a little bit about me . . .
I'm Nicole and I am the owner of Fit Foodist Nutrition, LLC in Phoenix, Arizona. As a functional nutritional therapy practitioner, certified NASM personal trainer and Beautycounter consultant my goal is to educate you on non-toxic living, teach you how to move mindfully and help you find freedom from suffering so that you can reclaim your happiness and health.
welcome. it's good to have you here
I spent most of my life as a competitive cross country and track/field runner until I had to have a spinal fusion in my lumbar (lower) spine in 2012. Post-surgery, I was placed on heavy doses of steroids, antibiotics and opioid pain relievers, and although I didn’t know it at the time, those prescription drugs wrecked my gut flora.
For over 7 years I struggled with digestive and mental health issues spanning irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), hormone imbalance, intestinal parasites, liver and gallbladder disfunction, leaky gut syndrome, adrenal dysfunction and anxiety/depression.
but what brought me here?
Conventional medicine and doctors failed me time after time. Frustrated by the money and effort I’d spent trying to get better with zero results, I began researching my symptoms and looking at my issues holistically.
I finally took my health into my own hands and found integrative doctors who were speaking my language, and more importantly, who listened to my symptoms and genuinely wanted me to heal.
They didn’t want to simply help me “manage” my symptoms indefinitely.
hear more about my story
a failed system . . .
Part of what makes me such an empathetic and effective practitioner is the fact that I have personally been on this journey. I know how isolating illness can be and how hard it can be to hold onto your hope and happiness when all you’ve experienced is suffering and a lack of answers thanks to a broken healthcare system.
This long, winding path led me to nutritional therapy and I am so incredibly grateful. I wouldn’t trade my experiences for anything because I might not be right here right now. I love helping people heal. I am an advocate for good and I genuinely want to make the world a better place.
The way I can do that is by helping people who suffer from chronic health disorders regain their lives back. Maybe that’s you.
I want to help you thrive and to live your best life. The body is resilient & you deserve to heal and be happy. All you need to do is find someone who cares enough to work with you holistically to get to the root cause.
carving my own new path . . .
And we can navigate it together.
It's time to say peace out to your chronic gut issues, hormone imbalances and debilitating stress, anxiety and fatigue.
If you want to work with someone who will listen to your concerns (no judgement, ever), has been through the health ringer herself, and actually wants to see you get better, then I'd love to talk!
Head on over to my services page to see how I might be able to help you. I even offer a free 20 minute consultation call to answer any of your questions, hear about your goals & see if we'd be a good fit!
P.S. don’t forget to follow me on Instagram at FitFoodist_Foundations for free health, fitness and beauty advice.
there's a better way