Rachel J. Hungerford, MS, RDN/CD
Integrative and Functional Medicine Nutritionist
Autoimmune || Digestive Health || Gender affirming care || LGBTQIA2S community
Rachel (she/her/hers) is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Dietitian (RDN/CD) with a passion for integrative and functional nutrition that has grown out of a love for food, science, culture, and personal experience. She grew up in the deep south where there was a very narrow view of what it meant to be healthy and well. That was not a view that she fit into, so she set out to learn more about how diverse and multifaceted approaches to health and nutrition can be.
She studied Health and Human Performance, receiving her master’s degree in Nutrition and Wellness from McNeese State University. She is now studying to complete a post-graduate specialization in Integrative and Functional Nutrition (IFNCP). She wrote her master’s thesis on body image and the benefits of a Health at Every Size (HAES) approach. Using a HAES approach, she works to alleviate the stress and shame that so many people face in our society around their bodies and what they eat. Furthermore, she focuses on delivering trauma-informed and gender-affirming care for her clients.
Rachel’s goal is to provide heart-centered, science-backed, and personalized to care to all her clients. She believes that food is a powerful medicine and she works to empower folks to live the healthy and whole life they want and deserve.
Rachel’s clinical focus areas include:
- LGBTQIA+ nutrition and wellness
- Gut health (IBS, IBD, SIBO, celiac disease)
- Hormonal health and healing (PCOS, transgender nutrition, women’s health)
- Autoimmunity and chronic
- inflammatory/metabolic conditions
- Intuitive and mindful eating
Outside of work, Rachel enjoys crafting and painting, hiking and spending time outdoors, reading a plethora of books, taking long walks or going to a yoga class, and spending quality time with her senior cat named Ginger.