... so you'll look better, feel better, focus better, perform better, and gain the energy you need to live the life you deserve!

Find Real Food Near You!

A great Real Food resource is the Weston A. Price Foundation, which has chapters nationwide and internationally.  Real Food Therapy Founder, Karen Voelkening-Behegan is also the  founding leader of the Pasadena CA Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation.  So if you live in the Pasadena, CA area, check out the WAPF-Pasadena blog or visit the WAPF-Pasadena website to learn more.  Otherwise, go to the Weston A. Price Foundation website to find a chapter near you.

Weston A. Price Foundation   Pasadena CA Chapter RSS/Blog

Welcome to my website!  This Intro page will tell you a little about who I am and what I'm up to in the world!

My name is Karen Voelkening-Behegan.  I'm a mother of 2, and a health and wellness entrepreneur, nutritional therapy practitioner, geographer, linguist, amateur singer, and nature lover.  

Besides nutritional therapy services, here's what else I offer:


Real Food Education & Activism

I am the founding leader of the Pasadena CA Chapter of the Weston A. Price Foundation, a non-profit organization devoted to education and activism in food, farming, and the healing arts. You may have found me through my interview with Hilda Labrada Gore on the Wise Traditions podcast in honor of my chapter’s 100th meeting.  To learn more about our chapter, please visit the chapter website.  Tune in to my interview with Hilda here.  If you're interested in starting or building your own chapter, please read my Practical Tips  for Building a Sustainable Chapter.  To learn more, sign up for my newsletter by contacting me here.


Personal Fitness

On May 6th 2019, I completed my certification as a CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and am currently working towards certification as a Pilates instructor!  While good nutrition is the foundation of health and happiness, its beneficial effects can be enormously enhanced by a healthy lifestyle that includes not only restful sleep, purposeful work, and plenty of time for fun & relaxation, but also regular exercise!  Personal Training and Pilates workouts both support better strength, flexibility, posture, balance, agility, and a strong Mind-Body-Spirit connection !  To learn more, sign up for my newsletter by contacting me here.


App Development

As a labor of love, I have assembled a team to help me develop an App designed to address Food Sensitivities while promoting Sustainable Agriculture and World Peace! If you can't even imagine what that would be and you'd like to learn more or get involved, please sign up for my newsletter by contacting me here.


Personal Care Products

Most personal care products on the market today are loaded with toxic substances that absorb directly into the bloodstream in minutes.  Regular exposure to these chemicals may have a measurable impact on your health and contribute to a wide variety of health problems over time.  The best choice is to use high-quality 100% natural or homemade products, like the ones recommended by Dr. Louisa Williams in her Best Bets list.  If those aren't an option for you, or you'd like to try some reasonably-priced products that are safer than what you can get at the average drug store, then I would suggest the pure, safe and beneficial products by Arbonne  that are botanically-based, endocrine-disruptor-free, and Certified Gluten-free, Soy-free, GMO-free, Kosher, Cruelty-free, and Vegan, all in recyclable containers with carbon-neutral shipping. To learn more about what Arbonne has to offer, look no further than right here!

Thank you for visiting my website!

~ Karen Voelkening-Behegan

       Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

       Restorative Wellness Specialist

       Certified GAPS Practitioner

       Certified Personal Trainer

       Holistic Nutrition & Fitness Professional