I had general fatigue, brain fogginess, and general joint pain before working with Rachel. After the diet change I have lost about 40 pounds, am now able to run about 3 miles a day, am no longer experiencing general fatigue, brain fogginess and I no longer have any joint pain! My fasting blood sugars have improved as well as by B12 levels since the diet change.

Rachel helped me to understand the reason behind the diet changes, which helped provide motivation for me to change. I had lots of questions about why this diet change mattered. She helped provide resources for me, diet guidelines, information on foods, recipes, etc. 

The changes I have made in my diet have completely and absolutely changed my life. I don’t think I could have sustained these changes without knowing that Rachel was there when I needed her, both for accountability, but also for help in managing the changes for the long haul. I have never felt better, as an almost 62-year-old woman I have some of the energy and strength that I had as a 20-year-old.

Rachel has a perfect personality for this type of work. She is extremely knowledgeable,  as well as warm and compassionate. It’s obvious that she listens and that she cares. Her approachability makes it wonderful to work with her. 

Jaimie from MN

I had brain fog, GI symptoms (gas, bloating, constipation), irritability, and fatigue, to name a few symptoms. I already practice a super clean diet and have come a long way from when I started my functional nutrition journey. But there were still pieces left and I knew I could feel better and progress even further with the personalized MRT/LEAP approach.

I was able to start exercising again and got a new job (that I don’t think I would’ve gotten if my brain fog wasn’t under control).

Rachel is so empathetic and understanding and that made the journey that much better. She is not only your nutritionist but your partner in figuring out the symptoms and notices the progress you’ve made even when you don’t notice it yourself! It’s great to have someone there to guide and support you throughout this process.

She’ll never get on your case for going off-plan but instead will find ways for you to grow within the protocol you’re working on. If something isn’t working for you, she’ll change the approach or offer suggestions to make things better. She has so much knowledge and experience and I couldn’t have gone on this journey without her supporting me throughout. Rachel will change your life!

Ashley Smith

I first came to Rachel because I was having digestive issues, fatigue, chronic pain, and acne, along with other issues. I had tried many different diets, and I was tired of guessing what was right for my body. For 12 years, I went from doctor to doctor only to be told that I was too young and looked too healthy for there to be anything wrong with me. It wasn’t until I finally said enough is enough – 2 cancer diagnoses, 3 osteoarthritis surgeries, plus other “mystery” chronic injuries later – that I took my health into my own hands. I finally got the diagnosis of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Sjogren’s Syndrome, and Mast Cell Activation in 2018. Then I was referred to Rachel. 

My initial symptom survey score was 68. That score is now down to only 18. You don’t realize how bad you feel until you feel good. Once the results of my food sensitivity test came back, she went over exactly which foods and supplements were likely contributing to which symptoms, and she gave me a detailed plan for what foods to eat, which ingredients in supplements to avoid, and details of how to start introducing back into my diet between visits. 

Before working with Rachel, I felt overwhelmed. I read that what I was eating was supposed to be great for autoimmune conditions, but it wasn’t working for my body. I now have answers as to what does and does not work with my body. There is no more guessing. Instead of feeling overwhelmed and stressed about food, I have a solid plan and I can just enjoy eating. 

Working with Rachel is priceless! For the first time in years, I have not been to the doctor for yet “one more” mystery ailment. My chronic pain levels have decreased, I don’t have to buy endless acne products, I’m sleeping through the night, and am more productive at work.

L. J. in MN

Body odor, stomach aches, and bloating were the major symptoms we’d dealt with for years. We tried the GAPS diet and saw improvement but the odor and bloating came back as soon as we tried introducing any foods. I saw a major improvement in food sensitivities and credit this to increased gut health. Before working with Rachel, we felt discouraged, frustrated, and confused. Now I’m hopeful! I also feel equipped with the tools to deal with setbacks.

It is an investment that will pay off for life. Our entire family’s health has benefited and I am very optimistic that these changes will be lifelong. Rachel was able to untangle health issues that I’ve faced for years that other doctors have been completely perplexed by. It took time, discipline, and work on my part, but her support throughout the entire process made it possible. Apart from Rachel’s guidance, I am sure we wouldn’t have sorted through the mess and made sense of these health issues.

Alex M

Being diagnosed pre-diabetic, high cholesterol, IBS, and hypothyroid in two years really opened my eyes. Before working with Rachel, I felt bloated, tired, & fat. Now, I feel awake, alive, and comfortable leaving a toilet behind and going on adventures. So far I’ve lost 20lbs. Legit there were foods that I am highly sensitive to that I was eating every day. Just those first changes made huge differences. Finding out what I thrive on is an incredible advantage to living a healthier happier life.

Jacob Garrison, MN

I have seen conventional and functional doctors and nothing seemed to make me feel 100%. I’ve had Hashimoto’s and my thyroid had never been stable. I would see the doctor every few months. I also had many gut issues, food sensitivities, skin issues, and unexplainable inflamed lips. Now, my thyroid levels have stabilized, my doctor decreased my medication, my thyroid antibodies went down dramatically, and I lost 11 pounds. She has addressed my health problems in a way I could never say “Thank You” enough.

Heather Ravenscroft, WI

I’ve had chronic digestive problems for years, including most recently painful gallbladder attacks. I’ve been to three functional medicine providers and feel like I’ve tried everything but have achieved only temporary success. Rachel was the first functional nutritionist I’ve seen.

I was frustrated over the lack of real progress from other treatments and exhausted by the whole process thus far. Rachel’s genuine compassion meant more than I can say. In the appointment, she listened carefully and provided suggestions that made sense to me and work for me. I felt like I was in expert hands.

I’m now hopeful. Not enough time has passed yet to have hard data, but it’s enough that the gallbladder attacks have subsided. 

If your goal is true healing (and not being reliant on medications that only serve to suppress symptoms, not heal) this is the way to go, and Rachel is a knowledgeable, compassionate expert to get you there.

Tracy G

Before working with Rachel, I was putting up with occasional brain fog, fatigue, migraines, and I wasn’t able to drop the last few pounds of my post-baby weight. After going through the [MRT/LEAP] process I feel extremely balanced, am really in tune with how foods are affecting me, no longer have brain fog and keep up my energy levels to keep up with my kids all day long. I am also maintaining my weight without any struggle now. These may seem like minor benefits to some people but being in control of feeling good is really wonderful. Rachel is easy to talk to, provided great recipes, and helped assuage any initial anxiety I had about making the stricter portions of the elimination diet work for a family of 4. Her consultation is patient, understanding, and knowledgeable. One-size-fits-all food approaches should be a thing of the past!

Ingrid Y, MN

I was worried I was never going to find an answer to my problems so was hesitant to spend the money [to work with Rachel]. I was always feeling bloated, and not great. I would eat food or water and suddenly feel like I was many months pregnant. I tried a few different ways of eating recommended to me by my doctor… none of it worked or wasn’t sustainable. I felt frustrated and honestly like I was never going to get back to the body I wanted. During the process with Rachel I noticed a change within the first few weeks. I was suddenly starting to feel like my old self slowly. I would highly recommend this process. So far I would say it is worth every penny.

-A successful and satisfied client