Michelle Yvonne Lewis, MS, RDN, IFNCP, LDN (FL)
Practicing since 1997, Michelle is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist accredited by the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Michelle earned her Bachelor degree in Dietetics & Nutrition from Florida International University and her Master of Science degree in Human Environmental Science with a major in Human Nutrition and a minor in Health Behavior and Promotion from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa. Michelle is conventionally trained as well as functionally trained in nutrition through the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, the first training of its kind credentialed by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR). She has specialized experience in gastrointestinal problems, autoimmune disorders, eating disorder treatment, weight loss, clinical nutrition, health behavior and promotion. Michelle works with individuals, families, and older adults for a variety of issues that include weight loss, weight gain, healthy eating and lifestyle, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, cancer, kidney disease, IBS, food intolerance, enteral feedings and many more conditions. Michelle prefers a naturopathic approach to illness. She is a nutrition therapist, public speaker, author and was an associate college professor for over 10 years prior to relocating to Colorado. Michelle has operated a private practice office since 2006. She is an active member of The Institute For Functional Medicine (IFM), Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM), the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), and the American College of Nutrition (ACN).
Michelle believes in living a clean lifestyle with as little chemical exposure and as small an eco-footprint as possible. She is an advocate for locally sourced organic food production and for the labeling of genetically engineered foods. Michelle has been practicing "Safer at Home" since COVID19. She is now started accepting patient visits in the office and providing each new patient with an N-95 mask.
During this time of staying "safer at home", she and her husband started a small farm at their home. They now have 3 retired trail-riding horses, 3 goats, 2 Colorado Mountain Dogs, and 15 Australorp chickens. She lives an active lifestyle working on her farm, hiking, snowshoeing, and skiing near her home in Evergreen, Colorado. Michelle is proud to be a Colorado Master Gardener and loves to grow food and flowers. She welcomes the opportunity to help you experience better health.
About Diet Balance Nutrition:
Diet Balance is based on my belief that balance is the key to healthy living. I believe there is a balance needed between diet, movement, spiritual connection, emotional management, and community involvement to achieve optimal health. I practice Integrative and Functional Nutrition which is an approach that looks at you as a whole person, the causes of your disease or discomfort, and not just at your symptoms. I spend time with you, listening to your history, looking at the interactions among genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors that can influence long-term, chronic disease. I meet you where you are to make the changes that you are ready to make. Let's meet before there is a reason to. Prevention is the best cure. I work with all ages and look forward to meeting with you someday soon. I will guide you on how to best treat disease so you can live a longer, higher quality life, and will help you to manage your overall health.
I look forward to helping you on your journey to better health.