Heather Brummer, MS, CN, LAc
Functional Medicine Nutritionist | Licensed Acupuncturist & Essential Oils Practitioner | Diabetes & Blood Sugar Management Specialist
Heather has been passionate about helping her clients gain a sense of empowerment in their health since 2004. She came to the field of natural medicine by way of alternative agriculture research, working at The Land Institute. It was there that she realized her true passion: connecting people with the land, through their food choices. She moved to Seattle in 1999 to attend Bastyr University and pursue a Masters of Science degree in Nutrition. Heather continued her studies beyond nutrition and acquired a Masters’ in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine as well.
Incorporating principles of western nutrition and Chinese medicine, Heather supports her clients in finding their own authentic approach to nutrition. At its best, nutrition (which includes everything that we ingest) would fuel our body, mind and spirit, bringing enhanced vitality and joy into our lives. However, figuring out what to eat is often the source of much stress, whether it is trying to figure out which “expert” to follow or which of the latest nutrition trends makes the most sense.
Heather is committed to helping each person find their “Authentic Nutritional Protocol”. With compassion and a commitment to individual complexity, she strives to incorporate the unique combination of the latest scientific research and the oldest traditional wisdom to help inform you in your health goals. Heather empowers individuals by helping them build a toolkit that includes learning how to hear and respect the innate wisdom of the body, so that a person can continue to successfully navigate future nutrition and health challenges.
Specifically, Heather’s clinical focuses are:
- Diabetes/insulin resistance
- Optimal brain function
- Mood support
- Addiction recovery
- Sustainable weight management
- Stress management
- Digestive health
- General wellness
In her spare time, Heather loves learning and is constantly taking classes related to both western nutrition and Chinese medicine. She is an avid mountain biker, gardener and loves the fiber arts, specifically knitting and spinning.