Lisa Markley, MS, RDN is a dietitian and culinary nutrition expert with over a decade of experience working passionately towards improving the health of others. She has diverse experience in the fields of integrative nutrition, health education, clinical counseling, clinical research, and community wellness.
Lisa is also a seasoned culinary educator and recipe developer with a deep love of cooking, eating, and advocating for local, seasonal, and sustainably produced foods. Her mission is to help others translate seemingly complex nutrition recommendations into simple, actionable steps using health-supportive ingredients prepared in ways that taste delicious.
Lisa began her education at Northern Arizona University with a Bachelor of Science in Health Education. Later, she received a Master of Science in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA. She returned to her hometown, Kansas City, to complete her Certificate in Dietetics from the University of Kansas Medical Center.
As a lifelong learner, Lisa has continued her professional development with courses from the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, the Institute for Functional Medicine, and Field to Plate.
She currently consults for the University of Kansas Hospital and Healthful Elements. She also teaches nutrition classes at Johnson County Community College and Turning Point: The Center for Hope and Healing. Lisa has also been featured frequently as a nutrition and cooking expert in the Kansas City media.
She knows first-hand the struggles of chronic illness. She was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in 2008, chronic Lyme disease in 2012, and mycotoxin illness in 2014. Although she’s experienced challenges and limitations from these illnesses, Lisa has successfully utilized a Functional Medicine approach to address her illnesses head-on. Therapeutic nutrition has been one of Lisa’s greatest allies on her healing path.
It’s Lisa’s utmost desire to empower and inspire you to become an advocate for your own health and learn how to harness the healing power of food and healthful lifestyle changes.
She lives in Kansas City with her husband, Jim, son, Evan, and baby girl, Lilah.