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The RD (Registered Dietitian):  Heidi Turner

First of all, I love my work.  I have been a Registered Dietitian in private practice for several years now and continue to find new ways to love what I do.   I am currently the Medical Nutrition Therapist at the Seattle Arthritis Clinic in Seattle and I see a broad range of very complex immune and chronic issues every day.  My specialty is helping my patients feel less pain and improve chronic symptoms through making changes in the diet.  The more I work with my clients and see how changing the diet changes them, the more I learn what a powerful role food plays in the body.  And the more I love my job. 

I received my Master's degree in Nutrition Science from Bastyr University, the leading university in natural and alternative medicine, and was also trained in more traditional approaches at the Virgina Mason Medical Center in Seattle, WA.   Having both alternative and traditional training in nutrition has been critical in helping me understand the gap that must be bridged between the two perspectives. 

Other points of interest on the resume:  In the past, adjunct faculty and Clinic Supervisor at Bastyr University; Advisory Board for LeViv Nutritionals; owner of FoodLogic, private practice; speaker at numerous conferences and universities.  Pre-Nutrition you would find me as a Contributing Editor at Conde Nast Traveler magazine, and a 25-year veteran actor.  

You never know where life will take you...