NTI PodTalk with Carla Abate, NTM, BCHN®

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In this episode of the NTI PodTalk, Dianne chats with NTI graduate Carla Abate.

About Carla Abate

With a master’s in school counseling and a background in early childhood education, Carla worked primarily in education and spent many years as the director of the Summer Program at The Denver Waldorf School prior to pursuing a career in health and wellness. After losing both her sister and father to cancer in the same year, however, she was galvanized into action, seeking to understand everything she could to prevent this future for herself and her family. Her research led her to The Nutrition Therapy Institute.

Carla’s unique combination of qualifications, and personal experience navigating motherhood and trauma, drove her to found Rebel Roots Nutrition and inspires the work she does today. Carla applies the in-depth, science-based training she has acquired to empower all humans, but especially new and aspiring mothers, to attain optimal wellness for themselves and their families and embrace the joy of parenthood and family.

In this episode Carla and Dianne discuss:

  • 01:30 – Carla’s background
  • 05:15 – The catalyst that galvanized her into action
  • 06:08 – In her search for schools, NTI impresses Carla the most
  • 11:05 – What sets NTI apart for her
  • 13:40 – Carla’s process of taking the Board Exam through the NANP
  • 15:15 – Her practice, Rebel Roots Nutrition
  • 16:00 – Her experience with motherhood sparks a desire to work with women in all stages of pregnancy
  • 20:05 – Her experience working at a wellness center
  • 22:55 – Carla’s advice to anyone considering an education in Nutrition Therapy 
  • 26:50 – How having in-depth nutrition knowledge will enable you to advocate for yourself and your loved ones
  • 28:50 – What wellness means to Carla
  • 30:58 – How you can find and work with Carla

NTI’s PodTalk is available on all major podcast platformsFind us by searching “NTI PodTalk” in your favorite podcast platform or by following any of the links below.

Apple Podcasts


Google Podcasts

Hear how other NTI graduates are practicing:

NTI Graduate, Kristin Whitaker, BCHN® – She was not Board Certified at the time of the recording of her chat with Dianne but she now is!

Graduate, Liz Sanfilippo, NTM, BCHN®

Navigating Board Exam Preparation with Selina Rai

Feel empowered to advocate for health!

With the science-based nutrition education that is offered by Nutrition Therapy Institute, you will be armed with the knowledge of what impacts dietary and lifestyle choices make on your health.  Not only that, but you will know why those choices impact health because you will graduate with the Nutrition Therapist Master Certification with true mastery of the implications of bioindividuality in health and wellness.  Contact an admissions counselor at ad********@nt*******.com to start your journey to wellness today!

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