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Meet Our Functional Nutritionist
As a Functional Medicine Nutritionist & Lifestyle Practitioner, Debbie’s interest is in providing viable and alternative solutions to those who struggle with overall health problems. She has a heart for those who struggle with mental and emotional problems and understands that it is often these problems that feed other physical symptoms. Her undergraduate coursework was in psychology focused on substance abuse at the regionally accredited Regent University, where she graduated with honors. In addition, she is a lifelong member of the International Honor Society in Psychology - PSI CHI. Her graduate-level courses were centered in Functional Clinical & amp; Human Nutrition from the prestige, highly respected and regionally accredited University of Bridgeport, where she graduated with honors. Her health coach certification was obtained through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2010. She is presently working towards the Certified Nutrition Specialists (CNS) credentials, with the intention of holding this certificate as an advanced nutrition specialist, who engages in science-based advanced medical nutrition therapy, research, education, and more. She is currently in the Doctorate in Clinical Nutrition (DCN) program at the regionally accredited Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH).She is set to complete the doctorate program in April of 2020.
She is first and foremost a lover and follower of Christ, wife, mother, and grammie, a writer, and loves to read. She is the founder of a non-profit - Astounding Victory Over Intoxicating Drugs(A.V.O.I.D.), in addition, she is an owner of Turning Tides. Her favorite down time is when she gets to spend time with her husband, children, and grammie-kids. They all love Disney and anything that involves the ocean.
Debbie’s specialized training is centered heavily in biochemistry, chemistry, and the intricate details in how the body and brain function optimally when it is provided the right nutritional and lifestyle support. Her philosophy emphasizes wellness and optimal health approach at the bio-individual level. Her specialties include, but not limited to biomedical test interpretation, gut-brain axis resolution and providing individualized nutrition & lifestyle solutions to her clients.She will formulate a cohesive plan of action to address epigenetic and nutrigenomic expressions involved in genes that are expressing as genetic mutations and uncovering where these deficiencies may be taking place at the biochemical level – through utilizing a thorough investigation into the metabolic pathways by using functional medicine tools to uncover potential root causes. Of course, this sounds like a mouth full, but what she has learned over the course of her studies is the powerful impact which occurs when incorporating these modalities into practice. She says we are literally at a tipping point opportunity to engage each person on an individual level in the realm of addictions and emotional struggles. She offers consultations to anyone, anywhere by conveniently utilizing a tele-wellness™ platform.
“There is no possession more important in this world other than your mental and physical health”
~ Ed Edenfield, Debbie’s Dad
As a Functional Medicine Nutritionist & Lifestyle Practitioner, Debbie’s interest is in providing viable and alternative solutions to those who struggle with overall health problems. She has a heart for those who struggle with mental and emotional problems and understands that it is often these problems that feed other physical symptoms and keeps people perpetually stuck.
Her philosophy emphasizes a wellness and optimal health approach at the bio-individual level. Her specialties include, but not limited to weight-loss, hormonal imbalances, immune support, and functional neurology. She utilizes conventional and Functional Medicine biomedical lab test to evaluate gut-brain axis, endocrine system, immune system and uses this information to help provide a cohesive plan of action to specifically address underlying causes and to help create an individualized nutrition & lifestyle plan designed for each client’s personal needs. Debbie works closely with Dr. Pamela Chapman, D.O. who specializes in functional medicine.