Michelle Gottfried
Michelle Gottfried, MS, CNS


Thank you for visiting Wellness Through Food! – Learning to obtain optimal wellness through the foods we eat….

Let food be they medicine and medicine be they food” Hippocrates – has always been one of my favorite quotes!

I’m Michelle, a 46 year old mom, retired marathon runner and CPA, Clinical Nutritionist and Health Coach.  I’ve spent my whole life living and studying nutrition. My parents were drinking goats milk and trying to cure allergies with their diet back in the 70’s. I am a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition in NYC, I have my Masters in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. I am a member of the Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) and have completed their “Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice” course.  I am a member of the American College of Nutrition (ACN) and I have completed three years of nutrigenomics seminars through SNPed, part of the Nutritional Genomics Institute. I am a CNS, Certified Nutrition Specialist, go here to read more about this certification.  I have completed internship hours with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, a world renowned Naturopathic doctor and educator and with Dr’s Williamson and Pizano leading practitioners and educators in nutrigenomics and functional nutrition at the Nutritional Genomics Institute, (NGI).  You can find a little of my work here (information about Dr Fitzgeralds internship program), here (a personal article about my parents health), here (research on leaky gut) and here (an article on hidden sources of gluten)! I am currently teaming with NGI to work as a CNS in their practice. Please see here for more information about working with NGI.

I truly believe that what you put in your body affects your health and your mood. I believe most diseases can be prevented, reversed or at least improved upon with food and supplements by identifying weaknesses through symptoms and testing. This space will provide you with current health trends, healthy recipes and scientific research and information on nutrition topics.  My focus is not on a specific diet but ways for you to become educated and to think and make good choices about your health.  We are all individuals, and I help you understand why you are the way you are!