Vanessa Berenstein, MA RD FMN

Integrative Registered Dietitian

Clinical Herbalist 

Certified Functional Medical Nutrition Therapist

Masters in Sustainable Food Systems

Certified Mindful Eating (MB-EAT) Instructor

Food Business Consultant

Vanessa is an Integrative Nutritionist, Urban 

Farmer, Medical Herbalist & Mindfulness Coach who applies personalized functional medicine and food systems perspectives to patient care and community education. She has worked in functional medicine, food businesses, obesity research, food access, diabetes, eating disorders treatment, critical care nutrition, food magazine and blog writing, policy, and sustainable food service. Vanessa also teaches group classes, workshops, and events on topics including nutrition, mindfulness, cooking, gardening, herbali, wildcrafting and food preservation techniques.


Anxiety & Depression

Weight Loss


Emotional Eating


Chronic Pain

Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Diabetes & Cardiovascular Disease





Health can be simple, fun & delicious!

I help people develop a healthy relationship with food so that they can reach their full potential of health, vibrance and happiness. Healing from Scratch, we will get to the root causes of your imbalances and help you determine what works best for you based on your individuality.







While there are millions of diets and health blogs, most are not geared towards you as an individual. And most don't even touch on what you are going through mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. I'll help you determine what works best for you based on your unique background, medical history, diet habits, emotional health, social life, culture, career status, genetics, and microbiome or internal ecosystem.








You can read more about my approach to nutrition below to see if Healing from Scratch is right for you. If you are interested in working with me, fill out an application for a meet & greet session so we can hop on the phone and chat about your concerns, goals and how I can help. 






Individualized Recommendations

One size doesn't fit all! That's why I take an in depth look at your history, lifestyle, and biological uniqueness to get to the root causes of imbalance. Next, we come up with realistic goals together to support the areas you need help with.

I am trained in Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy, which means I apply the latest scientific research in conjunction with natural medicine philosophies. I view you as a whole person that needs to be nourished 

physically, mentally, emotionally, socially and spiritually.



Natural Medicine

I don't just hand you a print out diet and give you 

recommendations. Instead, my goal is to make healthy living fun and sustainable by helping you gain valuable skills such as nutrition education, cooking, meal planning, kitchen & pantry set-up, shopping, stress reduction techniques, gardening and more!


Skill Building