Tracey is a registered dietitian with specialty certification training in Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy and The Bredesen Protocol to End Alzheimer’s. She owns a private practice, Big Picture Health LLC, in Hendersonville, NC, where she sees clients in person and using video and phone consultations. She takes a holistic and individualized approach to client care. Another aspect of her practice is providing community education and education for other healthcare providers, including a course in Nutrigenomics. She specializes in working with clients with neurodegenerative conditions, biotoxin illnesses and gastrointestinal conditions, and Nutrigenomics. Tracey is a teaching assistant for The Kresser Institute ADAPT Health Coach Training Program. She recently co-authored a chapter on Therapeutic Diets for a textbook, “Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy: Principles and Practices.”
Tracey’s education includes a Master of Public Health; emphasis Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from the Colorado School of Public Health where she studied under Dr. Loren Cordain, PhD, and author of The Paleo Diet. Additionally, her education and training includes a B.S. Dietetics, ACSM-certified Exercise Physiologist and Cancer Exercise Trainer and Registered Yoga Teacher.
Regarding her expertise in nutrition, Tracey encourages an individualized approach to ancestral eating focusing on whole foods and supporting local food. Tracey often uses a low-carb, high (healthy)-fat food plan, also known as a ketogenic food plan, and intermittent fasting to assist many of her clients with a variety of health challenges such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, PCOS, type 2 diabetes, and infertility. Her goal is to help clients regain their health and live a life of passion and purpose unencumbered by poor health. She uses nutrition, lifestyle modifications, targeted supplements, and Functional Medicine testing when appropriate with her clients. She also sees the benefits of collaborating with other providers to help optimize client health.
Her personal interests include hiking with her husband and dog, teaching yoga, foraging for food in the mountains of Western North Carolina, growing medicinal herbs and produce, paddle boarding and visiting her three grown daughters in Colorado.