About Jessica Godfrey, MS, CNClinical Nutritionist
A clinical nutritionist is concerned with how the food you eat is digested and assimilated by your body, and how that affects your overall health. I do this within a framework of functional medicine, which looks at a person as an integrated, whole being, not as a collection of separate, isolated systems. Functional medicine works to get to the root causes of your symptoms.
My approach is highly personalized. You are unique – all the way down to how your cells work. I will ask different questions than you may be used to in order to help you get to the bottom of your symptoms, and develop a plan that works for you.
I love learning about functional medicine and how gut health affects overall health. I got my start in this field ten years ago by helping my own son overcome some health challenges. What began as a quest to heal my son by reading books and attending conferences has evolved into earning my Master’s degree in Nutrition and continuing education in order to more fully be able to help people address their ongoing health issues.
Originally from Philadelphia, I’ve lived in Virginia for 16 years. I have been married to my husband Steve for 17 years, and we have two children, Owen and Piper. When I’m not learning about the microbiome, I love cheering my son on at his soccer games, watching my daughter play volleyball, cooking up tasty treats for my family, and gathering with friends for fellowship and laughs. I have a BA in Psychology from Shippensburg University and a Master of Science degree in Human Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. I have also passed the Certified Nutrition Specialist board certification exam.