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Meet the Founder

Meet Lauren.

Lauren Papanos, MS, RD, CSSD is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Hormone Specialist and Nutrition Researcher with over seven years of experience.

• Bachelor's Degree in Food, Nutrition and Dietetics with a minor in combined sciences 
• Master’s Degree in Nutrition Sciences; Integrative Nutrition
• Registered Dietitian Nutritionist through the Commission on Dietetic Registration
• Certified in functional endocrinology and performance dietetics 

Advanced Education specialization in:
functional endocrinology
women's hormones
integrative fertility
integrative sports nutrition
environmental toxins
advanced blood chemistry

previous professional appointments:
  • University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) (teams, Clinical nutrition and Research)
  • Private Physician's Medical Associates concierge medicine
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo (Lecturer)
  • texas tech university football (nutrition director)
  • usa swimming (world championships dietitian)
  • institute of lifestyle, family and preventive medicine (dietetic internship)

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Book Appointment.

Find a time that works best for you with the link above. After booking you will receive a confirmation email for the session and an Assessment form to complete prior to our session.


Based on your individual needs, we may recommend lab testing to identify your root causes. We will provide information on this during our appointment.

We curate your personalized healing plan based on our thorough assessment. We ensure you have the necessary resources at every step along the way to healing.





Restore Your Vibrance.

At the culmination of us working together you can expect to experience a dramatic reduction in symptoms in addition to clarity and confidence in your health, nutrition and embodying a holistic lifestyle. You can expect to feel the best you have in years or decades!




Refinement and Empowerment.

Begin experiencing the changes in how you feel and function each day. Some changes will be immediate while others may evolve more slowly during our time working together.

At each session we educate and empower you to understand your body better and to implement these changes with ease into your lifestyle. You will work to implement your personalized plan for the next few months.

The Functional Fueling® Process

  •  Quick identification of the underlying causes of your health imbalances

  • Traditional science and alternative medicine formal education

  • Holistic view that encompasses mind-body wellness

  • Customization to your lifestyle needs

  • Unique expertise in: functional medicine, endocrinology and human performance 

  • Enhanced personal practitioner access, direct message and email

  • Gentle yet direct and concise approach

  • Limited patient enrollment

The Functional Fueling® Difference

Chief  Dietitian + Founder

I'm the chief dietitian and founder of FFN. I'm the mom of two crazy German Shorthair Pointer pups and a wife to a smart, heart-centered man. Outside of hormones and functional nutrition I have a true passion for natural food stores, my Greek culture, architecture and pottery.


I'm one of the functional medicine registered dietitians at FFN. I'm committed to helping individuals from a whole-person perspective. When not listening to podcasts, I love spending time with my dog, Kira, playing soccer, hiking and trying new restaurants!

Licensed Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Bachelor's Degree in Biology from UC Berkeley
Master's Degree in Nutrition & Longevity from USC
12 month apprenticeship under Lauren


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