About Us

Our Services

  • In-office, phone and Skype consultations for nutritional therapy, detoxification plans and personalized GAPS™ programs
  • Individual nutritional assessment and lifestyle consulting
  • Group workshops and seminars on educational topics regarding real food nutrition, detoxification, healing the gut and brain through the GAPS™ Nutritional Program and preconception nutrition and hormone balancing

Our Tools

  • Detailed client history via written intake form and lengthy personal interview
  • Blood chemistry analysis, optional
  • Comprehensive three-day stool analysis, optional
  • Salivary hormone testing, optional
  • Hair mineral analysis, optional
  • Other specialty testing analysis available

We appreciate the opportunity to assist you in your quest for improving your health through sound, balanced nutrition. It is our desire to help you in achieving your goals for optimum health.  We will support you in your efforts to take responsibility for your health through education and guidance in the areas of nutrition, lifestyle modifications and biotherapeutic drainage to assist the body in eliminating toxins.

Biodynamic Wellness strives to bring optimal health through nutrient-dense whole foods and nutritional therapy.  Through one-on-one consultations, seminars and trainings and our weight loss program, you can begin to learn how the foods and nutrients you ingest are the building blocks for a vibrant, healthy life.

It is our belief that God has designed the human body with the amazing ability to heal and regenerate itself when given real nourishment…physically, emotionally and spiritually. We look forward to helping you reach your goals to improve your health through embracing some very basic tenets of healthy living.

Blessings to you…

Kim, Susie, Anna, Anna and Min

Kim Schuette, CN, Certified GAPS™ Practitioner
Kim has been in private practice in the field of nutrition since 1999.  She earned her certification as a Certified Nutritionist in 2002 from the National Institute of Nutrition Education and in that same year established Biodynamic Wellness, now located in Solana Beach, California, which staffs four additional nutritionists whom she has mentored.  Her love for organic gardening, gourmet cooking and healing through foods and real food-based nutritional therapies led her into a practice where she offers private consultations specializing in nutritional and biotherapeutic drainage therapy to address gut/bowel and digestive disorders, male and female hormonal imbalances, cancer support, ADD/ADHD challenges and a myriad of other health concerns.

Kim introduced the GAPS Diet to clients in 2006 and in 2011 became a Certified GAPS™ Practitioner under the guidance of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. Additionally she has been trained in hair mineral analysis, salivary hormone balancing and blood chemistry assessment.  Kim teaches numerous workshops centered on the work of Drs. Weston Price, Francis Pottenger and Melvin Page. Her workshop topics range from children’s health and female hormonal concerns to transitioning to a whole foods diet.  Kim received the Activist Award from the Weston A. Price Foundation in 2012  for her work in children’s nutrition and preconception nutrition. Additionally, she was named “Best Alternative Health Practitioner of 2013” by Ranch & Coast Magazine in their annual “Best of San Diego” edition in March 2013.  She serves on the Board of Directors of the Weston A. Price Foundation, as well as the San Diego Chapter co-leader of the Weston A. Price Foundation.  She is the mother of three healthy children (two adults and one teenager).  Kim resides in Encinitas, California with her husband and their youngest son.

Susie Burns, NTP, Certified GAPS™ Practitioner
Susie graduated from Pepperdine University in 1987 with a degree in sociology.  As she noticed her kids’ illnesses recurring through conventional treatment and medication, Susie began to realize that medical patients need to be listened to, respected and given the tools to heal the root cause of an illness—not just the symptoms.  Susie earned her certification as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner in 2007. Since earning her certification, Susie has worked with balancing hormones, healing gut issues and supporting high school athletes through nutrition.

Susie has developed a passion for equipping new parents and parents-to-be with the information they need to raise happy, healthy children and she has helped guide many families through their transition to a real food diet, utilizing Nourishing Traditions and Weston A. Price ideology.  She is an advocate of a parent’s right to make informed decisions regarding vaccinations. Susie focuses on addressing digestion as the root cause of ailments.  She received her GAPS™ certification training under Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride.  She is an active member of the Weston A. Price Foundation and has co-establish the Real Food Club, a private buying club.  Susie and her husband David are parents to three healthy and happy children and live in Encinitas with their two teenagers.

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Anna Penick, BS in Nutrition & Dietetics,
NTP, Certified GAPS™ Practitioner
Since 2009, Anna has been supporting clients in identifying the underlying causes of health issues, and assisting them in reaching optimum wellness through education and individualized nutritional protocols. “Every single person has a unique background, experience, and state of health,” explains Anna. “That is why there is really no ‘one size fits all’ diet to heal the masses.  At Biodynamic Wellness we perform a thorough nutritional exam, survey, and consultation and then combine that knowledge with the results of any necessary testing including: blood, salivary, hair tissue, and more in order to formulate a uniquely tailored plan for each client we see.”

Anna received her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Loma Linda University.  The program concentrated in the areas of nutritional science, medical nutrition therapy, community nutrition, food production and administration of food service operations, chemistry and physiology, plus a variety of supporting coursework in related disciplines.  After graduating, Anna pursued further education in holistic medicine and nutrition, earning a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) Certification from the Nutritional Therapy Association, and studied under Dr. Natasha Campbell McBride to become a Certified GAPS™ (Gut and Psychology Syndrome™) Practitioner.  These additional certifications provide Anna with added insight and expertise into assisting clients who struggle with digestive health, blood sugar management, heart health, hormone balancing, autism ADD, ADHD, asthma, allergies, schizophrenia, dyslexia, dyspraxia, autoimmune disorders and much more.  Through diet, detoxification and nutritional therapy Anna has seen such beautiful transformation in her clients while healing through the GAPS™ program.  She sees clients in our Redlands office as well as offers phone and Skype consultations.  Anna also educates through workshops on a variety of topics.  Anna lives in Loma Linda with her husband who is completing medical school.

Anna's head shotAnna Robertson, BS in Nutrition,
NTP, Certified GAPS Practitioner
Anna is a degreed Nutritionist from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.  Anna completed extensive volunteer work in Thailand and Cambodia after college, where she began reading Dr. Weston A. Price’s research and experienced firsthand the truth of his findings.  While in Cambodia, she worked in a clinic where she gained valuable medical experience but also witnessed the lack of sound nutrition in conventional medical care.  She observed the diets of children who were chronically ill and experiencing stunted growth.  This motivated her to pursue real food nutrition as a means to disease prevention.

Anna has earned certifications as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and a Certified GAPSPractitioner.  She works with clients addressing foundational gut issues, including malabsorption, food intolerances, and allergies as well as providing support for athletes desiring to enhance their performance in competitive sports.  Anna uses diet, gentle detoxification, and nutritional therapy to support natural hormone balancing.  Her passion for the principles of Dr. Weston A. Price influences her work with children as well as young couples planning conception.  Anna also provides private in-home cooking classes using the principles of the GAPS™ Diet and traditional food preparation.  Anna is a true San Diego native, currently residing in Leucadia.  After office hours you will find Anna outdoors hiking, cycling, or enjoying North County’s beautiful beaches.

Min headshotMin Kim, Certified Traditional Foods Cook
Min’s love for cooking began in childhood but it wasn’t until she learned about the Dr. Weston A. Price’s research and the GAPS Diet that she began the journey that eventually led her to becoming a Certified Traditional Foods Cook.  She now teaches both group and private cook classes, teaching clients how to prepare bone broths, true fermented sourdough breads, properly soaked grains and legumes, lacto-fermented vegetables, and cultured dairy.

Min has become a well respected baker and gladly teaches others her high hydration, slow fermentation sourdough bread technique.  She is an inspiring, patient, and empowering teacher.  She is available for private in-home classes as well as her group instruction.  Min resides with her family in Rancho Santa Fe.

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