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Jill Brown, MS, RDN, IFNCP, CLT

Integrative Dietitian/Nutritionist

Jill relies on her experience as a former teacher to educate and empower individuals and groups to develop an understanding of their health history in order to draw connections and inspire intentional outcomes for health and wellness.

Jill holds a BS in Education from Texas Woman’s University and MS, Nutrition Science, Meredith College. She is an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP) and an IFN Academy and a Certified Leap Therapist (CLT) for food sensitivities and intolerances.

Jill’s previous nutrition experience includes serving as Director of Nutrition Education for a Feeding America food bank, providing nutrition education to communities at risk of hunger throughout North Carolina. She also worked with the Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSME) and Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) through the Department of Health and Human Services, and Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) of both Duke Hospital and UNC Hospital.

Specialties

  • Nutrition counseling for specific conditions including but not limited to autoimmune, gastrointestinal, ADHD, depression, migraines, hypertension, hormones, high cholesterol, weight management, chronic fatigue, and food sensitivities
  • Addressing factors contributing to symptoms or disease conditions such as genetics, lifestyle or environmental toxins
  • Working in advance of retirement to create intentional health outcomes through improved sleep, nutrition, movement, and stress management to create new habits that will help protect your retirement quality of life
  • Dietary supplement review and consultation

My Approach to Nutrition & Wellness

  • There is a difference between optimal and good, and to live our best life, we need to support our body, mind and spirit;
  • By providing greater diversity in our food choices through different colors, textures, herbs, and spices we maximize our ability to receive the wide range of nutrients our body needs for optimal function;
  • Optimal nutrition does not mean giving up our favorite food traditions, comfort foods, or special treats – it may mean making some adjustments to the quality without compromising the flavor and emotional connection we feel with certain foods;
  • We vote with our dollars and thus have the ability to be mindful of the impact our choices make on our health, and limit our exposure to environmental toxins and chemicals;
  • Clients are the experts in their own lives and therefore best able to determine which small changes can be made to reap large dividends toward optimal health

Training

  • BS, Education, Texas Woman’s University
  • MS, Nutrition Science, Meredith College
  • Dietetic Internship, Western Carolina
  • Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP), IFN Academy
  • Certified Leap Therapist (CLT) for food sensitivities and intolerances
  • Clinical Aromatherapy, New York Institute of Aromatic Studies
  • Reiki I and II, International Center for Reiki Training
  • Herbal Medicine, Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine

Memberships

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, and Chapel Hill/Durham District Dietetic Association
  • Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine, Nutrition Entrepreneurs, and Dietitians in Business and Communications practice groups within the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy
  • Kappa Omicron Nu Academic Honor Society
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