Cassie Petro, MS, MSGH, CNS, CN
Functional Medicine Nutritionist | Certified Nutrition Specialist
Cassie was originally pursuing a career in nursing until her perspective of health and medicine shifted after witnessing the gaps within the healthcare system. After experiencing life abroad and being exposed to alternative and traditional medicines, she discovered her passion for holistic health and nutrition. Cassie has dedicated the last 7 years to the expansion of her knowledge in evidence-based medicine, nutrition science, food justice, and health equity. She believes that optimal health and true healing is attainable with an integrative approach to both clinical practice and public health.
Our lives revolve around and depend on food, which is why nurturing our relationship to food is crucial to our health and something Cassie strives to strengthen. Cassie’s approach to nutritional therapy is collaborative and personalized to optimize alignment and function within the whole body. Evidence-based nutrition science and health coaching guide her practice to meet the needs of each individual she works with. Cassie recognizes the various challenges that can impact proper nutrition and aims to reduce internal and external limitations through nutrition education, empowerment, and behavior change. Health is not one-size-fits-all and Cassie understands that everybody and every body is different.
Cassie is a Certified Nutritionist Specialist (CNS). Cassie graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Integrative Health from Metropolitan State University in Denver, Colorado where she was born and raised. She then went on to complete a Master of Science in Nutrition and a Master of Science in Global Health from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. In addition, Cassie is also a Food As Medicine Educator and Certified Nutrition Specialist candidate.
Cassie’s Areas of Focus include:
- Women’s Health
- Pediatric & Family Nutrition
- Autoimmune and Chronic Illness
- Digestive Health
- Mental Health (Addiction Support)
- Weight Management
- General Wellness
In her free time, Cassie enjoys cooking with her partner, yoga and mobility training, DIY projects, reading, hanging out with her cats, and growing her indoor jungle. You can find her on the trails, hiking or backpacking, or in her kitchen experimenting with food. As a PNW transplant, who grew up being landlocked in Colorado, Cassie is on a mission to kayak alongside whales and camp on the coast as much as possible. She loves to travel and nerds out over anything health or food-related.