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Clinical Nutrition

Tristan Faville has a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition from the National University of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR. She specializes in a whole foods approach to diet and well-being and believes that when used correctly, food is our best source of medicine and long lasting health. Having grown up in the restaurant industry Tristan has developed a close relationship with food and cooking. She understands that healthy, sustainable lifestyles begin with local farmers and food producers and extend into the kitchen with how food is prepared. Tristan currently provides holistic nutrition counseling as well as community based cooking classes in the Adirondacks, New York and Vermont.

A Message from Tristan:

I want to share my nutritional experience and knowledge with as many people as possible, clearly defining the connection between the food we consume, how we feel, and the presence (or lack of) disease in our lives. My name is Tristan Faville, and I hold a Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition. My interest in nutrition began with a more general interest in the healthcare field. It was only after numerous hospital and private practice internships and jobs as well as travel abroad experiences that my philosophy surrounding healthcare shifted. As I was introduced to naturopathic medicine and the utilization of food as medicine, I began to view healthcare from a prevention based approach, rather than a diagnose and treat (predominantly through pharmaceutical drugs) conventional medicine model.

After the completion of my graduate degree, I searched for a way to incorporate individualized nutritional counseling with teaching people how to cook healthy meals at home with real, whole foods. These two components are essential to optimal health and well-being. It seems very fitting that as a nutritionist, I now work so closely with food. I say this because I grew up in a restaurant, and both of my parents are chefs. I have been surrounded by cooking my whole life, and I now use this experience in my nutrition career.

It is my goal to share my knowledge surrounding the benefits of incorporating The 5 Seasons Diet, and why I recommend this eating style above all others. Through this program, you will learn how nature has provided us with our ideal diet, syncing naturally with our body's changing needs throughout the year, perfectly supporting our energy, mood, and balance.

You will learn why eating seasonally is not a fad diet, but a lifestyle that once practiced, is not only simple to stick to, but satisfying and rewarding.

You will learn the surprisingly simple eating patterns, as well as what to eat and when to promote increased energy levels, digestion, cognitive function, and weight loss.

The nutritional education component of Gratitude for Wellness will include rotating articles surrounding topics such as food sensitivities, mindful eating, fat loss, how to stay healthy while eating out, how to utilize food as medicine, how food relates to specific conditions such as diabetes, obesity, acne, high cholesterol, fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, and depression, nutrient timing, intermittent fasting, and many more.

Congratulations for making the decision to invest in your health and thank you for choosing Gratitude for Wellness. I look forward to working with you on your journey!