Nancy Knudson received her training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, where she studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. With her knowledge, you and she co-create completely personalized actions based on your goals to move you toward your ideal vision of health within your unique body, lifestyle, preferences, and resources.
"Every time I hear someone’s story I count it a blessing to be allowed into their life. That is what I love most about what I do. In Functional Medicine we are taught to start with the story. How did you get to this place with your health? What emotional factors have contributed? Do you have unresolved inner conflict? How are your relationships? Your diet? Your exercise? Your stress level? How do you cope with it? What toxin exposure have you had? All of these factors can contribute and there is healing in unpacking it all.
My story goes like this... I grew up on a farm in South Dakota. My amazing parents gave birth to 16 children. Life was full and good and pretty simple. A lot of what I loved about life was shattered when I was ten. My mom passed away at age 47 of heart disease. My dad had been diagnosed with MS at age 35, cancer at age 50 and passed away at age 67. My odds for good health were not looking good.
I had gall stones and removal of my gall bladder at age 23. I had bladder and yeast infections, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, depression, bone on bone discs in my back, and by age 30 I was experiencing MS like symptoms. Life was hard. By 2010 all three of my girls were having many of the same health concerns. Conventional medicine was failing us and I felt hopeless. I finally found a wholistic chiropractor who helped us understand how our food was affecting us. He pointed me in the direction of an elimination diet and clean eating. Transformation of my health was quick and miraculous. I knew that I needed to bring the same hope to others.
In the next years I studied acupressure, graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, became a Certified Essential Oil Coach and trained with the Institute for Functional Medicine. I started my own functional wellness practice, New Day Whole Health in 2012. I have loved teaching classes and working one on one with people to empower them to take charge of their health. I have had so many people tell me that what I have done for them has changed their lives. For this I am so grateful"
- Nancy Knudson, BS,CHC,AADP, Health Coach/Nutrition Specialist
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