Lori Taylor



Lori Taylor

Faculty Instructor - Integrative & Functional Nutrition

  • Roles:

  • Nutrition Representative, Academic Leadership Council

  • Faculty Senator, Integrative and Functional Nutrition

  • Campus:
  • Saybrook University
  • Website:

  • Save Your Plate
Online Programs
Saybrook University
Office Phone
Email [email protected]

Lori Taylor is a clinical dietitian with 24 years of experience in patient care, practitioner education and health care consulting. Lori trained as a biochemist at UC Berkeley, worked as a molecular biologist and holds master's degrees in education from Stanford University and in nutrition from Bastyr University. She is considered an expert on the nutritional and environmental impacts of genetically modified foods, having published and spoken widely on the subject.

Lori is certified as a Specialist in Oncology by the Commission on Dietetic Registration and has specialized training in functional digestive disorders through the Institute for Functional Medicine. She is trained in sustainable agriculture, and holds a Permaculture Design Certificate from the prestigious Regenerative Design Institute in Bolinas, California and is a graduate of their Ecology of Leadership program. In addition, Lori is a small-scale beekeeper and shepherds a burgeoning urban food forest at her home in Coupeville, on Whidbey Island, in Washington State.

In addition to her private practice, Lori teaches in the Master's Degree program in Integrative and Functional Medicine at Saybrook University and has taught for the Nutrition Department for Bastyr University. She is a founding member of Coupeville's Farm to School program.

Lori's mission is to educate individuals, practitioners and professionals about the evidence-based connections between our food environment and personal health, while giving practical and humane advice on how to make positive change. Her goal is to mobilize people to work toward a regenerative food system, where clean water, healthy soil and healthful foods are abundant and accessible to all.

Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise
Clinical Nutrition
Dietary Supplements and Herbal Medicine
Nutritional Science Integrative Nutrition
Public Health
Education History
Degree Institution Year
AB Biochemistry UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 1988
MA Education Stanford University, Stanford, CA 1990
MS Nutrition Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA 1999
Professional Memberships
Role Organization
Member Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Member Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine Dietetic Practice Group
Member Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group
Certified Dietitian, Washington State
Certified Specialist in Oncology, Commission on Dietetic Registration
Community Involvement
Role Organization
Vice-Chair Coupeville Farm to School
Elected and Media Outreach Coupeville Community Allies
Media Exposure

Food Sleuth Radio on KOPN Radio, Hosted by Melinda Hemmelgarn, October 20, 2016, https://beta.prx.org/stories/189648

Curriculum Vitae

Taylor, L.B. (2014). Exploring the case against genetically engineered foods. The Integrative RDN, 16 (4), http://integrativerd.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/2014-DIFM-Spring-Newsletter-E-version-FINAL.pdf.

Taylor, L.B. & Prakash, C. (2000). Point/Counterpoint: Use of genetically engineered foods. Nutrition in Complementary Care, 3 (1), http://integrativerd.org/wp-content/uploads/2000%20Fall%202000%20Volume%203,%20Issue%201.pdf.

Taylor, L.B. (2018). MTHFR: Mutations and implications.. The Integrative RDN, (In process),