Jess Bratrude, RD CD
Jess Bratrude is a Registered Dietitian passionate about inspiring positive changes in the way people eat and incorporate fitness into their lives. Using sound nutrition practices and proven counseling techniques you can lower your cholesterol, control your blood sugar, have the energy to be more present with your family or accomplish the health goals personal to you.
Jess launched Tula Health after hearing countless friend, family and patients complain that they don’t have the time or money to eat healthfully or exercise, and therefore were not taking steps to improve their health. Empowered by the way healthy whole foods and fitness have improved her own life she strives to help others find the time and tools to balance the chaos of our modern lives with changes that will help us look and feel our best.
As a Registered Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor, she has a non-diet approach to weight loss and health that works for life. She has worked as the nutritionist at Seattle’s Swedish Multiple Sclerosis Center helping patients control symptoms using an ant-inflammatory diet. Working as a neurology dietitian for three years she has seen first hand the impact diet changes can have on preventing strokes and chronic diseases. Most recently she worked as a health coach inspiring change and education individuals living with diabetes, COPD and heart disease. Her passion is helping others find out what motivates them so that they are successful in making long term lifestyle changes.
In addition, Jess is a dynamic public speaker who has led talks on hearth healthy diet, anti-inflammatory foods, nutrition and cognition and the environmental impacts of agriculture.
She is a 200 hour RYT yoga instructor who enjoys teaching at local health clubs and also leading private group sessions. Jess encourages incorporating physical activity into daily life, believing that the mind-body connection created in yoga and other activities helps individuals be more successful in making lifestyle changes.