Who am I?
Piper Gibson, AHND, BCDHN, BCHHP, FDN-P, Nutrigenomics Specialist
One thing is for sure and that is you never know where the fork on your plate may lead you. I have committed the last seven years of my life to searching for health solutions. First in the lives of my family members and now I am on a journey with the clients and partners in health.
I never imagined I would find a passion for nutrition and genetics. I went to college, got a job, and one day decided to start a family…
Fast forward many years later when my first-born son was six and was diagnosed with a neurological transient tic, as parents, we were overwhelmed and scared. We spent thousands of dollars on tests, doctor visits, medicines, and supplements. We visited doctor after doctor who told us to just ignore “it” he would grow out of it. He was put on tons of prescription after prescription and nothing worked. We were offered more medications with scary side effects when the first prescriptions didn’t work. At one point we were told by a doctor that our son just needed a good spanking! The situation at school was so bad that I pulled my kids out to homeschool them. We spent 6 years visiting doctors and specialist and nothing ever changed. It was VERY frustrating that we could not find answers anywhere. I have broken down in rooms full of other mothers begging for their prayers because I did not know what else to do. I have spent many nights crying into my pillow and screaming at GOD to give us some answers. I was beginning to feel like maybe this was just his lot in life and would struggle with it forever. As a mom, I spent hours, months, and years of research to try and figure out where we were headed. I had officially become a mega researcher and I started to educate myself on everything from diet to genetics. We have found some amazing doctors and found some answers we never expected. However, somewhere along this crazy journey, my passion was born and one day I found the RIGHT way! This journey has forever changed the course of our lives and although the struggle was intense we have seen the light at the end of the tunnel.
What we have overcome by doing things the right way has been mind-blowing! Here is what we have overcome:
- Neurological Tic
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Leaky Gut
- Cyclical Vomiting
- Poor Detoxification
- Candida Overgrowth
- Mood Swings
- Lack of Focus and Concentration
- Bad Grades
I fully believe that individual health and wellness are the future and the future is now. I use a whole-body approach when working with clients to heal inflammation, spectrum disorders, ADD/ADHD, Tics/Tourette’s, hormone imbalance, Auto-Immune, gastrointestinal problems, methylation deficiency, and genetic SNP’s (single nucleotide polymorphisms: AKA broken genes). My focus is real food nutrition, functional lab testing, and genetics so my clients can feel amazing again and live life renewed. I hold a Doctorate of Advanced Holistic Nutrition and I am a Board Certified Doctor of Holistic Nutrition. I also hold a Bachelor of Science from New Mexico State University and I am a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner. I am a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner ® and a member of the Association of Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioners. I am also trained in advanced thyroid protocols through Functional Diagnostic Nutrition. I am in Certified Holistic Nutrition and a member of the American Naturopathic Medical Association. I am a Certified Nutrigenomics Specialist, using cutting-edge genetics to provide advanced nutrition protocols. I am also a graduate of the Functional Nutrition Labs Digestive Intensive Program. I am an Add Heart facilitator using the Heartmath program and heart rate variability to help my clients reduce stress and anxiety. I am the Director of Advanced Holistic Nutrition and Nutrigenomics for the Rockwell International School of Holistic Medicine.
I have a devotion to Bio-Individual whole-body health.
What is Bio-Individuality? Bio-Individuality recognizes that there is no one-size-fits-all diet. Each person is unique with highly individualized nutritional requirements, based on factors that include personal taste and inclinations, natural shapes and sizes, blood type, metabolic rates, and genetic backgrounds.
I know that so many people can’t seem to find the answers to their health problems, they are thrown a pill and told to carry on. It’s hard to carry on when you feel like crap and no one can tell you why. Symptoms can be far removed from what is actually causing the dysfunction in someone’s body. I look at foundational systems like your hormones, immune, detoxification, and I do tons of investigative work on those systems. I do that by running functional lab tests and genetics, I take the results of that lab work and compare and contrast them with who each client is and how they are feeling. I use this information to find healing opportunities and we address those healing opportunities using natural protocols so that you can focus, function, and FLOURISH!
***I am NOT a Licensed Physician. This program is NOT a substitute for medical care. No recommendations in this, or any other program offered, are for the treatment, management, or prevention of any medically recognized condition. All clients are encouraged to meet with their physician prior to engaging in any lifestyle, exercise, nutrition, or supplementation changes, and for any other concerns. DOCTOR is defined as a teacher. A DOCTOR and PHYSICIAN are NOT the same. I do NOT practice as an MD or an OD (both physicians).