Gwen raised her 5 children in the Pacific Northwest. Growing up on the Standard American Diet, she didn’t know any other option for food existed. But prior to becoming a mother, she took a nutrition course. This class influenced her understanding of how food influences health and biology; ultimately shaping the course of her life direction.
She made major shifts in her own life first and these changes had a profound impact on her health. She had always struggled with upper respiratory infections and received multiple rounds of antibiotics. After implementing what she learned about nutrition, the recurrent infections resolved.
When she started her family, she was proactive in making sure that the food her children ate would nourish their minds and bodies. Her passion for whole foods turned from her family focus to coaching when her children reached an age that she had space to nurture her growing interest.
Through her real-life experiences, she knew that food is foundational to thriving vs existing. And beyond the biological aspects of nutrition, food brings people together and facilitates the power of community.
Gwen is an avid learner and has obtained multiple advance certifications:
Functional Nutritional Therapist
Certified Functional Medicine Health Coach
Certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Practitioner
Certified Lifestyle Educator
During the last 9 years, she has been the lead clinical nutritionist at a large practice with multiple clinicians in Olympia. Working with multiple clinicians who use varied diagnostics gave Gwen a broad education in advanced functional lab interpretation.
These life experiences combined with her formal education makes Gwen an invaluable asset to the P3 team. Her passion is fed by her client’s success. Building each person’s confidence and knowledge in the foundations of health: Nutrition, Sleep, Stress, Detox Movement, is accomplished by multiple mediums. Through one-on-one coaching, virtual visits, group visits, and community outreach programs Gwen is a critical player in the success met by P3 Clients.
Outside of her passion for work, her heart and free time is shared with her supportive husband, Jim, their 100lb chocolate lab, Otis, and with their beautiful and growing family including 7 grandchildren!