About Amy

Hi there!

I’m Amy, a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion for helping people heal their relationship with food and find freedom from life-interrupting digestive symptoms. I run my private practice in beautiful Lexington, Kentucky, where I reside with my husband and son. 

For more on how I practice, view my services page.

I became fascinated with the field of nutrition when I realized how widespread nutrition misinformation had become.

So many sources claim, “We have uncovered the secret! We have all the knowledge!…even though we’re just trying to get you to buy this product and even though we’re just celebrities with zero credentials.”

In a world where banner ads provide tips about how to get rid of belly fat, clarity is needed.

Gluten-free for all? Three-day juice cleanses? Kombucha shots? Paleo? Keto? Dairy-free? Full-fat dairy?? It’s enough to make anyone’s head spin.

After two degrees and almost a decade of experience, what I’ve come to realize is that diet culture has us eating in the “context of restriction.”

We are always either currently restricting something, have just stopped restricting something, or are planning to restrict something in the future. This can make you feel crazy around food! Of course you’re going to eat like it’s your last supper. Those foods are on a pedestal for you BECAUSE they are restricted from you.

The principles of intuitive eating have healed my own relationship with food and I’ve seen them do the same for many clients. I would love to help you break free of your old food rules and make peace with your body instead of waging war against it!

I also have a passion for putting the puzzle pieces together to help folks discover the root cause of their digestive symptoms and how to manage them through food. Trying elimination diets and the like can make it so easy to get confused and frustrated with your diet, not to mention the fact that it greatly increases your risk of disordered eating. This is why it is so important to make sure the changes you are making are worth it and that you are making them with adequate support.

I will help you determine what steps you need to take to get some clarity, as well as support you as you move through the steps at a reasonable pace so you can get back to as unrestrictive of a diet as possible in the long-term. 

I look forward to playing a part in your wellness journey.

Sincerely,

Professional Bio

Amy Lorraine Camenisch, MS, RDN, LD, CLT, is a Lexington, KY-based nutrition therapist. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and a Master of Science in Dietetic Administration from the University of Kentucky, where she served as President of the Student Dietetic Association for one year. Amy completed her 1200-hour dietetic internship through the University of Kentucky’s Coordinated Program, including rotations in medical nutrition therapy and food service systems management at a local hospital and a rotation in community nutrition at a local fitness center. She then worked as a clinical dietitian, where she assessed and counseled patients with a wide variety of diagnoses at three different facilities within the same hospital group. After two years, she went on to work as a renal dietitian at multiple clinics for a large dialysis provider. She counseled 100-120 dialysis patients on a monthly basis regarding the elements of a renal diet and general health and nutrition guidelines. Amy opened her private practice in the fall of 2016 as an independent contractor with Colorectal Surgical and Gastroenterology Associates, PSC. After two and a half years with the dialysis company, Amy left to pursue her private practice full-time and to work part-time as a health coach for a regional corporate wellness program. She established Amy Lorraine Nutrition, LLC, in the fall of 2017. Amy is a Certified Leap Therapist (CLT) and is qualified to walk clients through food sensitivity testing and the corresponding nutrition therapy (LEAP). Amy is active within her local chapters of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and has served as Bylaws Chair and Treasurer for the Bluegrass Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. She currently sees clients with digestive health issues, including irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, diverticulosis, and gastroparesis, as well as those who are dissatisfied with their relationship with food.

Education

University of Kentucky

BS Dietetics

MS Dietetic Administration

Coordinated Program Dietetic Internship

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Registration, Licensure, and Certifications

Registered with Commission on Dietetic Registration

Licensed in state of Kentucky

Certified Leap Therapist (CLT)

Work Experience

Total as of Fall 2019: 6 years

Private Practice (Current, 3 years)

Corporate Wellness Health Coach (1.5 years)

Renal Dietitian (2.5 years)

Clinical Dietitian (2 years)

Professional Memberships

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Kentucky Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Bluegrass Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Integrative and Functional Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group

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