AboutKarie Ploeger, NTP
Karie Ploeger is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner based in Livermore. She has a Bachelor degree in Business Marketing and worked in the corporate sector for over 20 years but transitioned to nutritional therapy because of her passion for helping others succeed in optimal health through “real” foods. She firmly believes that we are all bio-individuals and so works with each person accordingly. Working to address each individual’s unique health concerns, such as blood sugar regulation, digestive disorders, improving energy levels, and food allergies & sensitivities are what makes nutritional therapy so exciting for Karie!
In her own words, Karie describes how her personal nutritional therapy journey began:
“How it all started for me, the thing that made me decide I wanted to contribute to the world through nutrition, was, unfortunately, getting sick. Too often for others, this is the case.
“When I was 18, I took a natural foods class and, boy, did that open my eyes to my true passion for cooking! I have loved it ever since but, looking back, I didn’t know a thing about nutrition and now I wish that it was a required science in our school system. I didn’t grow up with good nutrition, nor was my family educated about it. As a result, I have had my share of health issues. A few years ago I was diagnosed with both Hashimoto’s, (a thyroid disease) and IBS. Thankfully, I was able to change the course of these diseases by changing my lifestyle, paying attention to how I eat and getting proper nutrition on a daily basis. Each of those things was part of the key to feeling amazing!
“Now I have truly found my passion and purpose! I used to think I was healthy, eating a low-fat, standard American diet. I thought some diseases just happened to people and there were few things we could do to prevent them. But I was wrong! It is absolutely possible to live a life of abundant health, free of disease, and it all starts in our gut.”
Today, despite all the innovations in the agriculture field, our food chain does not deliver appropriately prepared nutritional food. We all need to be more aware of the high numbers of foods we eat that are genetically modified or pesticide-treated. Additionally, the number of children and adults that suffer from poor nutrition due to lack of information on the subject is incredible – and incredibly sad, since there are simple, small steps we can all make to help change our personal nutritional challenges into triumphs.
Here at Restore Nutrition, Karie can help you learn science-based nutrition and how that translates your bio-individual self in a practical, applicable way!
“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates
As a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Karie can help address a wide range of nutritionally-based health concerns you may be facing. If you’re looking for assistance with something not specifically mentioned in the list of services below, please reach out to discuss your situation with her directly.