CERTIFIED NUTRITIONIST    •    
BOARD-CERTIFIED IN HOLISTIC NUTRITION® 
   •    CERTIFIED FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE PRACTITIONER

Meet Julie Olson

Functional Nutritionist CFMP, CN, BCHN, CGP Founder & Owner

IT STARTED WITH... THE PHONE CALL...

The catalyst for everything to change started with a phone call. While working at Warner Bros. Pictures in Burbank, California as a Senior Media Research Analyst, this phone call informed me that my mother was diagnosed with Stage-3 breast cancer and was going into emergency surgery.

Within weeks, I moved back to my home state, Colorado, to be closer to my mother and support her through chemo and radiation. 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 100% hooked! 

PUZZLE PIECES OF MY OWN HEALTH

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 and didn't feel well, but blamed it on my competitive job and late-night social events. I worked through it all, never stopping to listen to my body. I didn’t consider the importance of my food choices, sleep or stress management. Later, testing revealed Epstein Barr Virus, also known as the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I started to put my health puzzle together. I discovered major gluten and other food intolerances, hypothyroidism, and gut imbalances including H pylori. At one point, it was so bad (coupled with stress) I became anemic and my hair was falling out in clumps. Something had to change…

HELPING OTHERS

So I immersed myself in a new lifestyle and career. For my first six years, I worked as a Nutritionist at a nationwide natural food and supplement store. This is where I conducted private nutrition therapy sessions, taught weekly nutrition and cooking classes, educated and tested 40+ employees monthly on nutrition subjects, and hosted annual health and gluten-free tasting fairs. I received extensive training, knowledge, and experience in targeted nutrients, minerals, food, and herbal supplements. I was featured in nutrition segments on television and radio and presented nutrition classes to national and local organizations, companies, and associations.

Then for a few years, I was employed as a Functional Nutritionist in functional medicine practices working side-by-side with MDs (Medical Doctors). The goal with all of our patients was to find underlying root causes, often digging deeper with cutting-edge lab testing, to create solutions. By employing a system to document each client’s actions, events, and environmental influences that had accumulated during their life, we analyzed patterns, correlations, and triggers that ranged from specific foods, environmental exposures, and habits. I coached each client tailored to their needs and goals. It included customized food plans, targeted nutrients,  and supplementation, plus lifestyle recommendations individualized for each person.
My passion is to provide a transformation to meet each client's goals by finding the missing pieces of their health puzzle with the right labs, resources, and guidance to empower them for long-term success. I am very grateful I discovered how to do this in time to help my mother, who is a healthy and thriving breast cancer survivor!
Education, Credentials, & Degrees
Continuing Education
Professional Memberships
  • Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP) by Functional Medicine University
  • Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition® (BCHN) by the Holistic Nutrition Credentialing Board and the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) Certification Board
  • Functional Medicine Practitioner, IFM listing: https://www.ifm.org/practitioners/julie-olson
  • Certified Nutritionist (CN) by American Health Science University and the National Institute of Nutrition Education
  • Certified Gluten-Free Practitioner (CGP) by Thomas O’Bryan DC, CCN, DACBN
  • Gluten-Free Society Practitioner Certified by the Gluten-Free Society Glutenology; Peter Osborne PScD, DC
  • Comprehensive Nutrition (Dip.C.N.) from Huntington University of Health Sciences
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) from University of Colorado, Boulder
  • Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) Completed: Gastrointestinal; Cardio-metabolic; Immune; Hormones; Energy; Applying Functional Medicine in Practice; Functional Nutrition: Clinical Solutions for Addressing the Underlying Causes of Disease.
  • Julie’s listing as a Functional Medicine Practitioner: https://www.ifm.org/practitioners/julie-olson/
  • Functional Medicine University (FMU) Completed: Digestion, Absorption & Mucosal Integrity; Immune; Oxidative Stress, Blood Sugar Regulation & Energy Production; Inflammation, Cardiovascular & Autoimmunity; Liver & Detoxification; Neuro Endocrine Regulation, Adrenals, Thyroid & Hormonal Regulation; Stress; Structural Integrity & Weight Loss; Nutrition.
  • Functional Medicine 1-Year Mentorship with Diane Mueller ND, DAOM, LAc, and Miles Nichols DAOM, MS, LAc. Completed: Adrenal Glands, HPA Axis & Stress; Liver & Detoxification; Cardiometabolic; Hormones; Mindfulness for Clinical.
  • Food Allergies & Sensitivities in the New Millennium and Neuroendocrine Immunology of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO) with Datis Kharrazian DHSc, DC, DACBN, DACNB, FACN, CNS
  • High Cholesterol Action Plan with Chris Kresser MS, LAc
  • Balancing Moods for the Better with Julia Ross MA, NNTS
  • National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP) Annual Conferences
  • Yoga of Sleep: Healing Sleep and Dreams with Rubin Naiman PhD at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat in the Bahamas.
  • Institute of Functional Medicine
  • National Association of Nutrition Professionals 
  • American Nutrition Association
  • Gluten Free Society Glutenology 
  • Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner

Featured In

Top 23 Celebrity Experts to Watch in 2023
Chosen as a Top 23 Celebrity Expert to Watch
#20 Julie Olson - Winner of PubPubCon's highly coveted Publishing and Publicity Prize straight off a recent event success that brought in over 20,000 new registrants, Julie is someone to follow in the health and wellness space.
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