Registered Dietitian

Tami Best

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I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with over 15 years of counseling experience. My passion for nutrition was ignited as a young teenager with my first job being in a hospital food service. I was captivated by the dietitian's intellect and compassion. I later found myself running often, and I fine-tuned fueling before, during and after runs and races to enhance my strength and speed. This, by far, was the game-changer that allowed me to qualify for the Boston Marathon in 2016. I have Bachelor's and Master's degree in nutrition and dietetics, and I am board certified in Integrative and Functional Nutrition. My specialty includes working with clients who have gastrointestinal issues and those looking to improve mood and mental health with food, nutrition and lifestyle modifications.
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Education & Credentials

Board certification from the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy
Master of Science (MS) in Nutrition and Dietetics from East Carolina University
Dietetic Internship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Bachelor of Science (BS) in Nutrition and Dietetics from Kent State University

Areas of Expertise

Gut Health (IBS, IBD, SIBO, Diverticulitis/Diverticulosis)
5 years
Nutrition for Mood and Mental Wellbeing
5 years
Athletic Performance/Sports
8 years
Weight Management
10 years
Overall Health and Wellness
10 years
Body Composition
10 years
10 years
10 years
Autoimmune (Celiac, MS, RA, Thyroid Disorders)
10 years
10 years
5 years


Promise of Vitality
Rochester Institute of Technology
University of Rochester
Finger Lakes Health Systems Agency

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My coaching style

I am passionate about coaching individuals as they find functional nutrition and lifestyle solutions for optimal health. Functional Nutrition stresses the intake of whole foods with micronutrient diversity to address clinical disturbances and help individuals live a vital life. Together we will establish your wellness vision and primary goals using mindfulness strategies and a growth mindset to support you on your journey.
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I believe that if we fuel our body to promote gut health we can positively impact all areas of our mental and physical health and achieve the promise of vitality. I thrive on working with people as they uncover self-efficacy and self-awareness to lead their best life.
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Tami Best


  • The Microbiome, Diet, Supplements, and Disease; Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics: Volume 3, Issue 3, September 2019
  • Board Chair; Schottland YMCA, Rochester, NY 2019-Present; Board Member 2017-2019
  • 2016 Boston Marathoner and 2014 Philadelpia Marathoner
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Tami Best
I was matched with a nutritionist who listened and understood my problems. I finally found someone who could help me, without making me feel inadequate about all my stumbling blocks. With Tami's guidance I am actually off to a good start and feeling more positive about making changes to be healthier.
Beverley H.
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I'm a big fan of Tami, my dietitian. She is knowledgeable and facile with multiple modalities to help the client reach their goals. I would recommend her to anyone.
Paige O.
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Tami is a great listener and coach and uses her background in functional medicine to broaden her approach to nutritional counseling.
Rob Y.
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