Universal Wellness Associates
Functional nutrition is our passion! We discover underlying imbalances and provide hope and concrete steps to regain vital health!
Linda holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from SF State University and a Masters in Holistic Health Education degree from John F. Kennedy University and a Nutrition Consultant certification from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. She is an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University and teaches graduate courses in holistic nutrition, functional endocrinology, diet and meal planning, functional testing, thyroid health, brain health, men’s and women’s health for the Holistic Health masters program. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States as a speaker for Apex Energetics. She is the author of a booklet called “Gluten Free Life” which makes it easy for people to create a gluten-free lifestyle and created Detox 360 for Apex Energetics. Detox 360 is a powerful diet and lifestyle approach to detoxification and long-term health. Both are available in the offices of health professionals across the country. She was a featured speaker on the “Adrenal Summit,” highlighting the connection between detoxification and adrenal health. Her most recent venture is an online class for health professionals entitled, “Clinical Nutrition and Functional Wellness” in which she provides education on clinical case management of various areas of health and how to nutritionally manage chronic health conditions. She is part of the practitioner support team for Apex Energetics and provides nutritional advice for other health professionals.
She has been featured in Dr. Datis Kharrazian’s best-selling books, Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms Even Though My Lab Tests Are Normal and Why Isn’t My Brain Working? She has certificates of completion for the following trainings by Dr. Kharazzian:
I started my career in nutrition because of my own health challenges for which there seemed to be no medical assistance nor diagnosis. It took many years of seeking help from many different types of alternative health professionals, reading extensively on health and nutrition to finally understand my own health imbalances. Changing my diet and instituting better self care were among the most important ingredients to changing my health. Because I have lived through so much of what my clients are experiencing, I am able to have greater compassion and understanding of how to support them to improve their health. I look at health as a daily choice of healing moments.
My clients receive a thorough review through comprehensive blood testing, health history and questionnaires at their initial visit. We, then, design a dietary and lifestyle program that addresses their particular health concerns and imbalances. My goal is also to share some of the metabolic and lifestyle reasons for their health challenges so that they know how to maintain control of their health for the future.