MEET THE NUTRITIONIST
Hi, I am Koni Smart and I am a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and a GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Practitioner. I also practice nutritional balancing through Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis and offer genetic testing recommendations as a PureGenomics Practitioner.
I have always been interested in nutrition. In college I studied health, nutrition and physical education. I even became the foods and nutrition teacher at a local high school. I thought I knew it all, but found out years later that I really didn't have a clue. I thought I was eating healthy but after I stopped teaching to raise my growing family, health issues seemed to plague me. I dealt with allergies, leaky gut, infertility, miscarriage, low thyroid and even low bone density. I couldn't understand that while trying to eat so well, I was having so many problems. But, the one issue that really encouraged me to re-think the way I was eating was a more vain one...
Every time I had a big event, a stressful situation or a chance to travel I developed a ring of hives around my eyes - dark red, scaly, itchy rings that were so embarrassing. I tried EVERYTHING to get rid of them permanently but nothing worked. It seemed as if this ugly rash lived in my skin just waiting its chance to reappear. I started studying with the Nutritional Therapy Association hoping to find answers. I was amazed by the things I was learning, some things that completely contradicted what I had always believed. As I applied the new principles and ate the way they taught me to eat, my symptoms started to go away. My allergies subsided, my stomach was calm. I had energy I didn't have before. The best thing was that the rings around my eyes are gone and I don't live in fear of their return. I am elated with the things I have learned and what applying these principles has done for my health and the health of my family.
I love sharing this knowledge to help others improve their lives and health. By balancing the foundations taught in nutritional therapy our bodies become whole and balanced. I hope I have the opportunity to work with you and know that by implementing these principles your health will thrive and you will have a more vibrant life.