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CNS Spotlight Feature

Tell us your success story – how has your career as a CNS® allowed you to achieve something outstanding?

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Photo of Todd Rutkin, MS, CNS

Maintaining a lifelong passion for health and nutrition, I completed a Master’s of Science degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition. Desiring to advance and hone my knowledge and skills, I pursued a CNS®. This combination of research and training in addition to several years of work experience as a functional medicine nutritionist have prepared and enabled me to offer an evidence-based individualized approach to health and healing I refer to as Root Cause Nutrition. Bio-individuality entails everyone’s needs are unique to them. What works for Mary may not for Sally. As a CNS® with a commitment to continuing education, I have a true appreciation for the potential of personalized nutrition to nurture, heal, repair and beyond.

Todd Rutkin, MS, CNS
SIBO, IBS, Digestive, Gut Health
Photo of Melvyn Grovit, DPM, MS, CNS

I became a CNS in 1993. This became the vehicle for pursuing my interest in nutrition. Conceptually, I did not realize that I actually had been personalizing nutrition for years in order to salvage my own life, as I was afflicted with a severe case of Crohn's disease. In 2004 a dying child entered my life, as she was suffering from severe malnutrition secondary to Crohn's disease. I was able to personalize a diet and nutraceuticals for her. She is now 30 years old and has been in complete remission for16 years. That personalization and the credibility that the CNS credential provided me, gave me the drive to expand my efforts to all children afflicted with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Melvyn Grovit, DPM, MS, CNS
Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis
Photo of Julie Wendt, MS, LDN, CNS

My career as a CNS has exceeded the goals that I made when I was considering the investment in my master's degree that would allow me to become a licensed nutritionist in Maryland. The CNS credential has opened doors that have given me access to professional growth opportunities in both clinical and higher educational areas. I am thrilled to have been published in a case study regarding the impact of mercury toxicity on brain health with Dr. Kogan at the George Washington Center for Integrative Medicine.

Julie Wendt, MS, LDN, CNS
Cognitive & Digestive Health