Julie is an integrative nutritionist. Her passion for nutrition started over 20 years ago when she came across Adelle Davis’ book Let’s Get Well. Since then, her career has always had its eye on health. Every day starts with breakfast.
Julie has her master of science degree in whole foods clinical nutrition from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington, considered the nation's top holistic, natural medicine school by experts in the field. Upon finishing her degree, she completed a 9-month intensive nutrition internship with rotations at 10 different Seattle area health care centers, including the Joslin (now Swedish) Diabetes Center, Providence Hospital-Everett, and a rotation in sports nutrition with The University of Washington athletes. She was also fortunate to spend time with a world-reknown private practice nutritionist in Burbank, California.
As an Integrative and Functional Medicine Nutritionist, Julie integrates both alternative and conventional nutrition in her practice. She looks at nutrition at the level of our cells through various blood and other tests, and uses established science to guide her work. Integrating her training from Bastyr, practical experience and post-graduate training, Julie works with supplements, herbs and most importantly food as medicine to bring her clients’ health into balance in a way that is sustainable for the client and the earth. She also serves as a health coach and counselor and strives to be the best listeners she can, because she believes her clients' stories are the most important part of their health history.
Julie actively seeks continuing education, is treasurer of Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the Washington Dietetic Association, and the Institute for Functional Medicine. She is also on the board of trustees of the Gluten Intolerance Group of North America.
In addition to holding a master of science in nutrition and being a Registered Dietitian, Julie holds a BA in international commerce and an MBA in international management from The Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona. She has lived and worked in Switzerland. Spain, France, Guatemala and Brazil in addition to traveling all over the globe.
Julie is now happy to call Seattle home.