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About Mary

Mary Purdy, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist,

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Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

About Mary

MARY PURDY MS RDN is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University in Seattle, WA, where she also completed her year long dietetic internship. She was in private practice for 8 years first at Seattle Healing Arts Center and then at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health where she was a clinical supervisor in the teaching clinic for the graduate students for  5 years.  Additionally, she has been adjunct professor at Bastyr University teaching classes in the nutrition, culinary and naturopathic programs and teaches a module with IFNA Academy.  She has provided online detox programs and given wellness presentations & webinars for businesses  and health professionals all over Seattle.  She now works as a Wellness Dietitian/Coach with the Scientific Wellness Company, Arivale using personalized genetic data and cutting edge science to guide clients in improving their health.

She is Chair Elect for Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine and Past President of the Greater Seattle Dietetic Association. She has been a regular contributor to KUOW, Seattle’s Public Radio and  featured on Kiro and Q13 News.  Her  nutrition columns have been published in the Seattle PI and Northwest Prime Time and she has been quoted and featured in a number of national publications like Prevention, Health, Experience Life and Today’s Dietitian. She also spent 8 years on Wall Street helping to conduct theater-based diversity and cultural sensitivity training seminars as an actor for a number of Fortune 500 companies.  Prior to becoming a nutritionist, she was a full time actor and writer in New York City performing in dozens of plays, musicals, improvisation & sketch comedy groups and hosting variety shows and literary events.

She has attended more educational conferences/symposiums and seminars than could possibly fit on this page.

PLEASE NOTE: 
I am no longer in private practice.   This website is currently in transition but will continue to act as a platform for blogging, videos and a history of my various activities. You are welcome to get in touch with me at Mary@NourishingBalance.com but I will not be able to offer any nutritional counsel. You can also check  My YouTube Channel for some humorous and educational nutrition nuggets!
PERSONAL STATEMENT: My nutrition counseling philosophy is one I consider truly holistic: looking at the whole person and figuring out  what works for you as an individual. I’m not here to tell you what you should do, but rather will educate, inform and hopefully inspire you to eat the foods that are right for your body starting with the steps for which you are most ready, willing and able to take. I will support and encourage you to make changes that are realistic and beneficial for your health. I take a comprehensive look at all aspects of your life to help understand how we can collectively come up with recommendations that will get you started on your goals to improved health.
This website is a personal page and is not reflective of Arivale’s policies or beliefs.