Renee Renz As a child, Renee suffered from constant migraines, nausea, and sinus infections as well as other health issues. Renee originally earned her degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, and worked for many different companies. Realizing that this industry was an undesirable factor in her state of health, Renee left the manufacturing realm in 1995 and took a job as a veterinary technician. In doing so, Renee lowered her stress level enough to become pregnant. Raising a family and seeking to honor the natural desires of her children, Renee sought out a more holistic lifestyle. By altering diet, lifestyle, and attitude Renee came to know a greater sense of wellness and began to experience life without physical suffering. Realizing the impact food has on overall health, Renee pursued an education in nutrition. She completed her Masters in Holistic Nutrition, passed the National Association of Nutrition Professionals boards, and became a Certified GAPS™ Practitioner in 2011. Renee firmly believes in the phrase “You are what you eat,” adding “and also what you eat eats”. She is a staunch advocate for local farmers and natural food co-ops, an active Weston A. Price Foundation Chapter leader, and a member of the local Holistic Moms Network. Renee is co-founder of GAPS™ Connections support and education group, and provides individualized consultations to anyone seeking to restore their health and vitality through natural, nutritional healing.