About Me

Dawn Phillips, BA, NTP, CGP

I became interested in the mind-body connection during my college years, when I struggled with an unhealthy lifestyle. I was able to break bad habits using techniques I learned while teaching a smoking cessation class. I began to realize that specific, conscious actions could break negative feedback loops. I read everything I could and experimented with diet, sleep, behaviors, exercise, and meditation... anything that offered the promise of helping me change my unhealthy lifestyle. 

As an adult, I continued reading everything I could about the connection between the body and the mind. I was particularly surprised to find a connection between the diet and symptoms that express themselves in ways that get diagnosed as ADD/ADHD, schizophrenia, addictions, and depression. Toxicity in the body and nutritional deficiencies can affect the physical, emotional, and mental states of a human.

I firmly believe that you cannot recover from a huge setback- physical, emotional, or mental - without paying attention to your diet. Let me say that another way...

A nutrient-dense, properly prepared whole foods diet will greatly help your physical, emotional, and mental health.

In cases of toxicity and nutritional deficiencies, a careful diet can greatly reduce a variety of symptoms. Food and supplements are that powerful.

My interests have lead me to pursue certifications so I can help people sort out their symptoms and derive a customized nutritional approach to health from the clues a body gives when it's in distress. Allow me to bring you to the first step of your own dawning wellness.


I am proud to belong to the following organizations :

  • Founding Member of the Nutrialliance - Providing a web portal for nutritional therapists and their clients.
  • Member of the NTA (Nutritional Therapy Association) - Provides nutritional therapy education, resources, and training.
  • Member of the Weston A. Price Foundation - Provides nutrition education and resources.
  • Member of the Price-Pottenger Foundation - Provides nutrition education and resources.
  • GAPS Practitioner Forum
  • NTP Graduates Community (a closed Facebook group; acts as a Practitioner Forum)
  • Austin NTP Students 2014 (a closed Facebook group; acts as a Practitioner Forum)

My credentials:

  • BA in Psychology, University of Texas at Austin ... with studies in perception, cognition, audiology and speech - language pathology
  • NTP - Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, NTA ... taught by Cathy Eason
  • FNTP - Functional Nutritional Therapy Practitioner, NTA, taught by Cathy Eason (new credentials, highlighting the ability to perform the Functional Assessment)
  • CGP - Certified GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) Practitioner, Immunitrition ... taught by Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride, with  Caroline Barringer
  • Level 1 Qigong Instructor - Supreme Science Qigong Center, taught by Jeff Primack
  • Level 3 Healing Foods Educator- Supreme Science Qigong Center, taught by Jeff Primack

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Dawn Phillips, BA, NTP, FNTP

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