Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy Certification advisory board member, John Bagnulo John Bagnulo, MPH, PhD

John Bagnulo, PhD, MPH earned his Master of Public Health at the University of North Carolina and his Doctorate in Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Maine.

John has served as a nutritionist in a variety of health-related environments for the past 23 years.  He has worked as a Registered Dietitian in health and wellness clinics, in hospitals, and at well-known spas and retreat centers. John was an assistant professor at the University of Maine at Farmington and has taught programs at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health and within several communities that he and his family have called home.

In addition to teaching nutrition through a variety of different organizations, including the Center for Mind Body Medicine’s Food As Medicine programs, the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies and the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association, Dr Bagnulo leads programs centered around the concept of disease prevention and reversal through lifestyle change.

His primary tools in optimizing the health of individuals are their daily food and exercise patterns.  With this approach, John has found his work to be immensely rewarding.  “To see an individual or a group of people awaken physiologically, mentally, and to really start thriving, is one of life’s greatest gifts; better immune function, greater mental health, improved insulin sensitivity, the list goes on and on. All through making basic changes with what they eat and how much they move on a daily basis.”

Dr. Bagnulo has a nutritional medicine practice in Middlebury, Vt.  When he is not working as a nutritionist or educator, he is spending time with his wife and five children, either hiking, gardening, or being outdoors in nature, which has always been his favorite classroom.  John has spent a considerable portion of his life either in the mountains or on big mountains. He has climbed all over the world and summited Mt Everest in May of 2006 as part of a small, two man climbing team.

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