Kristina von Castel PhD, LD/RDN, CPT, completed her doctorate in nutritional biochemistry at the University of Florida in 2006 and her dietetics licensure with Iowa State in 2012.  She is board certified in functional nutrition with the Institute of Functional Nutrition (IFNA) and a NASM certified trainer. Kristina believes that "food is medicine" with a special interest in gastrointestinal health. She helps patients in prevention and management of chronic disease, gastrointestinal concerns, hormonal concerns, and weight management. In her free time she enjoys training and competing in running and triathlon, working outdoors, and spending time with pets, friends, and family.