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Jill Grunewald

Functional Nutrition and Hormone Coach
Founder, Healthful Elements LLC

In early 2008, I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s (autoimmune hypothyroidism). After refusing the recommended drugs, my then-doctor stated with shock and raised eyebrows, “Well, you can do whatever your little heart desires.” I did just that and my Hashimoto’s is now in unmedicated remission. I’ve also suffered from alopecia (autoimmune hair loss) for 35 years but my bald spots always grow back.

Laine Bergeson

Functional Nutrition and Hormone Coach

In my 15-year career as a health journalist, I loved learning about the human body and what kept it healthy. I couldn’t metabolize (pun intended) information fast enough. My interest turned out to be prescient; a few years later, I was diagnosed with a series of serious health challenges that led to a rotating cast of doctors, pills, and “helpful” suggestions. I then embarked on my own healing journey, one that included Western medicine, functional medicine, holistic nutrition, alternative therapies, and plant-powered immune and gene modulation (epigenetics). I’m symptom-free and I feel better than I did when I was 20.

Lisa Markley

Culinary Nutritionist, MS RDN
Essential Thyroid Cookbook co-author (with Jill)

I’m a Wellness Dietitian and Culinary Nutrition expert with over a decade of experience working passionately towards improving the health of others. I have diverse experience in the fields of integrative nutrition, health education, clinical counseling, clinical research, and community wellness. My mission is to help others translate complex nutrition recommendations into simple, actionable steps using health-supportive foods prepared in ways that taste delicious.

Dr. Carrie Getzmier

Functional Medicine Advisor

I’m thrilled to act as Functional Medicine Advisor to the Healthful Elements team and to support the transformative work they’re doing with their clients. I’m passionate about helping people discover the root cause of their symptoms and imbalances instead of merely covering them up. In my functional medicine practice, I work with people suffering from adrenal dysfunction, liver and/or kidney dysfunction, autoimmunity, hormonal imbalances, chronic inflammation, and digestive imbalances, including a combination of the above, to create comprehensive, individualized nutrient plans to help heal the underlying biochemical imbalances and deficiencies.