Barb Bezold is certified through the American Association of Nutrition Consultants (AANC), certified as a GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Practitioner through Natasha Campbell-McBride, MD, as well as completed a course in BioIndividual Nutrition through Julie Matthews. She received her Bachelor's in Human Biology and Masters degree in Education, both from the University of San Diego. She continues her education regularly through webinars and conferences, including functional health and lab interpretation clinics, IMMH/Integrative Medicine for Mental Health conferences, Biotics conferences, and various webinars. Barb has also completed 100 hour certification in Medical Herbalism from Healing Hands School in Escondido, CA.
Barb is a member and co-chapter leader of the Weston A. Price Organization, a member of the American Association of Nutrition Consultant (AANC), American Association of Restorative Medicine (AARM), the American College of Nutrition (ACN), and Consumer Labs.com.
Happily married to Chris, they have four adult children, and two beautiful grandsons!
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food” - Hippocrates
The SAD way of eating (Standard American Diet), has plagued people with serious gut issues which in turn causes rampant illness including ADD, ADHA, allergies of every kinds, arthritis and other inflammatory diseases, skin rashes, elimination problems, gas, bloating, inability to lose weight, anxiety, OCD, panic attacks, eating disorders, and the list goes on. Mood disorders are also greatly helped through a thorough nutrition evaluation and appropriate protocol, but they sometimes are not treated as so. Many times if not all of the time, our genes lead us toward these different physical and mental(which are often times really physical) tendencies and looking at them often gives us another piece to our amazing biochemical puzzle. When we look at you, the whole person, many of the these issues can be helped with right food and supplementation choices.
Through proper education of good nutrient dense foods, stress management, an exercise plan, supplement education and positive encouragement, energized optimal health is just a matter of time. Disease doesn't just happen overnight. Over time, symptoms accumulate leading to a weakened immune system and potentially genes that "turn on," all of which needs help to encourage healing.