Greetings! I am Jaime Lubich Hartman, a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, Certified AIP Coach, and Registered Yoga Teacher who believes that nurturing both the body and the mind is essential for living well. In addition to my nutrition and yoga certifications, I have a master’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin and over 20 years of experience in teaching, coaching, and motivating both adults and young people.
I launched this blog in 2013 to share my “Gutsy” story of how I was personally using “Nature” in the form of real food healing protocols to manage the effects of living with post-surgical Crohn’s disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the digestive tract. Although the Paleo Autoimmune Protocol (AIP) is the approach that ultimately worked the best for me and I am proud to be have been trained by Sarah Ballantyne, Angie Alt, and Mickey Trescott as a Certified AIP Coach, I also have experience with and knowledge of other protocols commonly used for gut healing, including the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD) and the Low-FODMAP diet.
Interested in working with me?
As an NTP, certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association, I am trained to evaluate your nutritional needs and make recommendations of dietary change and nutritional supplementation based on an in-depth interview, an analysis of your food journal, the results of a Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire (NAQ), and an optional functional evaluation with lingual-neuro testing.
I work with any individual who desires to find a better way to live and thrive through nutrition, but my particular area of interest is digestive issues, including Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO). “One size does not fit all” is my mantra when it comes to using diet to manage these. We each have our own unique needs and tolerances and these may change over the course of our lifetime. I will teach you the tools, resources, skills, and habits to take charge of your own health so that you too can be “gutsy by nature”!
How do I work with clients?
I utilize a system called Practice Better, which allows me to conduct face-to-face synchronous consultations with you wherever in the world you may be, but it is much more than just a conferencing tool. Through this system, you have access to an interactive food, mood, symptom, and lifestyle journal where you can track what is happening day by day and I can give feedback and answer questions in the moment. You also have access to an integrated and secure messaging system, so we can communicate quickly and easily by text. Whether you prefer to receive my support primarily through synchronous real time consultations or primarily through the asynchronous text messaging and journal (or through a combination of the two), you can be assured your support will be personalized to your specific and unique needs.
To get a quick overview of what the Practice Better portal looks like, please view this video.
Nutritional Therapy & Coaching Packages
Because my practice is built on the model of ongoing support and personalized recommendations, I require you to make a commitment to work with me for at least 30 days but strongly recommend longer time frames and offer packages that provide discount pricing for 3 or 6 month commitments. Please note that I work with a limited number of clients at a time and may occasionally close my practice and start a waiting list or limit availability of some packages.
If one-on-one coaching is not for you but you still want support in transitioning to a healing diet, then you may want to consider group coaching such as the SAD to AIP in Six program facilitated by one of my mentors, Angie Alt.
If you have an inflammatory bowel disease and want to meet others who using a paleo and/or AIP dietary template to manage their disease, I invite you to join this private Facebook support group I administer.