Adair Anderson, ms, rdn, ldn, CLT
Integrative Dietitian Nutritionist
Thank you for taking time to virtually meet Adair.
Adair is the founder and owner of Eating with Integrity, a holistic nutrition practice located in Washington, DC. She believes in the power of the body to heal itself when nourished with healthy food and a nurturing environment. Her goal as a clinician is to help clients lead healthy, happy and satisfying lives.
Adair is a Integrative Dietitian Nutritionist with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry from Earlham College and a Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition from Bastyr University — an accredited, globally respected institution of natural health arts and sciences. She is licensed in the District of Columbia and practices functional nutrition.
Functional nutrition focuses on getting to the root of the problem by addressing nutrient imbalances and deficiencies, healing the digestive tract, emphasizing anti-inflammatory foods and boosting metabolism. When counseling clients, Adair considers the whole person. In addition to daily food intake, clients are encouraged to examine stress levels, exercise habits and sleep hygiene.
The body has an amazing ability to heal itself when provided with the building blocks it needs to make repairs — as well as a nurturing environment, and sufficient time to rest and recover. A healthy eating pattern provides the necessary building blocks. Adair believes that many of us do not feel our best because many of the foods we choose to eat lack integrity.
Adair prescribes personalized eating plans. Her philosophy is that there are many healthy ways to eat and no one “perfect diet.” To find the food choices and eating patterns that are best for her clients, Adair considers each client’s body composition, lifecycle needs and inflammation levels. The state of the microbiome and genetic factors also play a key role in nutrient utilization. This is the future of personalized medicine.
Believing that the body is meant to move, Adair encourages regular physical activity and works with each client to find activities that fit best with interest, ability, and lifestyle. Movement allows the body, mind and soul to loosen their hold on negative stress, buried toxins and stubborn belly fat. A collegiate runner, competitive cyclist, rock climber, yoga enthusiast, and occasional kiteboarder, Adair knows what the athlete needs to perform optimally. She recommends dietary choices not only to fuel activity but to also heal and prevent injuries.
Through nutrition counseling and lifestyle coaching, Adair helps clients look and feel better; have more energy and less pain; and improve performance in athletic endeavors, work and daily life. Her specialties include digestive disorders, pain / inflammation management and sports nutrition.
"Where & what local nutritionists eat when they eat out" (DC Refined, June 2, 2017)
“Foods that Calm Inflammation” (Sportrock Climbing Centers Blog, March 1, 2015)
“Nutrition Essentials” – a nutrition toolkit for preschool teachers (contributing author/editor, The University of the District of Columbia and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education, printed and distributed fall 2012)
“A Tour of Open Book Farm: Exploring health from an agricultural perspective” (NDVDA Digest, quarterly newsletter of the Northern District Virginia Dietetic Association, summer 2012).
“Nutrition for Rock Climbers” (Sportrock Climbing Centers Blog, April 18, 2011)
Book Review of The End of Overeating: Taking Control of the Insatiable American Appetite by David A. Kessler (Today’s Dietitian, May 2010)
“Comparison of Length and Height Measurement Methods in a Pediatric Medical/Surgical Inpatient Care Unit” (Virginia Dietetic Association annual meeting – poster session, April 13, 2010)
“Let’s Dish: Food Safety at the Table” (Society for Public Health Education – Planning Guide and Toolkit for National Health Education Week, October 19-23, 2009)
“Age gracefully with good nutrition” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Natural Medicine Column, September 22, 2008)
“Trans Fatty Acid Legislation and Menu Labeling: Urge your Legislators to VOTE YES on SB6505 and NO on SB6659 and HB3136” (The Pulse, a Bastyr University Publication, February 4, 2008)
http://eatingwthintegrity.blogspot.com/ (ongoing, since April 2009)
Education and Credentials
Bachelor of Art in Biochemistry, Earlham College (Richmond, IN)
Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition, Bastyr University (Seattle, WA)
Virginia Tech Dietetic Internship (Blacksburg, VA)
Licensure and Certificaitons
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN), District of Columbia
Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT), Oxford Biotechnologies
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
DC Metro Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Practice Group
Nutrition Entrepreneur Practice Group
Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Practice Group
Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year, 2013