Hi, I’m Olympia!

I am a board certified Holistic Nutritionist who loves health, community, culture, and food. I am client- focused and address therapeutic dietary and lifestyle recommendations for the whole person:body, mind, and soul. I am particularly interested in integrative medicine, joining both allopathic and natural remedies for acute and chronic disease, as well as functional medicine, a cohesive method of medicine that seeks the root cause of disease. Rather than individual systems, I focus on addressing the whole body.

I work with people of all ages, specializing in autoimmune disease and musculoskeletal disorders. I am empathetic, explorative, and willing to meet clients in any stage of health or disease to find solutions that will promote your healing and restoration.

Why I Chose Holistic Nutrition

My desire for health and wellness is informed by my own experience with chronic illness. A runner, dancer, and active individual throughout my childhood and teenage years, my world drastically changed when I developed two rare, serious autoimmune diseases in my second year of college. Diffuse scleroderma, polymyositis, and lyme disease have since taught me the intricacies of pain, fatigue, loss, grief, misdiagnosis, medications, blood plasma infusions, emotional trauma, extreme diet changes, allopathic specialists, functional medicine, naturopathic doctors, acupuncture, physical therapy, and chiropractic care. I know first hand what it is like to function in a body that feels foreign. In the midst of the frustration of chronic illness, I have learned that there is a deep whole body connection between what we believe, what we eat, and how we live, and through that I have learned that healing is always possible.

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Before realizing I would one day become a nutritionist, I worked in the health & food world since 2008. I worked for a local, organic apple farm for four years where I first developed a love for fresh, rich simplicity found in whole foods. I then worked as a nutrition brand representative for a nutrition bar company, merchandizing product, working with major health food store chains, and educating managers about health food choices. In 2015, my position as Team Educator for the Whole Body department at Whole Foods Market increased my love of natural remedies, holistic healing, and education while I simultaneously received my Bachelor of Science degree in Theology, Sociology & Cultural Studies.

In 2020, I decided it was time to take the leap into the nutrition consulting world that I became so familiar with due to my own health struggles over the years. I studied Holistic Nutrition Consulting at Bauman College in Berkeley, California and worked for almost two years with Dr. Christine Ilovan DAIM, Dipl. O.M., L.Ac, MS, FMP, MP-NLP at her functional medicine and acupuncture clinic to expand my knowledge of integrative functional medicine and holistic nutrition. In April of 2022, my husband and I moved to North Carolina where we started our homestead and are working on other community-focused ventures. Through various types of farming and sustainable, regenerative agriculture, we are living as close to the land as possible and more deeply embracing “holistic health” for ourselves.