About Ruby Health and Wellness

Lynae and the rest of the Ruby team want to spread a message of joy, freedom, and peace with food. Do you know what it’s like to shed weight-worry and enjoy food? Lynae is a registered and licensed dietitian and certified nutritionist who founded her business to spread this truth. She and her fellow Oregon practitioners at Ruby Health and Wellness Group Practice work from an Intuitive Eating approach. They work with individuals to find their answer to the question “what is my definition of health?” They work to guide clients in exploring food rules and neutralize them while diffusing body shame and redefining well-being. It begins a journey that leads to empowerment, and greater satisfaction with life.

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In 2017, Lynae changed the name of her office to “Ruby Slippers Wellness” to capture the deeply held truth that the power to “come home” to health is within each one of us. Now, in 2019 she has decided to simplify; drop the slippers, so we have Ruby Health and Wellness!

By combining the principles of nutritional awareness, personal growth, and positive psychology, the nutritionists and therapists at Ruby Health and Wellness provide practical methods for redefining the role that food plays in our lives. They incorporate humor and empathy in a no-nonsense, non-diet approach. They serve clients in prediabetes and diabetes management, emotional eating, hypertension, and body image / weight concerns.

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Ruby Health and Wellness Staff

Lynae Smith, RDN, LD

Lynae Smith, RDN, LD

Nutritionist

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Lynae is the owner and founder of Ruby Health and Wellness. She believes that Intuitive Eating and listening to your body is the way to find peace and hopes to bring this knowledge to others. As a long-time nutritionist, Lynae believes that trusting yourself begins with a positive body image and food neutrality. Lynae serves the greater Portland area from her office in Bend, OR, where she sees clients. A nutritionist by day, she is a biking, dog-loving, traveling, dancing, yogi by night.

To schedule an appointment, give Lynae a call:

Phone: +1 (541) 497-3885

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Natalie Murphy, RDN, LD

Natalie Murphy, RDN, LD

Nutritionist

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Natalie is excited to work with clients and to tap into what you may already know about yourself and shine a light on areas you may not be aware of.

Together you will explore “good food/bad food” rules, hunger and fullness signaling, and reasons eating may happen in response to emotions. You will get curious instead of critical. Make peace with the plate, with food, and with the body, one step at a time.

Get in touch with Natalie to make an appointment at (414) 497-3885

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Makena Whitaker RDN, LD, MS

Makena Whitaker RDN, LD, MS

Nutritionist

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Makena’s belief in food as medicine led her to pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. She has been with the Ruby Health team in many capacities working to create better client experiences. She is excited to now fully utilize her background and education and begin seeing clients. She has played a role supporting community events like the annual NEDA Walk which raises awareness and funds for eating disorder recovery.  Her outreach also extends to being a a co-founder of Around the Bend Farms, a hyperlocal organic vertical farming, and STEM education center in Central Oregon. 

Get started with Makena at (541-497-3892)

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Kristen Ales, MA, LPCi

Kristen Ales, MA, LPCi

Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapist

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Kristen believes that connection is at the core of healing. Therapy is a collaborative process that the two of you work on using a variety of therapeutic modalities, and listening to your individual needs. She creates a peaceful environment for healing and growth to occur.

Kristen holds her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Wilderness Therapy. She is also a trained Eating Disorder Intuitive Therapist and specializes in disordered eating and positive body image work.

Her mission is to help you build a more loving and trusting relationship with your body.

Her number is (831-345-2951)

Learn more about Kristin and Make an Appointment

Tammy Dickinson, BS, AAT

Tammy Dickinson, BS, AAT

Website Wizard

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Tammy has been designing the website for Lynae since the site’s initial re-design.  First for the Well-Bean, then Ruby Slippers Wellness and now Ruby Health and Wellness.  She has a small web design company, TKDdesign, and works from home in Idaho for clients from Virginia to Oregon and stops in between.  She is also Lynae’s Aunt!

Her favorite self-care activity is walking her dog and playing Pokemon Go.

Tammy has offices in Boise, Idaho and San Franciso, CA.

To learn more about Tammy

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