Karen Ellis

Functional Nutrition Specialist



“I have lived a life of symptoms that has confounded a multitude of practitioners and doctors, always leaving with no answers.

I want my clients to know I understand their frustration and together we will seek answers.”

My Story

I have been in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years. Her passion for a holistic approach to health came after a weight loss pill caused me to have a stroke and open-heart surgery at the age of 35.

With the unexpected death of my husband and the complexities of my own health issues, my well-being was paramount as a single mother of two young boys.

I am a Functional Medicine Practitioner through The School of Applied Functional Medicine. My health coaching training and certification is from Columbia University for the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York. I am board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. I also hold a B.S. in Psychology from the New York Institute of Technology and I’m  a classically trained raw and whole foods chef from Lincoln Culinary School.

My Focus

Through my own personal journey, I have become passionate about many areas of health including optimal gastrointestinal function, autoimmune disease, the pervasive effects of food sensitivities, inflammation and the rich importance of hormone balance.

My Specialty

I specialize in teaching people the importance of listening to the body’s clues and understanding the power of whole nutrition. This includes dietary intervention, lifestyle/stress management and nutraceutical recommendations. I support clients who want a completely natural approach, I also work side-by-side with primary care physicians and specialists to ensure maximum care of the client.  

My Mission

My mission is to empower my clients to recognize the intricacies of health and getting to the root cause of disease in obtaining overall wellness.

My Approach

As a Functional Medicine Practitioner, I use lab testing to gather information and understanding of my client’s state of dysfunction. Together we create a roadmap to wellness through targeted diet and supplementation that will support and promote the body’s healing abilities.

Do you suffer from:

  • Adrenal & HPA Axis Dysregulation
  • Stress
  • Digestion & Dysbiosis
  • Insulin Resistance
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeping Disorders
  • Liver Congestion
  • Food Sensitivities

How would you like to feel amazing again?

Learn the importance of “FEEDING” your body the nutrients it needs to thrive!

My Training and Experience

I continue to expand on my many years of experience in functional health and lab testing and maintain certification in several areas including:

  • Lifetime member of the exclusive Functional Wellness Collaborative and Mentorship -(Present) – Jennifer Savage MD
  • Functional Medicine Practitioner – The School of Applied Functional Medicine
  • Advanced Anatomy/Physiology and Biology – Univ Western States
  • B.S. in Psychology- New York Institute of Technology
  • Nutritional Biochemistry – Dr. Bryan Walsh, Metabolic Fitness
  • Glucose Regulation Physiology – Dr. Bryan Walsh, Metabolic Fitness
  • Functional Blood Chemistry Interpretation – Dr. Dicken Weatherby
  • New Healers Mastery Coaching Program – Andrea Beaman

Additional Certification Training:

    • Cogence Immunology – Under the direction of Dr. Samuel Yanuck (Present)
    • Clinical Studies in Detoxification Pathways- Dr. Bryan Walsh, Metabolic Fitness
    • Clinical Studies in Mitochondrial Function – Dr. Bryan Walsh, Metabolic Fitness
    • Clinical Studies in Functional Physiology – Dr. Bryan Walsh, Metabolic Fitness
    • Clinical Studies in Blood Chem Interpretation  – Dr. Bryan Walsh, Metabolic Fitness
    • Clinical Studies in Cellular Function Interpretation  – Dr. Bryan Walsh, Metabolic Fitness
    • Pathway Planner Clinical Application – Dr. Ben Lynch, Seeking Health
    • Advanced Thyroid Training Course – Andrea Beaman
    • Integrative Transformation Coach – Debbie Ford, The Ford Institute
    • Classically Trained Chef Certified in Nutritional Health – Lincoln Culinary Institute
    • Functional Organic Acid Interpretation – Elizma Lambert
    • Functional OAT Interpretation – Jennifer Savage, MD
    • DUTCH Testing Interpretation – Jennifer Savage, MD
    • Certified Holistic Health Coach – Institute for Integrative Nutrition