Hello! My name is Patricia Koss and I am the founder of GET NOURISHED!, a holistic nutrition practice in the Portland, OR area. Most holistic nutrition practitioners that I’ve encountered have a personal story that drew them to this discipline. I am no exception. My debut into the world of nutritional therapy was primarily motivated by my my own health challenges as well as those of my children. As such, I have compassion for anyone struggling with personal or family health issues And, like many of you, I have persisted in a search for the right answers, the right protocol, that would transport you from constant worry and stress to a state of optimal health. And I’m very pleased to say that my pursuit has not gone unrewarded.
But the journey has no end; and there is no single protocol. As we age, as our environments change, so do our health and nutritional needs. And while our needs are unique and transient, they are also discoverable. I hope you will allow me to help guide you in the discovery process, so that soon you will have the ability to recognize for yourself what foods aggravate undesirable symptoms and health conditions, and what foods feed and nourish you and/or your family.
My education and research over the years has led me to understand the importance of nutrition as a powerful and irreplaceable component of any health care regimen, regardless of the health challenge one faces. In 2011, I completed the Nutrition Therapy program at Portland Community College, and then attended Bauman College and became a Nutrition Consultant. I followed that with several specialized and intensive nutrition workshops including series on Digestive Health, Neurological Health, and Children’s Nutrition. I am now working toward my board certification in Holistic Nutrition and my designation as an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner.