Food is one of the most powerful forms of medicine and one of the biggest sources of shame.
The BeingBrigid Mission
Personalize your nutritional needs.
Overly generalized diets do not work because there are SO many factors that influence your nutritional needs.
Emphasize whole foods and key nutrients as the first line of defense.
7 out of 10 of the leading causes of death in the United States are nutrition-related. Beyond that, nutrition plays a role in every single disease. Witness the magic of using a food-first approach to rebuilding health.
Set an intention to nourish rather than diet.
Food is a powerful form of medicine but that does not translate to having the perfect diet. It’s about setting the intention to nourish every cell in the body rather than overly restrict or diet.
Apply Science and Data.
This approach to nutrition is based on the latest scientific evidence, in-depth clinical experience and data to substantiate progress.
Address Deficiencies in the Core 7 Contributors to Health.
Personalized nutrition is one of our Core Contributors to Health. But we also have to zoom out and look at the entire equation for optimal health.
Creating and accepting new standards for your health and energy requires a strong and supportive team. We love bringing groups together to talk about their successes and struggles in navigating their second half of life.
Brigid Titgemeier, MS, RDN, LD, IFNCP is the founder and CEO of BeingBrigid Functional Nutrition. Brigid is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with board certification in Integrative and Functional Nutrition and is an Instructor at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, where she teaches a graduate level functional nutrition course. Prior to starting her own nutrition business, Brigid was one of the founding dietitians at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, where she worked with over 3,000 patients and trained under Dr. Mark Hyman.
A Glimpse of Brigid's Journey
The start of the functional medicine journey! Brigid became a functional medicine patient after struggling with narcolepsy and about 20-30 mini seizure episodes per day. Her parents forced her to see a functional medicine doctor and change her diet. This went from being the worst to the best thing that had ever happened to her.
Brigid went onto study nutrition in college to help others in the way that she had been helped. She completed her bachelors in dietetics in 2012 but never loved the conventional nutrition route. Fortunately, she interned and then worked at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute and trained under Dr. Michael Roizen and Kristin Kirkpatrick who opened her up to the world of lifestyle medicine. She went onto get her master’s in public health nutrition and do her dietetic internship program at Case Western Reserve University in 2014. She interned at the Dr Oz Show & The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
Brigid was given the incredible opportunity to be a founding dietitian of the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine. She co-created the nutrition department, trained seven other dietitians, created the center's nutrition and weight loss group classes and a ketogenic diet group class for blood sugar balance. This was where she witnessed the true power of food and it's ability to heal the body. She also started and completed her advanced practitioner training with the Institute for Functional Medicine.
Brigid started a blog as a way to create more recipe ideas. She basically had 100 readers for what felt like forever (mostly family and friends)!
She created a graduate course in integrative and functional nutrition with her graduate school professor, Dr. Stephanie Harris at Case Western Reserve University. She continues to co-teach this course every fall to educate future healthcare practitioners in functional nutrition.
She quit her job due to burnout, completed her additional functional nutrition training with the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy.She launched the first program, VIP Next Level Nutrition for CEOs and Executives in September 2018. And she met her future husband!
She started living out her dream of building an amazing team and developing more resources to help you improve your health! And got married on her family farm that was started in the 1920s by her great grandparents, Gig and Grandad! :)