About Fortitude Functional Nutrition

Everything we do at Fortitude Functional Nutrition is centered around you, the client – because you hold the keys to so many aspects shaping your health. The path to great health is never a straight line. Without your active participation on this journey, none of our wisdom will create you long-term vibrant health.

Our Core Values Of Care

An Integrative Approach

Rooted in our focus for client care, it is our mission to empower you with the knowledge and wisdom from collective experience to create optimal health. We embrace the challenge of going deep and revealing what others may have not been able to figure out. We are intent to continue learning about the evolving changes in nutrition and how it relates to medicine.  

Guided step-by-step, you will embark on a functional, integrative and holistic approach to your wellness. It includes diet, lifestyle and mindset modifications. 


Dedicated Attention

 You will receive dedicated one-on-one attention, support, education, accountability and guidance.

In our program, you will learn how our process and approach differs from conventional and routine forms of care, including nutrition guidelines and meal plans.

Your lab recommendations, nutrient assessment, personalized protocol and customized food plan  will be based on your individual needs and situation. They are very unique and case-by-case for each individual client. 

Personalized Care

No client is exactly the same. There are many factors that affect your health from lifestyle to environment to diet and mindset. Depending on your situation, we may use functional tests and other assessment tools to dig deeper.

Our program is effective because we focus on dealing with the catalyst of your conditions, which may include toxicity in the home or work-place, potential food sensitivities, intolerances and allergies, your digestion and your attitude, which can all play a role in how healthy you are to date.

Innovative Solutions

We are voracious and life-long  learners. Passionately and diligently, we keep abreast of the latest research and clinical studies. 

We continuously upgrade our education, training and certifications. We seek out the newest and most innovative solutions to help our clients achieve their health goals.


Root Cause Resolution

By evaluating symptoms as warning signs of imbalances, we identify root cause(s) and determine ways to support your body to conquer your condition.

Also known as functional nutrition, we give you root cause resolutions. We do not cover up symptoms with a band-aid, pill or crash diet, which only causes more problems. The key is to rebalance your body so it can heal naturally and safely.

Co-Creating Health

Changing your eating habits and lifestyle may seem daunting, but the power of coaching is a powerful and effective way to support you during your health transformation and beyond.

We leverage family, friends and education for your support and accountability. On-line communities will also be offered to give you support remotely, as you make important changes that translate into lasting health.

About Julie Olson

While working at Warner Bros. Pictures in California as a Senior Media Research Analyst, I received a phone call which informed me that my mother was diagnosed with Stage-3 breast cancer. Within weeks, I moved back to my home-state, Colorado, to be closer to my mother and support her through her treatments. Through my search for her cure I discovered the power of healthy foods and lifestyle choices as the real medicine for illness. My new discovery led me back to school where I studied holistic and functional nutrition. My studies left me fascinated and I was hooked.

At this point I started to analyze my own fast-paced lifestyle and realized that I was putting blinders on my own health. Often I was fatigued, but blamed it on my competitive job and late-night social events. I worked through my fatigue, never stopping to listen to my body. I didn’t consider the importance of my food choices, sleep or stress management. Later testing revealed extremely high Epstein Barr Virus, also known as Chronic Fatigue. I started to put my health puzzle together. I discovered gluten and other food intolerances, hypothyroidism and H. Pylori. Something had to change…

“The results I got from working with Julie are amazing…My autoimmune Hashimoto’s disease antibodies dropped from 1264 to 54, I’m no longer allergic to any foods (before I was allergic to 20+ foods), I have more energy and less pain!

Julie did a terrific job. She designed a 30-day meal plan for me. Julie took the time to determine my preferences and provided a variety of great recipes. She explained everything thoroughly, provided all the back-up references and even lent me copies of books that she felt would help me. She’s very accessible and available to answer any questions. I highly recommend her.”

Karen Suchomel

“I highly recommend Julie’s services for anyone looking to be healthier, address the root causes of their chronic issues, and receive great education and support on their health journey. I had the pleasure of working side-by-side with Julie for over a year, seeing her achieve these things in action and get great results with our client. Julie is dedicated both to her client, but also to educating herself. Julie has the ability to see the big picture, while also being able to dig into the details; this allows her to provide highly individualized care helping clients understand their health and improve it. If you need help understanding why you don’t feel well, and what steps you can take to improve, look no further than Julie to be your coach on that journey.”

David Gordon, MD, IFMCP, ABOIM

Owner, 4 Pillars Health & Wellness

“Before finding Julie, I was having major stomach issues, my autoimmune disease of psoriasis was out of control, not to mention my sleep was so erratic that I needed help and conventional methods of taking medications seemed to be making things worse. Within 30 days of following Julie’s plan, I was seeing some huge changes in my overall health as I had an increased amount of energy, weight loss, no more cravings or stomach issues, and sleeping normal again. The psoriasis is getting much better too! I can’t thank Julie enough for her help and would highly recommend her to anyone who is sick and tired of being sick and tired. Thank you again Julie!!!”

Marty Waters

Comments From Clients Attending Julie's Classes

“Julie is very knowledgeable and makes learning fun and interesting”
“Julie really listens and empowers me to make my own decisions – I feel better than I have ever felt”
“Now I understand and I am motivated to make some dietary changes”
“Julie walks her talk”

“Patience and fortitude conquer all things.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson