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Tara, Holistic Nutritionist

I am a certified Holistic Nutritionist and offer support sessions to those on The Body Ecology Diet. I also operate as an Intuitive Channel, offering food intuitive readings where I combine my skill as a channeler with my knowledge of nutrition to explore ways in which specific foods may be influencing you.

I have always been interested in the healing properties of food…as a kid, I rolled dough into tiny apples and pears for my doll-house. When I was 12 years old, I opened up a cafe in my family kitchen and called it ‘Fat Mamas’ with a healthy menu. As a teen, I created allergen-free recipes for my mom’s Montessori school and later a cookbook.

In college I studied early childhood education with my nose buried deep in a nutrition book or perusing ingredient labels in the natural food isle. On graduation day, I drove to California to apprentice with Cornelia Aihara, a Japanese chef and teacher, who taught me what I know about yin and yang principles and how they apply to food and the body.

At 24, I was baking sourdough bread and allergen-friendly treats at Esalen in Big Sur, CA. It was in this little kitchen that I let loose and ditched many of my cookbooks. While there I spent some time cooking at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center and got to know the stillness and peace that can be infused into food preparation.

Then I became pregnant and the world stopped the way it does when you have a baby. My son was born at home and seemed fine until he started eating solids. He had a perpetual bloated belly, diarrhea, and only wanted to nurse. When he was 2 years old he became listless and was admitted to the hospital for weight loss, dehydration, and gut issues. They diagnosed him with borderline Celiac and I was told to avoid giving him “too much gluten”. This was back in the day when gluten intolerance was not well known like it is now. By that time, I knew enough about food to know I needed to do more than avoid gluten and so I eliminated the common allergens (soy, corn, gluten, dairy, nuts, eggs) and with diligence my son regained health.

Watching my son transform inspired me to learn more. First with Cynthia Briscoe, healing counselor and mom of 6, on how food can help a variety of health conditions; especially those stemming from yeast overgrowth and damaged digestive system. Then the Culinary Academy to become a personal therapeutic chef for people with health issues. 

After years of cooking medicinally (and having another baby) I felt ready to step into an educator role where I could have a stronger impact and teach people how to fish and feed themselves for a lifetime, rather than prepare them fish that would only feed them for a day. I hung up my chef hat and attended Bauman where I earned my certificate as a Holistic Nutrition Consultant.

These days, my nutritional work revolves around Food Intuitive readings and B.E.D. Support sessions. I live in the valley of Vermont with my family; raising my boys and loving my husband. When not cooking up a storm, or culturing this or that, you can find me writing, romping in the woods, or on my yoga mat 💜

B.E.D. Nutritional Support

Food Intuitive Readings


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