Hi I'm Nikki and I am so glad you are here! My mission is to help you live your healthiest vibrant life through functional medicine and nutrition. I strongly believe the food we put in our body and how we take care of ourselves is directly linked to our health and well-being.
My journey to discovering functional medicine was not planned but wasn't by accident either. About 12 years ago I found out I had autoimmune conditions where the only management of my symptoms was through the food I ate, the lifestyle I lived, the toxins I could eliminate, and the nutrients I could absorb. Food literally became my medicine and as I watched my body and mind transform and thrive again, I realized how fascinating the human body is created and that it can do so much for us when we choose to honor it.
I want to help you discover living your fullest life and reaching your highest potential through functional medicine. It isn't a drug, quick-fix, prescription, or band-aid. It's unlocking areas of deficiencies and creating wholeness. It's getting to the root cause rather than treating the symptoms.
I believe the best way to restore health is through fueling your faith, eating real food, creating a non-toxic living environment, and balancing your mind and body.
Together, we can heal your gut and even reverse autoimmunity so you can live your fullest life again!
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE EXPERIENCE
Nikki Yelton is an Integrative & Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She has an undergraduate degree in Clinical Nutrition Science from East Carolina University where she conducted several undergraduate research studies on physician awareness of Celiac disease and policies and procedures of a gluten free diet.
Nikki completed her Dietetic Internship in Dietetics at Lenoir Rhyne University which focused on distance clinical rotations specific to integrative and functional medicine at Beth Israel’s Continuum Center for Health & Healing in Manhattan, NY.
She continued her graduate education at Rutgers University (formerly the University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey) studying Complementary & Alternative Medicine.
She is currently enrolled as a student at the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) Practitioner Certificate Program with an estimated graduate date in 2019.
Nikki is a brand ambassador, blogger, researcher, speaker, writer, and influencer. She is a Certified Natural Health Professional in the state of NJ and is a member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics in NJ. She is also an active member and participator in Nutrition Entrepreneurs, Dietitians for Integrative & Functional Medicine, and Food & Culinary Professionals Dietetic Practice Groups. She holds several certifications related to these practice groups such as the Entrepreneurship Certificate Program, Integrative & Functional Nutrition Certificate Training Program, Childhood & Adolescent Weight Management Certificate training program, and a certificate of participation and attendance at the Integrative Healthcare Symposium in NY for three consecutive years and the Healthy Kitchens Healthy Lives initiative and conference in Napa Valley, CA at the Culinary Institute of America Graystone campus in 2017.
Nikki formerly practiced integrative medicine at Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health at the Siegler Center for Integrative Medicine in Livingston New Jersey and practiced integrative & functional medicine at the Hackensack Meridian Integrative Health & Medicine center in Jackson New Jersey. She also served as the Clinical Program Manager for the Kogan Celiac Center located throughout the state of New Jersey. She specialized in these practices working with patients who have autoimmune diseases, food sensitivities and intolerances, and various digestive diseases and disorders.
Nikki currently works with clients virtually and all throughout the US.