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By Karen Graham, RDN.

Whether you are here because you are interested in weight loss, increasing muscle or you have a medical condition related to nutrition, this is the first step to a healthier you.

Karen is a Scottsdale, Arizona based functional medicine dietitian dedicated to guiding people in reaching their goals. We spend time getting to know you and understanding your goals. As a result, you will leave your visit with a solid understanding of how nutrition plays a role in your health and what you need to do to achieve optimal health.


I believe in providing sound, evidence-based nutrition advice that not only nourishes the body but reduces risk of disease. I spend a lot of time researching and investigating nutrition topics. If a new recommendation comes out I don’t just believe it, I research it until I feel confident that I have the best answer. I don’t care who the information is coming from or how well known they are, I look into it myself. I know there is a vast amount of nutrition information floating around out there and a lot of it is based on money and greed so it’s not coming from a good place. When I give advice or recommendations, people can feel confident that they are getting the right advice for them and its coming from a good place.

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

A registered dietitian is a nutrition expert that has met the minimum academic and professional requirements to qualify for the credential “RD”.

Those minimum requirements are:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with course work approved by the American Dietetic Association’s Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education. The coursework includes nutrition sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, anatomy & physiology.
  • Complete an accredited, supervised internship.
  • Pass a national exam.
  • Complete continuing education requirements to maintain registration.

The “RD” credential is a legally protected title that can only be used by practitioners who are authorized by the Commission on Dietetic Registration of the American Dietetic Association. Some RDs call themselves nutritionists but not all nutritionists are registered dietitians. Virtually anyone can call themselves a “nutritionist” regardless of education or training.