Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist; Founder
How could someone who used to be known as “The Dairy Queen” possibly develop an intolerance to milk products in her thirties?
This was what brought me to nutrition studies.
Coming from a medical family, I’ve always had a deep interest in health and wellness. After getting a Masters in Russian Studies at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, as well as a Masters in Public Health at George Washington University, I went on to run public health programs in the former Soviet Union. I worked to educate children in Moscow about the dangers of alcohol and tobacco, and to stop the spread of tuberculosis in Ukraine. Back home, I helped to found the Women’s Health at Stanford program. Education and promoting healthy behaviors was cemented as my passion.
Then one day, I woke up, nauseated. And the nausea lasted for 6 months. I had every test medical doctors could think of. Some days all I could do was lie on the bed, the nausea accompanied by vertigo, and hope for it to pass. Finally, elimination of dairy and wheat gave me some relief, but no real answers.
Discovering the field of Nutritional Therapy was a giant ray of hope that put me on the road to wellness like nothing ever had before. My experiences healing myself have led me to be able to help clients do the same, in a wide variety of areas of health. My advanced training as a Master Restorative Wellness Practitioner allows me to use laboratory testing to change lives every day. Having survived mold toxicity illness (CIRS), I have a particular focus on identifying and healing mold-sick clients.
I’m also Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition®, which means that I have achieved the highest level of professional recognition and validation of my exceptional level of knowledge and experience in holistic nutrition.
In my spare time, when I’m not cooking and eating delicious food, I love to work in the garden, hike, do yoga, and go to the beach with my husband. I’m a huge animal lover, and I do volunteer wildlife rehabilitation. And I’ve never missed an episode of Survivor.
Functional Nutritionist and Health Coach
Annie-Rose Licht is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Restorative Wellness Practitioner L2, and Functional Blood Chemistry Specialist. She takes a holistic approach to wellness, using various forms of testing to pinpoint underlying imbalances and create customized protocols for her clients, while also looking at lifestyle factors such as sleep, stress, and movement, as these can have as much impact on our body’s functions as food!
With a specific interest in habit and behavior change, she is dedicated to supporting her clients every step of the way through their health journeys to set them up for life-long success. She sees the needs of each client as bioindividual, not just from their lab results, but because of their unique life situations. To that end, she tailors programs to suit their specific needs with deep knowledge, compassion, and accountability.
Annie-Rose is lucky to live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her husband and two children, ages 4 and 7. When she’s not meeting with her wonderful clients or doing nutrition research, she can be found cooking up simple, delicious nutrient-dense meals, reading, exploring nature with her family, or attempting to grow an organic garden.
Hi, I’m Courtenay! I’m a passionate mom (to human and fur babies), a distance runner turned weightlifting aficionado, and have loved Star Wars since it was blissfully nerdy, not trendy. I’m also a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and Master Restorative Wellness Solutions Practitioner who uses nourishing foods, lifestyle changes, and pinpointed testing to serve people just like you.
My work as a functional nutritionist stems from my own lifelong health struggles. As a child, I had chronic respiratory infections that resulted in countless rounds of antibiotics, school absences, and the limiting belief that I wasn’t strong or healthy. These problems escalated into digestive issues throughout college and graduate school, and as an adult, my health continued to decline. I saw so many doctors for allergies, food sensitivities, skin issues, joint pain, brain fog, migraines and more. I was told that my symptoms weren’t significant and that I could take various prescriptions for the rest of my life to “manage” my growing list of conditions.
I felt wholly unseen and misunderstood, and I became determined to help myself and other people in my position.
Ultimately, the birth of my amazing kids propelled me to uplevel my learning and training—I had my “why,” and I committed to be the healthy, fulfilled person that my kids, my husband, and I, deserve.
My health journey, combined with my years of education and clinical experience, gives me unique insight into what works—and what doesn’t—for each bio-individual client I see.
When I’m not in my office or planning our next family adventure, you’ll find me out running or at CrossFit with friends, on (or in) the water with my family, or meal prepping like a maniac while rocking out to something from the ’80s.
I’m so excited to meet you and work together!
Jamie works behind the scenes to support daily business operations at A Balanced Table. She has a BS in Business Management and enjoys using her business skills in the field of functional nutrition. Jamie has also graduated from the Nutritional Therapy Association and her passion is to cultivate wellness into every aspect of life.
She helps our clients with scheduling appointments, ordering and tracking lab tests, and other any logistics. She is always happy to help!
In her free time, she enjoys geeking out on health research, experimenting in the kitchen with all things sourdough, tending to the family garden, taking walks in the sunshine with a podcast, and hanging out with her friends and family.