elisabeth dunham health coach


Sick and tired of being sick and tired?



About Elisabeth Dunham
Certified Health and Nutrition Counselor

Elisabeth Dunham is an award-winning former staff reporter for several national and major metropolitan newspapers who made a career switch to holistic health counseling after recovering from a longterm serious illness. Unable to tolerate drugs and supplements, she decided to overhaul her diet and lifestyle and was surprised at the positive impacts on her health.

While others diagnosed with the same disease never seemed to get better despite rounds and rounds of drugs, she began to regain her health and was eventually able to return to work and finish a second university program. 

She is a graduate of the No. 1 ranked University of Missouri School of Journalism as well as the Institute for Integrative Nutrition’s dual program with the State University of New York, where she received training in more than 100 dietary theories and studied a variety of practical nutritional and lifestyle coaching methods. She is also a widely published freelance writer and author of a series of health-related books. As a health counselor and writer her goal is to help people reach their full health and wellness potential by creating a personalized “roadmap to health” that suits each body and lifestyle.

Additionally, she is the founder and inventor of Lava Love, a line of soaps and other spa products made from three types of Oregon lava as featured in Yoga Journal, Outside magazine and Woman’s World. She is also in the process of launching a second line of products called Stardust Botanicals. 

Elisabeth is trained to help you identify your health goals and break them down into manageable steps, while at the same time tracking your progress and helping you to overcome personal roadblocks on your road toward health.


1:1 Coaching

Weekly sessions by phone to discuss goals and progress.


A summary of each session with simple, easy-to-follow recommendations.

Special Help

Special help for those impacted by chronic illness and toxicity issues such as heavy metals


Informational handouts and resources that will help you reach your goals.


Knowledgable referrals to other experts.
sibo health coach

Certified NutritionCounseling For:

  • Digestive Disorders
  • SIBO
  • IBS
  • Crohn’s
  • Anxiety
  • Depression 
  • Weight Loss
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Cancer
  • High Cholesterol
  • Inflammation
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Lyme Disease
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fatigue
  • MS / Lupus
  • Breast Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Type 2 Diabetes


Elisabeth’s coaching truly transformed my life. I have been relieved of digestive problems, my joint pain is gone and I've lost 30 lbs, plus my skin glows! I feel like I am growing younger, and people are shocked to learn that I'm 58. I work out five days a week and run a thriving business. I'm so grateful to have my life back!
Betsy Robinson
Portland, Oregon
I sought Elisabeth's help for fatigue that I've been suffering with for decades. Medical doctors had not been able to help me. It's been three months now that I've been following Elisabeth's suggestions and my cholesterol is down to 139 from 278! Extra weight has easily slid off and I've lost 20 lbs. I've also lost the gnawing hunger which would control my eating. The biggest thrill is that my energy is back. Now I can cook, hike, socialize, and garden! Retirement is so much fun when you have the energy to enjoy it!
Greta Simonson
Portland, Oregon
"While working with Elisabeth I was fortunate to experience a significant weight loss of 46 pounds, going from 238 to 192. You don’t recover from injuries like the ones I sustained overnight so I am patient. But eating well and taking care of myself in this way gives me the best chance possible."
Dave Bynum, RN, Duke University
Durham Hill, NC
"I cannot think of a better way to allocate your resources than hiring Elisabeth to teach and guide you to make life affirming choices that are going to give you health and happiness. Don’t give another penny to the insurance companies or large medical corporations and drug companies until you have honestly and sincerely hired Elisabeth and applied her teachings to your life. You would if you loved yourself enough . . . and you are worth it!"
Jennifer Clifton
Bend, Oregon
"My sleep has also improved. Before meeting Elisabeth, I was sleeping 60 to 90 minutes at a time, and then I would be awake for a couple of hours. I am now sleeping 3 to 4 hours at a time. I usually can go back to sleep for another 3 hours or so. I expect that my sleep will continue to improve with time as the dietary changes continue to impact my body. Elisabeth has helped me to eat a much healthier diet and find sugar substitutes and supplements that enhance my health. She has also recommended health-related books to read and films to watch. I learned so much, and that has helped me make better choices for a healthier body. And I’m sleeping better and have more energy!"
Nadine Hazard, RN,
Portland, Oregon
Before I found this program I was experiencing digestive problems and bladder pain. After reading Elisabeth’s suggestions I asked my doctor for further testing, which uncovered the real problem. Within a few weeks of starting, my digestion improved and my bladder pain was gone! I am now able to function and enjoy life again. Thank you, Elisabeth!
Stephany Beck
West Linn, Oregon
I was so sick I was literally praying for a miracle. I asked to be sent someone who could help me. Shortly thereafter I discovered Elisabeth's work. I was tired of trying hard with very little and inconsistent results. Elisabeth’s program will help you, too, because she’s been through hell and back herself and was forced to look for answers that work. I’m very thankful to have found improvement in digestion, fatigue and my weight
Kayla S.
Houston Texas

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