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National Gluten-Free Day

There are a rising number of people who are diagnosed with Celiac Disease and gluten intolerance. This can be a major lifestyle and diet change for many, but thankfully gluten-free options keep getting better and better! What is Gluten Exactly? Gluten is a protein found in mostly wheat, barley, and ...

Baked Zesty Carrot Fries Recipe

Recipe: Baked Zesty Carrot Fries

Baked Zesty Carrot Fries are a delicious, simple way to satisfy your craving for french fries without excess oil or deep frying. Ingredients: 5 – 6 large carrots 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil ¼ teaspoon chili powder 1 pinch cinnamon ⅛ teaspoon (optional) Instructions: Preheat oven to 4...

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Developing Resilience

What is Resilience? Every single person experiences setbacks, difficulties, stressors, and failures throughout their life. Financial stress, relationship problems, health issues, work stress, a serious accident, social justice issues, a global pandemic, or the death of a loved one are all examples o...

Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs Recipe

Recipe: Turkey and Zucchini Meatballs

This delicious meatball recipe makes a great protein addition to any salad or pasta meal! Ingredients: 1 pound ground turkey 1 small zucchini, grated 2 tablespoons shallots, minced 1 garlic clove, minced 1 large organic egg, beaten 1 teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon aleppo pepp...

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Chromotherapy, also called light therapy, is the practice of applying visible light (the color spectrum) to the body in order to balance energy, aid in cellular regeneration, and promote healing. Light is energy emitted as particles or waves, and each color of the spectrum possess frequencies of a s...

Berry Chia Seed Pudding

Recipe: Berry Chia Seed Pudding

This Berry Chia Seed Pudding is a delicious, sugar-free desert that your entire family will be sure to love!  Ingredients: 2 cups organic blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries, divided ¾ cup full-fat coconut milk ¼ teaspoon sea salt ½ teaspoon real vanilla extract ½ teaspoon cinnamon ½ cup chia...

FMI Get Your Produce to Last Longer Blog

Get Your Produce to Last Longer

It happens to every one of us: we buy produce at the grocery store with the best of intentions, leave it alone for a few days, only to find it rotten at the back of the fridge when we are ready to use it. Making the most of your produce before it goes bad can feel like a losing game. Understanding w...

Eat the Rainbow

Eat the Rainbow: Green Foods

The term phytonutrient is a broad term for natural compounds found in fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, seeds, and legumes that are responsible for giving plants their distinct color, taste, and smell. Each phytonutrient performs specific activities and modifies different physiological functions in...

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Functional medicine emphasizes nutrition and lifestyle treatments to address the underlying issues that lead to chronic illness. At Functional Medicine of Idaho, we ask our patients to implement specific nutritional and lifestyle modifications in order to reach optimal health.  We understand that ch...

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Detox: Hype or Helpful?

“Detox” can be a bit of a buzzword, especially in the health and fitness community. When we discuss detoxification in functional medicine, we’re not talking about a juice cleanse or the latest shake you can buy on Instagram. We’re talking about the science of how our bodies get rid of waste. Metabol...

Stephanie Ritari, PA-C

Stephanie Ritari is a board-certified Physician Assistant who offers primary care for adults at the Functional Medicine of Idaho Meridian Wellness Center. She specializes in Internal Medicine and has spent the majority of her career in the field of cardiovascular disorders.

Stephanie has more than 15 years experience as a Physician Assistant in a variety of medical areas, including cardiology and electrophysiology. Holistic practices have long been a part of Stephanie’s lifestyle, with a particular focus on clean living and nutrition. She has embedded functional principles into her conventional medicine practice throughout her career. After watching family members struggle to find answers for their chronic illnesses, Stephanie became more interested in finding ways to take a root cause approach in her own practice. Wanting to provide a proactive, comprehensive, and preventative scope of care for her patients, Stephanie began studying functional medicine. In 2021, she joined Functional Medicine of Idaho, where she is able to provide evidence based, root cause medicine.

Stephanie earned her Bachelor's of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of Montana and her masters in Physician Assistant Studies from Rocky Mountain College. She is currently working towards her certification with The Institute for Functional Medicine. 

In her spare time, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her husband, son, and dog doing outdoor activities including biking, hiking, and skiing. She also loves interior design and traveling, and is hoping to start her own garden in the near future.

Dr. David Musnick, MD, IFMCP

David Musnick is a board-certified medical doctor who offers in-person and telemedicine care from the Functional Medicine of Idaho Eagle clinic. Dr. Musnick offers Functional Medicine, Sports Medicine, Functional Immunology, and Primary Care for adults and teenagers. He specializes in sports medicine, internal medicine, frequency specific microcurrent (FSM), scars, homeopathy, prolotherapy, and low-level laser treatments. 

Dr. Musnick is interested in getting to the root of underlying causes and factors that affect healing, including diet, sleep, exercise, stress, GI health, brain region health, toxins, hormones, infections, and electromagnetic fields (EMF). In medical school, Dr. Musnick spent a year studying nutrition. He has always been interested in the complex interrelationships of different systems of the body. Taking on challenges in the past, he created new treatment programs to heal the brain after concussion, treat chronic pain, arthritis, and tough SIBO and IBS cases. Dr. Musnick wants to help his patients achieve the highest level of health, vitality and function. 

After his internal medicine residency in Seattle, Dr. Musnick completed a fellowship in sports medicine where he became interested in helping patients get back to optimal musculoskeletal health and eventually back to their favorite activities. He quickly learned that many areas of the body were interrelated and started learning more about nutrition, supplements, and other facets of functional medicine. Dr. Musnick has more than 24 years of experience in Functional Medicine and achieved a very high level of both experience and expertise with many health conditions. He is also the author of the book, Conditioning for Outdoor Fitness, and helped in writing textbook chapters on arthritis and concussions.

Dr. Musnick received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of California, San Francisco. He is certified through the Institute for Functional Medicine as an IFMCP. He also studied in the French school of Homeopathy. He is uniquely rare in that he teaches Frequency Specific Microcurrent (FSM) and how to integrate it with functional medicine. 

In his spare time, Dr. Musnick enjoys hiking, nature photography, cooking healthy food, mountain biking, and skiing.

IFM Certified Practitioner

Aaron Dykstra, DNP, FNP-C

Aaron Dykstra is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. He offers pediatric primary care, including well-child checks and acute visits, in the Pediatric Department of the Functional Medicine of Idaho Meridian Wellness Center.

Functional and alternative therapies were a part of Aaron’s life from a young age, and he has implemented these principles into his conventional medicine practice throughout his career. Aaron has more than 8 years of experience in a variety of medical disciplines, including pediatrics, obstetrics, mental health, and nutrition. He has practiced in rural health clinics in California and Oregon. For the last 5 years, Aaron has had a passion for working with children and implementing positive change through the family unit. Aaron joined the Functional Medicine of Idaho Pediatric Team in 2021. His enthusiasm for educating children and parents about living a healthy lifestyle allows him to provide preventative and acute care for infants, children, and adolescents. 

Aaron obtained his Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Brigham Young University. He earned both his Master’s of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice through the University of Arizona. He has obtained a Family Herbalist and Family Nutritionist certifications through The School of Natural Healing by Dr. Christopher. He is currently working towards his certification with The Institute for Functional Medicine.

Outside of work, you will find Aaron spending time with his wife and 5 kids, mountain biking, running, or camping in the backyard. Aaron is a big fan of Master Chef and enjoys cooking.

Nadia Kravchuk, DNP, FNP-C

Nadia Kravchuk is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree. She offers functional pediatric primary care, including well-child checks and acute visits, in the Pediatric Department of the Functional Medicine of Idaho Meridian Wellness Center.

Nadia and her family immigrated to the United States in 1989 where they first settled in Oregon and then moved to Idaho in 2001. Complementary medicine practices were embedded into her lifestyle at a young age, and she has implemented these principles into her conventional medicine practice throughout her career. She has more than 15 years experience in a variety of medical environments, including emergency room, intensive care unit, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, family practice, and aesthetics.

Nadia joined Functional Medicine of Idaho so that she can combine functional principles with the foundations of conventional medicine to address the underlying causes of disease and promote optimal wellness. As an avid gardener, beekeeper, and sustainable living enthusiast, she understands the importance and role of optimizing nutrition, sleep, physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being. She has a passion for pediatric functional medicine and understands that early recognition and interventions can correct imbalances, prevent chronic illness, and improve overall outcomes for children.

Nadia obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Northwest Nazarene University. She earned both her Master’s of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice through Frontier Nursing University. In 2017, she was the recipient of the HCA Excellence in Nursing Award. She is currently working towards her certification with The Institute for Functional Medicine.

Outside of work, you will find Nadia working on her urban homestead, hiking, foraging, camping, snowboarding, and spending time with her husband and her dog, Wolfy. She is also fluent in both English and Russian.