Heidi Turner, MS, RDN, CD
Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
First of all, I love my work. I have been an Integrative Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in private practice for over 17 years and continue to find new ways to love what I do. I see a broad range of very complex immune and chronic health issues every day. My specialty is helping my patients feel less pain and improve chronic symptoms by making changes in their daily practice.
The more I work with my patients and see how changing the diet changes them, the more I learn what a powerful role food plays in the body.
And the more I love what I do.
I spent 12 years as the Medical Nutrition Therapist at the Seattle Arthritis Clinic at Northwest Hospital/University of Washington Medicine specializing in autoimmune and inflammatory conditions. In 2018, I left my position at The Seattle Arthritis Clinic to focus on my Telehealth based private practice - FoodLogic.
I spend time in a few other areas of nutrition, too: I teach for the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy. I sit on the Scientific Advisory Board for the Ruscio Institute. I contribute to a number of publications when they need someone to offer nutrition-related thoughts. I guest on podcasts, summits and symposiums talking about all things nutrition. And I'm currently building an online course series for both public and professionals to take what I've learned in practice over the years and deliver it to a broader audience. Courses will start rolling out in October 2021 and beyond. Stay tuned.
I received my Master's degree in Nutrition Science from Bastyr University, the leading university in natural and alternative medicine. I received my Registered Dietitian Nutritionist certification in order to learn about more traditional methods of Western care.
Having both alternative and traditional training in nutrition has been critical in helping me understand the gap that must be bridged between these two perspectives.