Laura Leite, FDN, Kresser Institute Provider and Teacher, and Josiane Giaretta, Functional Gastronomy Consultant
Laura is accredited in Functional Diagnostic Nutrition, as well as in Functional and Evolutionary Medicine by the Kresser Institute. Laura also holds certifications as a Personal Trainer and Pilates Instructor with over 15 years of experience working with clients in USA and Brasil.
Her health approach was in part informed by her own experience of recovering from autoimmune disease. With Chris Kresser’s expertise, as her main physician, she overcame severe autoimmune symptoms that had been triggered by diagnosed genetic mutations. She was able to “turn off” autoimmune gene expressions, uniquely through an ancestral model of nutrition, lifestyle and physical movement.
She began studying evolutionary biology on her own in 2009, and started acquiring credentials on the Functional Nutrition and Functional Medicine fields since 2012. Laura is part of the Kresser Institute team of teachers in the area of Functional Medicine for the one-year training for Health Coaches.
Laura and her partner, Josiane, live in Berkeley, California.
See Laura’s full story here.
Josiane Giaretta has a Brazilian Bachelors degree in Dietetics Nutrition and Post-Graduation in Gastronomy.
She has a lifelong passion for cooking, which was inherited from her family's traditional cooking legacy. She worked as a clinician in Brazil and helped to develop Integrative Medicine Prevention Programs for public health that had a widespread impact. Josiane followed her passion making the transition from the clinical environment to the kitchen.
Josiane was part of a team, who spearheaded an Auto Immune Paleo Protocol (AIP) restaurant service in Berkeley, and now works as a farm-to-table chef in Oakland. At PaleoRoots.Health she collaborates as a developer for delicious functional recipes.