Radiate Wellness Logo

dig in

Aug 20, 2017

This summer I have been carving out some time for adventure. I have had the pleasure of two awesome float trips down some beautiful backyard rivers of Oregon. One of these trips in particular was an 8 hour float with 4 friends. I learned a few things about river culture that day. About the way that you become a crew, make decisions, share the load. The day was mixed with gentle gliding and all hands on deck kind of rapids. Whenever the waters were turbulent and surprising, a yell from the back of the boat would ring through : DIG IN ! We would all get in sync, paddling, complete focus on each stroke. There was clarity in the rhythm, in the sharp shift of attention, in the bright blue sky over head and canyon walls all around.

Days later, I could still hear the words circling in my ears: DIG IN. Part of me wished that throughout my day, when I would find myself tuned out, distracted, lost in thought or off track that the voice would yell again: DIG IN.

I have started using this as a nudge to stay awake. To remain engaged with my life and my health. It is always easier to fall back to sleep, to run, to be rigid or get swallowed in fear. There is always a choice for less resistance.


There is a Buddhist saying that has brought me clarity and I want to share it with you. In case it is new, please try not to take offense, remembering that it is only direct. It is sharp and huge, it is like the big blue sky that it there waiting for us to look up.

“Life and death are of supreme importance. Time swiftly passes by and opportunity is lost. Each of us should strive to awaken. Awaken. Take heed, do not squander your life.”

I am fortunate in my work as a functional nutritionist to witness people waking up, sometimes from years or decades of feeling ill, out of balance, disempowered and disoriented. Many patients are struggling in a healthcare system that does not have time or care for the complexities of root cause medicine.

I work with patient’s to DIG IN, to navigate their story and craft a plan forward.

I am a fortunate witness.

To participate and watch people’s capacity to be who they want to be, well and untethered to pain and discomfort. People seem to find me in two states. Sometimes people find me knowing that things can be different, that there was a time when health and feeling well was a daily tangibility. Sometimes people find me feeling hopeless or very far from a time that they can remember thriving.

Both of these contain a breakthrough waiting to POP. And when they do, there is no holding back. They realize the extreme importance of everyday, of every opportunity.

We each have so much power to transform our health, to gain some ease, to thrive.



Hi, I’m Frankie
Becoming a Functional Nutritionist was born out of my love of working in women’s health and my own health crisis that hit in 2011. It was then that I realized that the body cannot be taken for granted. With two cancer scares in one year, I decided to take my health into my own hands, guided by the intelligence of functional medicine. As a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner, I use data and mindfulness techniques to motivate change. My client relationships are filled with loving connections and precise planning.

Keep In Touch

Top Posts

Gut-Brain Connection

Have you ever found yourself saying you have a “gut feeling” about something? Or maybe you’ve experienced “butterflies in your stomach”? These common phrases actually have some basis in science and help showcase the connection between our gut and our brain....

Put Yourself In The Driver’s Seat

Put yourself in the driver's seat when it comes to stress. Understanding stress is the first important step to dealing with it. Many of us think stress happens to us, similar to the quote, “Life is happening to me.” Flip the script and put it another way; life is...

How To Own Your Health Because It Belongs To You

How can you own your health? You're responsible for it, so why not own it? This message is getting lost in the slew of things that are going on in the world right now. It can feel like a place full of a lot of fear where we can feel paralyzed as to what to do. And...

Ready For A New Approach To Your Healthcare?

Have you ever felt discouraged leaving a doctor’s appointment? Maybe you felt bothered by the lack of time a doctor spent in the room with you, or perhaps you didn’t feel heard because the nurses and physicians were rushing through the appointment, talking at you, and...

Love Your Liver

Did you know the liver is responsible for over 500 daily functions? That’s right, this single organ has a lot on its “To Do” list. A few of these functions are to store vitamins and iron and convert stored sugar to usable sugar when the body’s levels fall below...

Cooking For Your Microbiome

When you think about the microbiome, it's important to understand that you can literally change the whole makeup of the gut within 24 hours by just changing your diet. If you are on a high sugar and high carbohydrate diet, within 24 hours of dropping those...

Moving Winter’s Sluggishness in March – part 2

Last time we talked about different vegetables that were starting to show up in the stores and how they can benefit our health. Now let’s talk about some ways to increase the veggies in your diet, but first why do we want to increase veggie intake? This time of year,...

Moving Winter’s Sluggishness in March – part 1

So how do we come out of the winter gracefully with our health in mind? A lot of things can happen to us during the winter months. We can become a little bit more sedentary, a little more sluggish, and we can stop moving as much that we have a downregulation of our...

The Importance of the Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System is something that I find extremely important in women’s health. It is a system that we all have but were never educated on. A network of receptors throughout every system of the body that communicate and regulate our body functions. When it...

Making the Most of Your HSA/FSA with Functional Health

I liked her. She was my new PCP (primary care provider) with my new insurance. She was 3 minutes late. Probably not her fault. Most likely coming in from another back-to-back scheduling. She was kind, calm and attentive.  She listened as I rattled off a bit about my...
Call Now Button