I’m so glad you’re here. If you’ve made it this far, it means you’re looking for help with some health issues that perhaps medical doctors can’t quite put their finger on. Or maybe they are offering you handfuls of medications to address what you’ve got going on and that just doesn’t feel right to you. Whatever the reason, I can help. I’ve been in your shoes and I know how frustrating it can be to try to find your way to feeling good again. 

I suffered for MANY years with digestive issues that so many doctors just couldn’t figure out. All of my blood work and various tests (oh, SO many tests!) came back ‘normal’ so I was often left behind and told my symptoms were either in my head (PTSD from 10 years in the military was a common diagnosis I was given) or just my new ‘normal’ and to learn to live with them. I was certainly not ok with living life feeling terrible, so I set out to heal myself on my own. I dove into diet and researched and experimented with new ways of eating and learned so much about our standard farming practices and what certain foods truly do to our bodies. Leaky gut became an obsession of mine and I declared battle with it, as I knew that was what was happening in my own gut! I immersed myself in ways to heal the gut naturally using SAFE supplements and FOOD as MEDICINE. Yes, food as medicine. It’s a simple thing that so many of us have overlooked. 

I made a vow to myself after so many years of seeing so many different types of health practitioners, that when I healed myself, I would find a way to help others. The thought of someone else going through what I had gone through made me so incredibly sad. 

I have a background in Health and Fitness as well as a Master’s Degree in Education but going back to school through The Nutritional Therapy Association and becoming a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner has proven to be my calling. I’m so excited to share this amazing knowledge with you. 


About Stacey

Stacey Maedge is a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and owner of Gut Check Nutritional Therapy. She is certified by the Nutritional Therapy Association, has a Master's Degree in Education, a Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science and is a former Certified Personal Trainer. 

Shortly after starting college, Stacey joined the Navy as a Hospital Corpsman working in Navy Hospitals and serving with the Marines.

While serving with the Navy, Stacey worked in general surgery assisting with thousands of gastrointestinal procedures.  She has seen both sides of medicine - allopathic and homeopathic, and has taken a more homeopathic/holistic approach in her private practice by addressing disease with more natural remedies and by using food as medicine.

In 2003, Stacey was shipped off to Kuwait to continue working as a combat trained Hospital Corpsman.  Upon her return home, she enrolled in and completed her Master's Degree in Education and began teaching.  

In 2005 she met and married her amazingly supportive husband.  They now have a 9 year old daughter and a 5 year old son...both of which keep them laughing and busy every day!

In 2015, Stacey found the Nutritional Therapy Association and her tribe.  She completed her certification to become a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) and started her practice in Loomis, CA shortly after.  She enjoys cooking, working out, and all things nutrition.  


About The Nutritional Therapy Association (NTA)

NTA’s philosophy is that the majority of health problems plaguing modern society result from weaknesses in the body’s physiological foundations brought on by poor nutrition.  Our foundational holistic approach focuses on the importance of properly prepared, nutrient-dense, whole foods paired with a well-balanced lifestyle. 
Stacey is my NTP rock star! I have endured joint pain, gastro-intestinal issues including gall bladder pain and overall fatigue for many years. Stacey helped me set out on a positive journey of self-awareness through following an AIP diet, taking herbal supplements and viewing myself positively. A year later, I can honestly say, I feel like myself again…free of joint pain, GI pain, and fatigue. I am sleeping better and feeling happy and energetic. Stacey is unlike any health care professional I have ever experienced. She is passionate, caring, non-judgmental and always so positive.
Stacey is passionate about people’s well being. It really shows in the thought and time she spends with my family. She really takes the time to look at each person as an individual. I was so thrilled with the results I got from Stacey I took my 9 year old son and my 72 year old mom to see her. I was amazed and pleased to see how Stacey developed a wellness plan tailored for each one of us. She really analyzed each one of our needs and provided exactly what each one of us needed. She didn’t give us each a cookie cutter plan. Stacey is very knowledgeable, caring and never, ever judgmental. She always has our best interest at heart.
— Christina