Boston Functional Nutrition is a place for women who are seeking supportive, individualized care for their wellness and nutritional concerns. Led by a registered dietitian, Boston Functional Nutrition was born out of a desire to support the unique health needs of women by marrying holistic mind-body medicine with evidence-based nutrition therapy, with a focus on recovering hormonal balance.
Balanced, vibrant health is possible!
Ayla obtained her undergraduate degree in dietetics and completed her dietetic internship at the University of Connecticut, and earned a Master of Science in Health Communications from Boston University. She has received additional training through Aviva Romm, MD, Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy, Deanna Minich, Ph.D., and a wide variety of other programs. Her dynamic combination of professional, personal, and educational experiences allows her to effectively meet women where they are, and help them reach their ultimate health goals with ease.
Ayla is also a highly sought-after speaker and educator on topics such as nutrition for fertility, pregnancy, immune health, and gastrointestinal issues. Her expertise has been recognized by Boston Magazine, Tufts Medical Center, Shape, Women’s Health Magazine, and EatingWell. She is also the co-host of Real Food Radio, a podcast about supporting your health naturally and living a life you love. Her most recent undertaking has been as co-founder of the Women’s Health Nutrition Academy in collaboration with Lily Nichols, RD. The Women’s Health Nutrition Academy brings virtual, cutting-edge women’s health continuing education opportunities to health professionals.
On the personal side, Ayla is a mom to her toddler son and enjoys biking and hiking with him and her husband throughout New England.
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Stephanie Bott is excited to be joining Boston Functional Nutrition in the role of Wellness Assistant. Stephanie has extensive experience building relationships and providing support to individuals in retail, small business and non profit organizations. She has developed customer experience programs and is passionate about providing the best client experience possible.
A recent transplant to the Boston area from South Florida, Stephanie worked for twelve years in non profit botanic gardens in Miami where she had a particular focus on developing training and educational programming for volunteers and visitors of all ages. This work also fostered in Stephanie a great connection to the natural world and a better understanding of issues related to food and sustainability.
Stephanie has an undergraduate degree in French from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and a Master of Science degree in Mental Health Counseling from Georgia State University in Atlanta. Stephanie has also had personal experience working with a functional nutritionist for over a decade and can attest to the tremendous positive difference in health that can be achieved with this holistic approach to wellness which takes into account an individual’s particular needs. In her free time, Stephanie enjoys exploring her new city of Boston and loves taking long walks and even longer road trips with her husband and their dog Maia.
Emily Kozarsky graduated in May of 2019 with her master's in nutrition and integrative health from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She recently passed the national certified nutrition specialist (CNS) exam and is finishing up her remaining hours to become licensed. She is passionate about women's health, particularly hormone balance, gut health, preconception, pregnancy, and postpartum. Emily focuses on intuitive and mindful eating in practice and finds joy in helping clients form healthier relationships with food and eating. On a personal note, Emily is married and has a 2.5 year-old son named Oliver. In her free time she loves to cook and bake, take ballet barre classes, go for walks with her family, and read.
Emily is joining Boston Functional Nutrition to teach group classes and provide counseling to practice members.