Tara is a Functional Nutritionist and a Certified Functional Nutrition Coach and a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. She also has training from the Institute for Functional Medicine, specifically in hormones and is an expert at interpreting the DUTCH comprehensive hormone test the GI MAP test and the HTMA test. Tara is consistently upgrading her knowledge and is seldom – if ever – without a course or diploma of some sort on the go.
Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Diagnostic Practitioner
Canadian School of Natural Nutrition – Registered Holistic Nutritionist
Functional Nutrition Certification Program – Certified Functional Nutrition Coach
DUTCH Advanced (FDN)
DUTCH Test Interpretation Course – Lisa Pomeroy
SIBO Advanced (FDN)
Blood Chemistry Analysis (FDN)
MTHFR, Methylation & Biochemistry
Blastocystis & Dientamoeba: Gastrointestinal Pathogens or Commensal Symbionts – Probiotic Advisor
Fructose Malabsorption – Probiotic Advisor
Everything About The New Estrogen – Dr. Lindsey Berkson
The Vaginal Microbiome – Probiotic Advisor
The Institute for Functional Medicine Hormone Advanced Practice Module
Level III – Blood Chemistry Interpretation – Dr. Bryan Walsh
FDN Advanced: Oxalates
How To Evaluate Adrenal Fatigue on a Blood Chemistry Workshop – Dr. Bryan Walsh
Using Prebiotics & Probiotics to Enhance Immunity – Dr. Jason Hawrelak
Tara is also constantly learning from mentors such as Dr. Bryan Walsh and Lisa Pomeroy.
“I interviewed a couple of nutritionists before deciding Tara was the best fit based on my hormonal problems and addictions to carbs and sugar.
Starting the diet was the most difficult part. Tara helped me cut out sugar and made herself available for any questions or difficulties I had during the process. The followups were extremely helpful in the beginning stages of the detox process, where I was going into sugar remission and everything was terrible. After the initial cravings had passed she helped me refocus my energy on finding energy from more nutritional food sources that I had been neglecting. Towards the end of the second month I finally noticed significant differences. I had been coming home from work and immediately vegging out from exhaustion, whereas now I had energy to do more things and exercise more. I felt much less bloated and much lighter. I was getting comments that I had lost weight and my hair looked healthier. I had a pair of pants that I only wore to events where I would not be sitting. Since they were so tight I had to get a buddy to help put on my shoes! Now my ‘party pants’ have become ‘everyday pants’ and I can wear them to work without painful welts around my waist and my belly spilling over. I am super happy with the results I saw and will be keeping on this path!”
– Lily Minkova
“I started seeing Tara when I was in a pretty deep depression. It was the main reason for seeking out her help – Yes, I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, but controlling blood sugar and losing a few pounds were prioritized behind stabilizing my moods. The effects of changing my diet were immediate and astounding. I dealt with a particularly stressful time at work with grace that amazed me. I’m not going to lie – it was tough. I really truly love a lot of things that I shouldn’t eat! But I saw how much better I truly felt when I avoided sugar, gluten and dairy. My energy increased. My depression and anxiety decreased. My tolerance for stress grew, as she gave me tools to deal with it. Tara is a rare mix of just enough kindness and just enough toughness. She really understood when I faltered but she had high expectations that motivated me to follow the plan! I am writing this about two months after finishing and I can tell you that the knowledge and tools she gave me will be mine for life. I described it to a friend recently like this: the pendulum was far far to the extreme right, then with her help it swung way over to the far left. As soon as I was not accountable to her directly, I let it slide back toward the other side, and man, did I feel it!! So now, the pendulum has settled halfway left of centre and I am so happy with that. I accept that I can’t eat or live perfectly all the time but I am committed to maintaining the majority of the lifestyle changes she has taught me. The lasting effect is that my inner voice now has an awesome Australian accent!”
– Jen Leis
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