Rachel Stockle | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist practicing functional nutrition. What is functional nutrition? It is going back to the fundamentals of using food for fuel to nourish our bodies to function for peak performance, whether you are running marathons or running a household. If we shift our focus to utilizing food as medicine, we can reverse and prevent chronic disease.
After teaching conventional nutrition for several years, where it was mostly just an idea of calories in and calories out, and not seeing much improvement in patient’s health with this concept, I knew I had to make a change. I started to research more about gut health on my own and how an imbalance of gut bacteria is linked to disease and how certain foods, such as gluten, can increase inflammation. Eventually, I took a job at the Cleveland Clinic Center of Functional Medicine where I have received more formal training on this concept of utilizing food as medicine.
The majority of patients I see struggle with food sensitivities, gastrointestinal disorders, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, and weight management.
I have experienced firsthand how powerful creating an individualized nutrition plan can improve quality of life and that it is not just about counting calories. So, if you are sick of getting caught in the never ending cycles of yo-yo dieting with little to no improvement in the way you feel, come see me!