Sue Bentsen, MS CN RN

A Functional Medicine Nutritionist and Registered Nurse with advanced training in nutri-genomics & personalized medicine, 

Sue specializes in identifying root causes and contributors to health issues such as metabolic or hormone imbalances, food and chemical intolerances, nutrient deficiencies, as well as environmental triggers. 

Providing integrative strategies for brain and body wellness, Sue is one of few nutritionists in the country certified in the Bredesen ReCODE Protocol.

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After completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing, she gained diverse clinical experiences working in specialties that included bone marrow transplant, post-partum care, and occupational health. These unique areas of practice fostered a passion for health promotion along with an interest in environmental toxicology, epigenetics, and risk assessment.

Over a decade ago, Sue was introduced to Functional Medicine in the process of treating her own health issues. This inspired her to pursue a Master of Science degree in Functional Medicine and Human Nutrition where she graduated with distinction, while also completing an advanced Nutrition Residency with Dr. Kara Fitzgerald.

Sue’s interest in complex illness and neuro-immunology was founded early in her career and continues today. She was among the first group of clinicians to become certified in a Dr. Dale Bredesen’s protocol aimed at the prevention and reversal of Alzheimer’s Disease (ReCODE). Having a family member and countless friends impacted by Alzheimer’s Disease, Sue is passionate about education, early screening and intervention. A keen interest in precision medicine, she is completing advanced certification in genomics with Genoma International.

Sue spends her free time in the kitchen or the garden, experimenting with new concoctions. She loves live music, catching a baseball game or theatre performance and being with those she treasures. 


Master of Science with Distinction, Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine, University of Western States, Portland, OR

Bachelors of Science in Nursing, cum laude, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA

Advanced Training & Certifications

Functional Nutrition Residency, Dr. Kara Fitzgerald, Sandy Hook, CT

Blood Sugar Mastery, Metabolic Healing Practitioner

Functional Lab Analysis, Metabolic Healing Practitioner

Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner, candidate 

Hormones, Institute of Functional Medicine

Energy / Mitochondrial Health, Institute of Functional Medicine 

ReCODE Protocol, MPI Cognition, Dale Bredesen, Phd, Institute of Functional Medicine

Professional Licenses

Certified Nutritionist, WA 

Registered Nurse, WA