Meet Karen

Karen Graham

Functional Medicine Dietitian

Karen Graham is a Scottsdale based registered dietitian nutritionist and has been in the field of food/nutrition for over 17 years. She has been in private practice since 2007. Karen is a Functional Medicine Dietitian specializing in GI disorders and diseases related to the gut microbiome. Her consultations includes the assessment, intervention and treatment of chronic illness or disease using nutrition. 

Karen will guide you in preventing, controlling or reversing your medical condition in a natural way. She takes an integrative approach to nutrition by combining cutting-edge medical nutrition therapies along with traditional, time-proven natural methods. During a consultation, Karen investigates many aspects of a person’s lifestyle in addition to diet, including sleep patterns, daily schedule, job, medications/supplements, medical records & physical activity.

Proud Member of

Functional Medicine Dietitian, Karen Graham, RDN was chosen as one of the 48 Most Influential People by Phoenix Magazine 2019.

Karen is a Clinical Instructor of Integrative Nutrition Therapy Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University


Karen has been credentialed with the Commission on Dietetic Registration since 2005.

Postgraduate Education:

The Institute For Functional Medicine

  • Biotransformation- Advanced Practice Module 10/2019
  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) 11/2018
  • Advanced Gastrointestinal Training:  12/2011

Kharrazian Institute- Functional Medicine Clinical Training
– Gastrointestinal Clinical Strategies and Treatment Applications 9/2019

The Maharishi Ayurveda Institute
-Integrative Ayurveda Health Professional Training 5/2017

She is a member of:

  • The Institute For Functional Medicine
  • Dietitians in Functional Medicine

Karen specializes in:

GI disorders and diseases of the gut microbiome:

  • Celiac, Crohn’s, IBS, ulcerative colitis, short bowel syndrome, SIBO
  • Food allergies/sensitivities
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Migraines
  • PCOS
  • Thyroid disorders
  • High cholesterol
  • Weight loss/weight gain
  • Muscle gain
Frequently Asked Questions

No, we only see adults 18 and over.

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

  1. A bachelor’s degree in nutrition from an accredited university.
  2. Complete an accredited supervised internship (9 months to 1 year).
  3. Pass a national exam.
  4. Complete continuing education requirements to maintain registration.

There are no requirements to be a nutritionist. Anyone can call themselves a nutritionist.

identify and address the root cause of a disease and treats the whole system, not just the symptoms. Functional medicine involves understanding the origins, prevention, and treatment of complex, chronic disease. A functional medicine practitioner views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties

Gastrointestinal disorders and disease of the gut microbiome such as autoimmune diseases (RA, MS, Hashimoto’s etc.), thyroid disorders, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s, IBS, celiac, weight gain/weight loss, eczema, psoriasis, migraines, leaky gut.

Yes, the two consults that are included with the course are done via video or phone. It’s your choice.

After completing the 2 consults, you can pay for follow-up appointments which are $165 for 45 minutes.

No. The lab cannot process any tests outside the U.S.

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