, implementing action plans & conducting experiments to discover what is most advantageous for your life. I can also help you navigate the treatment protocol prescribed by your healthcare provider & assist you in determining how to make it work in your life.

Next, a little about me. . .
I’ve always been fascinated by the human body & I love helping others. . .that’s what led me to become a registered nurse. When I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, which I feel is poorly managed in the conventional medicine world, I took my health into my own hands. My research led me to ancestral health & functional medicine, which profoundly resonated with me. I overhauled my diet & lifestyle. . .& have been thriving in my new life with a new sense of purpose. I left the high-stress world of bedside nursing & am currently in the practicum portion of Kresser Institute’s ADAPT Health Coach Training Program where I have the opportunity to turn my knowledge into practice by coaching clients interested in improving their health & wellness. My passion for supporting those living with autoimmune conditions inspired me to become an AIP Certified Coach.

Finally. . .
I’d love to work with you!

Ludivine (Ludy) de Menten, PhD, CHC Certified Health & Wellness Coach

Phone: +1 919-724-1107
Email: [email protected]
Meeting you in the Triangle area
Raleigh, North Carolina 27614

Hi! My name is Ludivine de Menten or Ludy.

After working more than 10 years in Pharmaceutical companies developing drugs for patients with autoimmune and chronic diseases, I quit my job when moving to the US (Raleigh, NC) in January 2017 and followed trainings to become Certified Health & Wellness Coach and AIP Certified Coach.

My professional expertise and my personal challenge to deal with Hashimoto – diagnosed when I was 26 (by chance “thanks’ to my Vitiligo I have since I am 15), Tyramine intolerance and migraines, and the frustration to see doctors who do not understand what you have, lead to a passion to help others find natural ways to heal. I am passionate about the role of the Holistic approach to manage a chronic disease, and about self-care in prevention to disease. Food is Medicine and Food can give you disease… the important is to select the good ones, and this information is usually difficult to find and often confusing as it is different from one person to another.

I am originally from Belgium but living today in Raleigh, NC, where I am offering AIP Health Coaching and Healthy Cooking Class Parties locally in the Triangle area, in English or French.

I am looking forward to be working with you and supporting you in your goals to achieve your own personalized anti-inflammatory diet and lifestyle to manage better your symptoms.

Kate Jay, NTP, CGP Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified Gluten Practitioner

Vancouver, British Columbia
*Practices virtually worldwide

Hi, I’m Kate Jay, a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association, Certified Gluten Practitioner through Dr Tom O’Bryan (, and a qualified chef. I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism 20 years ago and lived with symptoms, despite medication, for years. A family trauma nine years ago triggered a downward spiral in my health, leaving me with a wide range of issues such as crippling anxiety, panic attacks, heart palpitations and symmetrical joint swelling.

Having a strong family history of autoimmune disease (including Rheumatoid Arthritis) I knew I had to act quickly. I was dismissed by my doctor, despite elevated inflammatory markers, so I decided to advocate for myself. That’s when I found the Autoimmune Protocol. Incredible things happened once I immersed myself into the protocol, which is why I started my blog, Healing Family Eats, where I share the recipes I make for myself, my husband and our two teens. The healing I was experiencing was motivating to say the least and my passion for using food as medicine fuelled the desire to help other people thrive in the same way my family and I are. Since the AIP came into our lives our kids have shot up in height and they glow with health and vitality. Our son has progressed from a depressed, anxious and aggressive boy to a wonderful, calm, loving and happy teen. My inflammation has come right down, my thumbs are no longer painful and swollen, and my blood work suggests no RA whatsoever. I’ve also reduced my thyroid medication.

I’m excited to be an AIP Coach, as I know the skills I have learned will help so many people currently battling with their own health. I advise, guide and support my clients on a health journey that continues in the right direction. I do this with a holistic approach, using a nutrient dense, whole food diet and always respect bio-individuality. And as a total foodie, I want you to learn to love food again, at the same time as helping you heal.



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