Testimonials

Diagram of health

Diagram of health

Tammy has been incredible. I suffered for my entire life without knowing that my plethora of seemingly unrelated symptoms stemmed from antibiotics and infections I had as an infant. Over the years, I experienced excessive weight loss/malnutrition, rashes, cystic acne, insomnia, extreme bloating, anxiety, brain fog, lack of menstruation, along with other symptoms. I had seen countless doctors and nutritionists who brushed me off after thousands of dollars of testing for the wrong things, telling me there must be nothing wrong or that I “just had IBS.” I chose to see Tammy because she had gone through a similar gut dysbiosis herself and I’ve been beyond thrilled with what she has provided me! I needed a full plan of what supplements to take and when, which foods to eat and when, which foods to avoid, and what lifestyle changes to make. Tammy made it easy. I wanted to know what was wrong and why and I didn’t want to make any mistakes in my healing. Above all, I wanted a licensed professional to listen to the pain and anxiety I had been through and to tell me that I wasn’t imagining the problems in my body. Tammy honors the mind/body connection and gives incredible support for learning to achieve a balance inside and out. I highly recommend getting in touch with Tammy. Reach out to her if you are curious and/or suffering. I’m grateful I did.

 

Tammy is not only an amazing nutritionist, she is also a fantastic person as well.  Having an expert on your team in your journey to health is such a comfort.  I personally have struggled with health issues for almost ten years and it is Tammy who helped me discover what has been reaking havoc on my system, SIBO.  Before meeting with Tammy, I knew a little bit about this condition, but through her guidance I am on my way to learning what foods and nutrients are vital to healing, what supplements are important for support, and what lifestyle choices will enhance and improve my quality of life.  If you want someone who will work with you as a team and try to encourage you on your journey to health, Tammy is the solution for you. 

 

For a number of years, I had been having horrible bloating; horrendous acidic, painful gas; and bouts of diarrhea. No one could figure out what the problem was until I was diagnosed with SIBO. My internist said she had some knowledge about SIBO, but didn’t feel she would be able to give me the help I was going to need.  That’s when I decided to give Tammy a try.
My SIBO “journey” has been fraught with twists and turns, in that not eveything has alleviated the symptoms as expected, yet Tammy would always persevere and have another option up her sleeve. If options ran out, she would research until she found something else to try and never gave up on me!  And through my miriad of emails listing my problems at the moment, she never made me feel like I was a nuisance, even though I’m sure I was!
While I’m still on this quest to a “normal”, happy gut, I am feeling so much better than when I started working with Tammy and I have her knowledge and patience to thank for it!

 

Before working with Tammy I was overweight, had low energy and had loose bowels every day. I had struggled with hunger for the past 10 years. I have been working for 2 years with another nutritionist that helped me with my energy level but not my hunger. Following Tammy’s program, I was able to lose 15 pounds (quite easily) and no longer felt hungry all the time. My bowels became regular after 2 months, yeah! Tammy advised me on what supplements would be helpful and answered my questions in a timely manner. Tammy is super passionate about helping people with gut problems. She uses current research, training as well as her personal experiences to help others heal. I would highly recommend her as a nutritionist.

 

Working with Tammy has helped to expand our team approach in functional medicine with a very experienced and caring provider.

Three things that impress me about Tammy are:

  1. Tammy has an impressive knowledge base for helping people with a wide variety of health issues.
  2. Her passion for taking a holistic and functional approach for an individual’s health care is very apparent.
  3. Her flexibility in working with people and taking an individualistic approach is quite refreshing.

Tammy takes the time and effort to work with health providers and clients to come up with the best plan that helps the client start on their journey towards optimal health. As a doctor I often don’t have as much time as is needed nor the training to drill down into the specifics of a dietary plan.  I don’t have to worry about that when Tammy is helping and I know my clients are in great hands.

 

Tammy has been so helpful in my journey to heal myself.  I feel so blessed to have found her.  She has helped me tackle many issues such as leaky gut/SiBO , sleep problems, low energy, brain fog, anxiety and chronic headaches to name a few.   She is always on time for her phone consults and is very responsive via email in between phone appointments.  She follows up our appointments with a detailed email to summarize her recommendations as well as links to articles, supplement recommendations and other resources.  Tammy supports the research I am doing to heal myself and is always open to hearing my ideas.  I feel I have an educated “partner” to help me on my journey.  If you can’t tell by now, I would highly recommend Tammy’s services if you are looking for someone who is kind, caring, well informed and very professional.    

Washington DC 

My Dr. Could not give me the in depth information on my test results, but, Tammy could and did.  She helped me to be able to use the results to get real results through making changes in my food consumption.  So grateful!!!

 

I had seen several nutritionists/dieticians about my SIBO and autoimmune issues before I talked with Tammy.  Not only did I not see improvement with them, I was actually getting worse!   I wasn’t too excited to listen to yet another dietician, but finally gave in and called Tammy.  This is the first time in MANY years that I feel like I’m getting somewhere.  Tammy seemed to understand my medical concerns better than the others, and was able to fine tune her recommendations specific to ME.  I have a ways to go, but at least I feel positive and hopeful for once! 

 

I met with Tammy recently for help with multiple food sensitivities. Not only was Tammy very flexible about the time and place of our appointment, but she turned out to be a wonderful source of information and suggestions on how to deal with my leaky gut, dysbiosis etc.and the potential link to my other problem: high cholesterol. I was at my wits end trying to deal with gut issues and Tammy gave me a clear and concise plan on how to deal with my digestive woes. Like Elizabeth, I also had a fistful of test results which Tammy explained in great detail. As for the high cholesterol, how incredibly refreshing to find a health professional that actually looked at why it was high and what to do about it, rather than the standard, “Here’s a statin drug. Take it or you’re going to have a heart attack.” I left my appointment with a long list of suggestions and a renewed sense of optimism. Thank you Tammy!

 

Tammy has been incredibly helpful to me on my journey to heal my thyroid and hormonal imbalances. She is extremely knowledgable and completely up-to-date on all of the latest research regarding gut health, dysbiosis, SIBO, candida and a myriad of other health conditions. She helped me implement a clear and concise nutritional plan and I am confident that her approach will help me heal. She is also very responsive to emails and phone calls and I truly feel like I have a partner in all of this. Healing your gut is an essential part of wellness and with so much conflicting information out there, Tammy can help you figure out what’s right for you. I highly recommend her and her expertise.

 

I found Tammy’s nutritional knowledge and uplifting spirit very energizing. She met me at a delicious cafe in Portland and we had an in depth conversation about my never ending issues with food sensitivities and leaky gut issues. She understood my frustration right away and a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. Finding practitioners who are serious about helping improve my quality of life has been a struggle, and Tammy wrote up a nutritional plan for me promptly and efficiently. The supplements seem to be helping me. I look forward to continuing working with her!

 

Tammie Russell is an “awesome” nutritionist, well informed and well versed.  Her wide spread knowledge goes from functional medicine concepts to more traditional nutrition concepts.  I highly recommend her with no exceptions.

 

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  1. I met with Tammy recently for help with multiple food sensitivities. Not only was Tammy very flexible about the time and place of our appointment, but she turned out to be a wonderful source of information and suggestions on how to deal with my leaky gut, dysbiosis etc.and the potential link to my other problem: high cholesterol. I was at my wits end trying to deal with gut issues and Tammy gave me a clear and concise plan on how to deal with my digestive woes. Like Elizabeth, I also had a fistful of test results which Tammy explained in great detail. As for the high cholesterol, how incredibly refreshing to find a health professional that actually looked at why it was high and what to do about it, rather than the standard, “Here’s a statin drug. Take it or you’re going to have a heart attack.” I left my appointment with a long list of suggestions and a renewed sense of optimism. Thank you Tammy!

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