and start living their extraordinary life once they discover the root cause of their GI distress and autoimmunity.
Do you dream of the day you wake up without pain or bloating, with so much energy and vibrance that you're ready to take on the day?
To live your life again by doing the things that light you up because you aren’t held back by your symptoms?
That’s why I set out to create functional medicine nutrition programs so that I could show you the exact steps that will help you heal your gut and reverse autoimmunity.
See it wasn’t too long ago when I felt held back in my life because of my constant gastrointestinal (GI) and autoimmune symptoms. My own struggle and personal health journey became the fuel to help other women who are where I was.
I remember what it was like struggling to get out of bed with no real drive or motivation. I was plagued by fatigue, pain, migraines, inflammation, weight fluctuations, bloating, horrible acne, brain fog, and hormonal imbalances—along with all the exhaustion, depression, and anxiety that went along with the physical symptoms too.
And then besides being so physically exhausted, I was emotionally and mentally drained trying to figure everything out on my own. I was constantly overwhelmed spinning my wheels without any hope from conventional modern medicine specialists besides taking another pill that would mask my many misdiagnosed conditions. The only takeaway I received were the labels I was given like IBS, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Hashimotos, and Celiac disease that I could hide behind. The same labels I would use at my defense when I needed an escape out of attending a family function, road trip with friends, or a dinner out with colleagues—all of the things I craved to do that would have brought me joy had I participated.
That still small voice inside was telling me there had to be something more.
That I didn’t have to settle with how I was feeling. I wasn’t ready to surrender and claim that as my story.
And then I discovered integrative and functional medicine. Through my own research and pursuit to understand how the human body works—functional medicine offered the only real thing that ever made sense to me.
If you want to balance your body, feel your best, and reverse autoimmunity, you have to heal your gut. And once I did that without cutting any corners, everything changed. My symptoms vanished, my autoimmunity reversed (yes, I am living proof this is possible), and I was finally living my life for the first time. Like, Really living!
So by God’s Grace and with many years of professional education and functional medicine training, my health and life turned around and I had my “aha moment"….
For over a decade now, I’ve helped women with the exact system to heal their gut too and have seen lives completely transform in the same way that I experienced for myself. Hundreds of happy clients have been able to resolve their gastrointestinal symptoms, reverse autoimmunity, and most importantly live out their dreams and purpose because they got their health and life back.
Throughout my career working in many different functional medicine practices, I have been honored to help amazing women transform their lives through diet, nutrition, and lifestyle. They believed they were made for so much more in life and refused to settle for mediocrity. Having played a small part in their successful journey has been a privilege and fuels my own passion for gut health, nutrition, and functional medicine.
I’m an Integrative and Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a unique and extensive background in the most cutting edge gut health and autoimmune disease training and experience including functional medicine testing. Read my professional bio here.
I have spent over a decade pursuing the most advanced training in the functional medicine industry. I’ve also invested in developing a business strategy that ensures you are set up for success with support throughout every step of your journey and that you have an exceptional experience. By working with me and my team, you will benefit from all the elite-level training and continuing education I’ve received since starting this journey.
The number one thing I hear from people when I meet them for the first time is that their health practitioners aren’t listening to them. They don't feel heard nor understood and are being told it's all in their head. My friend, it is NOT in your head. I care about listening to your story because it will unlock the clues that will lead to your success.
I’ve been there and I’m living proof!
I want the best for you because you’re worth it, and I know I can help you get the real results you are longing for.
If you're here reading this now, I want you to know there’s hope for you.
Nikki set out to be an elementary education teacher, until all her years of stomach pain, fatigue, and inflammation led to her diagnosis of Celiac Disease which changed the trajectory of her life forever.
The start of the nutrition journey! In hopes to figure things out on her own to feel better, she knew she had to start at the beginning, change majors, and study to become a nutritionist so she can find health and healing for herself, and then help others do the same. Nikki went on to study nutrition and get her bachelors in nutrition and dietetics.
While in school, Nikki’s health wasn’t improving as she hoped it would. At this point—she found out she had 2 other autoimmune conditions that paired with her Celiac (which is common when you aren’t addressing the big picture). When conventional medicine was failing her, she discovered functional medicine! This is where everything changed and her health turned around.
Nikki went on to study complementary and alternative medicine at a graduate level and completed her year long Dietetic internship where she had the unique opportunity to study and learn under the top functional medicine practitioners who became her mentors. She became a Board Certified Natural Health Practitioner and Registered Dietitian.
Nikki knew she wanted to take a different path after getting her RD. She stepped into her first role as the Integrative Registered Dietitian in an Integrative medicine outpatient clinic and became the Celiac Disease Program Coordinator at the Celiac Disease Center throughout the state of NJ. This is also when she met her future husband, who at the time was not totally on board with healthy eating in the beginning.
Nikki was given the incredible opportunity to be a founding Dietitian at a brand new Integrative and Functional Medicine Clinic in NJ and help build the nutrition programs from the ground up. She got to work with some of the top Functional Medicine Practitioners in NJ! She also got married to her husband, who eventually warmed up to optimizing his diet and nutrition and now is her favorite success story and advocate!
She left her job to start her private practice with another practitioner while studying at the Institute for Functional Medicine and Integrative Nutrition and Functional Medicine Academy. She launched the first personalized functional medicine programs.
Nikki realized she wanted to reach more women than in just her tiny (but mighty state) and started living out her dream of helping women virtually all over the country through personalized functional medicine nutrition. Nikki started building an amazing team and developing courses, programs, and more resources to help others improve their gut health and reverse autoimmunity!
Nikki Yelton is an Integrative & Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She has an undergraduate degree in Clinical Nutrition Science from East Carolina University where she conducted several undergraduate research studies on physician awareness of Celiac disease and policies and procedures of a gluten free diet.
Nikki completed her Dietetic Internship in Dietetics at Lenoir Rhyne University which focused on distance clinical rotations specific to integrative and functional medicine at Beth Israel’s Continuum Center for Health & Healing in Manhattan, NY.
She continued her graduate education at Rutgers University (formerly the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey) studying Complementary & Alternative Medicine.
Nikki has advanced her education and training through the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Practitioner Certificate Program and the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy (IFNA).
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