Hello! I'm Kate Hope, MS, CNS, Functional Nutritionist and Science Educator. I bring with me two decades of teaching experience in the sciences and years of training in nutrition, to provide you with the education and guidance you need to begin your path to wellness.
I believe in the body's innate wisdom to heal itself, when given the proper nutrients, and I blend the knowledge of ancient healing traditions with modern functional nutrition, to get at the root cause of your disease. I will partner with you to develop a health plan tailored to your unique, individual needs.
I work with clients suffering from autoimmune disease and chronic conditions such as diabetes, fibromyalgia, gluten sensitivity, thyroid/adrenal problems, and infections such as Lyme Disease. I also work with children who struggle with ASD/ADD/ADHD, and depression. I enjoy working with families that are looking to make healthy, long-lasting changes.
I believe the closer we live to nature, and the cleaner we eat, the healthier we become. I help my clients to understand food labels, navigate grocery stores, make healthy, whole food choices, and create nutritious meals for the entire family.
I've had an interest in nutrition since I was a kid, and I have to say that my thoughts and philosophies around food have changed over the years, as I keep up with the latest science. However, I still subscribe to the belief that clean, whole food is our 'best medicine'.
Growing up in nature, in the woods and farmlands of New York State, I developed an appreciation for the 'web of life', even before I learned about food chains and food webs in school. As a 4-Her, I raised animals and tended to the family garden. I believe that in order to have healthy bodies, we need to have a healthy Earth. I like to incorporate concepts of sustainability in my life and in my teaching.
Being the outdoorsy type, I came down with Lyme Disease a number of years ago. Through my struggle, I learned a great deal about the body systems affected by the bacteria and its co-infections, and also about the way nutrition and a healthy lifestyle can speed the healing process. As a recovered Lyme patient, I enjoy helping those in a similar situation. I counsel clients one-on-one, and I'm also the co-founder of LymePositive, a non-profit support group in Freehold, New Jersey. We provide uplifting encouragement to those affected by Lyme and associated vector-borne disease. Call me if you would like more information about the group.
- Masters Degree in Clinical Nutrition from the New York Chiropractic College, Seneca Falls, NY
- Board Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)
- Bachelors Degree in Biology, Union College, Schenectady, NY
- Certified GAPS Practitioner (Gut and Psychology/Physiology Syndrome), trained by neurologist, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride
- Certificate in Ayurveda through the Ayurvedic Institute, NM
- Licensed Science Teacher in the state of New Jersey
- Currently enrolled in an advanced nutritional program through the Functional Medicine University.
What I Offer
I provide nutritional counseling on an individual basis, both in person and virtually. I also conduct workshops for adults and children on a number of nutrition and health related topics. I will gladly customize a workshop to fit the needs of your company or group. Check out my services here.
As your nutritionist, I promise to be the best 'health detective' I can be. Together we will not just treat symptoms, but we will search for the root cause of your condition, and treat it naturally with real food, supplements and healthy lifestyle changes.
Please contact me today, and begin your journey to wellness.
I look forward to meeting you!
732-440-8859 or firstname.lastname@example.org