Holistic Therapeutic Nutrition Consultant

Holistic Therapeutic Nutrition Consultant

Tara Carpenter, NC.

Nutrition Consultant for digestive issues, especially localized or systemic yeast overgrowth with The Body Ecology Diet.

Holistic Therapeutic Nutrition Consultant offering nutritional support for people of all ages with digestive issues; especially localized or systemic yeast overgrowth with B.E.D.. To schedule a consultation or complimentary “get-to-know-each-other” phone call, please email tara@happybellies.netΒ 

I offer the following nutritional services:

  1. In-Home Cooking
  2. Meal Plans
  3. Nutritional Consultations

My scope of practice:

I provide supportive advice on food and nutrients to help people feel better rather than manage, handle, control, diagnose, or treat individual health conditions. My role complements that of a medical health care provider to provide step-by-step wholesome and nourishing care.

I am most experienced with the following ….

I continue to learn about the following ….

  • Bacterial Overgrowth (Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth)
  • Group B Strep Infection (GBS+)
  • Hyperemesis Gravidarum (prenatal severe morning sickness)
  • Specific Carbohydrate Diet
  • Viral Overgrowth (flu, herpes)


  • 2009-2011: Therapeutic Counselor & Chef Training, MacroAmerica, Oroville, CA.
  • 2011: Personal Chef Training, Culinary Art Institute, Atlanta, GA.
  • 2008-2011: Nutrition Consultant Degree, Bauman College, CA.
  • 2000-2001: Esalen Massage Training, Big Sur, CA.
  • 1998: Bachelor of Science, Education & Human Development, Wheelock College, Boston, MA.
  • 1996-1997: Study Abroad, University of Tasmania, Australia.


  • 2014-Present: Administrator of FaceBook Support Groups (B.E.D. Support, B.E.D. Kids, B.E.D. Recipes).
  • 2014-Present: Nutrition Consultant for digestive issues, especially healing localized or systemic yeast overgrowth with B.E.D..Β 
  • 2011-Present: Therapeutic Personal Chef for medicinal cooking.
  • 2001: Kitchen Apprentice, Tassajara Zen Center, Carmel, CA.
  • 1999-2001: Natural Foods Baker, Esalen Institute, Big Sur, CA.
  • 1998-1999: Kitchen Apprentice, Vega Healing Retreat with Japanese Master Teachers (Cornelia Aihara, Shizuko Yamamoto), Chico, CA.

May all bellies be happy!


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