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TRACY OWENS, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN

Hi, I’m Tracy Owens and I help  patients with lingering, frustrating medical conditions such as Hashimoto's, IBS, Diabetes, migraines, menopausal issues, and stubborn weight issues. In addition, I have been  a Board Certified Sports Dietitian for 12 years, where I  specialize in sports nutrition, where I not only help athletes optimize their performance, but I have found many athletes also struggle with some of the same frustrating health issues that keep them from performing at their best.

 

I’m a Functional and Integrative Dietitian,   I "rejuvenated"  myself as a dietitian when I discovered  Functional and Integrative Nutrition, which means I am not your average dietitian that gives out the same basic (boring) nutrition information to every single client.  Instead, I  dig a lot deeper and  specialize in analyzing  and assessing all of the facts and history behind your condition.  Based on the information I gather, I  then personalize my  nutrition recommendations for you.  

 

I am looking for root causes, such as  micronutrient deficiencies,   macronutrient imbalances, or gut microbiome disruptions.   Overlooking the role of nutrition in numerous metabolic pathways, and using only prescriptions, often leads to a poor response to treatment.

 

I am dietitian on a mission to help  identify the true root causes of illness and provide nutrition interventions that can promote health and healing.   

 

I’ve been in practice for over 25 years and have lived in Raleigh, North Carolina,  with my husband of 36 years.  I am a mother of 4 grown children, 2 sons and 2 daughters, and my grandma name is Gracy, I am the grandma of the cutest little 2 year old. All of my kids were very athletic from childhood through college, and collectively played football, soccer, baseball, tennis, and swimming. Season after season,I recognized the value of sports nutrition and the connection to optimal performance. 

  

As a sports dietitian, I teach athletes how to implement specific sports nutrition strategies so they can compete at their very best, stay injury free, and healthy. I work with all types of athletes, from high school to college athletes, teams, and adult athletes.  

Credentials

  • Bachelors degree in Nutrition Science, East Carolina University

  • Masters of Public Health in Nutrition,  University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  • Registered Dietitian (RD), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in North Carolina (LDN)

  • Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD), one of only approximately 750 in the US 

  • CPR and First Aid Instructor with the American Heart Association