I'm Kasey, a food nerd -- that's me, in the apron and fierce vintage earrings, with two most excellent chefs in Italy.
As a registered dietitian nutritionist for over 20 years, I aim to heal with food. What we eat is powerful! For 16 years in my private practice, I have helped clients with food sensitivities and autoimmune diseases. It's been wonderful to witness how eating healthier changes lives. I love to cook gluten and dairy free and learn all I can about food.
Even before aging "over-the-hill" (the big 4-0), I began to experience a crazy set of symptom; bloating, varied GI distress (unexplainable constipation and diarrhea), horrible periods, cystic acne, depression, joint pains, trouble sleeping, brain-fog, fatigue, back pain, and even more weirdness. My kids were young, my mom had just died, and I needed help. It was a long road of healing misadventures and slowly became determined figure out the root cause of all these symptoms. It took me over three years of visiting a dozen medical specialists. By the time I finally discovered that gluten and dairy products were causing inflammation for me, I'd already had my gallbladder removed and a hysterectomy! Fortunately, I'm not one for marinating in regret. What's done is done and, as Oprah said, When you know better, you do better. For years, I focused my professional education on Integrative and Functional Nutrition and Medicine. I now combine my personal struggles, knowledge, and passion to heal the root cause of inflammation, to walk alongside with YOU to better health.
I follow a gluten and dairy free lifestyle but can really struggle when traveling. Food sensitive options are often an afterthought in the restaurant and tourism industry. It can be an incredibly disheartening, not to mention hungry, situation. I’ve eaten in the culinary capitals of Italy and France, surrounded by fragrant, luscious, piping-hot, glutinous bread but I end up with a dry gluten-free cracker wrapped in plastic! I know chefs, restaurants, and hoteliers want to do better. And with proper planning through our small group tours, they really do!
I hold the following; Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Nutrition and Dietetics and Institutional Administration. Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist. Advanced Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Certified LEAP Therapist, to better identify and manage immune mediated symptoms that stem from food reactions.
I'm also a certified plant-based chef and have enhanced my skills at numerous cookery courses and lessons in the USA, Ireland, Italy, France, Costa Rica, Turkey, and Israel.
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Kasey Lobb RDN