Francesca Orlando-Baldwin, NTP

Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

Certified GAPS Practitioner, Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition, Wellness Coach

San Diego, CA, United States

I strongly believe in a holistic approach that emphasizes a nutrient-dense, whole food diet aimed at reversing the damage caused by our current national eating disorder and stress-filled lives.

Practice:

Certified Health Coaches and other Nutrition Educators (CHC CNE etc.), Nutrition Professional (CNC CCN CNS NC NTP etc.)

In Practice Since:2009

Personal Private Practice, Online available, Larger clinic setting

Contact Information

AREAS OF NUTRITION FOCUS/ DIETS USED IN PRACTICE

SPECIALTY/AREAS OF NUTRITION FOCUS:

  • Addiction
  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Autism/PDD
  • Autoimmune
  • Cancer
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive Disorders
  • Down Syndrome
  • Eating Disorders
  • Eczema/Skin Issues
  • Endocrine/Hormones/Thyroid
  • Fertility
  • Food Allergies/Intolerances
  • Genomics/Nutrigenomics
  • Lyme Dise

DIETS USED IN PRACTICE:

  • Gluten-free
  • GFCF (gluten-free/casein-free)
  • Allergen-free
  • SCD (Specific Carbohydrate Diet)
  • GAPS Diet
  • Low FODMAPs
  • Feingold
  • Failsafe/RPAH
  • Weston Price
  • Paleo diet
  • Low oxalate
  • Ketogenic Diet
  • Mediterranean Diet
  • Microbiome Diet
  • Bulletproof Diet
  • Ot

Professional Background

Education, Certifications, and Training

  • Nutritional Therapy Association, graduated in 2009
  • Certified GAPS Practitioner, attended in 2011
  • Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition through the NANP, 2013
  • Dr. Sears Wellness Institute, health coach, 2014-2015

Professional Experience

  • Healthful Living, nutritional therapy private practice, owner
  • True Life Center for Health and Wellbeing, staff member - nutritionist
  • True Life is a treatment center (IOP and non) dedicated to the treatment of addictions, mental health, eating disorders. I have been nutritionist since the very beginning (February 2014).

BioIndividual Nutrition Training and Certification

N/A

Biography and favorites

BIOGRAPHY

Born in Italy and raised on a traditional diet, I was exposed from a young age to biodynamic farming and culinary arts. After moving to the United States in 2006, I was distressed to find my health deteriorating rapidly upon abandoning my dietary roots for the Standard American Diet. Conventional medicine did nothing to alleviate my health concerns. I was introduced to the work of Dr Weston A. Price, DDS and began to study nutrition independently. My studies led me to the Nutritional Therapy Training Program. I graduated from the Nutritional Therapy Association in 2009 and opened a private practice in San Diego. In 2011 I studied under Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride and became a Certified GAPS Practitioner (CGP). In 2013 I became Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®. I strongly believe in a holistic approach that emphasizes a nutrient-dense, whole food diet aimed at reversing the damage caused by our current national eating disorder and stress-filled lives.

MY PRACTICE AND NUTRITION PHILOSOPHY

Nutrition is both an ancient and an evolving science. I learn new things every day and I love this aspect of my work. I support my clients in taking charge of their life, and never taking for granted the impact, positive or negative, that food can have on their health. My goal is to teach and lead by example. I believe that nutrition is the foundation of our health, and too often a healthful diet is view as a boring one. I love helping my clients discover a world of pleasurable eating, fun cooking and experimenting. I provide them with knowledge, useful resources, yummy recipes, and the support needed for them to be successful.

FAVORITE NUTRITION SCIENCE AND RESEARCHERS

  • Dr. Malcolm Kendrick
  • Dr. Duane Graveline
  • Chris Masterjohn
  • Dr. Jack Kruse

FAVORITE AUTHORS AND BLOGGERS

  • Chris Kresser
  • Dr. Datis Kharrazian
  • Dr. Mercola
  • Mark Sisson
  • Jimmy Moore
  • Danielle Walker

SOMETHING PERSONAL

  • My life forever changed the day I became a mother. I live for my child, and I love all of the children in my practice. Becoming a parent has made me more compassionate and open to others, I will be forever grateful to my son for it.
  • I foster dogs. My dream is to start, one day, a sanctuary for retired farm animals.
  • I am an avid reader. I have read the entire works of Virginia Woolf 4 times.

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