Maryland University of Integrative Health (Formerly Tai Sophia Institute – Laurel, MD
2013 to present
Academic Director Nutrition & Integrative Health Department
INNOVATIVE HEALING –Laurel MD, Duluth GA, Asheville, NC; Kauai, HI; Petaluma, CA; Chicago, IL
1984 to present
Clinical Nutrition & Integrative Health Consultant
INSTITUTE FOR FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE – Gig Harbor, WA
2008 to Present
HAWTHORN UNIVERSITY – Whitethorn, CA
2006 to 2012
Director of Doctoral Studies & Education Director
SAYBROOK UNIVERSITY- San Francisco, CA
2010 to 2012
ACCESS TO HEALTH EXPERTS – Asheville, NC
2005 to 2010
Founder / Director
NUTRICIA NORTH AMERICA – Gaithersburg, MD
2007 to 2008
WOMEN TO WOMEN – Portland, ME
2007 & 2009
THE DANNON COMPANY, INC. – New York, NY
National Spokesperson, Dannon Activia Yogurt
PILATES STYLE MAGAZINE – New York, NY
2005 to 2007
CENTER FOR MASSAGE – Weaverville, NC
2003 to 2006
WAR TO END ALL WARS – Kauai, HI
HEALTH MATTERS, KKCR RADIO – Princeville, HI
2002 to 2004
Talk Show Host
KAUAI HOSPICE – Lihue, HI
1998 to 2003
PRINCE SPA LECTURE SERIES – Princeville, HI
1992 to 2003
Health & Wellness Lecturer
KAUAI MEDICAL CLINIC – Lihue & Kilauea, HI
Nutritionist & Health Educator
CALIFORNIA SCHOOL OF HERBAL STUDIES – Forestville, CA
1992 to 1993
INSTITUTE FOR EDUCATIONAL THERAPIES (now BAUMAN COLLEGE) – Cotati, CA
1992 to 1993
CHICAGO SCHOOL OF MASSAGE – Chicago, IL
1986 to 1988
CHICAGO BULLS’ MULTIPLEX FITNESS CENTER (Kenneth Cooper Medical Institute) – Deerfield, IL
1983 to 1985
Director of Nutrition & Education
HEARTLAND HEALTH & FITNESS RETREAT – Gilman, IL
1983 to 1985
Director of Nutrition & Education
PRIVATE MEDICAL PRACTICES: JACK ZOLDAN, MD & PAUL EGEL, MD – Chicago, IL
1982 to 1984
WHITE BIRD SOCIOMEDICAL AID STATION – Eugene, OR
1977 to 1982
Nutritionist/Pregnancy Counselor/ & Office Manager
PhD in Clinical Nutrition (Specialization in Integrative Medicine)
The Union Institute, Cincinnati, OH, 2001
Institute for Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice Certification
Institute for Functional Medicine, Federal Way, WA. 2013
Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), Board Certification
Certified Board for Nutrition Specialists, LaGrange, IL. 2013
Certified Clinical Nutritionist, (CCN), Board Certification
Clinical Nutrition Certification Board, Dallas, TX, 1991, Re-certification exams 1996 and 2001, 2006, 2011
Certified in Holistic Nutrition, (CHN)
Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board, Danville, CA, 2007
MS in Nutrition
Donsbach University, Huntington Beach, CA, 1979
Internship with ND and MD’s
White Bird Medical Clinic Eugene, OR, 1976 - 1979
B.A., English Colgate University, Hamilton, NY, 1975
Member: Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists, LaGrange, IL.
Member: American College of Nutrition, Clearwater, FL.
Member and Special Advisor to the Board: National Association of Nutrition Professionals – Rancho Cordova, CA
Member: International and American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists - Dallas, TX
Member: Clinical Nutrition and Certification Board - Dallas, TX
Advisory Board Member: Food as Medicine, Center for Mind-Body Medicine, Washington, DC.
Advisory Board member: Ceres Community Project- Santa Rosa, CA.
Advisory Board member: Autism Hope Alliance, Port Charlotte FL.
Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Training Module: “Restoring Gastrointestinal Equilibrium”, 2-1/2 day training for clinicians, April, London, England & San Diego, CA in October.
Designs for Health-Glacierfest, “Food as Medicine: Introduction to Nutritional Genomics and the Gut Microbiome”, Kalispell, MT, August.
Johns Hopkins, “Inflammatory Bowel Educational Symposium”, Annapolis, MD, March.
National Association for Nutrition Professionals. “Introduction to Epigenetics and Nutritional Genomics”, May, San Diego, CA.
Gluten Summit with Dr. Tom O’Bryan, November
American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, “Gut, Brain, and Auto-Immune Disorders: The Role of Food”, November, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Training Module: “Restoring Gastrointestinal Equilibrium”, 2-1/2 day training for clinicians, October, Buckhead, GA.
University of Chicago College of Pharmacy, and American Nutrition Association, 8th Annual Scientific Symposium by the Natural Health Research Institute. Symposium topic: Women’s health. “Balancing Women’s Digestive Issues. October, Chicago, IL.
Autism Research Institute, “GI Assessment and Treatment” in Clinician Level I, “GI issues in Autism” in General Session. Garden Grove, CA.
Transformation Enzyme Corporation, Keynote speaker. Topic: “The Genesis of Good Health”, September, Sugar Land, Tx.
Autism Research Institute, “Traditional Foods” and panel discussion, Nutrition Track. Newark NJ, April.
Weston A. Price Foundation, John’s Creek Chapter. “Leaky Gut and Food Sensitivities”. Lawrenceville, GA, Feb.
Institute for Functional Medicine Advance Practice Training Module: “Restoring Gastrointestinal Equilibrium.” 2-1/2 day training for clinicians, December, Phoenix, AZ.
Weston Price Foundation, Wise Traditions Conference, “Recovering from Digestive Issues”, Dallas, TX, November 2011.
Commonwealth Club, 3-person panel on GI Health, San Francisco, CA May 2011
Ceres Project, “Digestive Health during Ilness”, Santa Rosa, CA. May 2011
Autism Research Institute, Spoke in Nutrition, Clinician Level 1 and 2, and General Tracks. Atlanta, April 2011 & Las Vegas, October 2011.
National Association for Nutrition Professionals, “Elements of a Successful Practice,” San Francisco, CA, April 2011
Institute for Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Training Module: “Restoring Gastrointestinal Equilibrium.” 2-1/2 day training for clinicians. Austin TX, Feb 2010
National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine, “Gut-Brain Connection/One day Workshop, Hilton Head, SC. Dec 2010.
Defeat Autism Now Conference, Autism Research Inst. Spoke in Nutrition, Physician, and Parent tracks: “Digestion-Brain Connection” and “The Importance of Food and Nutrition in ASD.” Long Beach, CA. Oct. 2010. Washington, DC, April 2010.
Mountain Area Health Education Center, “Gut-Brain Connection”, 1-day workshop with Patrick Hanaway, MD, and Nance Pettit, MS, L.Ac. Asheville, NC March 2010.
Healing Journeys Conference, “Foods to Eat if You have Cancer” Knoxville, TN. May 2010
National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine. “The Digestion-Brain Connection: The Gut in Mental Health”, Hilton Head, SC. Dec. 2009.
Los Angeles, Feb 2009; Washington DC, July 2009; American Nutrition Association, “Food and Inflammation”, Skokie IL, Nov. 2009.
Defeat Autism Now Conference, Autism Research Inst. “Digestion-Autism Connection.” Spoke in Nutrition and Parent tracks: Atlanta, GA, April 2009; Dallas, TX October 2009.
Sweet Briar College. “Food as Information”. Sweet Briar, VA. March 2009
National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine. “Digestive Wellness:, Hilton Head, SC. Dec. 2008.
Transformation Enzyme Corporation: Stress and its Effects on the Immune System, GI Health and Mood”, Houston, Oct. 2008.
Institute for Functional Medicine. “Decreasing Pain &Inflammation with Natural Foods”, Carlsbad, CA,
AHEC of South Carolina, “The Healing Power of Food”, Keynote speaker for Integrative Medicine Conference, Greenville SC, April 2008
National Association for Nutrition Professionals, “Discovering the Underlying Factors in Clients with Mystery Illnesses”, Sonoma State University, CA, October 2007.
Transformation Enzyme Corporation, “The Connection between Digestive Competence & Pain Management”, Houston, TX, October 2007.
International & American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists, “Systemic Consequences of Gut Imbalance”, Orlando, FL, September 2007.
Cancer as a Turning Point, “Nutrition and Cancer”, Greenville, NC, June 2007.
Institute for Integrative Nutrition, “Digestive Wellness”, NY. NY, Feb, 2006.
Transformation Enzyme Corporation, “Incorporating Nutrition into Your Practice”, Charlotte & Asheville, NC, March 2007. New York, April 2007. “Diet and Lifestyle Changes in Patient Care – The Role of Enzymes in Specific Clinical Conditions”, Sept. 2006.
Wise Traditions, Weston Price Foundation, “Chronic Diseases”, panel member, Nov. 2006.
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) “Natural Approaches to Pain Management,” Asheville, NC. March 2006.
Transformation Enzyme Corporation, “Digestion and Systemic Disease”, Sept. 2005.
Anti-Aging and Complementary Medicine, Primedia, “IBD, IBS, and Migraines: A Nutritionist’s View, panel: “Specific Written Protocols, Case Reviews and Best Practice Guides in Chronic Disease”, panel: “Stump the Experts”, May 2005.
Anti-Aging and Complementary Medicine, Primedia, ‘Free Radical Involvement in Chronic Disease” and “Dietary Support with Chronic Disease” co-presenter with Russ Jaffe, MD PhD, Las Vegas, Nov. 2004.
Cancer Control Society, “Digestive Wellness & Cancer”, LA, California, 2002.
Wilcox Hospital, CME presentation. “Herbal Medicine”, Lihue, HI, 2002.
International & American Associations of Clinical Nutritionists, “A Clinical Nutrition Approach to Menopause and Peri-Menopause”, Orlando, Sept. 2001.
International & American Association of Clinical Nutritionists, “Menopause: A Clinical Nutrition Approach”, Orlando, FL, 2001.
Starlight International, “Reversing Auto-Immune Illness”, CME program, Atlanta, GA, 2001.
Nutrition for Optimal Health Association, Speaker on: “Women’s Health Panel”, “Nutrition for Your Heart”, “Digestive Wellness”, also offered cooking classes, grocery store tours. Winnetka, IL. 1983-1991.
Chamber of Commerce, Women in Business Conference, Keynote: "Nutrition for Women," Kankakee, IL. 1985.
University of Miami, Medical School, "Nutrition & Optimal Health," Miami, FL. 1983.
Illinois Masonic Hospital, "Nutrition & Menstrual Blues," Chicago, IL. 1983.
Lane Community College, In-service for Science Faculty on Nutrition, Eugene, OR. 1979.
Lane County Mental Health Dept., In-Service "Nutrition, Mental Health, and Behavior", Eugene, OR. 1979.
For semi-current listing of media interviews, go to http://www.innovativehealing.com/about-liz/lectures-a-seminars
Frequent radio show guest. WBAI, KPFA, Health Radio Network: Gary Null, Deborah Ray, Meg Jordan, Air America, Doc Watson, and dozens more.
TV: Four, 1-hour shows: “Your Health with Richard and Cindy Becker” aired, Fall 2008, & Nov. and Dec. 2009, “AM Northwest” ABC. Portland, OR, FOX news, Chicago, IL, WGN-TV, Chicago, IL
Interviewed for magazines including: Women’s World, Shape, Newsweek, Men’s Health, Delicious, Bottom Line Health, First for Women, Vegetarian Times, Let’s Live, Better Nutrition, Alternative Medicine, Fit, Parenting, Delicious Living, Experience Life, and more.