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KRISTEN BLAKE: Building A Sustainable Healthy Lifestyle

The importance of cultivating a balanced and harmonious existence has never been more evident. When it comes to preventive care and holistic healing, health and wellness professionals like Kristen Blake stand out as invaluable guides on the journey to optimal health.


Kristen, the founder of Kristen Blake Wellness, holds a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Human Performance, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and certifications as an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and an Autoimmune Protocol practitioner. With over ten years of clinical practice, Kristen is affiliated with esteemed organizations such as the American Academy of Drugless Practitioners, the International Natural Healers Association, and the American Holistic Health Association. Beyond her professional achievements, she is a dedicated wife, mother to three incredible teenage boys, and a passionate advocate for individuals actively managing their health.


In a collaborative effort, Kristen empowers her clients to embrace a lifestyle that harmonizes the intricate balance between mind and body, exemplifying the transformative impact that health and wellness professionals can have on individuals seeking a holistic approach to their health journey. “We use evidence-based practices to help you cut through the confusing world of health care to uncover true health and a vibrant life,” says Kristen.


VBD Magazine caught up with the health and wellness expert to explore the multifaceted dimensions of well-being, ranging from nourishing the body to offering insights for a balanced and fulfilled life. 


“My journey to where I am today comes from the convergence of two different roads that God wove together. One road was my journey from chronic illness with undiagnosed Lyme disease to my current state of thriving health. I had been getting increasingly sick for decades, starting around age 15 and despite going to dozens of doctors I found no solution, as is a common occurrence with chronic Lyme disease—it’s incredibly hard to get an accurate diagnosis.


“Road number two was when my husband played for the Lakers, and he got a very serious injury that could have been career ending if we went the surgical route. Instead, we learned from the Laker’s nutritionist Dr. Cate Shanahan how to use nutrition and Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy to help his body heal. Our whole family followed along with what my husband was doing, eating what he was eating, and avoiding what he was avoiding. Suddenly, we all started to feel better. My son’s eczema cleared up and my fatigue and migraines started to improve.”



Once Kristen realized how powerful nutrition was, she jumped into “investigation mode.” It was during this time that she discovered the world of functional medicine. Her eyes were opened to a new way of viewing health, utilizing specialty labs, and seeking root cause solutions rather than relying on mere band aids for symptoms.



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