A lover of all things health + wellness, food, movement, & nature, Ellina completed her Master of Science in Nutrition at the National University of Natural Medicine. Harnessing the power of food as medicine, Ellina uses whole foods & herbs for healing, nourishment, and vitality. Focusing on functional nutrition with a systems based approach, she is a believer that addressing the root cause of disease enables one to heal completely while incorporating wellness into their life for the long-term. Ellina employs a holistic framework for health + wellness that also includes movement & self-care practices to integrate body, mind, and spirit. With sharing this toolkit, her goal is to empower anyone seeking optimal health and to support them on their path to well-being.
In college, Ellina turned to natural medicine practitioners to see what she could do in terms of diet and lifestyle to better her health. After being counseled on nutrition and herbal medicine, her perspective and life changed. She was empowered to take her health into her own hands and adjust things slowly – both big and small – to bring her body back into a state of balance. She had clearer skin, more energy, better digestion, and great sleep! She started spending a lot of her free time researching nutrition, exercise, and holistic medicine. She took a course in botanical medicine and was certified in Vinyasa yoga before moving on to NUNM to get her Master’s degree. From these life experiences, she realized that her calling was to share her passion for health + wellness with others!
1. A positive mind leads to positive outcomes
2. Adopt an attitude of gratitude
3. Get outside as much as possible
4. Eat well, feel well, do well
5. Laughter is the best medicine
Certifications & Trainings
- Master of Science in Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine
- 100hr Body Systems and Herbal Wellness Course
- Yoga Teacher, 200hr
- Institute of Functional Medicine