Suanne Sikkema, MS, CNS, NBC-HWC is an integrative nutritionist who believes we all have the power to make better choices to improve our lifestyles, one small step at a time. As a former commercial fisherman and professional gardener, she has a strong relationship with whole and wild foods and the natural world. She also has a background in herbalism and believes in the healing power of plants.
Suanne uses personalized nutrition in her practice to create customized recommendations that are unique to your own biology and grounded in a blend of science and the traditional wisdom of your genetic and cultural heritage. She understands that total health is made up of many components including movement, stress, sleep and connection and will address these with you in your work with Restore Wellness. Suanne uses intuitive eating practices to help you heighten your awareness of your relationship to food, allowing you to live a full and vibrant life. Suanne is a member of the Healthy at Every Size movement, which supports people of every size in finding compassionate ways to take care of themselves.
Suanne is an adult adoptee and personally understands many of the issues and common themes that powerfully impact this community. She has personally seen how shifts in diet, lifestyle and mindset can create lasting lasting positive change for adoptees. She started and co-facilitates her local Adoptees Connect chapter, a support group for adoptees, and works in tandem with adoption competent therapists to help people move towards a balanced and integrated life.
Suanne holds a Masters in Nutrition and Integrative Health from the Maryland University of Integrative Health and is certified by the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists (CNS). She is also a Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), a member of the American Nutrition Association, the American Botanical Council and a Certified Mindful Eating Instructor.
The Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) is formal recognition for nutrition professionals who have met rigorous and demanding eligibility requirements and demonstrate a depth and breadth of knowledge appropriate for effective practice in the profession of personalized nutrition.
The esteemed NBC-HWC credential represents training, education, and assessment standards, allowing for the profession to advance in all aspects of health care and wellness.