Meet Gay

You can overcome your health challenges… I can help!

Why I do what I do.

Health challenges are very familiar to me personally.

I struggled with chronic digestive issues, fatigue, trouble sleeping, infections, not being able to lose weight, and joint pain that interrupted my quality of life daily.  It was frustrating and scary to think these symptoms might be something serious. Doctors tried to help by prescribing prescription medicines that only caused more problems.

In desperation, I was forced to take a hard and honest look at what was causing my health problems and physical symptoms including my diet, lifestyle habits, family genetics, relationships, and environment.  I had to admit to myself that the reasons for my symptoms were created by me. I had the power to get better.  My recovery took almost 18 months but  the symptoms eventually went away, my energy came back and I lost weight.

My GI symptoms disappeared, the joint pain went away, my weight stabilized by 15 pounds, my sleep improved and I woke up refreshed and energetic.

This personal journey had a profound impact on how I work with my clients in that it heightened my skills, knowledge, experience, and intuition and sparked a passion to help others do the same.  Everyone wants control over their health.

For 15 years the science of genomics and nutragenomics has been a passion. I have applied my own genomic picture to my daily living and it works. Genetics is the missing link of personalized nutrition of the past.

Now I am in a position where I can use all my life experiences and knowledge practicing the art and science of nutritional medicine to help you overcome your complex health challenges.  I have dedicated my career to helping people just like you find the path back to feeling your best and learning to stay that way.

If my story resonates for you… I invite you to reach out.

My Name is  Gay Riley

Gay Riley MS, RD, CCN, FMN here.  Just in case you are interested in what those credentials mean besides costing allot of money? MS (Master’s degree in Clinical, Sports Nutrition, and Exercise Physiology), RDN (Registered Dietitian Nutritionist), CCN (Certified Clinical Nutritionist), FMN, (Functional Medicine Nutritionist), LDN (Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (in 5 states).  I have been learning, practicing, and trailblazing through the science of holistic, integrative and functional medicine for over 30 years. .

In my next life I will be a painter, astronomer, or marine biologist.  I loved art and science, but nutrition was my hobby, so those interests guided me to learning the art and science of nutritional medicine.

Throughout my career I have been obsessed with learning the science of nutritional medicine from a holistic or “Whole Person” perspective. As an undergraduate, I found the power of plants, herbal medicine, homeopathy and nutritional supplements fascinating. Very unconventional in those days.

After getting my RD, I was hired to do research, and create specialized diets for children with seizures, complex metabolic conditions, and birth defects.  That job taught me that food really is medicine to heal and transform lives.

In the mid 80’s I had the pleasure to work with morbidly obese individuals at Baylor where I learned one diet or way of eating to lose weight does NOT work for everyone.  It was such a revelation to me I wrote my thesis on the subject. That led to working with professional athletes, sports teams, and the gym industry further reinforcing the importance food and nutrition has on physical and mental performance and recovery.

All these experiences led to the science of environmental medicine, genomics, energy medicine and functional nutrition. Traditional dietetics no longer aligned with my healing philosophy. Every person is different and personalized Nutritional Medicine is the answer. 

I have been doing this for a long time.  In 1988 I started a personalized nutrition practice in Dallas, Texas. In 1997 “” was launched, the first online virtual nutrition Telehealth practice to connect with people all over the world.

If you are dealing with symptoms or frustrated because you cannot seem to reach your health goals…you do not need to struggle another day. I will help you strategically find your way back to optimal health.


  • Texas Woman’s University Bachelor of Science Clinical Nutrition Registered Dietitian
  • Texas Woman’s University Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Exercise Physiology
  • Interned at the Environmental Health Center Dallas
  • Certified Clinical Nutritionist (CCN) 1999
  • Advanced Functional Medicine Nutritionist credential (FMN) through IFMNT


  • Clinical Nutritionist and Researcher Scottish Rite Children’s Hospital
  • Clinical Nutritionist Dallas Diagnostic Association
  • Modifast weight loss program Clinical Nutritionist
  • Baylorfast Weight Management Clinical Nutritionist
  • Apex Fitness Group Nutrition Director
  • 24-hour Fitness Nutrition Consultant
  • Interned and worked at the Environmental Health Center Dallas


  • National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Institute for Functional Medicine
  • International Association for the Study of Obesity
  • Institute for Food and Development Policy
  • Texas State Board of Dietitians
  • North Carolina Board of Dietitians and Nutritionists
  • Florida Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council
  • Ohio Board of Dietetics
  • Academy of Dietetics and Nutrition (former member)