Lori Taylor



Lori Taylor


Integrative and Functional Nutrition
Saybrook University
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Lori Taylor is a clinical dietitian with 25 years of experience in patient care, practitioner education and health care consulting. Lori trained as a biochemist at UC Berkeley, worked as a molecular biologist and holds master's degrees in education from Stanford University and in nutrition from Bastyr University. She is considered an expert on the nutritional and environmental impacts of genetically modified foods, having published and spoken widely on the subject.

Lori has specialized training in functional digestive disorders through the Institute for Functional Medicine and has held certifications as a specialist in oncology and in nutrition support from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She is trained in sustainable agriculture, and holds a Permaculture Design Certificate from the prestigious Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas, California and is a graduate of their Ecology of Leadership program. In addition, Lori is a small-scale beekeeper and shepherds a burgeoning urban food forest at her home in Coupeville, on Whidbey Island, in Washington State.

Lori chairs the graduate program in Integrative and Functional Medicine at Saybrook University and has taught for the Nutrition Department for Bastyr University. She is a founding member of Coupeville's Farm to School program and maintains a consulting practice, Save Your Plate.

Lori's mission is to educate individuals, practitioners and professionals about the evidence-based connections between our food environment and personal health, while giving practical and humane advice on how to make positive change. Her goal is to mobilize people to work toward a regenerative food system, where clean water, healthy soil and healthful foods are abundant and accessible to all.

Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Integrative Medicine Complementary Therapies
Nutritional Science Clinical Nutrition
Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicine
Integrative Nutrition
Public Health
Therapeutic Diets
Sexuality/Gender Issues Gender Identity
Education History
Degree Institution Year
AB Biochemistry UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 1988
MA Education Stanford University, Stanford, CA 1990
MS Nutrition Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA 1999
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member Institute for Functional Medicine
Member American Nutrition Association
Member Integrative Medicine for the Underserved
Member Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Group
Certified Dietitian, Washington State
Certified Specialist in Oncology - expired, Commission on Dietetic Registration
Certified Nutrition Support Clinician - expired, Commission on Dietetic Registration
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Health care/Schools Liaison PFLAG Whidbey Island
Founder Coupeville Farm to School
Media Exposure

Food Sleuth Radio on KOPN Radio (Ketogenic diets/Intermittent Fasting) October 19, 2019

Food Sleuth Radio on KOPN Radio, (Risks of Genetically Modified Foods) October 20, 2016,

Sex Drugs and Disability Podcast, (Covid resilience, Sep 2020)

Curriculum Vitae
Title Location Date
Autoimmune Gastritis Institute for Functional Medicine - Hollywood, FL 6/1/18
Incorporating Integrative and Functional Nutrition into Your Practice WA Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Seattle, WA 4/16/18
What's the Harm in Genetically Engineered Foods? WA/OR Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics - Vancouver, WA 4/19/17
Going Upstream: Healing the Food Environment to Heal our Patients Greater Seattle Dietetic Association - Seattle, WA 4/8/17

Taylor, L.B. (2014). Exploring the case against genetically engineered foods. The Integrative RDN, 16 (4), http://integrativerd.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/2014-DIFM-Spring-Newsletter-E-version-FINAL.pdf.

Taylor, L.B. & Prakash, C. (2000). Point/Counterpoint: Use of genetically engineered foods. Nutrition in Complementary Care, 3 (1), http://integrativerd.org/wp-content/uploads/2000%20Fall%202000%20Volume%203,%20Issue%201.pdf.

Taylor, L.B. (2018). Nutrigenetics in Practice: Understanding MTHFR. The Integrative RDN, 21 (1), https://integrativerd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-DIFM-Summer-Newsletter-2018-8.30.2018-final.pdf.

Professional Skills
Permaculturist, Portuguese speaker, Level 2 - Limited working proficiency