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Food as Medicine: Eating for Optimized Health and Wellness

Join Integrative Eco-Dietitian Mary Purdy for an exploration on how to support optimal health with practical nutritional tips for a more energized and balanced you!

Eating for Immunity
: Superhero Foods for Staying Healthy
Curious about how to support your immune system with diet? This workshop will provide guidance around which foods to include and which foods to minimize in order to enhance your health, improve resilience and speed recovery. Quick Start Nutrition Guide


Nourishing the Microbiome Nation: Eating for Gut Health
Those trillions of bacteria in your gut have a profound influence on all aspects of your health, from your skin, heart and brain to your overall metabolism and immune system. Come find out how to support that internal ecosystem with healthy food and lifestyle tips. Microbiome Handout


Sweet Tooth Therapy: Solutions for Sugar Cravings
Stuck on sugar? Grabbing candy or chipsfor that 3pm lull? Come learn what might be causing cravings(surprise! It’s not a lack of will power) and how to reduce them without feeling deprived. Discover the many deliciously sweet, healthy and natural alternatives to sugary snacks that will keep you satisfied and energized. Sugar Cravings Handout


Saving the Planet with Your Fork OR Eco-Friendly Eating: Good for People and Planet!
Did you know that certain foods or dietary patterns have a bigger environmental footprint than others? What we eat and buy can make a difference. Discover which foods are both gentler on our planet while also being super nutritious and supportive to our health. Eco-Friendly Diet Handout
Mary Purdy, MS, RDN is an Integrative Eco-Dietitian and nutrition educator with a Master’s Degree from Bastyr University where she is currently adjunct faculty. She has been in clinical practice for over 12 years using a personalized medicine and functional nutrition approach. She regularly speaks both locally and online to dietitian groups, internships and at national health conferences on nutrition and sustainability, and was the keynote speaker at Bastyr University’s Commencement Ceremony 2019. She serves on the boards of The Planetary Health Collective, as well as the Dietetic Practice Groups Hunger and Environmental Nutrition and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine which she chaired in 2018. She was part of the duo that revised, updated and presented the “Environmental Toxins, Exposure, and Elimination” Module of the Certificate of Training Program offered by The Academy Center for Lifelong Learning, and developed and facilitated a 30 hour nutrition module for the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine. Additionally, she hosts the podcasts “The Nutrition Show” and “The Good Clean Nutrition Show” and authored the books Serving the Broccoli Gods and The Microbiome Diet Reset. She is a trained Climate Reality Leader and a consultant working with organizations to create a sustainable, equitable and resilient food system that supports planetary health and helps to mitigate climate change. Her website is