The Nutritional Therapy Association held its 12th Annual Conference, Roots, March 1-3, 2019 in Portland, Oregon. The 2019 conference brought together experts from across diverse fields dedicated to helping individuals nourish their mind, body, and spirit. The conference was 3+ days, complete with keynotes, breakouts, networking opportunities, and banquets. 


Empowering Individuals

We provide students with actionable knowledge and evaluative tools to transform their health, families, communities, and careers.

Cultivating Community

From classes, to conferences, to meet ups, we provide a supportive place for our community to learn, connect, and be themselves.

Healing The World

We are part of a global paradigm shift toward sustainable food, holistic healing, balanced lifestyles, and authentic relationships.

Our Approach to Nutritional Therapy

We believe that most health problems result from imbalances in what we call “The Foundations”:

  • Digestion
  • Blood Sugar Regulation
  • Fatty Acids
  • Minerals
  • Hydration

Though some people may be predisposed to certain diseases, it is critical to understand that “predisposed” does not mean “guaranteed.” As Chris Kresser stated at the NTA’s 8th Annual Conference: “Genes load the gun. Lifestyle pulls the trigger.” No, your genes are not your fate. What you eat and how you live directly affects which genes are expressed and in what way. Epigenetics trumps genetics. This is good news! You have the power to improve your health by eating a nutrient-dense, properly prepared diet and balancing the five foundations. When these foundations get out of balance through a poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle, we start to experience a host of unwanted symptoms: weight gain, skin issues, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, and worse. By supporting each of these foundations through diet and lifestyle, the body’s chemistry can be brought back into balance, helping people enhance their health naturally. The body’s default mode is health if—and this is a big if—it gets the basic building blocks it needs to function properly and build healthy cells, tissues, organs, and systems.

What We Do

The Nutritional Therapy Association:

  • Offers certification programs in Nutritional Therapy, including the Nutritional Therapy Practitioner™ (NTP) program and the Nutritional Therapy Consultant™ (NTC) program.
  • Holds annual and regional conferences to bring our community together, provide continuing education, and showcase the brightest minds.
  • Provides education, resources, tools, and software to empower Nutritional Therapists and holistic health care professionals.
  • Publishes an annual magazine for members, the Live Nourished Journal.