We're a team of nutritional therapists who believe you are your own greatest healer. 

hey, I'm wHITNEY

I recognized that we are living in a broken system that never intended for the chronically ill to get better and had no interest in addressing what got them sick in the first place. I went back to school to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner through the Nutritional Therapy Association and have reached thousands with autoimmune disease since starting Rooted in Healing in 2018.

I'm also certified in Neuro-linguistic programming and other behavior changing modalities to help you rewire your brain to support your deepest healing.

western medicine is set up to treat, not heal

When I was first diagnosed with hashimotos and alopecia, I realized there was  no support for people with autoimmune disease until they had passed the threshold of "symptomatic with normal bloodwork" to "sick and in crisis." What's more, the focus was never on reversing disease, only managing it. 

After developing hair loss, rapid weight gain, painful periods, and chronic fatigue, I went to doctor, after doctor, after doctor, and no one could tell me why I had these issues, just that I would need to wait until I was sick enough to warrant medication. 

Meet Whitney, Nutritional Therapy Practitioner & Brain Rewiring  Coach.

Whitney Shook, ntp

We fill the wide gaps in your medical care and support your bio-individual needs because you deserve a care team who fully sees you. We know your symptoms showed up at the end of a story longer than what you can tell in the 15 minute doctor appointments you've been to. We're here to witness you and put your health puzzle pieces together so you can *actually* get better.

You don't have to do this alone.  

At Rooted in Healing we see you as a whole human and witness all the parts of your story that led you to this moment. 

Natalie Smotkin, NTP, RWS

I was able to heal my body through nutrition and targeted supplementation, and now I work with people on finding their root cause and getting their sparkle back -- because we all deserve to feel our best.

My motto? Healthy doesn't have to suck. Let's get you better without feeling deprived!


I spent a lot of time being a sick, muted version of myself until I finally got sick of being sick. I was sick of years of rashes,  endless stomach aches, the non pregnant pregnant looking belly, sleepless nights, brain fog, mood swings, weight gain and a general lack of understanding of my own body. The fact that food, the very thing that is supposed to keep us alive was working against me was beyond frustrating. I went to endless doctors and followed all of their prescriptions to no avail. I decided I needed to take matters into my own hands to find answers once and for all.

Meet Natalie, Nutritional Therapy and Restorative Wellness Practitioner



A scientifically informed and emotionally supportive protocol that prioritizes your mental and physical well-being... because you deserve it.

Let's create your healing plan

not about

one size fits all,
bandaid fixes,
rigid protocols,
toxic products.


delicious eats,
self compassion,
helping you feel empowered around food.

all about


awaken your inner healer

"A healer does not heal you. A healer is someone who holds space for you while you awaken your inner healer.

— Maryam Hasnaa

WORdS we live by

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