About Tracey 2016-11-08T14:11:15+00:00
Tracey

Meet Tracey Long, MPH, RDN, ACSM CEP/CET, RYT

I would be honored to assist you on your journey toward health. Why? Because your life is valuable. We are all here for a purpose. We all have a life mission. We are better able to reach our highest potential and live with vitality when we feel our best.  I am passionate about helping people use nutrition and lifestyle changes to feel better and improve quality of living. I have experience working with health challenges such as autoimmune, neurodegenerative and gastrointestinal conditions, anxiety, cancer, diabetes, chronic headaches/migraines, fibromyalgia and others.

I also enjoy a new area of interest called Personalized Nutrition, which involves using genetic and lifestyle information to personalize a nutrition plan for my clients. I am trained in integrative and functional medical nutrition therapy, a specialty area of nutrition. This means I work with you to get to the root cause of your health problems and together we use nutrition to encourage the body to fight inflammation, pain, anxiety and chronic disease. The foundation of my nutrition work is encouraging a whole foods diet that is anti-inflammatory, using local food when able, teaching clients how to prepare food and adding supplements if needed.

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” Hippocrates, 450 B.C.

I have 25 years of experience working as a fitness and nutrition specialist. In the past ten years I have added specialty training in stress management and completed a certification program to work as a yoga instructor. I believe in practicing what I preach, optimizing health and vitality by optimizing lifestyle, especially through food, exercise, sleep, stress management, nurturing relationships and spending time in nature.

I also know what it is like to live with chronic disease.  I have an autoimmune condition called celiac disease. I manage this condition daily with my lifestyle. I have improved my ability to absorb and utilize nutrients despite the fact that my own body attacks my intestinal lining. In doing this I have improved my energy, cognition, joint health and vitality. I have decreased fatigue, foggy brain, stomach upset and pain, and joint pain. I have found hope.

I now work with individuals and small groups using my cutting edge training to personalize nutrition and wellness programs in-person or via media such as Google Hangouts, Zoom or Skype. I also am available for guest speaking on many topics related to personalized nutrition, growing healthy food and lifestyle. I help empower people with tools to take personal responsibility for improved health and refer to other healthcare providers when needed. I would be honored to be part of your healthcare team. My life has been a blessing that I hope I can use to help people!

I would be happy to schedule an initial consultation with you via phone or video chat.  Please fill out your information on my CONTACT page.

Education:

Graduate Certificate in Dietetics, University of Kansas Medical Center, emphasis Functional Nutrition

Master of Public Health, Colorado School of Public Health

State of Colorado Licensed Teacher; Family and Consumer Studies, Health, Phys Ed.

B.S. Dietetics, Idaho State University

Work Experience:

Owner Big Picture Health

Personal Trainer/Fitness Instructor

Worksite wellness

Cancer exercise training

Individual and group fitness assessment and exercise programming

Conditioning coach for high school athletes

Nutrition coaching and education

Assistant Instructor, Colorado State University

Secondary Teacher

Certifications:

Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy (IFMNT)

American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Certified Exercise Physiologist

ACSM Cancer Exercise Trainer

Registered Yoga Teacher

Older Adult Fitness Specialist

G.Z. Sobol’s Parkinson’s Network Exercise Trainer

Affiliations:

Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Nutrition through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

International Society of Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics

American College of Sports Medicine


Tracey’s personalized nutrition services include:

 In-depth nutrition assessment

  • Individualized nutrition plan
  • Personal coaching and guidance
  • Lab testing for nutrient levels and food sensitivities may be recommended
  • Addition lab testing through a Functional Medicine doctor or your personal physician may be recommended

 Areas addressed in personalized nutrition include (but are not limited to) the following: 

  • Addictive, disordered and emotional eating habits
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune conditions
  • Cardiovascular conditions
  • Childhood nutrition
  • Chronic disease
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Family nutrition and meal planning
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances
  • Gastrointestinal disorders such as celiac disease, IBS, Crohn’s, Colitis
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Nutrigenomics evaluation
  • Pregnancy and fertility
  • Weight management