FMI Eat the Rainbow Blogs

Eat the Rainbow: Orange 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...

FMI Eat the Rainbow Blogs

Eat the Rainbow: White, Tan, and Brown 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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Chromotherapy

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...

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The Root Cause of Leaky Gut

The Healthy Gut Just as your skin forms a barrier to the world outside of your body, your gut forms a barrier inside your body. The surface area of your gut is 200 times larger than your skin. Laid out flat, your intestines would cover an entire tennis court. To achieve proper absorption, the gut li...

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7 Benefits of Using an Infrared Sauna

Infrared is the part of the light spectrum that is unseen and not harmful. Instead of heating the ambient air, infrared light heats your body directly at a cellular level and raises your core body temperature. When we utilize light therapy in the form of an infrared sauna, we receive 7 major health ...

FMI Eat the Rainbow Blogs

Eat the Rainbow: Blue, Purple, and Black 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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Fiber: Essential for a Healthy Body

When you are seeking to improve our gut health and overall wellness through functional medicine, fiber becomes a vital component of the process. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate found in plant foods, but unlike other carbohydrates, the human body can’t digest it. As it passes through the body’s diges...

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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...

FMI Eat the Rainbow Blogs

Eat the Rainbow: Red 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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Heart Health for Women

Your heart is powerful. It will fill and empty 2.5 billion times over the course of your lifetime. It beats approximately 100,000 times every day, more than 35 million times every year. Every hour it pumps about 100 gallons of blood through your vascular system, which contains 60,000 miles of blood ...

Nadia Kravchuk, DNP, FNP-C

Nadia 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.