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Symptoms are an indicator that something needs to be addressed. Mara uses symptoms as a starting point to find what is out of balance.

Root Causes

Mara works to find the underlying causes of symptoms or barriers to healing


Mara integrates your individual metabolism needs in developing nutritional plans for your health


Mara helps you to restore your body's ability to heal itself through nutrition

Mara's Amazing Journey - Why It Can Help You.

 Mara Gunn RN, NTP

Mara is a Registered Nurse and a Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. She is also skilled in muscle testing and is currently continuing her education in functional nutrition. Her nursing experience spanned nearly 4 decades in hospitals, home health, and cancer clinics, mostly caring for cancer patients. For the past 15 years, she has been counseling patients on healthier options for food and nutrition, in supporting their health during and after cancer treatment.

Mara's nutritional journey started 20 years ago when she found herself exhausted, battling frequent respiratory ailments, and gaining weight. After many tests and medical visits, she was still just as tired and sick. She sought
nutritional information, including the course from the American Academy of Nutrition. The Nutritional Therapy program was able to tie all the information together with the resources to benefit her own health as well as her patients.

Finding the medical clinic too restrictive for in-depth nutritional counseling, she opened her private practice. Mara works to find the underlying causes of symptoms or barriers to healing, especially those with nagging chronic problems. Symptoms are just the signs that something is out of balance or not working. Mara's goal is to seek out the root causes, to correct the metabolic imbalances, resolve symptoms, and restore the body's ability to heal itself through nutrition.



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The Father of Medicine, "Let food be your medicine and let medicine be your food." Declared that “all disease begins in the gut”

1500's - Leonardo da Vinci

Compared the process of metabolism to the burning of a candle.

1747 - Dr. James Lind

On board a naval ship in 1747 showed that oranges and lemons were a cure for scurvy.

1897 - Christiaan Eijkman

Dutch physician demonstrated that beriberi is caused by poor diet, specifically the B vitamin in whole grain rice.

1910 World War I

Over half a million men rejected for service in WWI due to health issues and malnutrition. Stimulates flurry of research into nutrition.

1912 - E.V. McCollum

Dubbed Dr. Vitamin for his extensive research into nutrient components of food. He named many of the vitamins we know today.

1920 - Georage Minot, William Murphy & George Whipple

Found that liver and liver extracts are a cure for anemia, leading to the discovery of Vitamin B12.


Demonstrated how nutrition deficiencies contribute to tooth decay.

1930's - William Rose

Discovered the essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein.

1936 - Harold Himsworth

Classifies type II diabetes


Royal Lee, DDS - Father of holistic nutrition. Brilliant inventor and researcher. First to develop a whole food supplement, preserving vitamin complexes as they exist naturally in food.

Proved that the effects of malnutrition are passed on to generations of children.

1962 - Discovers that Nutritional Deficiency is the root of all sickness

Dr. Linus Pauling, winner of 2 Nobel Prizes noted “you can trace every sickness, every disease, and every ailment to a nutritional deficiency”.

1997 - The International Agency for Research on Cancer

Concludes that a diet high in fiber reduces cancer risk.

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