Partner with Dana Bosselmann, LifeScape's Board Certified Integrative & Functional Dietitian“Food is about pleasure, about community, and family and spirituality, about our relationship to the natural world and about expressing our identity.”
- Michael Pollan, PhD
Welcome to LifeScape Nutrition! Experience personalized attention and establish an ongoing relationship of care with Dana Bosselmann, MA, RDN, IFCNP, our functionally trained, board certified dietitian. Functional nutrition looks at the underlying causes of a condition and finds evidence-based solutions to facilitate true healing and optimized health.
What to Expect When Working with a Functional Dietitian
Cultivate a Resilient Gut
The foundation of health begins in the gut. Here resides a vast diversity of bacteria and fungi referred to as the microbiome. When in balance we experience healthy weight, positive mood, abundant energy, glowing skin and a strong immune system. When out of balance, undesirable conditions arise such as anxiety, irritable bowel syndrome, undesired weight gain, the production of TMAO (a chemical that contributes to reduced artery health and cardiovascular disease), poor blood sugar regulation, and a lack of the feel good neurotransmitter, serotonin.
Inflammation is associated with arthritis, irritable bowel, cancer, chronic fatigue, heart disease, elevated blood pressure, sleep apnea, and diabetes. The fire is fed by diets high in processed foods, damaged fats, sugar/artificial sugar, excess alcohol, and refined carbohydrates.
Cooling inflammation is a multi-step process. “De-flaming” the diet, retooling lifestyle habits around sleep, stress reduction/interruption, and daily movement all play a synergistic role in cooling the body and enhancing vitality.
Small steps lead to real change over time and by addressing inflammation from a whole life perspective these changes become lifelong sustainable habits.
Heal from the Inside Out
When we are out of balance it may be necessary to follow a specialized diet plan for a finite time period to allow for complete healing. Often, identifying and removing food sensitivities can be the first step in the process. This can be accomplished either by using a specialized lab test offered at LifeScape Premier or by following an elimination diet protocol. Food sensitivities are often the first clue pointing to leaky gut and bacterial imbalances. Removing trigger foods and introducing natural healing agents like aloe vera, marshmallow and L-glutamine can help expedite a person back to health.
Dana is an accomplished health professional who is board certified in integrative and functional nutrition through the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy. She has been helping others achieve optimal health for over two decades.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Nutrition Science from Arizona State University, a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from Northern Arizona University and has been trained as a Holistic Lifestyle Coach.
Her areas of interest include functional nutrition, lifestyle wellness, food and exercise, autoimmune disorders, and food as medicine. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, road cycling, early sunrise walks with her Australian Shepherd and expressing her creativity in the kitchen. She believes life is to be lived in the moment and that change can bring great rewards.
A LifeScape nutrition session offers a customized investigation into your health. This includes a review of diagnostic labs, evaluation of symptoms & previous medical history, a dietary recall, and inquiry into lifestyle factors such as movement, sleep, and stress. We meet you where you are and skillfully lead you to achieve your optimal state of well-being.
Additional specialized nutrition tests may be offered as well to help you achieve optimal health. A few of these recommended tests may include: Food/Additive/Chemical Sensitivity Testing, Neuroscience Neurotransmitter Testing, and Spectracell Micronutrient Analysis.
These monthly cooking classes are led by Dana Bosselmann, Functional Dietitian.
Classes are a combination of culinary translation and evidence-based discussion on how to elevate your health.
Whole health starts with a foundation diet of whole, organic food.
Join a like-minded community of individuals interested in thriving in the context of a busy life. Classes are hosted in our Brilliant Health Community Facebook Group - request to join today!
Love for LifeScape Nutrition
One of our patients, Pam, recently experienced a brilliant health breakthrough.
Pam was on 30+ supplements with severe diabetes and had been overweight for years.
Together, we cleaned up her supplement protocol, diet and lifestyle choices. She not only lost weight, but also dramatically improved her fasting blood sugar levels. These changes made an incredible difference in her overall wellness and vitality. Pam recently shared this touching testimonial:
“I want you to know how much you have blessed my life. You have given me hope and encouragement. Praying for you to be encouraged and have hope for the hurdles you may have in your life and that someone will bless you with help as you have blessed me…Thanks from the bottom of my heart!”
Love for LifeScape Nutrition
“I have been very attentive to having a wider variety of vegetables with each meal, eating a probiotic-rich food with each meal, and having zero gluten, dairy, or sugar. I also stopped drinking coffee. I feel that my blood sugars are stabilizing and I don’t get hungry between meals (no more craving chips or Lara bars as snacks!). I have been meditating and taking baths/going through the night time routine [Dana and I] discussed, and I have been sleeping like a rock. I am amazed at all of these changes that I’ve seen in just one week — I haven’t even started the supplements yet! Those arrive today, so I’m eager to see how much better I feel once I get those on board. I’m truly in awe.”