A little about me:
As you may have guessed, I am a lover of all things food and herbal - especially the part where we get to eat them! This love and desire to share the power of nutrition with others has led me to be the nutritional spokeswoman I am today. I am beyond blessed to be in a position to share this vital knowledge while helping to guide clients to a more nourished self! In my spare time, I can be found cooking up a culinary confection, creating herbal remedies, reading a good book, wildcrafting in the woods, digging in the garden dirt, drinking a cup of tea, laughing with friends and family, snuggling with my husband and kitties, and of course - eating!
Education & Certifications
Education is a life-long journey (as is our health!) - both of which are of utmost importance to me. I strive to continually learn through my experiences and, when the time warrants, further my knowledge and skills through professional institutes.
University of Oregon
Major: B.S. Pre-Med Biology: 2009-2013
Robert D. Clark Honors College: Honors Thesis "Diet, Market Integration & Chronic Inflammation in an Indigenous Amazonian Ecuadorian Population"
Minors: Organic Chemistry, Latin American Studies
Nutritional Therapy Association
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner Certification: 2014-2015
The Academy of Culinary Nutrition
Culinary Nutrition Expert Certification: 2016
Restorative Wellness Solutions
Restorative Wellness Practitioner Level 1 Certification: 2016
Bio-individual Nutrition Institute
Advanced Nutritional Training Certification: 2015 - 2017
Columbines School of Botanical Studies Herbal Apprenticeship
Herbal Field & Wildcrafting Apprenticeship: 2014 - 2016
Clinical Herbal Internship: 2016 - 2018
AIP Coach Certification
Certified AIP Coach Training: 2018
Sierra Thompson Nordquist, NTP
Nutritional Therapy Practitioner & Herbalist
Hello! I am:
a Nutritional Therapist
a Culinary Aficionado
an Outdoor Enthusiast
a Wellness Advocate
an Environmental Supporter
an Animal Lover
a Health Detective
an ongoing Student of Life
My Path to Nutritional Therapy
Ever since a young age, I have been fascinated by the natural world. My own personal health issues throughout my childhood and early adulthood caused me to think I was somehow broken for having so many sensitivities. I tried a copious variety of antibiotics and synthetic medications to heal what seemed like one health issue after another; although some symptoms would find relief here and there, my overall constitution was average at best. A desire to be well drove me to seek alternative means of healing my body.
Through my research and studies I soon learned that there is a vast collection of alternative methodologies for healing your body and soul - a primary one being nutrition. Through the Nutritional Therapy Association, I found a meaningful and insightful program jam-packed with whole food, nutrient-dense nutritional protocols and research, reaffirming my belief in utilizing truly natural and traditional foods and preparation techniques to heal our bodies, minds, and souls.
And once I learned just how magnificent nutrition can be, I wanted to shout it from the rooftops!
And so I realized this was my passion: learning how to heal us through the foods that we eat and the food preparations that we utilize - essentially cutting out the crap our modern food industries try to sell to us as "real-food" which, in reality, are sorely lacking in what is needed to properly nourish and fuel our bodies.
Although healing is an ever-constant action, I am happy to say that my digestive issues that plagued me throughout my youth and young adulthood have all-but disappeared. I cannot attribute all of my healing to diet alone; optimal health is achieved by a healthy lifestyle and seeking out alternative modalities of healing too, not just making adjustments to your eating habits. Yet, I firmly believe that by sustaining yourself through your body's nutritive roots and requirements, and recognizing that you are a bio-individual with unique needs and desires, that you can rediscover a new vitality and wellness that has perhaps eluded you up until now.
YOU DO NOT have to accept your health conditions as your "new normal".
Embrace your nutritive roots and discover how good you can feel!
~ In vibrant health ~
Sierra T. NTP