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About Gay

Headshot netnutritionistGay Riley a functional medicine nutritionist.  She has practiced  personalized holistic nutrition for 33 years and has been referred to as a  “Master” of nutritional medicine. She  focuses on helping people find the source of symptoms and correcting it with food , lifestyle, and individualized supplementation. Gay’s patients tell her they are tired of taking medications to treat symptoms that lead to side effects that only make them feel worse. ” The body has the ability to heal itself and dis-ease is directly connected to what we eat and how we live.  Food and lifestyle habits are the fertilizers for the gastrointestinal garden.   If the soil is unhealthy this creates imbalance for the entire body leading to suboptimal health, fatigue, insomnia, adrenal stress, brain fog, digestive problems, chronic disease, weight difficulties, thyroid disruption, autoimmune disease, depression, and anxiety, learning disabilities and more.  We all have different nutritional needs.  One persons nutritional medicine might be another persons nutritional poison so it is important to determine what foods heal .”

Gay’s personal health challenges have guided her to search for the answers to her own self-healing. “I suffered with digestive issues, low energy, and pain for a long time.  Finding the source of the problems allowed me to regain my life naturally without medication.” Gay’s father passed away prematurely at 48 which caused her to become interested in lifestyle, genetics, and holistic nutrition.
Gay’s first nutrition job was working at Scottish Rite children’s hospital developing test diets for children with rare neurological, metabolic, and orthopedic conditions.  This set the ground work for understanding how nutrition could improve the brain and body.  In 1987 Gay started working in weight management, a problem she had personally struggled with all her life. For 14 years, she worked in weight management, and education.  During that time she was also senior consulting dietitian with Apex fitness group and was involved in the Bodybugg Armband technology development also consulting with 24 hour fitness. She worked with competitive body builders, elite and professional athletes, dancers, and sports teams. She believes it is important to collaborate with other healthcare professionals and healers. “We are integrative whole beings, mind, body and spirit.  Not just individual body parts.”
Gay uses a broad spectrum of nutritional testing such as Spectracell micronutrient testing, IgG, IgE, and IgA food allergy and chemical sensitivity testing, neurotransmitter testing,  toxic elements and mold, GI stool analysis testing to measure gut health and digestive function, breath testing for small intestinal bowel overgrowth (SIBO), metabolic testing, fatty acid deficiencies, and adrenal stress to develop a specific plan of action for each individual. Many of the tests are covered by insurance with a copay.   She also offers individualized nutritional genetics reports for people interested in knowing what foods, supplements and lifestyle habits are most beneficial to health, aging and optimal performance.  “Nutritional medicine has become so advanced.  Guessing what might work is no longer necessary.  We can test”!
Gay has a holistic nutrition practice located in Richardson, Texas but works remotely with people nationally and internationally. Payment is required at the time of service. Insurance receipts are provided. Call 800 692 9711 or email gay@netnutritionist.com for questions. Gay offers functional medicine mentoring to health care professionals.

 

Education:

Gay graduated from Texas Woman’s University in 1980 with a bachelor of science in Clinical Dietetics, became a Registered Dietitian (RD) and went on to get her masters in clinical nutrition with a minor in Exercise Physiology. In 1999, she earned a clinical nutrition certification (CCN) in formal training of functional and alternative medicine, clinical and environmental nutrition. “I have been an amateur student of herbal, homeopathic and preventive medicine my whole life. Learning about alternative medicine, therapeutic vitamin and mineral supplementation, diagnostic testing, and energy, mind-body medicine was the missing link to my ability to help people transform their lives; myself included.”

Gay has authored two books; The Pocket Personal Trainer and Daily Records which are still in print after 13 years. She had a monthly column in Health and Fitness magazine for 13 years and has appeared on both television and radio. She has contributed to national magazines such as Woman’s Day, Prevention Magazine, Men’s Fitness, Cooking Light, scientific publications, and national newspapers.

Gay started a private nutrition practice in Richardson, Texas (the Dallas Fort Worth Area) in 1991, and founded www.netnutritionist.com in 1997. Gay continues to work with people in all areas of nutrition and health. Her practice includes local in person consultation as well as skype and long distance appointments.

Gay is a member of The International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN) and served on the board for 5 years. She is a certified trainer with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), served on their advisory board for 8 years and is a contributing author for the NASM certification textbooks.

 

Current Professional Affiliations:

  • The International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN)
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Institute for Functional Medicine
  • North American Association for the Study of Obesity
  • International Association for the Study of Obesity
  • Institute for Food and Development Policy
  • Texas State Board of Dietitians
  • North Carolina Board of Dietitians and Nutritionists
  • Florida Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council
  • Ohio Board of Dietetics

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