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NTI PodTalk by Nutrition Therapy Institute

NTI PodTalk by Nutrition Therapy Institute

By Nutrition Therapy Institute
NTI's PodTalk gives you the inside scoop of what Nutrition Therapy Institute is all about. Director, Dianne Koehler interviews instructors, graduates, students, and leaders in the health and wellness industry to find out why they love nutrition, how they use it in their lives, and how being a part of NTI has impacted them.
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#46: Dr. Sam Berne, Holistic Optometrist
Welcome back to the NTI PodTalk! In this episode, Dianne speaks with Dr. Sam Berne, a holistically-minded optometrist. Dr. Sam's mission is to be a trusted source of information and provide the necessary tools to help solve eye-related problems using science-based methods.   Dr. Sam Berne has been in private practice in New Mexico for over 25 years and where he works with patients to improve their vision and overall wellness through holistic methods. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Pennsylvania State University, Doctor of Optometry from Pennsylvania College and did his postdoctoral work at the Gesell Institute in collaboration with Yale University. He has been awarded The Special Awards for Service from the Behavioral Optometrists in Mexico for his innovative and holistic work with children.   His protocols take a proactive, rather than reactive, approach to health and wellness. He understands and treats the body as one integrated system, rather than a collection of independent organs, in order to identify and address the root causes of disease. His whole health protocols improve vision and wellness by healing the mind-body-spirit through nutritional protocols, vision therapy, and self-care techniques. This views each person as genetically and biochemically unique and enables the individual to make lifelong improvements to their well-being. **Timestamps for the topics discussed can be found on this episode's NTI PodTalk page. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master and Natural Food Chef Certification programs, visit ntischool.com for more information, or get in touch with our admissions team— 303-284-8361 or admissions@ntischool.com. This discussion is not intended to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy, nor in any way imply that Nutrition Therapists who graduate from NTI are qualified to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy.  The scope of practice for graduates of NTI is to deliver therapeutic nutrition guidance to our clients which helps support their natural biology to achieve optimal function in whatever wellness path they are on.
36:05
September 23, 2022
Summer Break Announcement
Thank you for listening to the NTI PodTalk!  We are taking a break for the remainder of summer 2022.  We will be back this fall with more interviews with new guests from in and around the NTI community.   In the meantime, be sure to check out older episodes. Also, like and subscribe to the NTI PodTalk in your favorite podcast app to be sure you will get notified when new episodes are available.  We'll see you again soon! Can't wait for another episode and want to start your journey in holistic health? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master and Natural Food Chef Certification programs, visit ntischool.com for more information, or get in touch with our admissions team— 303-284-8361 or admissions@ntischool.com.
01:16
August 05, 2022
#45: Laura Waldo, NANP Legislative Affairs Specialist
In this episode of the NTI PodTalk we welcome back Laura Waldo, the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) Legislative Affairs Specialist.  She shares all that NANP Legislative Affairs has been working on this legislative session.  Dianne and Laura also take a deep dive into what the Scope of Practice is for Holistic Nutrition Professionals. About Laura Waldo, NTP, BCHN®: Laura Waldo has more than 20 years of experience in the Information Technology sector where she worked as a consultant with Government and Private Industry clients. She became passionate about nutrition when her toddler son became extremely ill and a diagnosis eluded the medical community. Laura began learning about the healing power of food, and with the urging of family, and friends in the Holistic Community, she returned to school, graduating from the Nutritional Therapy Association in 2013. Laura opened her nutrition practice in Virginia but became frustrated hearing stories of practitioners who were unable to work due to restrictive laws in the States where they resided. In 2017 Laura began her journey of grassroots advocacy and policy change as the Deputy Director of the Council of Holistic Health Educators. Now at the NANP, Laura works diligently to promote the rights of our members to practice nutrition without legislative threats. She maintains her private nutrition practice, home-schools her son, and is excited to work with the NANP, aiding practitioners and advocating policy change at the State level. **Timestamps for the topics discussed can be found on this episode's NTI PodTalk page. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master and Natural Food Chef Certification programs, visit ntischool.com for more information, or get in touch with our admissions team— 303-284-8361 or admissions@ntischool.com. This discussion is not intended to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy, nor in any way imply that Nutrition Therapists who graduate from NTI are qualified to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy.  The scope of practice for graduates of NTI is to deliver therapeutic nutrition guidance to our clients which helps support their natural biology to achieve optimal function in whatever wellness path they are on.
47:31
July 08, 2022
#44: Stefan Karg, Sprout City Farms Program Manager
Today Dianne interviews Stefan Karg, the Program Manager for Sprout City Farms. Sprout City Farms builds educational urban farms to engage communities, strengthen neighborhood resiliency, and root farmers in the city. They envision a thriving local food system supported by a network of accessible city farms which nourish, and are nourished by, their surrounding communities. Their farms serve as a platform for education, health, food justice advocacy, ecological stewardship, community wealth building, vocational training, and neighborhood resiliency. Stefan grew up in Lakewood and Arvada, Colorado and spent his childhood helping his mom and grandmother grow their own food and explore the wildlands of Colorado. While studying environmental communication and wildlife biology at Colorado State University, Stefan worked for a local garden center and landscape company where his love for horticulture exploded. Stefan realized that the most effective way to make change in the world is through connecting, supporting, and educating people. After college, Stefan worked for the Denver Museum of Nature & Science creating programs for their community of families, children, and teens. Since leaving the museum setting, he has been running the operations of the outdoor education and park ranger programs and overseeing the organic garden club at Red Rocks Community College. He also just became a Colorado Certified Gardener with CSU Extension! As an educator, naturalist, and horticulturist, Stefan is excited to join Sprout City Farms as the Program Manager on the mission of creating thriving local food systems that strengthen our communities and enrich the environment. You can reach Stefan at stefan@sproutcityfarms.org. **Timestamps for the topics discussed can be found on this episode's NTI PodTalk page. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master and Natural Food Chef Certification programs, visit ntischool.com for more information, or get in touch with our admissions team— 303-284-8361 or admissions@ntischool.com. This discussion is not intended to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy, nor in any way imply that Nutrition Therapists who graduate from NTI are qualified to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy.  The scope of practice for graduates of NTI is to deliver therapeutic nutrition guidance to our clients which helps support their natural biology to achieve optimal function in whatever wellness path they are on.
44:41
June 17, 2022
#43: Dr. Tracy McCubbin, MD of Radiance Functional Medicine
In today’s episode, Dianne interviews Dr. Tracy McCubbin of Radiance Functional Medicine in Denver, CO. Dr. Tracy employs 2 NTI graduates and 1 NTI student in her business and she talks more about what pushed her to employ nutrition therapists as part of her staff. We also talk more about her experience and background, along with advice she would give other doctors or professionals looking to hire nutrition therapists. Dr. Tracy McCubbin is a physician with over 30 years of experience in the medical field. She started her career in Emergency Medicine in Denver, Colorado. After many years of 60-hour work weeks on a shift schedule, increasing responsibility in the hospital and conducting clinical research and publications, she started to experience many of the same issues as her female patients who were in their 40’s (GERD, IBS, stress, depression, infertility, asthma, insomnia, perimenopause, and weight gain). She was curious about treatment options to help her patients and herself. She met renowned physician Andrew Weil, M.D., and began to explore the field of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (now called Integrative Medicine). Knowledge of this burgeoning field led her to found Kaiser’s Centers for Complementary Medicine (CCM) in 2003. They opened a pilot site in Aurora, CO two days a week, and eventually grew to five locations in the Denver metro area. After completing a two-year Fellowship at the University of Arizona School of Medicine (the premier integrative healthcare training program), she officially transitioned from the emergency department after 19 years and moved her clinical practice to CCM. In 2019, she opened her private practice where she sees patients from all over the country for a variety of health concerns including hormone balancing, digestive disorders, fertility, autoimmune conditions and healthy aging. Dr. McCubbin is Board Certified in Emergency Medicine, Integrative Medicine and certified in Functional Medicine and uses a combination of her education and experience when treating patients. Timestamps for the topics discussed can be found on this episode's NTI PodTalk page. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master and Natural Food Chef Certification programs, visit ntischool.com for more information, or get in touch with our admissions team— 303-284-8361 or admissions@ntischool.com. This discussion is not intended to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy, nor in any way imply that Nutrition Therapists who graduate from NTI are qualified to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy.  The scope of practice for graduates of NTI is to deliver therapeutic nutrition guidance to our clients which helps support their natural biology to achieve optimal function in whatever wellness path they are on.
39:30
June 03, 2022
#42: Sandor Katz, fermentation revivalist
In today’s episode of the NTI PodTalk, Dianne interviews Sandor Ellix Katz, a fermentation revivalist. His books Wild Fermentation and the Art of Fermentation, along with the hundreds of fermentation workshops he has taught around the world, have helped to catalyze a broad revival of the fermentation arts. A self-taught experimentalist who lives in rural Tennessee, the New York Times calls him “one of the unlikely rock stars of the American food scene.” Sandor is the recipient of a James Beard award and other honors. For more information, check out his website wildfermentation.com. Timestamps for the topics discussed can be found on this episode's NTI PodTalk page. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master and Natural Food Chef Certification programs, visit ntischool.com for more information, or get in touch with our admissions team— 303-284-8361 or admissions@ntischool.com. This discussion is not intended to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy, nor in any way imply that Nutrition Therapists who graduate from NTI are qualified to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy.  The scope of practice for graduates of NTI is to deliver therapeutic nutrition guidance to our clients which helps support their natural biology to achieve optimal function in whatever wellness path they are on.
54:51
May 20, 2022
#41: Andrea Nordling, entrepreneur and mastermind behind Build a Profitable Practice
Introducing Andrea Nordling, entrepreneur and the mastermind behind Build a Profitable Practice. Hi, I'm Andrea! I show holistic nutritionists and health coaches how to build a profitable, impactful online practice and make consistent income every month in their biz without using social media. Yep, I practice what I preach: When I deleted all my social media profiles and business pages, my business grew exponentially. And yours can, too! >>> Be sure to check out the Free Course Andrea offers year-round as well as her FREE SummerTIME Training which starts May 16th, 2022. Timestamps for the topics discussed can be found on this episode's NTI PodTalk page. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master and Natural Food Chef Certification programs, visit ntischool.com for more information, or get in touch with our admissions team— 303-284-8361 or admissions@ntischool.com. This discussion is not intended to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy, nor in any way imply that Nutrition Therapists who graduate from NTI are qualified to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy.  The scope of practice for graduates of NTI is to deliver therapeutic nutrition guidance to our clients which helps support their natural biology to achieve optimal function in whatever wellness path they are on.
46:55
May 06, 2022
#40: Jennifer Peters, Owner of Just Be Kitchen
On today’s episode of the NTI PodTalk, Dianne interviews Jennifer Peters, the owner of Just BE Kitchen. If you are not already familiar, Just BE Kitchen is a restaurant located in Denver that focuses on serving mindful mouthfuls to their community. Their menu is 100% free of gluten, grain, corn, soy, legume, and refined sugar and 99% dairy-free. Their goal is to nourish guests & show you don’t have to avoid traditional dishes you love & that eating healthy can make you feel full and satisfied instead of the feeling of lack and sacrifice. We are all big fans of Just BE Kitchen, and if you are from Denver, you may also be a big fan!   Jennifer decided to open Just BE Kitchen because she was searching for a way to close the gap between who she was and what she did. In fact, she wanted to fulfill her life’s purpose and fully stand in her light so others could do the same. And for her, that meant focusing on the joy that food can bring – not just any food, but truly nourishing & satisfying food. And she wanted to do this by creating a space of BElonging & connection where everyone could feel cared for, nourished & experience joy around food that is void of allergens and inflammatory properties.  Listen in to hear more about Jennifer’s journey, her advice for small business owners, and why she is so passionate about nutrition.    Timestamps for the topics discussed in the episode can be found HERE. Be sure to check out Just BE Kitchen's menu and other offerings! Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master and Natural Food Chef Certification programs, visit ntischool.com for more information, or get in touch with our admissions team— 303-284-8361 or admissions@ntischool.com. This discussion is not intended to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy, nor in any way imply that Nutrition Therapists who graduate from NTI are qualified to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy.  The scope of practice for graduates of NTI is to deliver therapeutic nutrition guidance to our clients which helps support their natural biology to achieve optimal function in whatever wellness path they are on.
32:22
April 22, 2022
#39: Jamie McKeown, Education & Brand Activation Manager for WishGarden Herbs
In today’s episode of the NTI PodTalk, Dianne interviews Jamie McKeown, Education & Brand Activation Manager for WishGarden Herbs. Jamie McKeown has over 14 years of experience in Education & Brand Development for the Natural Products Industry.  She started her career in the industry at Karyn’s, a pioneering wellness company in Chicago, IL. In that role, she worked with hundreds of clients on achieving health goals and helped build a line of all-natural supplements and beauty care. Jamie’s greatest passion is wellness education, and she has spent over 16 years personally studying nutrition, herbalism, Ayurveda and healing modalities with some of the leading experts in their fields. Jamie has a BA in Film & Communications from the University of Michigan. She is a certified health coach, registered yoga teacher and herbalist. She has been an educator with WishGarden since 2017 training hundreds of people in WishGarden’s one-of-a-kind herbal remedies. Like many of the medicinal plants we use in their blends, their roots run deep. Woman-owned and family-run since 1979, WishGarden is one of the original herbal renaissance companies. They maintain a deep respect for community, tradition, and plant power. Nationally-known herbalist, educator, and activist, Catherine Hunziker transformed WishGarden from a small start-up to a nationally-recognized company, making herbalism a natural choice for all. You can find all of WishGarden's radical herbal remedies by visiting their website— wishgardenherbs.com or by following them on Instagram @wishgardenherbs Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master and Natural Food Chef Certification programs, visit ntischool.com for more information, or get in contact with our admissions team— 303-284-8361 or admissions@ntischool.com. This discussion is not intended to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy, nor in any way imply that Nutrition Therapists who graduate from NTI are qualified to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy.  The scope of practice for graduates of NTI is to deliver therapeutic nutrition guidance to our clients which helps support their natural biology to achieve optimal function in whatever wellness path they are on.
34:57
April 08, 2022
#38: Nutrition Therapist Chat with NTI Instructors Kristen Burkett and Kelly Hatke
On this special episode, Dianne sits down with our first repeat guest— NTI instructors Kristen Burkett and Kelly Hatke for a sunnyside chat about the immense value nutrition therapy provided by qualified practitioners can offer. They discuss common issues that almost everyone faces.  One being, so many people do not understand how food can greatly influence their health. And two, those that do understand those implications, may still find themselves confused by the conflicting information that is ubiquitous in today’s world. To hear more from Kristen and Kelly, you can listen to their solo episodes #10 and #17. This episode's complete show notes are available on the NTI PodTalk page. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master and Natural Food Chef Certification programs, visit ntischool.com for more information, or get in contact with our admissions team— 303-284-8361 or admissions@ntischool.com. This discussion is not intended to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy, nor in any way imply that Nutrition Therapists who graduate from NTI are qualified to provide Medical Nutrition Therapy.  The scope of practice for graduates of NTI is to deliver therapeutic nutrition guidance to our clients which helps support their natural biology to achieve optimal function in whatever wellness path they are on.
43:51
March 25, 2022
#37: Instructor, Priscilla Condon, MSN, MNT
In today’s episode, Dianne interviews our online A&P instructor and NTI graduate, Priscilla Condon. They cover topics ranging from Priscilla’s educational background, to why she loves teaching at NTI, and what her favorite food is! Priscilla has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The State University of New York and a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. She worked as a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner for 25 years in private practice and as adjunct faculty at Vanderbilt University and The University of Alabama School of Medicine. She graduated from NTI in 2008 as a Master Nutritionist and started Path to Wellness LLC at that time. She specializes in Diabetes, weight management, and bio-identical hormone replacement. She also works with a board-certified chiropractic neurologist treating dementia, Parkinson’s, ADD, and traumatic brain injuries. She lectures throughout the USA as part of the Episcopal Church CREDO health faculty. She lives on the Alabama Gulf Coast and enjoys canoeing, kayaking, and all water activities. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master and Natural Food Chef Certification programs, visit ntischool.com for more information, or get in contact with our admissions team— 303-284-8361 or admissions@ntischool.com.
24:26
March 11, 2022
#36: Beth McCarthy, NFC
In today’s episode, Dianne interviews NFC graduate, Yoga Therapist, and Wellness Coach,  Beth McCarthy. Beth graduated from the Natural Food Chef program in 2018, and since has opened a thriving business in Monument, CO. Beth came to visit the NFC Fall 2021 cohort to talk about her experience and give words of wisdom to our soon to be Natural Food Chefs. She was a popular addition to the curriculum and had such wonderful information to share. Today, she talks more about her experiences and what made her choose NTI as her school for natural chef training. Beth McCarthy is the owner of Joyful Wellness, a successful holistic health coaching company in Monument, Colorado. At Joyful Wellness/Beth offers a variety of wellness services to choose from including yoga therapy programs, personal chef services, intimate catering events, wellness coaching programs and women’s seasonal self-care retreats. As a certified Yoga Therapist, Natural Chef, and Wellness Coach, she believes everyone can reach their highest potential for optimal well-being at every level - body, mind, lifestyle and spirit. As a Natural Chef and graduate of the Nutrition Therapy Institute, she is delighted to share her love of nourishing food and living with her clients and community. She is especially passionate about “food as medicine” and how food can strengthen, protect, prevent disease, making everyone more happy and able to heal. Her goal as a Natural Chef is to educate, motivate, and inspire individuals, couples, families, corporations and communities to: Adopt a whole-foods based diet — think unrefined, fresh, in season, organic, unprocessed, humanely raised and non-genetically modified Engage in cooking with renewed inspiration, creativity and commitment to health Honor the kitchen as a sanctuary – a joyful gathering space to nourish yourself, family and friends in Fall in love with food as medicine— one delicious and mindful bite at a time! Whether her clients are struggling with a new or existing health condition requiring a change in diet and lifestyle, managing a hectic work schedule, frustrated by body image and weight issues, or simply wanting to learn new ways to cook healthier and more creatively, she helps educate, inspire and supports her clients to realize ease and optimal health. Beth has four beautiful, successful adult children living across the country and world, as well as a wonderful husband who has been her best friend and partner for over thirty years. They live in a beautiful area of Colorado in a pretty new home and enjoy nothing more than spending lots of time hiking and playing in nature - especially with their sweet white golden retriever Arwen. They love to travel to Italy to visit our daughter, Maeve - who lives in Rome, and they travel to Europe at least twice a year. They never fail to experience the joy, fun and adventure of attending an authentic Italian cooking class while visiting. To learn more about her company - Joyful Wellness - and the services Beth offers, visit her website at: www.Joyfulwellnesswithbeth.com Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master and Natural Food Chef Certification programs, visit ntischool.com for more information, or get in contact with our admissions team— 303-284-8361 or admissions@ntischool.com.
37:22
February 25, 2022
#35: Dr. Meg Hammel, ND
Today, Dianne interviews one of our online instructors, Dr. Meg Hammel. Dr. Meg leads our Research and Communications and Independent Study courses. Today she tells us more about her background, what she loves most about teaching at NTI, and what her specialty is in her practice as a Naturopathic Doctor. Dr. Megan Hammel is a board-certified Naturopathic Doctor based in Denver, Colorado where she specializes in Pediatric Health and Family Medicine. Graduating with Honors from the National University of Natural Medicine in 2017, Dr. Hammel has dedicated years of study to pediatric care and chronic illness, Autism Spectrum Disorder, allergies, PANS/PANDAS, Down Syndrome, ADHD, and pediatric mental health. She is passionate about creating a meaningful relationship with her patients and community to meet the unique health needs of each family. Dr. Hammel has worked in healthcare for over 8 years in both research and clinical practice and is a board member of the Pediatric Association of Naturopathic Physicians. She is passionate about strengthening the voice of Naturopathic Medicine in the changing landscape of healthcare. Be sure to stay up to date with Dr.Meg's practice— Children's Naturopathic Center of Colorado and on Instagram @nd4kids Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master Certification, visit ntischool.com for more information, or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team.
27:59
February 11, 2022
#34: Lauren Friarson, MNT
Listen in while Dianne interviews NTI’s online Weight Management and Sports Nutrition Instructor and NTI graduate, Lauren Friarson. They talk about all things ranging from why Lauren chose NTI for her holistic nutrition education, what she is doing now as a practicing Master Nutrition Therapist, to what her favorite part about teaching at NTI is. Lauren has been practicing nutrition, coaching one-on-one, and educating others for nearly two decades. Lauren’s greatest passion is assisting people to eat and move well in order to embrace their fullest life possible. She has undergraduate degrees in both Psychology and Sociology, a graduate degree in Criminology, and numerous nationally recognized fitness certifications. She is the author of “Why Can’t is a Four-Letter Word” and “Get Off the Curb: From Flight or Fight to Activated Achiever.” She is a top motivational speaker, industry influencer, and leader in both health and wellness and personal development. Lauren has used her training and experience working with a variety of people to help change lives through the power of knowledge and inspiration. In her free time, you will find Lauren working out on her Peloton bike or tread, hiking with her friends, golfing, traveling, or even the occasional food and wine tasting. She is a wife, a stepmom of two amazing kids, and truly prides herself in always wanting to get better in order to impact as many lives as possible along the way. Be sure to stay up to date with what Lauren is up to— @lifewithlaurendanielle Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master Certification, visit ntischool.com for more information, or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team.
25:58
January 28, 2022
#33: Karen Hardy, MNT, NFC
Listen in while Dianne interviews one of our Administration Staff Members, Karen Hardy. Karen is not only a member of our staff, but she is also a graduate of both of our programs at NTI. Karen is the caring voice you have most likely exchanged emails with or spoken to on the phone if you are a student or graduate. She is an administrative expert who pays extra attention to details. Karen loves good conversation, is the best person to wordsmith with, and is a great storyteller. We appreciate her and all of her efforts in keeping the NTI boat sailing smoothly.    Karen is the first of our staff interview series. We believe it's important that our community know we are real people who care deeply about our students, our graduates, and the mission at Nutrition Therapy Institute. Now, you can put faces to the names and learn more about their backgrounds and how NTI has made an impact on them. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master Certification, visit ntischool.com for more information, or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team.
33:57
January 14, 2022
#32: Matthew Graylin
In today’s episode, Dianne interviews Matthew Graylin, a previous Natural Food Chef student. Matthew, unfortunately, joined the Natural Food Chef Program in the Fall of 2019-2020. While he enjoyed the portion of the program he was able to complete, this was the year the world was rocked by the COVID-19 pandemic. He was unable to finish his studies, but since then has gone on to pursue BIG international opportunities for his career in the food industry.   Listen in to hear more about his journey, how he came to NTI, and how he has achieved some of his career goals in the last couple of years! Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master Certification, visit ntischool.com for more information, or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team.
27:58
December 17, 2021
#31: Jordyn Icenhower, NTM
In today’s episode, Dianne interviews Jordyn Icenhower, a recent graduate of the Nutrition Therapist Master program. Jordyn sought employment after graduation as opposed to going into private practice. Dianne talks to her about her work experiences and what her future goals are as an NTM. Jordyn is a Nutrition Therapist Master specializing in gut health and hormonal dysregulation. Her own personal life and health experiences have led her to the amazing world of holistic health where she’s discovered that whole foods can trump pharmaceuticals, and the Standard American Diet, on one’s journey to a thriving life.  Colorado-based, she is a global backpacker, runner, ballerina, artist (and not-so-secret nerd) striving to be a shining example of what real food can do for optimal health and vivacious living. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master Certification, visit ntischool.com for more information, or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team.
37:58
December 03, 2021
#30: Julie Ebert, Co-owner of Ebert Family Farms
Driven by strong will and grit, Julie Ebert manages Ebert Family Farms with her husband Kres.  Julie grew up working with her family on a 5000-acre beef and buffalo ranch in Nebraska.  She went on to get a degree in Business and worked in retail and fulfillment management after college.  However, her passion for working outdoors, and her curiosity about health and nutrition led to starting a raw dairy.    The dairy has been operated for 16 years and is run by Julie and her husband Kres, who is a 4th generation farmer. Her passion is creating safe and nutritious products that taste good while being a good steward of the land and animals.  Ebert Family Farms is located East of Denver.  Grass-fed dairy, grass-fed beef, and pastured pork are all produced on the 800-acre farm.   If you are interested in learning more about the Ebert’s nutritious products and how to get them, visit ebertfarms.com. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master Certification, visit ntischool.com for more information, or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team.
46:29
November 12, 2021
#29: Luke Tera, MTOM Dipl.Ac, L.Ac
Luke has been in practice for more than 18 years and has successfully treated thousands of clients.   A national expert on metabolic health, botanical medicine, functional medicine, and movement, he’s presented at national conferences and online. As a consultant, equipment designer, and product formulator in the hemp industry, Luke has worked with clients in Europe, Asia, and throughout North America to bring scientific rigor and excellence in extraction and formulation.    He’s taught hundreds of courses at numerous schools of natural medicine and has instructed over a thousand medical doctors, chiropractors, acupuncturists, and nutritionists on the science and application of natural health. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master Certification, visit ntischool.com for more information, or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team.
27:04
October 29, 2021
#28: The GrowHaus
The GrowHaus is a business located in the heart of Denver. Their mission is to cultivate community-driven food justice through education and food access. They offer food distribution programming and educational opportunities related to growing and cooking food, as well as overall wellness. They strive to be a community-driven organization, meaning their goal is to have all programs led and implemented by members of their community. They are successful when youth, families, and communities are empowered to feed, nourish, and strengthen themselves and others. Ciara, a volunteer for GrowHaus, grew up on a small family farm in Royalton, MN, and she is excited to be connected back to her roots working with plants and agriculture again at The GrowHaus! She went to school for Elementary Education and Spanish and taught Kindergarten for two years in San Pedro Sula, Honduras at an international school. Food justice is a new concept to Ciara, and she is excited to continue the life-long learning process to explore food systems, and how they co-exist in specific communities, and how she can learn from this information and share it with others. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master Certification, visit ntischool.com for more information, or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team.
16:45
October 22, 2021
#27: Business Instructor Greg Durocher
Introducing Greg Durocher. Greg is a new instructor at NTI, teaching the Business Readiness and Coaching Skills course. Greg brings his diverse background and expertise in entrepreneurship to the online classroom. Greg is the co-founder and CEO at SafeRide4Kids.com, a successful e-commerce business. In 2014, Greg was looking for ways to expand Safe Ride 4 Kids and knew that he needed a formal business plan to present when seeking funding, whether that be a loan or investors. He founded the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) with its business-oriented class offerings and no-cost consulting services. He quickly enrolled in the Leading Edge Business Plan Writing curriculum, which was exactly what he needed. Greg and his business have received recognition and awards in the statewide business plan competition, the SBDC’s Trout Tank pitch event, Denver Public Library's annual report, and various other media spots. In 2015, Greg was invited to take over facilitating the SBDC’s Leading Edge class as well as be on the team of consultants serving the SBDC clients. Before entering the world of entrepreneurs, Greg was a firefighter/paramedic for 15+ years. He has also been a student of human behavior and behavior change. His training includes Human Needs Psychology, Strategic Intervention, Neurostrategies, NLP, Hypnotherapy, and EmMatrix. Greg also has a second successful business that is related to his coaching and training endeavors. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master Certification, visit ntischool.com for more information, or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team.
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October 08, 2021
#26: Chef Instructor Jacqui Gabel, NFC, NTM
Today, Dianne interviews Natural Food Chef and Nutrition Therapist Master, Jacqui Gabel. Jacqui is a graduate of both of NTI’s programs and is one of our chef instructors for the Natural Food Chef Program. Today, Dianne interviews her about her experience in our programs, how she is using her certifications, and what her favorite parts are about teaching aspiring Natural Food Chefs. Jacqui’s enthusiasm for travel, wellbeing and human connection has led her to kitchens throughout the U.S., South America, and Asia. She’s gathered experiences and knowledge by spending time with home cooks, farmers, and professional chefs in these places. In 2016, she graduated from NTI’s Natural Food Chef program and continued to study nutrition science, obtaining her NTMC in the summer of 2020. She believes that cooking is one of the most empowering skills we can all gain: she teaches culinary lessons to people looking to support their health and cooks for families throughout Denver and Boulder. Exposing children to whole foods at an early age is one of her greatest passions. You can find Jacqui's offerings on her website realfooddesire.com and see all of her amazing creations on her Instagram @realfooddesire. Do you want to experience Jacqui's expert instruction first-hand?  To learn more about NTI's Natural Food Chef program, visit ntischool.com for more information, or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Music by Arija Rasutis
24:57
September 24, 2021
#25: Kate Kavanaugh, Owner of Western Daughters Butcher Shop & NTI Student
Today, Dianne interviews Kate Kavanaugh, the owner of Western Daughters Butcher Shop and Nutrition Therapist Master student at NTI. Western Daughters is a grass-fed and pasture-raised butcher shop located in Denver Colorado. Their focus is on how food can heal land, bodies, and communities and we are all big fans of their business and mission at NTI! Kate Kavanaugh talks today about what led her to start Western Daughters, why she chose NTI for her holistic nutrition education, and what her future plans are for her business once she graduates from the NTMC program. Stay up to date with Kate and the happenings at Western Daughter you can follow them on Instagram @westerndaughters Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master Certification, visit ntischool.com for more information, or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Music by Arija Rasutis
32:30
September 10, 2021
#24: Instructor, Tami Miller, IAHC
Today, Dianne interviews our classroom Anatomy and Physiology and Weight Management and Sports Nutrition instructor, Tami Miller. Tune in to hear more about Tami’s background and what she loves most about teaching in the classroom at Nourish House. Tami Miller is the owner of Sage Nutrition Coaching, Inc. in Wheat Ridge, CO— @sagenutritioncoaching on Instagram. Her educational background is in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Mycology, and Nutrition. Tami did research at the University of Colorado Medical Center for over 20 years. While obtaining her degree and for several years afterward, she tutored students at the university in a variety of subjects and decided that teaching was something she wanted to do on a regular basis. Tami has been teaching with Kaplan since 1999 and draws her passion for teaching from the success of her students. She has taught for all standardized tests at Kaplan and has traveled to Qatar to teach at Cornell Weil Medical College and to Abu Dhabi, UAE to teach at Khalifa University. She has recorded podcasts for Biochemistry and videos for Organic Chemistry. Tami is currently a regular Instructor at Khalifa University in addition to her teaching duties at the Nutrition Therapy Institute and Kaplan. Do you want to experience Tami's expert instruction first-hand?  To learn more about NTI's Nutrition Therapist Master Certification, visit ntischool.com for more information, or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Music by Arija Rasutis
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August 27, 2021
#23: Graduate Mason J. Spendow, NFC
Today, Dianne interviews recent Natural Food Chef graduate, Mason Spendow, on his experience in the NFC program, what steps he took to relocate for the program, and what he is doing now that he is a Certified Natural Food Chef. Mason is a 2021 graduate of NTI’s Natural Food Chef Program who focuses on retreat catering and private chef opportunities in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Mason feels food is much more than just something people consume when hungry. Food is the sacred fuel that people derive their life force from. Not only is it vitally important to maintain a nutrient-dense and bio-diverse diet, but it is equally as important to recognize and cherish the energy of the food you choose to fuel your body with. Food is a conduit for love and possesses the power to heal us in profound ways--Body, Mind, and Spirit. Mason’s life work is to be a steward of the power of food. To bring people together with food. To help people realize the most authentic expression of themselves by providing them with the sacred nourishment they need to go forward on their journey.  To find out more about Mason and his new business you can follow his Instagram @onpurposekitchen Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit ntischool.com for more information or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Music by Arija Rasutis
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August 13, 2021
#22: Director of NTI – Dianne Koehler, MNT
Today, we are flipping the script, and the NTI office staff is interviewing the School Owner and Director, Dianne Koehler. Dianne graduated from Nutrition Therapy Institute in 2007. Since graduating she has become a teacher and active community speaker. She has continued her education through additional training in holistic health, high-level wellness, herbal therapeutics, functional blood chemistry analysis, and functional endocrinology. She has been an instructor at NTI for more than 10 years and became Academic Dean in 2017.  As the Owner/Director of NTI, her passion for learning about and teaching nutrition informs her desire to make NTI the choice for nutrition education.  She is profoundly grateful to have the opportunity to share NTI’s vision with our current and future students – Choosing to Create Optimal Health Through Nutrition Education – it’s not just a tagline, it’s truly what NTI’s students do, and Dianne is proud to be at the helm, driving expectations and making changes in the field of nutrition education. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit ntischool.com for more information or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Music by Arija Rasutis
47:34
July 30, 2021
#21: Adrienne Larrew Co-founder of Corner Post Meats
Welcome back to NTI PodTalks, today Dianne speaks with Adrienne, one of the owners of Corner Post Meats. Corner Post Meats provides customers exceptional forest-raised pork and grass-finished beef, and it partners with other exceptional producers of wild-caught fish and pastured poultry. Adrienne strives to be a driving force behind healthy, tasty meat shipped to families nationwide and to select restaurants in Colorado. She knows firsthand how important it is for people to trust where their food comes from and what it takes to raise healthy animals and manage the land. Corner Post Meats is meat for people who “give a damn”, and the place for those who have concerns about health, care about how the animals are raised, and that land is managed to make ecosystems healthy and vibrant places. Adrienne grew up spending most of her time outdoors-camping or fixing fences on her grandparents' ranch. She grew up in Littleton, CO, but found that ranch work suited her. She has worked on ranches throughout the West, where she met her business partner, Dan, and cohort in all kinds of adventures. Adrienne and Dan worked together for several years before starting Corner Post Meats with a handful of critters in Wyoming. To better connect with their customers, they left the rural mountains and settled in the Black Forest on a ranch owned by the National Audubon Society. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit ntischool.com for more information or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Music by Arija Rasutis
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July 16, 2021
#20: Lead Chef Instructor Tracy Spalding, NFC
Today, Dianne interviews Chef Tracy Spalding, the Lead Chef Instructor for NTI’s Natural Food Chef Program. Chef Tracy has had a natural understanding and love for cooking since she was a teenager. Her culinary passion, in combination with extensive travels, exposed her to the world’s cuisines. As an adult, she tested recipes for a variety of cookbooks and she has studied with many culinary experts in Spain, Zanzibar, India, and Italy. She graduated from NTI’s Natural Food Chef program in 2014 and was quickly hired to lead cooking demonstrations, classes, and weekend workshops. Along with her role as NFC’s lead chef instructor, Tracy maintains a private business where she caters for groups, cooks for individual clients, and teaches menu planning and kitchen arrangements. She has had a longstanding commitment to cooking for those in need and is actively involved in a number of non-profit and community cooking organizations. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit ntischool.com for more information or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Music by Arija Rasutis
16:36
July 02, 2021
#19: Haley Peck, MS, NFC
Welcome back to NTI PodTalk, our interview series where we talk to interesting people about why they love nutrition, how they use it in their lives, and how being a part of NTI has impacted them. Today, Dianne interviews an NTI Natural Food Chef Graduate, Haley Peck. Haley is the owner and Head Chef of Nourish Natural Foods, LLC. Haley earned her undergraduate degree in Public Health from Syracuse University and went to earn a Masters in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health. After discovering huge impacts of her diet on her own mental and physical health, she decided to improve her education in the kitchen and completed the Natural Food Chef program at NTI. This led her to embrace her passion for cooking wholesome and healing foods for her clients. She has been serving her clients providing delicious and nutritious meals for the past 4 years. Haley has spent time experimenting and perfecting healthier versions of her favorite recipes using wholesome and clean ingredients. Whether it be a nourishing grain bowl, a healthier twist on your classic lasagna, or a veggie packed Asian fusion dish, she has found that there are endless ways to satisfy all cravings while maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Haley has helped several individuals and families get their healthy habits back on track by removing all of the stress from meal planning and prepping. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit ntischool.com for more information or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Music by Arija Rasutis
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June 18, 2021
#18: Natural Grocers Opportunities
Today, Dianne interviews Karen Falbo and Caroline Cheong from Natural Grocers. Natural Grocers is one of our favorite places to find local and organic foods to feed our families. Graduates of NTI are highly sought after for Nutrition Health Coaching careers at Natural Grocers. Learn more about the history of Natural Grocers and the upcoming hiring event they are hosting on June 10th. If you are interested in attending the hiring event, you can register now! Karen is the Director of the Nutrition Education Department at Natural Grocers. She has a background in holistic nutrition after attending the National Institute of Nutrition Education in 1998 and the Natural Food Chef Program at NTI. She started working with Natural Grocers in 2002 as a Nutrition Health Coach and was soon promoted to the NHC Coordinator position. As the company has grown, so has Karen’s position. In her current role, she works with a team of 10 people and other departments within the organization to support NHC positions as well as strategizing, planning, coordinating, and helping execute projects and initiatives. Additionally, Karen helps with recipe management for the company. Caroline is the Director of Nutritional Health Coach Regional Managers. Caroline graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She started with Natural grocers in 2012 as a Nutritional Health coach in Wichita, Kansas, and in 2015 was quickly promoted to her current position. She works with a team of 8 Nutritional Health Coach Regional Managers with territories across 161 stores and 20 different states. Her and her team are responsible for hiring and providing ongoing training and support for Nutritional Health Coaches and working with the Operations Team to assist at Natural Grocers locations. She also works with the Nutrition Education Department and other departments within the company to streamline communication, coordinate, and execute company initiatives. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit ntischool.com for more information or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Music by Arija Rasutis
31:43
May 28, 2021
#17: NANP Podcast Hosts: Diana Walley and Kristen Burkett
Welcome back to NTI PodTalk, our interview series where we talk to interesting people about why they love nutrition, how they use it in their lives, and how being a part of NTI has impacted them. Today, Dianne interviews two NTI graduates, Diana Walley and Kristen Burkett. Diana and Kristen are both Master Nutrition Therapists, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, and are the hosts of the NANP Nourishing Your Practice Podcast. Together they have created RestoreForYou, which blends Kristen’s and Diana’s unique experiences as nutrition therapists focusing on hormone harmony and vibrant aging. In addition to offering expert advice on nutrition, lifestyle, fitness, and entrepreneurship, they openly share their real-world struggles as they navigate their busy lives. They share their personal stories because they are on a mission to help women achieve their highest level of health and to help fellow practitioners reach their potential. Along with being an MNT and BCHN, Diana is also a certified personal trainer through the American Council of Exercise (ACE). Diana is on a mission to help women get to the heart of their health frustrations and to age vibrantly. As a health and wellness enthusiast, her greatest satisfaction comes from helping women feel stronger and more confident so they can live their best life. Diana has been married for 20 years, has two teenage daughters, and loves hiking, lifting weights, cooking and gardening. Kristen is the founder of Nourishing Transformations, LLC, and is practicing in Highlands Ranch, CO, along with distance clients across the country. Kristen is passionate about empowering women to break out of their traditional healthcare boundaries, taking charge of their health, and living their most vibrant life. She specializes in natural female hormone balancing and digestive health. Kristen combines the latest research and analytical tools to create personalized plans to help her clients achieve their goals in a practical and meaningful way. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?   Visit ntischool.com for more information or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Music by Arija Rasutis
29:56
May 21, 2021
#16: Therese Revitte, MNT, BCHN®
Welcome back to NTI PodTalk, our interview series where we talk to interesting people about why they love nutrition, how they use it in their lives, and how being a part of NTI has impacted them. Today, Dianne interviews Therese Revitte, MNT, BCHN— founder of Live Bright Nutrition Therapy. They talk about how Therese's background as a master gardener lead her to holistic nutrition, how she is using her certification today, and study tips for the NANP Board Exam. Therese graduated from NTI in 2017. She lives in Denver, Colorado, where she runs her practice, Live Bright Nutrition Therapy. Therese became an AIP Certified Coach in 2020 and specializes in autoimmunity in her practice. She is an avid organic food gardener, and her passion for food quality and growing nutrient-dense foods inspired her to create an educational series for creating an organic food garden. She is dedicated to teaching people how to tap into their best health through individualized, targeted nutrition and lifestyle strategies. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit ntischool.com for more information or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Music by Arija Rasutis
19:43
May 07, 2021
#15: Robin Hutchinson, MNT, BCHN®
Welcome back to NTI PodTalk, our interview series where we talk to interesting people about why they love nutrition, how they use it in their lives, and how being a part of NTI has impacted them. Today, Dianne interviews Robin Hutchinson, MNT, BCHN— founder of Healthy Nest Nutrition. They talk about what brought Robin to pursue holistic nutrition, what she does in her practice and more specifics about taking the NANP Board Exam. Robin is an NTI graduate, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, and has been practicing for 10 years. She is the owner and primary practitioner at Health Nest Nutrition in Denver, specializing in food suggestions for gut issues as well as natural weight loss. Robin practices personalized nutrition and meets with clients to lead them to more wholesome, delicious foods to achieve health and wellness goals. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit ntischool.com for more information or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Music by Arija Rasutis
30:10
April 23, 2021
#14: Amber Stevens, NBC-HWC, LMT
Today Dianne interviews Amber Stevens, Nationally Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Author of Food, Feelings, and Freedom: The End to Emotional Eating.  Amber is the guest instructor for the Mindful Eating Seminar, a 4-part webinar series for NTI students and graduates happening in April 2021.  They discuss Amber's background and how she came to health coaching and mindful eating.  They also touch on the basics of mindful eating as a small taste of what is to come in the seminar. If you'd like to learn more about everything that goes into eating mindfully and coaching others to do so— please join us, online in the 4-part Mindful Eating Seminar happening in April 2021.  Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit ntischool.com for more information or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Music by Arija Rasutis
29:06
March 22, 2021
#13: Graduate, Kristin Whitaker, NTM
Today Dianne speaks with recent graduate, Kristin Whitaker. After graduating this month, October 2020, she has decided to go the entrepreneur route and started her own business— Utah Natural Wellness. They cover topics ranging from what made Kristin choose NTI over other schools, to what process she used to complete her final, independent study project. If you’re a prospective student who wants a sneak peek into the NTI curriculum or a current student who wants the inside scoop on the last course, this episode is for you! To learn more about Kristin, and the services she offers visit her website— nourishwithkristin.com Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit ntischool.com for more information or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Music by Arija Rasutis
22:49
October 30, 2020
#12: Riley Rees, CEO/Founder of Sofia Health
In today’s episode, Dianne speaks with Riley Rees, the founder and CEO of Sofia Health, an online health and wellness marketplace that is designed to connect individuals suffering from chronic conditions or looking for mental health support to holistic, complementary, alternative, and naturopathic providers. They talk about the partnership that NTI has with Sofia Heath and what a membership with Sofia Health can do for holistic health practitioners of all types. FYI— all graduates of NTI get a free 1-year membership on the platform!  They also discuss the gap in our health system that doesn't address our needs holistically: physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual which inspired Riley to build Sofia Health in the first place.   Sofia Health is a collection of practitioners who take a holistic approach to address an individual's health. Dianne and Riley talk about how to better reach clients as well as other strategies for practitioners to more easily market their business to their niche audience. If you’re just starting your own business or hate the marketing aspect of being an entrepreneur, this episode is for you! Check out Sofia Health today! Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit ntischool.com for more information or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Music by Arija Rasutis
24:30
October 09, 2020
#11: NANP's Legislative Affairs Specialist: Laura Waldo, NTC
Meet Laura Waldo who is a Legislative Affairs Specialist at NANP. Laura Waldo has more than 20 years of experience in the Information Technology sector where she worked as a consultant with Government and Private Industry clients. She became passionate about nutrition when her toddler son became extremely ill and a diagnosis eluded the medical community. Laura began learning about the healing power of food, and with the urging of family, and friends in the Holistic Community, she returned to school, graduating from the Nutritional Therapy Association in 2013. Laura opened her nutrition practice in Virginia but became frustrated hearing stories of practitioners who were unable to work due to restrictive laws in the States where they resided. In 2017 Laura began her journey of grassroots advocacy and policy change as the Deputy Director of the Council of Holistic Health Educators. Now at the NANP, Laura works diligently to promote the rights of our members to practice nutrition without legislative threats.  She maintains her private nutrition practice, home-schools her son, and is excited to work with the NANP, aiding practitioners and advocating policy change at the State level.   In this episode we:  Review “the wins” in practice laws for different states Define terms of the laws Discuss scope of practice, titles, and ordering tests Visit NANP's website here - https://www.nanp.org Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit ntischool.com for more information or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Music by Arija Rasutis
31:55
September 25, 2020
#10: Graduate, Kelly Hatke, MNT
Kelly Hatke is a nutritionist and holds a certification as an AIP (Autoimmune Paleo) Certified Coach. She received a B.S. from Purdue University, and both her CNTP and MNT diplomas from the Nutrition Therapy Institute.  In her practice, she works with other healthcare practitioners to apply a functional and holistic approach to nutrition therapies including hormone imbalance, autoimmune conditions, food sensitivities, digestive issues, and blood sugar imbalances. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit ntischool.com for more information, or call 303-284-8361 to speak with our admissions team. Intro music by Jay Man - OurMusicbox, 'Light Hearted Moment' Outro music by Arija Rasutis
18:00
July 24, 2020
#9: Graduate Alison N. Barbaro, BCHN (Candidate)
Alison is a BCHN candidate, having passed the National Association of Nutrition Practitioners holistic nutrition board exam in May 2020. She graduated from the Nutrition Therapy Institute in 2019 receiving both her certifications as a Master Nutrition Therapist and Natural Food Chef. Alison shares her experience preparing for and taking the board exam as well as her journey to practicing as a holistic nutritionist, natural food chef and food activist. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef? Sign up for an educational webinar to learn more about our courses - https://ntischool.com/informational-webinars/ Intro music by Jay Man - OurMusicbox, 'Light Hearted Moment' Outro music by Arija Rasutis
22:42
July 10, 2020
#8: Student Michele Coslett, NTM Candidate
Meet Michele Coslett who is a student at NTI.  Listen in to hear Michele and Dianne discuss her journey through NTI as well as highlights about the NTMC program. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit https://ntischool.com/ for more information. Intro music by Jay Man - OurMusicbox, 'Light Hearted Moment' Outro music by Arija Rasutis
20:44
June 26, 2020
#7: Student Kaydee Gregg, NTM Candidate
Meet Kaydee Gregg who is a student at NTI.  Tune in to hear how she found NTI, what she plans to do with her certification, and shares some helpful study tips. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit https://ntischool.com/ for more information. Intro music by Jay Man - OurMusicbox, 'Light Hearted Moment' Outro music by Arija Rasutis
20:23
June 12, 2020
#6: Instructor Megan Grover, MMEdSci
Meet Megan Grover, MMEdSci.  Today we find out why Megan is passionate about educating individuals regarding their health and looking at the body from a holistic approach, understanding that all aspects are integrated. If one part is damaged, the whole is impacted. Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit https://ntischool.com/ for more information. Music by Jay Man - OurMusicbox, 'Light Hearted Moment'
41:39
May 29, 2020
#5: Graduate Maddie Kent, CNTP
Meet Madeline Kent who is a graduate from NTI. She graduated cum laude from the Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors of Science in psychology and a Bachelors of Arts in sociology. While spending over 6 years working in various functional health centers ranging in focus from addiction to medical weight loss, Madeline developed a deep passion for nutrition - identifying this as a pinnacle component to all disease. Madeline went on to obtain her professional nutrition education at The Nutrition Therapy Institute in Denver, and graduated as a Certified Nutrition Therapy Practitioner. Combining her professional experiences, formal education, and innate passion to help others achieve optimal health, Madeline started Santé Health and Wellness, LLC.    Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit https://ntischool.com/ for more information. Music by Jay Man - OurMusicbox, 'Light Hearted Moment'
20:39
May 15, 2020
#4: Instructor Dr. Sarah Cook, ND
Meet Dr. Sarah Cook who is an NTI Instructor. She has been teaching for NTI since 2006. Learn about her career path and find out some of her favorite health tips.   Dr. Sarah Cook is a medical copywriter for the integrative medical community and the founder of ND Pen. She holds a Naturopathic Doctorate from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and a Certificate in Biomedical Writing from the University of the Sciences. Sarah has been on the faculty at NTI since 2006 and most recently developed the curriculum for Research and Communications.   Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit https://ntischool.com/ for more information. Music by Jay Man - OurMusicbox, 'Light Hearted Moment'
22:55
May 01, 2020
#3: Graduate Shari Engkvist, CNTP
Meet Shari Engkvist who graduated from NTI in 2010. See what she is doing with her certification.     Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit https://ntischool.com/ for more information. Music by Jay Man - OurMusicbox, 'Light Hearted Moment'
20:16
April 17, 2020
#2: Instructor William Gonglach, MS, FNS
Today we talk to William Gonglach, another NTI student favorite.  William teaches both in the classroom and online.  His passion for all things nutrition is evident whenever he shares his knowledge and you will see why after hearing him talk today.   Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit https://ntischool.com/ for more information. Music by Jay Man - OurMusicbox, 'Light Hearted Moment'  
27:43
April 03, 2020
NTI's Faculty Highlights - Empowerment During COVID-19
This is a short episode of NTI PodTalks that includes highlights from full length videos from our faculty with details about what they're sharing with their clients, friends and family about how they can support themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you're interested in learning more on how to support yourself in the midst of this health crisis follow the link below to gain access to the full length videos.  https://ntischool.com/contact-covid-19/ Music by Jay Man - OurMusicbox, 'Light Hearted Moment'
08:10
March 31, 2020
#1: Instructor Dr. Becky Spacke, DC
Our first interview is with Dr. Becky Spacke, an NTI student favorite.  Becky is well known for her depth of knowledge, outgoing personality, and excitement for teaching others. She has great advice for current and prospective students about how to avoid getting overwhelmed.   Are you ready to start your journey as a Nutrition Therapist Master or Natural Food Chef?  Visit https://ntischool.com/ for more information. Music by Jay Man - OurMusicbox, 'Light Hearted Moment'
22:57
March 22, 2020