Barrett Gifford, MS, Nutritionist
Barrett is a Functional Medicine Nutritionist practicing in Southern Oregon. Her approach to wellness and nutrition is rooted in the understanding that “FOOD IS MEDICINE” — its value is based not in its calorie count, but in identifying how we can maximize the micro and macro-nutrients in our food to nourish our bodies. Barrett provides targeted protocols to help you better understand your body and learn how to fuel yourself with nutrient-rich foods that optimize health and vitality, while combating chronic disease.
Barrett has her M.S. in Clinical Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States (Portland, OR). She has completed advanced training in Gastrointestinal Disorders and Immune Dysfunction with the Institute for Functional Medicine, and possesses a Functional Nutrition certification through PCC’s Institute for Health Professionals. Prior to pursuing her clinical training she received her B.A. in Sustainable Food Systems from Huxley College at Western Washington University. In her clinical practice, areas of special interest include gastrointestinal health and its relationship to chronic disease, immune dysfunction and autoimmune disorders, metabolic health, and neurodegenerative disease.
In addition to her passion for cooking and nutrition Barrett is a nature lover and outdoor enthusiast spending as much time as possible biking, hiking, skiing and gardening. Meditation and yoga are also a dynamic part of her relationship to life, both professionally and personally.