Functional Medicine Health Coach
Functional and Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Education and Training: Bachelor of Science, Management Information Systems, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH; 1985
Health Coach Certification: Institute for Integrative Nutrition, New York City, NY; 2011
Functional Nutrition and Physiology: Functional Nutrition Alliance, Functional Nutrition Lab; 2013
Hello my name is Tami Gaitten. I have long been a proponent of natural health and have always believed in the body’s innate wisdom and ability to heal itself given the right tools. However, I started my career many years ago, in Information Technology. I worked for a corporation for 16 years. This took a toll on my health and my family; and I eventually made the decision to stay home to raise our 4 children. After 9 years at home, I decided to follow my passion and went back to school to become a certified health coach. I then continued on for several years to study functional nutrition and physiology, and the art of coaching. I started my own business in 2011, but when the opportunity arose to work with Dr. Kanodia in a functional medical practice, I knew this would allow me to continue to learn and grow, and to ultimately affect more change.
As a health coach, I love helping people learn to help themselves, and to realize the amazing power they hold over their own health. Lifestyle changes aren’t always easy, but with gentle guidance, education, and ongoing support they can happen almost effortlessly. I take the time to get to know each of my clients, and with careful listening I gain insight, clarify goals, explore possibilities and create strategies for success. We work together to implement their health plan taking those small concrete steps forward to reach their goals.