talented & caring
"Love your body. heal your mind. feed your soul."
DETAILED TEAM BIOS BELOW
Dr. Heidi Burry, MD, DABR, FMP
“Dr. Heidi Burry, MD, DABR, FMP brings her vast experience in western medicine to Body Love Cafe as she steps into her passion for Functional Nutrition, women’s health, hormone and gut issues. Her clients describe her as “... a compassionate and highly-skilled clinician…”.
Dr. Burry received her medical degree from the University of Alabama School of Medicine, served as a USAF flight surgeon, is a veteran, board certified in radiology with extensive experience in screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. Her Functional Medicine journey includes certification through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) and the Functional Medicine University.
Dr. Burry understands the challenges women face when trying to balance work and life, especially when still having little kids at home. She loves being a mom and her advocacy for women has also meant a special interest in fertility and thyroid health. Dr. Burry particularly enjoys working with highly motivated clients, ready to do what it takes with a focus on the healing potential that holistic practices has to offer.”
"where there's stagnation, there will be pain"
Shelise Irby, rd
Shelise graduated from U.C. Davis as a Registered Dietician and provides Functional Nutrition Consulting at Body Love Cafe. Her in-depth knowledge of whole food healing combined with her medically focused education provides her with a unique perspective on preventative health. Shelise is passionate about health for the whole family and loves working with couples, moms, children and teens.
From a young age Shelise suffered from many unidentified food and environmental allergies. She was eventually able to get the help she needed through supplements, herbs, dietary changes and homeopathy. Experiencing firsthand the life-changing benefits of balancing her nutrition and learning what foods to avoid to maintain her health, Shelise decided that method was something she wanted to help others learn as well.
Shelise has worked in private practice doing Functional Nutrition Consulting, supporting dietary changes and detox in her clients, for 8 years. She also worked in the supplement industry for 7 years, educating other healthcare practitioners on how to utilize nutrition to create better client outcomes in their practices.
As you would expect from every dietitian, Shelise loves to cook and spends much of her time in the kitchen creating healthy meals and baking with gluten free ingredients. She also enjoys growing mushrooms and has a cat named Oochie that she loves to spend time with.
"a healthy outside starts from the inside"
Dr. Jen Dufala, DC
Dr. Jen Dufala, DC loves to help clients on their health journey while making them laugh, and has a mission to provide client centered care.
She has completed advanced training through the Institute for Functional Medicine in Immune, Cardiometabolic, Hormone, Bioenergetics and GI health. She is also a Certified Health Coach through the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine.
She takes a systems-based approach to health through Functional Nutrition. She likes to look at the whole person and ask why something is happening. Her goals are to work with clients to promote optimal health and vitality, rather than just simply working towards the absence of disease. She likes to provide them with the tools they need to be able to achieve their goals. With all the new health information that is constantly coming out nowadays.
Dr. Dufala likes to take it back to common sense and what makes the most sense for our bodies, making better health choices doesn’t have to be as complicated as it’s made out to be sometimes!
She realized the importance of diet, lifestyle and beliefs, when overcoming her own health obstacles. She saw what a difference it made in her life, as well as the lives of those around her. She’s had a passion for helping others on this health path ever since.
Dr. Dufala loves cooking up new foods, practicing yoga, spending time with her friend’s, family, and dog Stella, traveling, learning, and staying active outdoors as much as possible.”
"we repeat what we don't repair"
Lily knapp, fmacc
Lily works as a Functional Nutrition Coach, and the Clinic Manager of Body Love Cafe. She has a great upbeat attitude, clients love her positivity, and she is a quick problem solver. Lily is completing her degree in Human Development and loves the connection to Functional Nutrition and helping our clients achieve their best self.
Lily teaches our Health and Life Management course and shares her passion of balancing our daily lives and wellness. Check it out here on our video page.
While enjoying a position filled with people, nutrition goals and milestones, Lily also loves having time to travel with her partner Alder, and extended family.
"We love taking care of our clients"
Danielle Murphy Faris, MA, BCHN, NE, CPC
Danielle Murphy Faris is a Health Coach through Body Love Cafe. Danielle has worked in the field of health and wellness for the last 18 years, including 12 years as a Pilates Instructor and Master Trainer.
She was raised in a highly health conscious home with a Chiropractor father and yoga instructor/herbalist mother, and began formally studying nutrition in 2008 with Bauman College’s Nutrition Educator program, followed by her BA in Contemplative Psychology of Health and Healing, and her MA in Holistic Health Education and Nutrition. She is currently Board Certified in Holistic Nutrition through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals (NANP).
Danielle’s education also includes higher degrees in Early Childhood Development, Waldorf philosophy, the RIE approach, and she is a Certified Mindful Parenting Coach through the Jai Institute. She has worked as a Nutrition Coach for families with children on the Autism Spectrum and has specialized training in nutrition for fertility, pregnancy, and young children. She currently leads live Parent-Child Education courses in her hometown near Sacramento, CA.
Her passion is helping families integrate healthy and mindful practices early on, by understanding the neuroscience of parenting, for a more harmonious and balanced home life through strengthening the parent-child relationship and shaping the family’s legacy for generations to come.
"fREEDOM OF mOVEMENT IS ESSENTIAL"
Allison Ayer, BA, CPT, LMT
Allison Ayer brings a breadth of experience into her work that enables her to assist you in reclaiming your natural power. As an athlete and dancer, she is familiar with many aches, pains and symptoms personally and has worked with many people trying to get the most out of their bodies. A Bowdoin grad, she attended the Florida School of Massage in 1998 and has been working on alleviating pain and increasing performance since. Always eager to learn more about the body, Allison has many modalities under her belt to assist you in the perfect solution to create a more comfortable, stronger and happier you!
Allison works with athletes, people in chronic pain, pregnant women and new moms, people pre and post-surgery, people with insomnia, digestive issues, adrenal issues, vision issues, dizziness, food intolerances, migraines and jaw problems, people who have been in car accidents, and people who sit at their desks all day!
She helps you to reduce or eliminate pain, lower stress, sleep, concentrate and digest better, improve athletic performance, and have greater range of motion.
Allison can help even if you haven't had success with other modalities, by reprogramming your nerve receptor and improving its communication with the brain, so that your body can restore its own natural functionality of muscles, organs, joints and all integrated structures.
Allison uses P-DTR, a manual neuro-therapy, to restore your proper software settings, and integrates ART when there is scar tissue or fascial restriction. She will give you homework movements to remind the nervous system of the work it has accomplished.
"translate nutrition into everyday habits"
"...my daughter developed some health issues...I immediately brought her to BLC and the team was ever so compassionate, patient, and helpful in treating her stomach issues...
As a parent, I am so grateful for
the help and continued support
in achieving the best health
for my daughter."
— Kristina C.
In just ONE month of my son’s supplements and new diet (we found out he couldn’t tolerate gluten) he has improved in every aspect of his life, not just with his health but his speech and overall regulation as well. I could not be happier with his results as well as the staff constantly checking in...
...And I can’t wait to have our other children join the office when they’re a little older as well!
— Natalie B
What Our clients Say About Us
Shelise is very insightful with her knowledge and she is comparable to a favorite sports coach, now health coach, that is in your corner.
— Renee P.
Without exaggeration, my experience with Body Love Cafe has been completely life changing. Within the first week of starting the process with my team at Body Love Cafe, I was put on supplements that offered me the relief I hadn’t found in years and from there on it was nothing but an uphill road.
— Christina T
Shelise took her time to listen to every single concern I had and explain everything thoroughly. Her customer service and knowledge is exceptional!