Melody Reno, fntp
Funtional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner / Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner / RESTART Instructor
(Mount Vernon & Bellingham Office)
Hello, I’m Melody!
I’m a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Nutrition Response Testing Practitioner, Health Coach and Owner of Harmony Nutrition-Family Health & Wellness. I’m also a wife, mom and crafter. I was born and raised on a small horse farm in Bellingham, WA where I grew up training and showing horses. I lived in the Mojave Desert and the Sierra Nevada Mountains in California. I now reside with my husband and toy poodles in beautiful Skagit Valley, WA.
Eating the Standard American Diet (SAD), as many others still do today, led me on a tailspin of unhealthy eating and chronic symptoms and illnesses, suffering from hormonal imbalance, chronic bronchitis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and then a diagnosis of heart & thyroid dysfunction.
When my chronic health symptoms continued to get worse, I searched for a better way of health and enrolled in a nutrition course. This course greatly improved my life and led me on a path of continuing nutrition education so I can help others restore their health!
After graduating in 2019 as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, I retired from my career in Business Administration and Accounting and opened a Functional Nutrition practice, dedicating my professional career to helping others overcome health challenges so they can feel better and help them to restore their health safe and naturally without the use of drugs or surgery.
Sarah Hammett, fntp
Associate – Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner / RESTART Instructor
Hello, I’m Sarah!
I was born in Georgia and raised as a Washington Gal here in the Pacific Northwest. Most often you will find me researching all things health, listening to podcasts and spending time in the kitchen trying new recipes and baking yummy paleo treats. I also enjoy going on long walks and can’t live too long without dark chocolate and avocados.
My passion for nutrition began after my health and the health of my family started to completely transform during a Whole30 challenge in 2014. Personally, I used to struggle with a myriad of symptoms and didn’t know what was going on. I had bouts of unpredictable stomach aches, gained weight, was tired often, and at one point was ingesting Benadryl like candy because of my ongoing “seasonal” allergies. These are only a few of my symptoms! I was frustrated by the fact that I was doing everything you are “supposed” to do to be healthy and yet I just continued to get worse.
All that began to change as I started learning about how our bodies work, how food affects us and the fact that our bodies have an amazing ability to heal when given what it needs. I have witnessed this powerfully in my life as I completed the Whole30, switched my diet to whole nutrient dense foods and implementing healing protocols such as GAPS and AIP to get to the root cause of my issues. All of my symptoms started disappearing and I began to thrive!
This journey ignited a desire in me to help others with their health journeys and so I attended The Nutritional Therapy Association in 2019 and became certified as a Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. I have a special passion for working with people who have digestive and autoimmune issues and use Muscle Testing to help me get to the root cause of health issues.