Get to the Root cause
of your digestive issues
Take the first step to a healthier you!
A healthier life really begins in our gut
Welcome to Smart Nutrition
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.
Meet Functional Medicine Dietitian
Karen Graham's Philisophy
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.
Healing with Functional Nutrition
In this introduction to functional nutrition, you’ll learn the very latest information on the gut microbiome & leaky gut and how your microbiome impacts virtually every aspect of health; from mental health and cognitive function to chronic disease, weight gain, autoimmune diseases and more. This course includes food sensitivity testing and 2 private consultations.
Health & Nutrition Articles
Stay up to date with current research and health tips from Functional Medicine Dietitian, Karen Graham.
What Causes Leaky Gut?
Leaky gut is not a new issue. Ayurvedic documents from India, dating back 3,000 years ago describe leaky gut, what causes leaky gut and the chronic illnesses associated with it.
Circadian Rhythms Play A Significant Role In Healing
I regularly discuss circadian rhythms with my patients. As a functional medicine dietitian, this topic is important as diet for our health and healing.
The Role of a Functional Medicine Nutritionist
As a functional medicine dietitian, I translate scientific evidence about gut health and nutrition and put it into practice with my patients.
What is a
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.