Vanessa Berenstein, MA RD FMN CCH

Integrative Registered Dietitian

Certified Clinical Herbalist 

Certified Functional Medical Nutrition Therapist

Masters in Sustainable Food Systems

Certified Mindful Eating (MB-EAT) Instructor

Natural Products Consultant

Vanessa uniquely applies personalized functional medicine, vitalist traditional medicine philosophies, herbal medicine, and food systems perspectives to individual care, business consulting and community education. She has a wide range of experience from farm, to producer, to plate to hospital. Some of her experience includes functional medicine, food businesses, natural products, sustainable food service, obesity research, food access, diabetes, eating disorders treatment, critical care nutrition, food magazine and blog writing, ecological living, and policy.  She teaches group classes, workshops, and events on topics including nutrition, mental health, cooking, gardening, herbalism, wildcrafting and culinary herbalism.


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 consultation 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, Vitalist Medicine philosophies, and Western Clinical Herbalism. 
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