I know that food is powerful and that whole foods heal, but I want others to know this, too.
My passion is education; I want to educate people on what nutrient-rich foods can do for the body and on how individualized dietary patterns are integral to lasting health. Most importantly, I want people to know that whole foods are anything but boring—they can be (and should be) experienced as completely and utterly delicious.
My mission is to help as many people as possible see how powerful food is in determining optimal health outcomes.
My name is Justine Stenger and I’m a diet specialist and therapeutic chef.
It was through my personal health struggles that lead me to my passion -learning about food as medicine and the ability to heal through food.
I have a degree in nutrition food science and physical education from the University of Alberta. I spent the first few years out of University teaching high school and knew that I loved children and was dedicated to their learning, but also knew that teaching high school was not my calling.
I left my teaching profession and moved to Boulder Colorado to pursue holistic nutrition and completed my therapeutic chef certification at Bauman College. From there, I continued to study holistic nutrition, became a Certified GAPS Practitioner, Certified Gluten Practitioner, completed my CME credits through the Academy of Pediatric Special Needs, and completed my Functional Medicine through the Institute of Functional Medicine. Once I completed my Functional Medicine, I took a turn and dedicated my education on cognitive health. I completed Dr Bredesen’s REcode training and currently work with Dr Mary Kay Ross, Dr Bredesen’s chief medical advisor, guiding her patients on a therapeutic diet and lifestyle program.