Hello and Welcome!

Meet Sally


Hello and welcome! My name is Sally Hammer and I am the owner of Nourished Roots. I am a credentialed Registered Dietitian with additional training in “Holistic” or Integrative and Functional Nutrition as well as Adult Weight Management.

I provide in-person and telehealth nutrition consultations as well as corporate wellness services using a holistic approach. My vision of wellness focuses on each client’s unique needs and goals. I aim to help people work towards optimal health, through health coaching, motivational support, and always taking into account the root cause of every health concern. In addition to private counseling, I love working with community groups and organizations to increase access to health and nutrition information.

My interest in nutrition sparked while volunteering in developing and underserved communities. When I saw how access to healthcare can be hard to come by and costly, I realized the immeasurable value of  preventative health. I have seen the incredible power food and nutrition can have in supporting health and managing various health conditions.

I received a B.S. in Nutritional Sciences from Penn State University and then went on to complete my Dietetic Internship at Virginia Tech. I began my career providing nutrition counseling and community nutrition education as a dietitian in New Jersey. Since then I have received the Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management Program by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Currently, I am passionately working towards the Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy credential. I currently live in Denver, CO where I love being outdoors and enjoying the adventures of life with my husband Yoni.

You can contact me by calling (303) 209-8640 or emailing me at sally@nourishedrootsrd.com

Registered Dietitian

Sally Hammer, RD FMNS CLT

Holistic Nutrition Consultant

Joan Vye

Meet Joan


I haven’t always been into healthy living.

Actually, I never gave much thought to how I treated my body for most of my life. I thought the universe hands you your cards, and you are either lucky or unlucky. The hand that I was dealt was chronic panic attacks and constant acid reflux. Nothing I could do.

I began having panic attacks in my first year of college. A classroom was the perfect trigger for my attacks: a room full of strangers, feeling trapped, bombarded with new information, and on top of all that, feeling like I didn’t belong. No matter how hard I tried to sit through a class, the panic would always win, and I’d quietly excuse myself. Eventually, I just dropped out altogether. I watched my friends graduate and start careers while I felt like my life was on hold because I was dealt a bad hand. I thought there was nothing I could do.

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Sometime after dropping out of college, I picked up a diet book to lose some inconsequential amount of weight. To my benefit, that diet book actually had some solid advice beyond just how to drop pounds. The book taught me the value of focusing on real food rather than calories and the importance of the quality of food I put in my body. I swapped out my beige diet (cereal, chips, pasta, subs) for a vibrant and colorful one, a diet that truly nourished me. I changed my habits and found that I started feeling well both inside and out. I was completely shocked to discover that my mental health was improving too. Eventually, my panic attacks completely stopped, my chronic acid reflux went away, and I stopped caring about the pounds I thought I had to lose. I was discovering myself while I was healing my body!

The conventional medical community failed to help me, and I never realized that I could make changes on my own. This new sense of self-empowerment got me hooked on the subject of wellness. I began consuming any holistic and functional health information I could find. I studied on my own for years, helped my mom lose 90 lbs, and taught my friends how to take control of their own health through diet and lifestyle changes.

In 2012, I moved from Massachusetts to Colorado to study nutrition formally. On the first day, I sat in the classroom and waited for the panic to come like it always did before. I could feel butterflies of excitement, but no panic attack ever came. I cried happy tears my whole drive home after my first day back at school. I wasn’t broken. I wasn’t dealt a bad hand that I just had to put up with.

I went on to graduate just like all my friends had done years before. I received my certification in Holistic Nutrition Consulting in 2014 from Bauman College. Then, in 2021, I graduated with high honors from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a science degree in human nutrition and dietetics. I dream of pursuing my master’s degree in functional medicine to further bridge the gap between nutrition and mental health.

Looking back, I’m genuinely grateful for my struggles because they led me to my passion in life: helping you.

Continue reading

Sometime after dropping out of college, I picked up a diet book to lose some inconsequential amount of weight. To my benefit, that diet book actually had some solid advice beyond just how to drop pounds. The book taught me the value of focusing on real food rather than calories and the importance of the quality of food I put in my body. I swapped out my beige diet (cereal, chips, pasta, subs) for a vibrant and colorful one, a diet that truly nourished me. I changed my habits and found that I started feeling well both inside and out. I was completely shocked to discover that my mental health was improving too. Eventually, my panic attacks completely stopped, my chronic acid reflux went away, and I stopped caring about the pounds I thought I had to lose. I was discovering myself while I was healing my body!

The conventional medical community failed to help me, and I never realized that I could make changes on my own. This new sense of self-empowerment got me hooked on the subject of wellness. I began consuming any holistic and functional health information I could find. I studied on my own for years, helped my mom lose 90 lbs, and taught my friends how to take control of their own health through diet and lifestyle changes.

In 2012, I moved from Massachusetts to Colorado to study nutrition formally. On the first day, I sat in the classroom and waited for the panic to come like it always did before. I could feel butterflies of excitement, but no panic attack ever came. I cried happy tears my whole drive home after my first day back at school. I wasn’t broken. I wasn’t dealt a bad hand that I just had to put up with.

I went on to graduate just like all my friends had done years before. I received my certification in Holistic Nutrition Consulting in 2014 from Bauman College. Then, in 2021, I graduated with high honors from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a science degree in human nutrition and dietetics. I dream of pursuing my master’s degree in functional medicine to further bridge the gap between nutrition and mental health.

Looking back, I’m genuinely grateful for my struggles because they led me to my passion in life: helping you.

Continue reading

Sometime after dropping out of college, I picked up a diet book to lose some inconsequential amount of weight. To my benefit, that diet book actually had some solid advice beyond just how to drop pounds. The book taught me the value of focusing on real food rather than calories and the importance of the quality of food I put in my body. I swapped out my beige diet (cereal, chips, pasta, subs) for a vibrant and colorful one, a diet that truly nourished me. I changed my habits and found that I started feeling well both inside and out. I was completely shocked to discover that my mental health was improving too. Eventually, my panic attacks completely stopped, my chronic acid reflux went away, and I stopped caring about the pounds I thought I had to lose. I was discovering myself while I was healing my body!

The conventional medical community failed to help me, and I never realized that I could make changes on my own. This new sense of self-empowerment got me hooked on the subject of wellness. I began consuming any holistic and functional health information I could find. I studied on my own for years, helped my mom lose 90 lbs, and taught my friends how to take control of their own health through diet and lifestyle changes.

In 2012, I moved from Massachusetts to Colorado to study nutrition formally. On the first day, I sat in the classroom and waited for the panic to come like it always did before. I could feel butterflies of excitement, but no panic attack ever came. I cried happy tears my whole drive home after my first day back at school. I wasn’t broken. I wasn’t dealt a bad hand that I just had to put up with.

I went on to graduate just like all my friends had done years before. I received my certification in Holistic Nutrition Consulting in 2014 from Bauman College. Then, in 2021, I graduated with high honors from Metropolitan State University of Denver with a science degree in human nutrition and dietetics. I dream of pursuing my master’s degree in functional medicine to further bridge the gap between nutrition and mental health.

Looking back, I’m genuinely grateful for my struggles because they led me to my passion in life: helping you.

Nourish Yourself

Our Nutrition Philosophy


Our approach to nutrition focuses on nourishing your whole self: body, mind, and spirit. Together we will focus on how to nourish your unique and amazing body through individualized support. First and foremost, we listen to your story, background, goals and past barriers to better health to gain a better sense of your needs. We’ll work together toward achieving your individual goals for a happy and balanced life.

As nutrition coaches, we keep the focus on adding health — not deprivation or diets. Our role is to motivate and help you succeed at a pace that works for you. Along the way we’ll develop clear and achievable goals, or action steps, for you to work on in between sessions. These goals help track your progression and make healthy lifestyle changes seem natural.

We understand there is complexity behind each individual’s needs. What works for you may be different than what works for your best friend, sister or co-worker. Whole food choices geared toward your specific needs can change your physical and mental health and are a large part of furthering your path to wellness. Through dietary monitoring and testing we are able to identify your unique nutrient and genomic (gene expression) makeup. In doing so, we can implement targeted food and nutrition interventions to optimize nutrient metabolism and lower your risk of chronic disease.

We also realize that in order to make change possible, you may need cooking and recipe support. When foods are not enough, reputable and safe supplements may be recommended to support optimal health.

Our process

Real Coaching. Real Research. Real Results.


7 Benefits of Working With a Dietitian

Nourish Holistically

Sally focuses on nourishing the amazing you that already exists to flourish through nutrition and wellness interventions. This means taking the focus away from deprivation and looking at what we can add to support the healthiest version of you. Nourishing starts with the mind, body and spirit but continues on to the home, work place, and community.

Look at the Roots

The human body is complex and in constant communication with itself. A functional approach to nutrition knows every sign or symptom has a root cause. I look to find and bring balance to this root cause through nourishment, not just relieving the symptoms. For example, if you had a tack in your foot, would rather look to remove the tack or take a pill for the pain?

Support Through Goal Coaching

Real change doesn’t happen overnight. Along your wellness journey I will be there to help you identify goals for health and wellness as well as keep you accountable along the way. We move at a pace that is right for you and keeps you motivated.

Gain Hands-On Skills

Knowing what you need to do is important but knowing how is what creates change. I can tell you that your body might need more Vitamin A so you should eat more carrots and sweet potato but if you don’t know how to incorporate or prepare those foods into a meal it can be hard, if not impossible, to make the necessary changes. That’s why I make sure to offer services that can help you gain the skills needed to implement nutritional shifts.

Personalized plan

No two people are exactly the same. Let’s find what your body needs and what works for you!

Science-Based Counseling

Get the most updated nutrition facts and information.

Emotional & Behavioral Problem Solving

Find nutrition solutions that beat to your drum.

Our approach

Functional Nutrition


What do Integrative and Functional Dietitians Do?

Source: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Our process

This isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle


We work with you to find the nutrition approach that meets your needs.

01 / Use

Science Based Nutrition Strategies

When you meet with Sally, you can be sure you are getting the most up-to-date information on nutrition facts. While there may be contradicting articles on controversial topics, some articles may questionably funded, or promote a one-size-fits-all diet. Knowing that every body reacts to food differently, Sally knows how to locate, interpret, and deliver scientifically-sound research that applies to your personal plan.

Dietitians are also able to debunk myths surrounding food by providing up-to-date information on the big picture, including nutrients, calories, serving sizes, food groups, labels, marketing tactics, food ingredients, allergies, interactions and how food is grown, manufactured, prepared, and cooked.

02 / Prepare

Personalized Plan

No two people are exactly alike, therefore neither are their nutritional needs. Sally will work with you to find the optimal nutrition plan. Through understanding your background, food intake, and nutrition related lab work, Sally is able to help you meet your individual needs and bring you to optimal health.

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Big Picture Emotional and Behavioral Change

Dietitians work with the personal and emotional aspects to nutrition by providing motivation and support to their clients. Because eating is so personal and often requires behavior change, it’s useful to have a trusted and resourceful health professional to talk with that will help you celebrate, solve and/or adjust any of the many things that may occur during your journey to achieving your health goals. If you find that eating healthy is too difficult in your daily schedule, Sally can help you find solutions that beat to your drum. She can provide useful resources that may assist you in reaching your full potential.

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