Becca Fichtl - NTM, Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist® Candidate, Certified Wahl's Protocol® Health Practitioner
Why I do what I do
I came to the nutrition field through sickness and loss; sickness of my sister, my brother and of many friends. Tremendous losses; of my other sister, my mother, my father and my dear friend Julie.
My informal education started because of my mom (she was a health nut in my younger years) and my formal education started because of my family and my friend Julie – I couldn’t sit still anymore. There had to be an answer to all of this disease.
I am a Certified Nutrition Therapist Master (NTM), Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist® candidate, and a Wahl’s Protocol® Certified Health Practitioner. I studied at the Nutrition Therapy Institute of Denver, Colorado.
Prior to my nutrition awakening and education, I received my BS in Management from Clarkson University and worked as a management consultant for Accenture. Eventually, I decided to be a stay at home mom for my three kids. I live in the Pittsburgh PA area with my husband, kids (the ones who aren’t fully grown yet) and two sweet pups.
So, my why – why I’m doing Real Food Philosopher is to stop disease from touching my life. If you are touching my life, then my why includes you.
The Wahls Protocol
Targeted Nutrition for those suffering with Autoimmune Disorders
Like many physicians, Dr. Terry Wahls focused on treating her patients’ ailments with drugs or surgical procedures—until she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 2000. Within three years, her back and stomach muscles had weakened to the point where she needed a tilt-recline wheelchair. Conventional medical treatments were failing her, and she feared that she would be bedridden for the rest of her life.
Dr. Wahls began studying the latest research on autoimmune disease and brain biology, and decided to get her vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and essential fatty acids from the food she ate rather than pills and supplements. Dr. Wahls adopted the nutrient-rich paleo diet, gradually refining and integrating it into a regimen of neuromuscular stimulation. First, she walked slowly, then steadily, and then she biked eighteen miles in a single day. In November 2011, Dr. Wahls shared her remarkable recovery in a TEDx talk that immediately went viral.
Now, in The Wahls Protocol, she shares the details of the protocol that allowed her to reverse many of her symptoms, get back to her life, and embark on a new mission: to share the Wahls Protocol with others suffering from the ravages of multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune conditions.
I had the privilege of attending a being part of a small group of Wahls Protocol® Certified Health Practitioners t
Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.March 29, 2020This is my beautiful and strong friend Lisa. She has overcome so much in her life and wants to help others do the same. Give this a read, I know you'll be inspired!! Becca ------ I help people on the autoimmune spectrum implement the diet and lifestyle changes of The Wahls Protocol®. As...
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Download my free recipe book: Healthy Pantry-Sourced Recipes. These recipes are perfect for our quarantined life. Many ingredients are substitutable and geared toward pantry staples that may have gotten dusty over the past few months.