Nourish Your Body




Your health is exactly that – YOURS.
Let's improve your mood, regain your energy
and rebuild your digestion.


Are you craving deep nourishment?  In your body, your soul?

Are you struggling with low energy, resistant weight, digestive woes, brain fog (shoot, where are those keys?)?

Have deprivation diets, self-defeating thoughts, conflicting medical and nutritional advice led to confusion, overwhelm, and a lack of abundance?   

Has conventional health care left you nowhere to turn?

While DR. GOOGLE is convenient, you’re a unique individual and you deserve customized attention.

I’m the nutritional expert that streamlines innovative, practical information through a personal, fun, and sustainable lens.   



  1. Be heard.  Your story and perspective on life are vital to our partnership.

  2. Learn your body’s innate design, function and need for balance.  (You mean having a poop once every three days is NOT ok?)

  3. Understand what your body (and biome) is trying to tell you when you can’t sleep, think straight, and have zero energy.   

  4. Connect the dots between the foods you eat, the thoughts you ingest and how you look and feel (Does that gluten/dairy/sugar really make me a crazy person?).  

  5. Get the tools, strategies and support to enable your body works for you (man --am I ready!).

You so deserve this opportunity to step up in life, in health, in vitality!  Let’s begin an amazing collaboration!


  1. Ready, once and for all, to step into greater abundance through health.

  2. Open minded health seekers looking for expertise to resolve persistent challenges.

  3. Frustrated with the conventional approach and its strain on your emotions, body, and pocketbook.

  4. Open to greater self-care through delicious, fun and sustainable tools and techniques.

  5. Ready to recognize the brilliance of cooperating with nature and bacteria instead of continuously striving to conquer it.

Ready for help getting there -- to move past the limiting beliefs, uncertainty?



Nature BASED Nutrition



I’m a Seattle girl, born and raised.  Rain is in my blood; evergreen forests, in my soul.   

A lover of all dogs (a key component to my health strategy), microorganisms (think probiotics) and nature (consider the body as an ecosystem).  I look to each for inspiration and guidance on healing, harmony and vitality.  

Food as Medicine.  Food as Toxins.  

I grew up in the kitchen.  Food was family, love, joy.

It took me fifty years to realize the impact specific foods could have on the body if it’s out of balance.  (Tip: it doesn’t have to take you 50 years, connect with me now….)

I know what it’s like to struggle because I spent half a century fighting my body’s wisdom and messages with the wrong foods, lifestyle and disease management techniques that exacerbated my health.   

I had no clue that certain foods could be toxic in my body and I undervalued foods healing potential.  

The Bright Side of Health

Finally, my body gave out.  

Desperately seeking answers, the study of functional nutrition and the pivotal role of our forgotten organ, the microbiome, gave me the path and knowledge I needed to heal myself.  

Understanding the body’s innate ability to heal and recognizing the signs my body was screaming to me (brain fog, recurrent infections, stomach pain, auto-immunities, mood swings), allowed me to unpack years of misunderstanding, dysfunction and unintentional neglect.

An appreciation for the digestive system – our most intimate connection to the outside world, was what saved me and enabled me to turn my life and health around.

Our Challenges Are Our Greatest Gifts

  • Graduate level studies in the art and science of functional nutrition trained me to not only heal myself, but to share the gifts of my hard won wisdom with others unable to thrive.

  • Advanced training in transformational coaching methodologies allows me to support my clients in nurturing and leveraging the mind-body connection.  

  • A life-long commitment to self-mastery, I’m constantly studying, growing, and honing my skills as a human and as coach.


Cynthia Farris is a board certified integrative health coach, functional nutrition and lifestyle practitioner, and biome hipster inspiring individuals to achieve their unique health goals.  As an integral member of her client’s health team, she provides functional expertise and support through coaching around self-awareness, food, lifestyle, genetics, and environment.  Her unique transformational coaching approach helps individuals identify what holds them back from achieving their desired goals.  

She is a popular speaker on the art of fermentation sharing the critical link between the gut microbiome and health, both human and canine.  

Cynthia is a Coach Consultant with Climate & Culture Connection, an education consulting firm providing personal leadership development and consulting services in the public school system to teachers and students.

Your Next Step

If you’re seeking greater abundance, a clearer mind, digestion, energy, through health (and it’s clear you are as you’ve made it his far), let’s end your struggle and take back your life.  I’m here for you.  Schedule your initial consult with me. 





What is Functional Nutrition?   

Functional nutrition is about “backing things up”, looking upstream to determine the root cause of symptoms and resulting imbalances.  Your life story is an integral part of the “discovery phase” of this innovative approach.   We take this information and look at you as a whole system, an ecosystem, not independent parts.  

Together, we’ll develop a roadmap to get you to a new level of health + vitality.   We’ll leverage food, physiology, lifestyle and movement to return you to a state of balance and joy.  

How My Approach Differs from the Conventional

  • IT'S FUNCTIONAL:  we address root cause of your symptoms
  • PERSONALIZED NUTRITION:  one size does not fit all; you are beautifully unique, I honor and address that
  • FOOD AS MEDICINE:  discover how foods work with your unique physiology
  • BIOME:  leverage the bright side of bacteria that comprises 90% of your cells and is pivotal to vitality
  • FAMILY OF ORIGIN AND EPIGENITICS: consider your heritage and take appropriate lifestyle actions given genetic and cultural traits
  • BEHAVIOR CHANGE:  analysis of your habit-making tendencies and personalized approaches to create lasting behavior-change in order to strengthen relationships with self, others and food
  • ACCOUNTABILITY: I support you as expert, problem solver, cheerleader, accountability partner
  • EMPOWERMENT:  giving you the tools + strategies to make choices in relations to your signs, symptoms, + health care
  • EMPATHY + COMMITMENT: I’ve been there, I can relate to the pain + loss, frustration and expense you’ve incurred; you have my personal commitment to your healthy success 

My work is very personal. 

Each individual deserves a unique approach, one that supports their values, beliefs, lifestyle, and health status.   Where needed, I partner with practitioners to bring in functional testing to add additional data to the story.  

I too know what it’s like to struggle with my body, my health, and that’s why I’m the perfect practitioner to help you with this journey.