Christa Knox, MA, MScN, BCHN
Passionate about nourishing your mind, body, and soul
Hello and welcome!
I'm Christa (pronounced 'Kreesta'), a native Oregonian and Board Certified Holistic Nutritionist (BCHN) with a passion for neurological health and using food as medicine. I hold a Master of Science in Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine as well as a Master of Arts from George Fox University.
Growing up in a small logging town, I learned the value of friendship, family, and enjoying slow-cooked meals around the table. I am passionate about building community and creating an environment where people feel welcome. My favorite way to bring people together is around food, especially around food we prepared together. I grew up cooking everything from scratch, and I honed these skills during my Master’s in Nutrition degree and at the Food and Wine Academy in Florence, Italy. I love how great food and warm hospitality transcend language to nourish us beyond merely satiating our hunger.
I've always been interested in cooking, but I became interested in nutrition after my experience with health issues a decade ago left me searching for answers during my own health journey. And after a family friend had a major stroke at the age of 67, I knew I had found my calling. Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States will have a stroke, yet nutrition therapy for these individuals can be hard to come by. The brain is so incredible, and when fueled correctly, it can heal in ways we never thought possible. Knowing firsthand how critical nutrition is to brain health and healing, my role as a holistic nutritionist is centered around teaching you how to use whole foods to nourish your mind, body, and soul from the inside out.
My philosophy for meeting and addressing your individual biochemical needs is based on the 2014 UCLA Alzheimer’s Disease study orchestrated by Dr. Dale E. Bredesen. His study used a comprehensive, personalized therapeutic program that involved multiple methods, based in functional nutrition, designed to help each patient heal. Ninety percent of patients saw a decrease or full resolution of symptoms at the completion of the study. His research proves that food is medicine. I offer a whole-person approach to holistic nutrition counseling that addresses your unique history, preferences, and current goals.
I have worked with The National Stroke Association, Oregon Health & Science University, the Brian Grant Parkinson's Foundation, Feed a Brain, Parkinson's Resource of Oregon, Brain Injury Connections Northwest, Market of Choice, Fred Meyer, Airbnb, and Portland Community College. I am a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals as well as the American College of Nutrition.