Linda Illingworth, RD, CSSD

Linda ascribes to ‘food as your best medicine’ and frequently points out that every part of your body is made from the food you choose to eat.  As an expert in functional nutrition and master of practical advice, Linda is committed to helping each person find their best health through nutrition. Linda began her career in pediatrics, and has honed her skills working in hospitals, private practice, doctor’s offices, and speaking at corporate wellness events. Most recently, Linda was the Registered Dietitian at award winning Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, providing daily lectures and nutritional guidance for a variety of health issues. Linda has a special expertise in supplements, gluten intolerance, cardiovascular and metabolic nutrition.

Linda earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from California State University Long Beach and completed a one year internship at St. Luke’s Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. Most recently, Linda has become a Board Certified Sports Nutritionist and is passionate about helping young athletes reach their potential. This fall Linda will join an advisory board supporting the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, and continues to maintain memberships with Dietitians in Functional Medicine, the Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutritionists, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, the American Society for Nutrition, and the California Dietetic Association. In addition, she has worked in partnership with the USDA as part of the Nutrition Communicators Network and has been seen on Los Angeles ABC news and in print media, such as the Los Angeles Times, Shape, Well+Good NYC, Fitness, Spa, Malibu, Elite Traveler and C Magazines.

Mom  to a daughter and two sons, Linda loves to cook and hang out with the family, is a dedicated yogi, attempts to garden, and enjoys long hikes and walks on the beach with her husband and two dogs, Jack and Camm.