ABOUT TAMMY WESTNEY
Tammy has a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health. She is passionate about food as medicine and is the author of two published books, “Food is Foundational, A Seasonal Cookbook” and “Food is Foundational, Nutritional Workbook.” She is a presenter and educator on Healthy Eating including for example:
- Using Herbs to Normalize Digestion
- Identification of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth and Restoring Balance
- Food and Mood - The Effects of Dietary Choices
- Anti-Inflammatory Diet - Eating to Reduce Inflammation
- Mindful Eating - Developing a Healthier Relationship with Food
- Detoxification, To Detox or Not to Detox
Tammy also has a love of cooking and has offered Healthy Cooking Classes including such topics as:
- Seasonal Eating – A Rationale for Seasonal Eating
- Cooking Comfort Foods with Healthy Fats – Understanding the Need for Healthy Fats in the Diet
- Raw Food Meals – Benefits of Eating a Raw Food Diet
- Gluten-Free Baking – Baking for People with Gluten Sensitivity
- Improving the Microbiome with Fermented Foods – The Impact of the Microbiome on health, mood and more
Her professional certifications and formal education are as follows:
- Certified Yoga Instructor
- Certified Personal Trainer
- Certified Weight Management Specialist
- Tammy graduated with a Masters of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2014.
- She has a Bachelor of Arts, Behavioral Science with a minor in Education from Drew University in 1989.
Tammy worked in the non-profit sector for over 20 years and was at that time also certified in Human Resources and Grant Writing. She then pursued her Masters in Nutrition and Integrative Health and her above certifications in yoga, personal training and weight management.
Due to her blend of life experience and her passion and knowledge of healthy eating and lifestyle, she is able to relate to patients with a unique perspective and wisdom.
As Tammy says, “Our bodies’ nutritional needs change overtime. A young mother breast feeding a baby will have different requirements than that baby’s grandmother or great grandmother. Life-cycle nutrition is the science of ensuring a properly balanced diet at every phase of life.”