History for Linda Clark, MA, CNC
Like many health professionals, Linda started her career in nutrition because of her own health odyssey – symptoms of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, multiple chemical sensitivity and extreme adrenal exhaustion. At the time she had been working long hours and six to seven days a week along with raising a family. When her health crashed she was no longer able to work. She sought help from her doctor and was told that there was nothing that could be done to help her and she was sent to the psychotherapist for an evaluation. Even though she was barely able to function, she called some of her clients for referrals to alternative health professionals who might be able to take a further look at her health. Within months of seeking help, she was able to slowly return to a better state of function, but still somewhat limited with some still troubling symptoms.
Linda is the type of person to ask why something is not working. so she went on a quest to find the source of the problem and identify the underlying reasons for her health crash. Over the next seven years, she sought the help of multiple professionals, read voraciously on health so that she could manage her care with more confidence. Linda was finally able to work full time managing a health food store – where she had access to clinical studies and to learning even more about health as well as helping others with their health concerns. She discovered that diet, ongoing complimentary care, and changes in her lifestyle and spiritual outlook were central to her healing. Linda drastically changed her diet to include only whole foods and eliminated gluten and dairy. Food became her medicine!
Within five years into her health journey, Linda knew that she needed to return to school to study health and nutrition. So, she started this practice while she was completing her Masters in Holistic Health and her Holistic Nutrition Certification in 2004. Now, when people come to seek her advice, Linda fully understands what it is like to feel miserable and wonder what’s going on and what to do. Her passion is to discover some of the underlying metabolic imbalances as well as provide a measure of hope and concrete steps to regain health.
Linda Clark (Center) with part of a detox 360 group
Bio for Linda Clark MA, CNC
Linda holds a Bachelor of Music Degree from SF State University and a Masters in Holistic Health Education degree from John F. Kennedy University and a Nutrition Consultant certification from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts. She is an adjunct professor at John F. Kennedy University and teaches graduate courses in holistic nutrition, functional endocrinology, diet and meal planning, functional testing, thyroid health, brain health, men’s and women’s health for the Holistic Health masters program. She has traveled extensively throughout the United States as a speaker for Apex Energetics. She is the author of a booklet called “Gluten Free Life” which makes it easy for people to create a gluten-free lifestyle and created Detox 360 for Apex Energetics. Detox 360 is a powerful diet and lifestyle approach to detoxification and long-term health. Both are available in the offices of health professionals across the country.
She was a featured speaker on the “Adrenal Summit,” highlighting the connection between detoxification and adrenal health. Her most recent venture is an online class for health professionals entitled, “Clinical Nutrition and Functional Wellness” in which she provides education on clinical case management of various areas of health and how to nutritionally manage chronic health conditions. She is part of the practitioner support team for Apex Energetics and provides nutritional advice for other health professionals.
She has been featured in Dr. Datis Kharrazian’s best-selling books, Why Do I Still Have Thyroid Symptoms Even Though My Lab Tests Are Normal and Why Isn’t My Brain Working? She has certificates of completion for the following trainings by Dr. Kharazzian:
- Understanding the Complexity of Gluten Sensitivity, 2014
- The Gluten, Leaky Gut, Autoimmune Connection 2014
- Neuroendocrine Immunology of Environmental Triggers, 2013, 2014
- Mastering the Thyroid, 2010, 2013
- Early Signs of Brain Degeneration, 2013
- Mastering Brain Chemistry, 2008, 2010, 2013
- The Neuroendocrine Immunology of Perimenopause, 2011
- Mastering Functional Blood Chemistry, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013,2015
- The Neuroendocrine Immunology of Blood Glucose Issues, 2012
- Autoimmune Regulation by the Nitric Oxide and Glutathione Systems, 2010
- Cortisol & Melatonin Circadian Rhythm Physiology, 2010
- Functional Endocrinology, 2007