ABOUT EMILY POTTER
Clinical Nutritionist (CN) | Holistic Health Counselor (HHC) | Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P)
I’m Emily and I am passionate about living a conscious, balanced and healthy life and sharing that with others. I grew up understanding the importance of whole and healthy foods by planting a garden with my family every summer. My favorite quote by Michael Pollen says it all; “Don’t eat anything your great grandmother wouldn’t recognize as food.” I am originally from a small family farm in Idaho, and those country roots have taught me a lot about life, love and health.
My passion for holistic wellness lead me to study nutrition, meditation, yoga and psychology.
I believe a holistic approach to supporting health issues makes the healing truly profound. In 2005 I graduated from the University of Idaho with a B.S in Psychology and then went on to study nutrition through the Natural Healing Institute and the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I am always learning and studying in this field and and recently became a Functional Diagnostic Nutritionist Practitioner (FDN).
It can be a challenging task to truly understand how to eat to efficiently to fuel your body. In college, I remember skipping breakfast, having coffee and a pastry for lunch, and fast food for dinner. I also took antibiotics for 2 years for my skin without ever thinking that would be damaging my GI health. I struggled with energy, sleep and hormonal ups and downs. I quickly packed on the freshman 15 and thought this ‘new normal’ was the way I would look and feel forever. When I had my first green juice, I was invigorated, felt an immediate shift in energy and that was the beginning of my life long love affair with nutrition and wellness. My entire world changed.
I teach clients how to feel good in their own skin. It’s important to me that they feel educated, healthy, energized, fulfilled and ultimately happy. In my wellness programs I specialize in working with chronic health issues, weight loss, hormone balancing and GI support. I also teach clients how to navigate the grocery store, prepare healthy meals, and ultimately nourish and support their bodies back into balance. I believe for everyone, NOW is the time to feel comfortable, confident and at peace with your body.
As much as I love kale chips and acai bowls, I love dark chocolate and spicy margaritas too. Some other things I love are being a mom to a beautiful little 2 year old boy Daniel, and brand new baby girl Scarlett, traveling to South Africa (where I met my really cute husband Gregg), photography, yoga, creating new recipes, and spending time with the people I love.