Gay 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 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