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Nikki Thuy Ngo, NTP, CGP

Founder

Nikki is a certified Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association. She completed an additional certification as a Gut and Psychology Syndrome Practitioner under the instruction of internationally recognized nutrition specialist, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. She further went on to complete training in neuro nutrition and amino acid therapy based off the work of Julia Ross' "The Mood Cure".

Throughout her journey of healing, she became increasingly intrigued with the importance of mind-body connection in mental health and how this can often be lost following trauma. Supporting a healthy connection between mind and body is an integral part of her work. 

 

She provides nutrition education and counseling using a non-diet approach. Although her services do not focus on strict meal plans or weight loss counseling, she does provide support with therapeutic eating patterns and identifying and correcting nutritional deficiencies. Through a combination of lifestyle changes, personalized nutrition plans, and targeted supplements - she focuses on the root causes of her clients’ health concerns and guides them on their path to healing.

 

As a trauma-informed practitioner, she understands that while our bodies may have been the seat of painful experiences, it is also the place where we begin the process of healing.

Nikki's
story

For much of her life, she turned to food and substances as a means for coping with complex trauma from narcissistic abuse. For years, her body spoke in a language of illness, pains, and rage. She experienced chronic digestive issues, panic attacks, depression, and migraines that could not be helped with doctors or medication. Navigating this experience exposed her to Western medicine’s perspective of disease and the downfalls of the pharmaceutical industry. This sickness model of treating everything as a deficit and disease did not make sense. 

 

Seeking help throughout her adult life, it wasn’t until learning to address her gut health, nutritional deficiencies, and neurotransmitter imbalances that her body started to heal. Once she worked on that, much of her physical ailments went away. This produced a renewed sense of energy and optimism that had been missing for the majority of her life. She couldn’t have imagined what true health really felt like without the power of nutrition and supplementation.

After becoming a mother, she became very interested in how nutritional deficiencies in childhood can contribute to learning disabilities and behavioral health issues. After some changes she noticed in her son's learning, she pulled him out of public schooling to homeschool and to change his diet. After a short amount of time, his behavior improved and he was able to experience his day without as much anxiety or distracted thinking. There is so much more to be said about how nutrient-dense foods can change your brain and mood! She is excited to share this knowledge with more people and help them on their journey to fulfilling health.

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