SIBO & IBS Nutritionist – Chicago
Hi there! My name is Ellen and I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist, a Licensed Dietician Nutritionist, and a board certified Health and Wellness Coach based in Chicago, IL. I am honored to work with clients all over the country!
My specialties include helping my clients improve their digestive symptoms and their relationship with food. I work with folks who have IBS, GERD, SIBO and a history of disordered eating.
I stumbled upon my love for nutrition after having struggled with my own digestive issues all throughout college. My chronic bloating and discomfort led me to have a confusing and anxiety-driven relationship with my body and food, which exacerbated the issues and caused mental and hormonal imbalances as well. Unfortunately, I also felt very unsupported by my doctors at the time, but these hurdles eventually lit a fire in me to pursue my own career in the health field and to help others with similar problems.
My ultimate goal as a nutritionist is to help every single one of my clients feel heard and supported. I know first hand how isolating, confusing, and anxiety-inducing health concerns can be. I meet clients where they are and create one-of-a-kind protocols for each individual person – because I know that we are all different and have unique needs! I look forward to walking through this incredible process with you one step at a time!
Kind Words From Our Clients
Ellen’s anti-diet and holistic approach to health gave me the space I needed to heal my relationship with food. Overall I was most impressed by her thorough responses, active listening skills, and authenticity that she brings to her practice. My current relationship with food is a reality I never thought could be attainable until I started working with Ellen…As apprehensive as it can be to work with a nutritionist or any health professional, I am grateful to have trusted Ellen to guide me to better health. –Stephanie
Kind Words From Our Clients
Ellen’s warm, encouraging nature bolsters her broad knowledge and holistic approach to make her a wonderful coach, guide, and — I would add — friend. She sets a foundation early on for her clients to help them stay on track to reach success, and I always felt that she was right beside me all the way and that she was just as ecstatic about my growth as I was. Crossing paths with her has been such a rewarding experience; I wouldn’t have rather worked with anyone else. — Jessica
MS in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from University of Western States (MS), Certified Nutrition Specialist practitioner (CNS), Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) in the state of Illinois, and National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), completed at Duke Integrative Medicine.
Get to Know Me
My fiance, Kyle, and I have a boston-terrier mix named Ivy. She can often be found sleeping on the couch in the background of our Zoom calls.
Originally from North Carolina, some of my favorite foods are collard greens (with pepper vinegar!), pulled pork BBQ, and key lime pie.
My original career aspiration was to be a High School English teacher. My background in teaching translates well into the work that I do with clients. Let’s get nerdy together!
I love crafts! I practiced wheel pottery for years and recently have gotten into tapestry weaving.