Hi! I’m Kristen Barrett,
Hi! I’m Kristen Barrett, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), mother of two beautiful girls, and lover of all things food and wellness.
Growing up, I’ve always been passionate about food, fitness and overall health. Following the Standard American Diet (SAD), I thought I was doing all the right things. But it wasn’t until I was trying to become a mother and battled with infertility that I truly understood I could have more control over my health through food.
My infertility led to me a Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) diagnosis. With this PCOS diagnosis, I began to understand very quickly the relationship between food and the power it holds to either heal or damage your body. This is where my transformative journey began and continues to this day.
Once pregnant, I became devoted to learning everything I could to heal myself with whole food nutrition. I didn’t want to be dependent on blood sugar medicine. Nobody ever talked to me about how important diet was to heal, or the about the importance of healthy steady blood sugar. I quit eating refined carbs, sugar, and grains and replaced it with an abundance of high-quality healthy fats and watched my PCOS diminish, my energy level soar, and my mind become the sharpest it’s ever been. My health and happiness reached an epic level I’d never experienced and there’s been no looking back!
Since then I’ve devoted myself to a diet that focuses on ingredients, not numbers. I threw out my scale and focused on my whole self and how I felt rather than what I looked like. The positive changes I experienced in this journey prompted me to enroll in the Nutritional Therapy program with the Nutritional Therapy Association (link). I’m wildly passionate about helping women change their relationship to food and am dedicated to helping others unleash their own Epic Health.
What is Nutritional Therapy?
Nutritional Therapy is based on the science that disease is the result of nutrient deficiencies within the body accumulating over time. Every single cell in your body is built and runs on nutrients. Without a full spectrum of these nutrients and the ability to absorb them through properly functioning digestion, cellular energy and function begin to decline, leading to disease.
Nutritional Therapy is a holistic, whole food, nutrition-based approach to addressing health problems and promoting overall wellness. It’s about finding the root cause of the symptoms and restoring balance to create long-term health.
Nutritional Therapy is founded in the belief that each person is biologically unique, and we all possess the innate intelligence to heal ourselves.
What is the RESTART program?
Part nutritional education, part sugar detox, part support group – an empowering combination!
The RESTART® Program is a simple, powerful way to give your body a vacation from sugar and processed foods. With a 3-week sugar detox built right in, the program focuses on how to use REAL FOOD to boost your energy, reduce inflammation and get rid of sugar and carb cravings. Discover how good you can feel!
What you’ll learn
Week 1 Get ready! Learn how to prepare mentally, physically, and emotionally for your successful REAL FOOD sugar detox.
Week 2 Healthy digestion is critical – how is yours? Find out how it’s designed to work and how to optimize your digestion to get the most out of your healthy diet.
Week 3 So, what’s the big deal about sugar? Learn how your body responds to excess sugar and refined carbs and learn how to get off the sugar rollercoaster.
Week 4 Think fat makes you fat? We unveil the truth about dietary FATS and why healthy fats are essential to your diet. Learn which ones to enjoy, which ones to avoid and why.
Week 5 YOU DID IT! You can move forward with your success and keep feeling great! Learn how to integrate the tools and skills you’ve acquired through The RESTART Program.