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About Ruby Health and Wellness

Lynae Smith wants to spread a message of joy, freedom, and peace with food. Do you know what it’s like to shed weight-worry and enjoy food? Lynae is a registered dietitian and certified nutritionist who founded her business to spread this truth. She and her fellow 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?” They work to guide clients in exploring food rules and neutralize them while diffusing body shame and redefining well-being. It begins a journey that leads to empowerment, and greater satisfaction with life.

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In 2017, Lynae changed the name of her office 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 simplify; drop the slippers, so we have Ruby Health and Wellness!

By combining the principles of nutritional awareness, personal growth, and positive psychology, the nutritionists and therapists at Ruby Health and Wellness provide practical methods for redefining the role food plays in our lives. They incorporate humor and empathy in a no-nonsense, non-diet approach. They serve clients in diabetes management, emotional eating, hypertension, and weight and body image concerns.

Eating Disorders: All of the Ruby team specialize in eating disorders with both training and experience in the treatment. More importantly, many have worked both in clinical as well as hospital settings in the treatment of Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, as well as Binge Eating Disorder, and the malnutrition associated with these diseases.

Ruby Health and Wellness Staff

Lynae Smith, RDN, LD

Lynae Smith, RDN, LD

Intuitive Eating Nutritionist

Pronouns: she/her

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, yogi by night.

Office Address:
339 SW Century Dr. Ste 201
Bend, Oregon 97702

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Tessa Komine, RDN, LD, CD

Tessa Komine, RDN, LD, CD

Intuitive Eating Nutritionist

Pronouns: she/her

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

Pronouns: she/her

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:
339 SW Century Dr. Ste 201
Bend, Oregon 97702
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Makena Whitaker RDN

Makena Whitaker RDN

Intuitive Eating Nutritionist

Pronouns: she/her

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:
339 SW Century Dr. Ste 201
Bend, Oregon 97702

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Kristen Ales, MA, LPCi

Kristen Ales, MA, LPCi

Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapist

Pronouns: she/her

Kristen believes that connection is at the core of healing. Therapy is a collaborative process that the two of you work on using a variety of therapeutic modalities, and listening to your individual needs. She creates a peaceful environment for healing and growth to occur.

Kristen holds her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Wilderness Therapy. She is also a trained Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapist and specializes in disordered eating and positive body image work.

Her mission is to help you build a loving and trusting relationship with your body.

Kristin works in the Bend office:
339 SW Century Dr. Ste 201
Bend, Oregon 97702

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Marie Agnew, FNP-C, DNP

Marie Agnew, FNP-C, DNP

Family Nurse Practitioner

Pronouns: she/her

Marie combines western medical science with evidence-based alternative approaches in her practice. This combination allows her to provide a unique perspective to clients. Having seen first-hand the effectiveness of evaluating an issue from all angles and integrating different treatment modalities to aid in building health, Agnew has become a firm believer in this type of Integrative Medicine.

Marie studied medicine at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland. She started as a critical care RN for cardiac patients, then returned to school and obtained her Master of Science and became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Ruby Health and Wellness is very excited that Marie will be joining the team in May.

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Tammy Dickinson, BS, AAT

Tammy Dickinson, BS, AAT

Website Wizard

Pronouns: she/her

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

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

Provides supervision for dietitians

Pronouns: she/her

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.”

Ellie Cates

Ellie Cates

Client Care Coordinator

Pronoun: she/her

Ellie is studying at OSU Cascades in the Master’s program in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Though she started as pre-med at the University of Washington, Ellie switched to public health in order to focus on mental health and wellness in a more client-centered career field. She received an Army ROTC scholarship and is currently a Medical Service Officer in the Army National Guard.

Cates is passionate about holistic wellness and creating a more body positive environment. She says that she especially loves the message that guides the Ruby Health and Wellness team and is excited to be a part of it.

The Pronoun Project: We have included our personal pronouns here, please feel free to specify yours in any dialogue with us. It is important to us to ensure all our clients feel respected and acknowledged.  For more information about the importance of personal pronouns, see this article.

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