Jen Unruh, MS, CNS, LDN | Integrative Nutrition
I have been fascinated by the human body for as long as I can recall. At the prime age of 10, I began checking out library books to learn how every part of the body worked. But there was always one body part that no book could ever fully explain to me: the brain. I was always left wondering exactly how it worked and where mental illness came from. These questions imprinted on me and sent me on a path that ultimately led to studying neuroscience and discovering the gut-brain connection.
Along this path I discovered firsthand how changing what you eat can transform your health. Soon I realized the innate connectivity of the body and the importance of building wellness from within. It didn’t take long for me to realize that I wanted to teach others how to use food as medicine.
Today, I enjoy working with patients to find the foods and lifestyle that support their body’s innate ability to thrive. I love showing them how to put together the puzzle pieces in their health story and how to make changes that are sustainable. In my spare time, I enjoy teaching ballet and hip hop, doing yoga, hiking, and making new recipes.
Education and Certifications
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, Maryland Board of Dietetic Practice, 2018
Certified Nutrition Specialist, Board of Certified Nutrition Specialists, 2017
Maryland University of Integrative Health, MS in Nutrition and Integrative Health, 2015-2017
University of Michigan, BS in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience, 2012-2015
Nutritionist, Owner at Jen Unruh Integrative Nutrition, 2017-2018
Nutrition Intern, Capital Integrative Health, 2017-2018
Nutrition Internship, Maryland University of Integrative Health, 2016-2017
Nutrition Education, Montgomery County Department of Recreation, 2016
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