BeingBrigid is a functional food and nutrition blog that provides whole food inspiration to help people create health, prevent disease, and live a high quality lifestyle. This positive approach to nutrition focuses on nutrient-dense foods and phytonutrient diversity. This nutrition philosophy uses nourishing foods to feed the body’s cells with quality information, corrects nutrient imbalances and gets to the root cause of disease. BeingBrigid provides a variety of nourishing recipes that are gluten-free and dairy-free in addition to articles, tips, and resources to help people understand the impact of their food choices. The goal is to not view nutrition as one size fits all but instead to figure out what works best for you by listening to your body and getting in tune with your food preferences.
I’m Brigid from BeingBrigid. As a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, practicing functional medicine at the world’s first hospital-based functional medicine center, I’ve worked with over 2,000 patients and observed the profound impact that food and diet can have on a person’s journey to wellness and healing. I chose to pursue an eduction in nutrition after working with functional medicine doctors at the age of 14 and transforming my own health using food as medicine. Through conquering my health obstacles I became committed to helping others create wellness in their own lives using functional nutrition. I knew at a very young age that this was my calling. I believe that everyone should be afforded the opportunity to make informed lifestyle choices, especially with food and nutrition!
Here’s a little bit more about my education and professional journey:
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist for the Center for Functional Medicine at a hospital in Cleveland, OH. In 2014 I co-created our nutrition department for the first hospital-based functional medicine department in the world and have since trained our team of dietitians and I currently still see patients.
Adjunct Instructor at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH where I co-created a graduate level course in Integrative and Functional Nutrition and teach.
Entrepreneur and owner of the BeingBrigid Functional Nutrition LLC.
Previous Work Experience
Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute and Dr. Michel Roizen
Dietetic Internship at Case Western Reserve University
Functional Medicine Experience
Trained under functional medicine leaders Dr. Mark Hyman and Dr. Patrick Hanaway for three years
Ultra Wellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts
The Institute for Functional Medicine: Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) with Advanced Practice Modules: Energy, Cardiometabolic, Immune, Hormone, and Detox.
The Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy
Bachelor’s of Science in Dietetics from Miami University
Master’s of Science in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University