Certified Nutrition Counseling

Vicki Wuest M.S., CNS, LDN
Licensed Dietian Nutritionist
Certified Nutrition Specialist

Personally, I struggled with my diet for years. Raised on a menu of processed fast foods marketed to working parents for convenience, I continued those eating habits well into my adulthood. But, it worked! Until…it didn’t. It wasn’t until later in life I began to experience a general feeling of unwellness. No other way to describe it. I wasn’t diagnosed with any ailment. No underlying health conditions. No weight problems. Yet, I was struggling with intermittent symptoms of unexplainable fatigue and sinus pressure, restless sleep, brain fog, stomach cramping, and the sense of awakening most mornings on a full stomach. Clinically, I wasn’t sick, but I certainly didn’t feel well. I could only question: Was it my diet?

I realized very quickly, I was on my own. Through lots of trial and error, elimination diets, and frustration with all the conflicting nutritional information out there, I made the career altering decision to embark on an academic journey into wellness. I thought if I could understand the way the body works, I could make more informed nutritional and lifestyle choices, which would better serve me. It was this personal quest of understanding and study, which led to a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health. Now, my passion is to share my knowledge and counsel to help you on your journey to wellness.

Optimal health through nutrition is no “one size fits all” endeavor. As well, I do not subscribe to any one dietary trend. I have the clinical expertise to help you structure your nutritional goals into manageable actions by listening carefully to your needs and customizing a plan unique to you alone.

“Let thy food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates

Vicki believes optimal health isn’t always inherited. Most often, it’s a process developed over time unique to the complexities of the individual. Our bodies are constantly responding to a stream of lifestyle inputs from family history, age, and stress factors to environmental exposures and underlying health conditions. It’s no great secret food choices and nutrition greatly influence our health and well-being. However, it’s almost always difficult to navigate that process alone.

During your appointments, we will discuss your health history, lifestyle and current eating habits. I will review any recent lab results or pertinent information from other health care providers and then craft a customized and realistic nutrition plan that meets your specific goals. With a focus on whole foods and mindfulness, I will guide you on your way to achieving optimal health!