Meet Grace MDA, RDN, LD
Hi, I’m Grace! A registered dietitian and gut health expert based in Portland, OR, where I live with my husband and orange tabby, Tony. I have a bachelor's degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of New Mexico and a master’s degree in dietetic administration from Utah State University. I’ve spent the first 7 years of my career working in school foodservice management and helping clients resolve their complicated GI issues the past 2 years.
I began to feel called to the nutrition coaching space when I realized I had hit a wall with my own digestive issues that had plagued me for over 10 years. None of the conventional medical support I sought out made a significant or lasting difference - in fact, things were only getting worse. It was then that I decided to take matters into my own hands and research what was going on for myself. Through this process I discovered a functional nutrition approach to symptom relief that is based on identifying the root cause of the symptoms rather than focusing on treating the symptoms themselves. This approach was a game changer and has allowed me to make substantial progress towards relieving my own severe and chronic gut issues and is the approach I take with all of my clients.
I am a firm believer (personally and professionally) that getting to the root of the issue is the only way to reach your health goals - whether it be weight loss, managing food sensitivities or balancing your hormones. I mean, jump starting the car over and over again will only get you so far when what you really need is a new alternator!
In addition to exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest, my husband and I have a passion for traveling abroad and experiencing other cultures. Plus, we are major foodies and absolutely LOVE trying new foods and restaurants everywhere we go. I also enjoy cooking, photography, being adventurous, listening to true crime podcasts, and have a soft spot for trashy reality TV.
Digestive Health (IBS, SIBO - Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth, IBS, GERD, etc.)
GI Map testing
Mindful and Intuitive Eating Strategies
Weight Loss Management