We know how you feel because we've been there.
We have dealt with our own gut issues, and now we want to help guide you to experience relief.
We've had clients tell us that our guidance has changed their life. That's why we continue to do what we do.
Our goal is to go above and beyond to help you reach your goals. We want to save you time (with our easy to use app!) and provide you with functional nutrition care that you likely have not been receiving in the current medical system.
Licensed dietitian nutritionists on average, have 7 years of formal schooling in nutrition science (plus all the conferences and continuing education), and our team has education beyond this in functional nutrition, with experience guiding clients to improve a wide range of health issues, including IBS, Crohn's, UC, SIBO, food sensitivities, autoimmune issues, and more.
We are a 100% functional nutrition clinic, committed to providing the best quality holistic nutrition care to help you finally improve and eliminate those gut issues to feel your best!
We want you to get back to doing what you love, without gut issues getting in your way, whether that means raising a child, playing with your grandchildren, going on that hiking trip with your friends, having more flexibility in job options, getting to travel on a whim, and more! By working with us, we promise to do what we can to help you feel your best.
MARCIE VASKE, MS, LN, CNS
Gut Health Licensed Nutritionist & Client Manager
Marcie graduated with her Master's Degree in Human Nutrition, completed her undergraduate degree in community health and athletic training, and has been working in the Functional Medicine world since 2011. She is also the Vice-Chair of the Minnesota Board of Dietetics and Nutrition.
After a 10-year struggle with anorexia, lifelong chronic and complex digestive issues, infertility, and the birth of her twins, Marcie realized that throughout her experiences, nutrition was her saving grace, and she knew she needed to share what she whole-heartedly believed in to help change the lives of others.
Over the course of her career, Marcie has worked with a variety of clients, and her clinical experience spans a myriad of conditions and diseases. Her passion lies in gut health, disordered eating, thyroid health, and female hormones.
Marcie is a firm believer in educating her clients to make dietary changes that can help them lead the life they desire. She has learned through her own journey, that nutrition has the power to heal, and she uses her own experiences and deep understanding of nutrition to empower her clients to walk their own journey of making changes that are sustainable and maintainable.
Every step, big or small, makes a difference.
Outside of helping to guide her clients back to health, Marcie enjoys watching her twins compete in sports, being creative in the kitchen, and decorating her home. She also loves running, weightlifting, and spending days at the lake or winter evenings all snuggled in with her favorite people.
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Gut Health Licensed Nutritionist Marcie Vaske
ASHLEY OSWALD, RDN, IFNCP, CNSC, CLT, LD
Gut Health Dietitian Nutritionist & Founder
Ashley graduated from her dietetic internship at Boston Harvard's Brigham and Women's Hospital, and pursued continuing education in functional medicine from the Integrative And Functional Nutrition Academy.
In 2016, after working as a dietitian in a variety of settings from Intensive Care Units, to specializing in IV nutrition in California, and eventually landing at a MD-ran private practice in California, a personal change pushed her to move back to Minnesota, where she decided to start Oswald Digestive Clinic.
She had a unique vision for the clinic, though. She wanted to fill the gaps in the healthcare system... and do it better. At the start, Ashley saw her clients via home visit. Eventually, she got too busy to be making the trips, so she transitioned to telemedicine, at a time before telemedicine was popular. Then, she decided to purchase an electronic health record system that provided an easy app for clients to use. No more having to tediously track meals eaten, because now her clients could simply take a photo using the app!
Fast forward to today, and we now take insurance (due to COVID, insurances started to cover telemedicine!), meaning our clinic is more accessible, allowing our team to grow and help more people improve their gut health using a root cause approach! We are so grateful for all of our clients who choose our clinic to work with, and all of you who refer to us.
Outside of the clinic, Ashley can often be found in nature, traveling or exploring her surroundings, studying a variety of topics, and spending time with the people she meets along the way.
Ashley is not taking new clients at this time.
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Founder & Gut Health Dietitian Ashley Oswald
KATIE BAILEY, MS, RD, LD, FNC
Gut Health Dietitian Nutritionist
Katie received her Master's Degree in Human Nutrition from Eastern Michigan University, her Undergraduate Degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition from the University of Maine, and completed her dietetic internship with 1,200 hours of supervised practice in Tennessee. Since then, she has gone on to complete a certification in Functional Nutrition from the Functional Nutrition Alliance, which included an in depth study of the digestive, immune, urinary, cardiovascular, endocrine, nervous, and reproductive systems, all through a functional and holistic medicine lens, with many hours of case study practice.
Katie has been a dietitian since 2013, and during much of this time, she worked as an inpatient hospital dietitian and manager, and outpatient clinic dietitian, helping a variety of clients to feel better and achieve their goals.
Through her own struggle with chronic fatigue, iron deficiency, mold toxicity, and recurrent mono - which conventional medicine did not have the tools to help her with - Katie came to realize that she wanted to work in a setting that allowed her more flexibility to help clients fully, in the ways she has seen to be effective: by using a holistic / functional / root-cause medical nutrition therapy approach.
So, she left the hospital setting to have her twin babies. During this time, she helped family and friends with their health, and ended up using her knowledge to help her own babies, too, after her infant son started to struggle with severe eczema, food allergies, poor gut health, and sleep disturbances.
Now that her babies are no longer infants, she is ready to start seeing clients again, and we are so thrilled to have her on board with our clinic. Katie is excited about empowering and supporting her clients to realize how powerful functional nutrition can be, to support their body's own innate ability to heal when given the right tools and support.
Outside of the clinic, Katie loves to cook and bake, to learn and discover new things, to travel and experience new places, and, especially now, loves to spend time at home with her husband and young twins.
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Gut Health Dietitian Nutritionist Katie Bailey
JESSIE GUTSUE, MA, RDN, IFNCP
Gut Health Dietitian & Culinary Specialist
Jessie graduated from her dietetic internship and finished her Master's degree in dietetic education, from Western Michigan University. Her undergraduate degree was in Dietetics from Michigan State University.
While working in the food industry, Jessie pursued several food science training opportunities and began to realize her passion for food science and her love of being in the kitchen.
In 2018, she took a job better suited to family life to work at an MD run functional medicine clinic.
Through this, she fell in love with the science and depth of functional nutrition, and decided to pursue additional training with the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, later earning her credentials in functional nutrition.
After working with clients in functional nutrition, Jessie learned that she most enjoyed expanding her client's diets through culinary education. So with a solid understanding of functional nutrition, and a continued passion for food science, she now places her focus on teaching others how to cook.
Jessie's cooking style is approachable. She teaches a color rich, seasonal approach for the everyday cook. Her favorite motto in the kitchen is "Just keep cooking, and next time, it'll be better
She and her husband live in Michigan with their three young kids. Outside of work, Jessie can usually be found at home with her family, in her garden, decorating their home, doing something athletic, or experimenting in the kitchen.
RITA CAREY RUBIN, MS, RDN, CDCES
Registered Dietitian, Certified Health Coach, & Culinary Specialist
Rita is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oneonta and Bastyr University in Seattle, with Bachelor’s degrees in Education and Dietetics and a Master’s degree in Nutrition.
Her love of great food and good nutrition has led her down a variety of paths. Rita operated a personal chef business in Seattle, Washington, and has worked for clinical and community nutrition programs in Arizona and New York.
For eight years, she shared her love of great food and good nutrition as the host of YRMC’s online cooking series, Your Healthy Kitchen, and on Facebook at YRMC’s Your Healthy Kitchen.
She is and has been a regular contributing author for Today's Dietitian Magazine, Diabetes Self-Management, and the Yavapai Regional Medical Center's Health Connect Blog.
Rita holds further certifications as a Health Coach through WellCoaches, an Eating Psychology Coach, a Diabetes Care and Education Specialist, and has been certified to train individuals in the use of Insulin Pump and Continuous Glucose Monitors, while also supporting them in data interpretation.
She has worked with a large variety of clients from different cultural, economic, and educational backgrounds, in both 1:1 and group settings. Group classes have included Living Well with Diabetes and Reversing Heart Disease.
Rita is passionate about using motivational interviewing skills, while taking a whole / real foods, mindful eating, and diet quality approach in supporting clients to achieve their optimal health.
Outside of work, Rita loves to cook at home, and spends as much time as she can in her garden or on the trails in New York’s beautiful Hudson River Valley.