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About Ruby Health and Wellness

Do you know what it’s like to feel freedom with food, shed weight-worry and to actually enjoy food? Lynae Smith is a registered dietitian and certified nutritionist who founded her practice to spread this message.

The Oregon practitioners at Ruby Health and Wellness work from an Intuitive Eating approach. They work with individuals to find their answer to the question “what is my definition of health?” Instead of imposing a diet or good and bad food guidelines, they work to guide clients in exploring food rules and neutralize them, while diffusing body shame and redefining well-being. This is a journey of shedding weight-worry and leaving behind guilt about food choices. It’s a journey towards more joy, freedom, and peace with food.

In 2017 Lynae changed the name of her practice to “Ruby Slippers Wellness” to capture the deeply held truth that the power to “come home” to health is within each one of us. Now, in 2019 she has decided to drop the slippers, so we have Ruby Health and Wellness.

 She, Tessa and Natalie, currently work with clients from a gentle nutrition approach. This includes working with clients on diabetes management to emotional eating and hypertension to weight and body image concerns. Combining the principles of nutritional awareness, personal growth, and positive psychology, Ruby Health and Wellness provides practical methods for redefining the role food plays in our lives. We incorporate humor and empathy in a no-nonsense, non-diet approach.

With guidance, you can reconnect to your hunger cues instead of using food for comfort.  You can get off the diet treadmill for good and pay attention to your body’s natural hunger signals.  We can help you make peace with food and develop a healthy body image.

Sometimes the noise of our busy lives can drown out the quiet sound of our body’s signals. We will find peace and happiness if we can pay attention long enough to focus on these signals and heed them. 

Ruby Health and Wellness Staff

Lynae Smith, RDN, LD

Lynae Smith, RDN, LD

Intuitive Eating Nutritionist

Lynae is the owner and founder of Ruby Health and Wellness. She believes that Intuitive Eating and listening to your body is the way to find peace and hopes to bring this knowledge to others. As a long-time nutritionist, Lynae believes that trusting yourself begins with a positive body image and food neutrality. Lynae serves the greater Portland area from her office in Bend, OR, where she sees clients. A nutritionist by day, she is a biking, dog loving, traveling, dancing, yoga by night.
Office Address:
1011 SW Emkay, Suite 101
Bend Oregon, 97702

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Tessa Komine, RDN, LD, CD

Tessa Komine, RDN, LD, CD

Intuitive Eating Nutritionist

Tessa is passionate about sharing her knowledge and support with clients. Tessa strives to help individuals cultivate a healthy relationship with food through balance and intuitive eating. She utilizes a Health at Every Size®, weight-inclusive, and non-diet approach in her nutrition counseling that takes all aspects of health into consideration. Her office is located in the Cedar Hills area of West Portland. Call today to get started with Tessa.

1675 SW Marlow Ave, Suite 303
Portland, OR 97225

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Natalie Murphy, RDN, LD

Natalie Murphy, RDN, LD

Intuitive Eating Nutritionist

Natalie is excited to work with clients and to tap into what you may already know about yourself and shine a light on areas you may not be aware of.

Together you will explore “good food/bad food” rules, hunger and fullness signaling, and reasons eating may happen in response to emotions. You will get curious instead of critical. Make peace with the plate, with food, and with the body, one step at a time.

Natalie shares an office with Lynae at:
1011 SW Emkay, Suite 101
Bend Oregon, 97702
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Makena Whitaker RDN

Makena Whitaker RDN

Intuitive Eating Nutritionist

Makena’s belief in food as medicine led her to pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She has been with the Ruby Health team in many capacities working to create better client experiences. She is excited to now fully utilize her background and education and begin seeing clients. She has played a role supporting community events like the annual NEDA Walk which raises awareness and funds for eating disorder recovery.  Her outreach also extends to being a a co-founder of Around the Bend Farms, a hyperlocal organic vertical farming, and STEM education center in Central Oregon.

Makena works in the Bend office:
1011 SW Emkay, Suite 101
Bend Oregon, 97702

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Patty Fahlstrom, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD-S

Patty Fahlstrom, MS, RD, LD, CEDRD-S

Provides supervision for dietitians

Patty Fahlstrom has been a dietitian for 25 years and has worked in many areas of nutrition including pediatrics, research, university education and eating disorder treatment.  She has been involved in the promotion of eating disorder recovery for 20 years, working in all levels of care.  Patty currently works at Monte Nido RainRock and as a private practice dietitian and owner of Bloom Health & Wellness Promotion in Eugene, Oregon.  Patty provides supervision for dietitians working in private practice and those specializing in work with eating disordered individuals.  
Favorite quote currently: “Her intuition was her favorite superpower.”
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Tammy Dickinson, BS, AAT

Tammy Dickinson, BS, AAT

Website Wizard

Tammy has been designing the website for Lynae since the site’s initial re-design.  First for the Well-Bean, then Ruby Slippers Wellness and now Ruby Health and Wellness.  She has a small web design company, TKDdesign, and works from home in Idaho for clients from Virginia to Oregon and stops in between.  She is also Lynae’s Aunt!

Her favorite self-care activity is walking her dog and playing Pokemon Go.

Tammy works remotely from Idaho.

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