Hi! I'm Brigid Titgemeier, founder of Being Functional Nutrition. Seventeen years ago, I struggled to stay awake for my life, falling asleep nearly every hour of every day. I suffered from 20-30 mini-seizures a day and was diagnosed with narcolepsy, a neurological autoimmune disorder. My neurologist pulled out his prescription pad and sentenced me to a life on medication.
I remember my doctor adamantly saying, "Nutrition has nothing to do with your condition." But because my parents had the courage to explore options outside of pharmaceuticals, that wasn’t my story.
Within four weeks of seeing a functional medicine doctor and implementing the diet, supplement, and lifestyle changes she recommended, my symptoms started improving. My seizures were becoming less frequent, and I stayed awake for an entire car ride home. And after years of tweaks and consistency, my seizures are in remission and my energy is maintained with very little medical management.
Even at 16 years old, my intuition told me that hundreds of thousands of others like me could improve their conditions, eliminate symptoms, and restore health by leveraging the power of nutrition and lifestyle. But most aren’t given the opportunity in the conventional medicine system.
I built Being Functional Nutrition to help change your story and health trajectory. We give you the education, personalization, and support that I never had in my own journey in order for you to take back control of your health. Nutrition belongs at the center of your healthcare, and we’re committed to helping you use food as medicine to change your life.
Ever wonder why the latest fad diet isn’t working for you? That’s because nutrition isn’t a one-size-fits-all. You need a plan that works with your body chemistry and lifestyle habits to optimize your health to the fullest. Our personal health programs and nutrition education help you connect what’s happening in your body with the food on your plate.
The research is clear: nutrition plays a critical role in either fueling disease or promoting health. Nutrition-related diseases are the largest public health epidemic of our time. 7 out of 10 of the leading causes of death in the US are driven by poor nutrition. We’ll show you how powerful you can feel when you use food to restore and maintain health.
Optimal nutrition isn’t about counting calories and having a restrictive diet. It’s about setting an intention to nourish every cell in your body with food that is optimal for you.
Our highly educated and experienced functional medicine registered dietitians use the latest science on nutrition, clinical experience, and data to substantiate progress. That doesn’t just mean reading research studies that are based on thousands of people–it also means looking under the hood at your personal data and supporting your unique needs.
You can’t optimize your health with food alone. We guide you to achieve optimal health by addressing all aspects of your life: personal nutrition, sleep, stress, relationships, self-image, mindset, and movement.
Healing is easier in a supportive environment. At Being, we create a community of support and encouragement to help celebrate your wins and navigate your struggles on your journey to health. You’re not on this journey alone!
We focus on the root cause of your symptoms and health conditions so that you can feel your absolute best when you wake up each morning. You ARE worth the commitment!
Changing your mindset and relationship with food is the best investment you can make in yourself that will continue to yield results year after year after year.
When you understand what’s going on in your body and the science behind how food affects your quality of life, you’re better able to harness its power and take your health to the next level.
People who have an empowering support network typically achieve their fullest potential. Combining that support with a health plan that’s unique to their nutritional needs yields 10 times the results. We’re bridging that gap.