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Our community celebrates and integrates diverse perspectives. Take a seat, share, listen, and grow with us as we learn from one another what is truly needed for broader nourishment.

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meet our practitioner partners.

Our practitioner partners are champions of our community. They serve as product educators and help drive our mission to empower everyone to find real nourishment through nutrition, education, and much more.

Brittany Forman

functional nutritionist + health coach

Brittany Forman

functional nutritionist + health coach

Brittany is a nutritionist, community builder, wife, and mother. She is a health coach at Parsley Health and is the founder of CircleMoms. She strives to empower her patients, friends, and family members with the building blocks to successfully optimize their health through nutrition and lifestyle changes. Brittany is passionate about creating an environment for her family that fosters wellness physically, socially, and mentally. 

Anna Glennon

integrative nutrition coach

Anna Glennon

integrative nutrition coach

Through her own journey, Anna Glennon learned the debilitating effects of chronic inflammation. Now, she is on a mission to help other women going through similar experiences. As an integrated nutrition health coach, she works with clients to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting habits that produce real and lasting results.




Stephanie Greunke

registered dietitian+maternal mental health advocate

Stephanie Greunke

registered dietitian+maternal mental health advocate

Stephanie Greunke is a registered dietician who loves using the principles of naturopathic medicine when working with her clients. Her health plan recommendations not only include dietary recommendations, but fitness, stress and sleep management techniques. She strongly believes in the “food as medicine” approach, but also recognizes the need for intervention at multiple levels. Stephanie understands that one’s diet can be affected by emotional, psychological, and spiritual issues. She fully empathizes with her patients because she has had her own personal health and weight struggles. Instead of dictating the treatment, she works with her patients in a team based approach. Her focus is to empower and educate her patients to become the healthiest version of themselves.

Dr. Emily Gutierrez

pediatric functional medicine practitioner

Dr. Emily Gutierrez

pediatric functional medicine practitioner

Dr. Gutierrez has an extensive list of credentials - a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University, practitioner certification through the Institute of Functional Medicine, a masters degree from The University of Texas, board certification as a pediatric nurse practitioner and mental health specialist through the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, and more. Beyond her impressive training, she is also a seasoned speaker, writer, and researcher. In her practice, she incorporates functional nutrition, genetics, immune, and environmental health into providing individualized medical care for her patients. Dr. Gutierrez is a passionate practitioner, delivering outstanding functional and integrative pediatric medical care and direct support to families committed to raising healthy, happy children.

Ashley Koch

family nutrition + health advocate

Ashley Koch

family nutrition + health advocate

Ashley Koch inspires families to make healthy choices in many facets of their lives that allow children to grow and thrive. She is passionate about providing parents with the tools and support to help their children create lifelong healthy relationships with food. With a focus on individualized plans, she works with families to make nutrition decisions and behavioral shifts that fit into their lives. She finds inspiration all around her - from Northern California grocery stores, to farmers markets, to the pediatrician’s office, to food blogs and cookbooks. She is currently pursuing her masters degree in Functional Medicine and Human Nutrition. 

Katya Mosely, L. Ac.

acupuncturist

Katya Mosely, L. Ac.

acupuncturist

Katya Mosely, L.Ac. is a California Board licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and physician of Traditional Chinese Medicine. She practices at Spirit Gate Acupuncture + Wellness, in West Los Angeles, where she focuses on optimizing the health, wellness, and vitality of each adult and child patient.

Lauren Rashap, C.C.N.

certified clinical nutritionist

Lauren Rashap, C.C.N.

certified clinical nutritionist

Lauren Rashap is a force of passion when it comes to leading a healthy lifestyle. She is the third generation in her family to study, practice, and teach the art and science of achieving vibrant health through the power of organic foods, yoga, and meditation. Over her decades-long career, Lauren has played vital roles in widespread nutrition philosophies like the Zone Diet, developed one of the first, full-service “traveling spas”, and launched a one-of-a-kind consulting service offering hands-on cooking and nutrition workshops and organic skincare products. She is truly passionate about helping others make transformative changes to lead to more vibrant, happier, and healthier lives.  

Dr. Elana Roumell

pediatric naturopathic doctor

Dr. Elana Roumell

pediatric naturopathic doctor

When you meet Dr. Elana Roumell, you are immediately drawn to her invigorating energy and authenticity. She is a key contributor and adviser to Needed, providing great insight to product development and formulation. Dr. Elana is a Naturopathic Doctor, driven by a lifelong interest in health, medicine, and alternative options. She is especially passionate about pediatrics, and is committed to helping parents keep their children optimally healthy.  

Dr. Ari Calhoun

naturopathic doctor

Dr. Ari Calhoun

naturopathic doctor

Dr. Calhoun is a naturopathic doctor who guides her patients to a state of optimal health through the use of science-based natural therapies. She believes fully in the body’s ability to heal, and recognizes that addressing the root cause, rather than controlling the symptoms, is necessary for complete restoration. She has a special interest in hormone balancing, autoimmune disease, natural approaches to dermatology, and cardio metabolic disease.  

Nimisha Gandhi

functional medicine nutritionist

Nimisha Gandhi

functional medicine nutritionist

Nimisha is a functional medicine nutritionist, certified Ayurvedic counselor, and certified Yoga Nidra teacher. She works mainly with teenage girls and prenatal and postpartum women, focusing on fertility, autoimmune conditions, and rebalancing the gut biome. Nimisha’s approach to mind-body-spirit wellness is deeply influenced by both ancient healing practices and modern medicine.

practitioner partners.

Our Practitioner Partners play an integral role in bringing wellness and nourishment to our greater community. Through our partnership, practitioners share their deep knowledge of patients' broader nutritional needs, so we can join together to develop thoughtful product and educational solutions.

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