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About Green Briar Nutrition & Wellness

Green Briar Nutrition & Wellness offers personalized consultations to help you achieve optimal wellness. With a focus on biochemical individuality and behaviors, the root causes of your issues are able to be discovered and corrected. Kay Kay is the heart of Green Briar. Through her graduate education, post-graduate mentorships, personal health experience, and problem solving skills, she is armed with what it takes to get you on the tract to true optimal health.

About Kay Kay

I've been on my own health journey


As a kid, I was always sick, mostly with gastrointestinal issues. I would wake nightly to vomit and missed so much school I had to attend Saturday school. My mother took me to doctor after doctor without relief and to only be labeled as having IBS or migraines of the stomach. I began to think being sick was just normal for me.

When I went off to college things only got worse. I was so fatigued most of the time I had to pass up many opportunities and social activities. Finally, after being sick and tired of being sick and tired I discovered Functional Medicine! At the age of 19, my eyes were opened to a new world of health care, TRUE health care as appose to sick care. It was at this point that I knew I wanted to be a part of this revolutionary care system.

I dabbled with a gluten-free diet, stress management, and opting for cleaner personal care products but was not very consistent. At 22 years of age, I hit rock bottom. Under the stress of working, completing prerequisites for physician assistant (PA) school, shadowing a PA at a non-profit medical center, finding out that my husband would be losing his job a month before our wedding and I would be losing mine a few months after... my feeble immune system finally gave out. After our wedding, I was nearly bedridden. I had to drop everything I was working towards, which included PA school.

It started to feel like my childhood all over again; being bounced from doctor to doctor without answers or relief. I was suffering from recurrent MRSA ear infections that became resistant to nearly all oral antibiotics. I was told I would need immunological testing that insurance wouldn't cover and would likely cost me more than $10,000 out of pocket. I was DONE! No more of this sick care!

Through the help of a Functional Medicine doctor, I gained my life back. I used herbal antimicrobials along with a strict elimination diet to get my infections under control and actually found that a primary contributor was dairy! Within a few months, I was better than I had ever been.

This experience was God leading me to my calling. Through my hardships, I not only learned that food truly is medicine (or lighter fluid to the flame of ill health) but found a better path to the career I really wanted in Functional Medicine as this journey led me to explore other degree options. Now at 26 years of age, I am now in the best health of my life and am loaded with personal experience, formal education, and the tools needed to help you to achieve the same!

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Kay Kay's Education


Graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelors of Science degree in Applied Behavior analysis with a minor in health promotion in December of 2015.

  • Graduated Cum Laude.

  • Conduced research on fear and avoidance behavior via the Beatrice H. Barrett Endowment For Nero-Operant Relations (unpublished) and presented findings at the 2015 TxABA conference.


Graduated from the University of Western States with a Masters of Science degree in Human Nutrition & Functional Medicine.

  • Graduated with a 3.94/4.0 GPA

  • One of two accredited graduate programs associated with the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).

Post Graduate Certification

I am currently perusing the Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) designation which is the most advanced certification for personalized nutrition practitioners. I am currently obtaining my 1,000 supervised hours with Kim Ross, DCN(c), MS, CNS, CDN, LDN, IFMCP and previously from Dr. Gail Clayton, DNC, CNS, MS, RPh and plan to sit for the board exam soon.

Just a Small Town Texas Gal Trying to Change the World One Person at a Time

I grew up in small town Texas, Rockdale, Texas to be exact. I was raised on a cattle ranch where I learned the value of hard work and that a little dirt don't hurt. I was always outside and hardly wore shoes, guess you could call me a hippie cowgirl. I've always been a bit of a free spirit that made my own path and questioned what the masses did before jumping on the bandwagon.

While attending UNT, I met my husband, Tyler, on a spring break trip to South Padre Island. For two years we did long distance dating from Denton to Abilene. After I graduated, I packed up and headed to west Texas. Now living in Abilene, Tyler and I have our own little urban homestead equipped with chickens and a garden. We have big dreams to be self-sufficient one day!

Since the beginning, Tyler has been my biggest advocate while pursing my career, especially after seeing me in my worst health and now in my best health. He has always been healthy, but when we made huge adjustments in our diet (eating fast food nearly daily to veggie packed home cooked meals daily) he too noticed how much better he felt. I still remember him saying "I never knew I felt like crap till I didn't feel like crap!". If you have never felt well, do you really know what it feels like to feel well? Just a thought.

You know how I said I'm in the best health I've EVER been in? Well, I mean it! For years I worried my poor health would prevent me from having children, but Tyler and I have welcomed two beautiful baby girls to your family in the past two years! Our girls truly are a testament to my improved health!

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