Karen has been in the health and wellness industry for over 19 years. Her passion for a holistic approach to health came after a weight loss pill caused her to have a stroke and open-heart surgery at the age of 35. With the unexpected death of her husband and the complexities of her own health issues, her well-being was paramount as a single mother of two young boys. Through Karen’s own personal journey, she has become passionate about many areas of health including optimal gastrointestinal function, autoimmune disease, the pervasive effects of toxicity, and the rich importance of hormone balance. She has a particular expertise in histamine and sulfur intolerance’s especially as it relates to inflammation and skin disorders. She also helps guide clients with excessive weight and blood sugar management.
Karen’s specialty includes specific dietary intervention, lifestyle/stress management and nutraceutical recommendations. she supports clients who want a completely natural approach as well as work side-by-side support work with primary care physicians and specialists to ensure maximum support of the client.
Karen has built a thriving practice on empowering her clients to recognize the intricacies of health and getting to the root cause of disease in obtaining overall wellness.
Karen Ellis is a Functional Medicine Practitioner through The School of Applied Functional Medicine. Karen’s health coaching training and certification is from Columbia University for the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in New York. She is board certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She holds a B.S. in Psychology from the New York Institute of Technology and is a classically trained raw and whole foods chef from Lincoln Culinary School.
“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.”