Nancy Ann Lark
MMS, MESS, RDN, FAARFM
From as early as I can remember, there were signs that my physiology was out of balance. I had repeated ear infections as a child that would not resolve, even with repeated bouts of antibiotics. When I was 10 years old, I was just pudgy enough for my parents to take me to the doctor, who put me on a diet with amphetamines. While I had some success losing weight, I gained as much in emotional baggage in the process as I had lost weight.
As I got older, I developed a passion for preventive wellness and I focused on educating and motivating patients in healthy lifestyle. I then combined my career in conventional dietetics with an advanced degree in exercise physiology, widening the window through which I looked for answers.
But, although I walked the walk, as the years went on other issues began to creep into the picture for me – digestive issues, intense fatigue, muscle aches and more.
Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietitian Nutritionist
Exercise Physiologist · Personalized Healthcare
Advanced Fellow in Metabolic Nutrition and Functional Medicine
Sometimes my concerns seemed minimized by physicians that might not understand. Medications often mask symptoms, can often cause dangerous side effects, and typically do nothing to get to the root cause of symptoms or illness. As the number and depth of the symptoms increased, they became more challenging to overcome.
Are you experiencing something similar? You’re not alone. There is nothing worse than feeling like your body is betraying you. But before you can work on recovering, you have to know where you are and where you need to aim to get your life back.
There is hope. Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
It has been a long road to bring me back from being almost flatlined 15 years ago, when I started to unweave the puzzle of me. And the journey continues today.
It was (and is) that journey that has motivated me to continue to study and research the physical and mental components of the What, Why and How – to understand how we can create balance and allow the body to heal itself and restore health.
Today, I take these complex concepts, and using the information we get from the timeline of your life, along with an in-depth look at your family history, genetics and epigenetics, lifestyle, nutrient deficiencies, detoxification issues, stress levels, gut permeability, food sensitivities and environmental exposures, I connect the dots so it all makes sense to you.
I’m here to support you as I empower you in your pursuit of better health. Over many years, several degrees, a Fellowship program, years of professional experience with patient’s health journeys (as well as my own), and ongoing continued research, I’ve developed the path to get your life back utilizing the Functional Medicine Nutrition approach to optimizing health! It’s time to lose the pain, regain your energy, lose the weight, and restore your health!
More than simply outlining your symptoms, I’ll identify the underlying root causes of your imbalances. Functional Medicine approaches work to modulate your physiology through nutritional therapies and lifestyle medicine, instead of masking symptoms or pain with medications. I’ll show you how to correct imbalances so your body can finally heal itself.
It’s time to get the answers you’ve been endlessly searching for.
With all of this in hand, I create a targeted personalized program for you that treats the whole person and addresses the root causes behind the symptoms of your health issues. This step by step treatment plan will not only restore your health but will empower you by giving you the skills you need to manage your own health. My ultimate goal is to get you to the day that you don’t need to be my patient anymore!
Remember, “It is never too late to become who you might have been” – T.S. Elliot
Your symptoms are real. You’re NOT crazy.
Trust yourself – your symptoms are real. Even if the test results say “normal”. Even if you’ve been told “you’re fine” because let’s face it, that’s not how you feel. Let me help you find the relief you deserve so you can life a life you love!
Are you ready to become who you are meant to be?
Let’s work together. Wherever you are, I’m here to guide you step by step at a pace that works for you.
Schedule an appointment to learn more about how I can help you.
There is hope. Stop planning your day around rationing your energy, feeling like you’re crazy, and wondering why it’s all happening. Get your life back!