Gretchen Spetz, MS, RDN, LD is a registered and licensed dietitian nutritionist who specializes in integrative and functional nutrition. She uses a food first approach to address the food- and lifestyle-related root causes of chronic disease and bring client’s bodies and minds back into balance. Gretchen received her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and her Master’s Degree in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University. She has worked as an outpatient dietitian specializing in weight management, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders, and autoimmune disease at the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals prior to launching her private practice, The Functional Kitchen. Gretchen has been quoted as an expert source in publications like Prevention, Everyday Health, and Every Day with Rachael Ray. When Gretchen isn’t talking about the benefits of a healthful diet, she can be found at CrossFit, running, or cooking new dishes for her family. Gretchen is the proud mother of two girls who love to eat, cook, and stay active.