THE METABOLIC INSTITUTE – MEET THE STAFF
The Metabolic Institute Staff
Left to Right: Kristine, Debbie, Buffy
Debbie J. Judd, ARNP, FAARFM, ABAAHP
Debbie’s passion is to motivate others to realize their potential so they may experience a life of health, vitality and freedom from disease. Debbie has spent years working alongside cutting edge physicians who are nationally known experts in the field of diabetes, hormone regulation, nutrition and their related complications. Through her guidance and functional approach, clients experience a renewed understanding and sense of balance that nurtures the mind, body and the spirit.
“It’s amazing the impact that healthy nutrition, exercise and positive lifestyle habits can have on one’s metabolism” says Judd. “It can be that simple.”
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy; thyroid balance, adrenal health, gastro-intestinal health, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, nutrition
Education & Professional Certifications
- Master’s in Science, Nurse Practitioner– Gonzaga University
- Fellow certification in Functional, Nutritional, and Regenerative Medicine through The Metabolic Medicine Institute
- Advanced certification in Endocrinology through The Metabolic Medicine Institute
- AFMPC Institute of Functional Medicine
- FAARFM= Fellow in Anti-Aging Regenerative Functional Medicine
- ABAAHP= American Board of Anti-Aging Healthcare Practitioners
- American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine
- Institute of Functional Medicine
- American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
Debbie enjoys the outdoors and all of the activities that it provides which nurtures her sense of adventure and desire to be fit. She loves the sense of closeness and family while spending time with her husband, three sons and grandchildren. This motivates her to stay focused on her life’s mission, which she hopes will also become your life mission…being all that you can be and having everything you ever dreamed of!
Kristine Schmedding, RDN
Kristine believes in the power of food as medicine. She works with patients to treat their health concerns using a natural, whole foods approach. Her main areas of expertise include food allergies/sensitivities, insulin resistance, weight loss/ maintenance, and gut health. She can help you with meal planning, grocery shopping, and figuring out how to eat in the real world.
Prior to The Metabolic Institute Kristine worked with medical weight loss and lifestyle modification for almost 9 years. She uses a personalized approach to address specific nutritional and behavioral needs to help patients achieve the best version of themselves through balanced nutrition and lifestyle. As a mom of two busy young boys, she understands the importance of feeling energetic and healthy.
“Food is our fuel, and it can have positive or negative effects on our health, energy, and weight”.
Education & Professional Certifications
- Bachelors in Science in Exercise Physiology and Metabolism from Washington State University
- RDN, Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Kristine enjoys spending summers at the lake swimming and boating with her husband and 2 sons. They spend the Fall cheering for the EWU football team. Go EAGS!! All year round she loves trying new restaurants and just spending time with my family and friends.
Buffy Farley, Office Manager
Buffy Farley is a very dedicated and enthusiastic medical professional.
Originally hails from Salt Lake City Utah. Buffy joined the medical profession sparked by her desire to help others, and fascination with medicine. That drive pushed her towards various health and surgical clinics, as well as the University of Utah surgical ICU. Her introduction to The Metabolic Institute was as a patient. She was so excited about the path to wellness she had embarked upon, it was clear she wanted an opportunity to be a part of this group.
Buffy loves being outdoors with her husband G.T. and two Rottweilers: Cayenne and Bentley. Enjoys spending time with her family, especially besting her niece Gracey, and nephew Tim at all sorts of childhood games involving trampolines and squirt guns. She has an infectious laugh, undaunted sense of humor, and loves pranks. Her hobbies include: painting, cooking, camping, kayaking, hiking, riding ATV’s, fishing, shooting, and gardening.