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About Serina


about serina

 Pictured: Serina hiking with her husband and their dog

Pictured: Serina hiking with her husband and their dog

Serina Vassar is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP), certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association. She is the Founder and Owner of Wise Bear Functional Nutrition, a company dedicated to bringing greater health and vitality to the world.

She is passionate about bringing the complex world of nutrition to her clients in simple and easy to understand ways. Balance is key, and a healthy body is a balanced body. The practice of Nutritional Therapy is about nourishing the body, and providing the body with the tools that it needs to live a vibrant life. Serina works to help each one of her clients achieve their wellness goals by focusing on the Foundations of nutritional health and respecting the bio-individuality of each person.

Her background is in clinical psychology, and she holds a Masters Degree in Counseling.

"My focus shifted from the mental health field to the physical health field when I experienced a series of my own major health complications. Through the process of overcoming these complications, I realized that vibrant health is not achieved by mental or physical health alone; rather, it is the process by which these two practices meet that brings about the greatest change. We must understand that the brain heavily influences the body, and the body heavily influences the brain. When you bring both aspects into balance, you can have vibrant health."

While Serina was in school with the Nutritional Therapy Association, she began to develop the idea of a trauma-informed, brain-based approach to bio-individual nutrition consulting. Her background in counseling reflects the fact that trauma of any kind (physical, emotional, mental, etc.) impacts the brain, and effects the body. Trauma-informed Nutritional Therapy, therefore, takes a brain-based approach to behavior and progress toward health goals.