... 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

At Real Food Therapy, Karen offers one-on-one consultations, personalized Nutritional Therapy Programs, Bio-Detox Support classes, Get-at-the-Roots Weight Loss classes, and GAPS support for people with symptoms of Gut and Psychology Syndrome.  Clients may meet with Karen in person, by phone, or via video conferencing.  Below are some of the tools that Karen uses in her practice:


  • Client Interview
  • Dietary Analysis
  • Nutritional Assessment Questionnaire
  • Symptom Burden Analysis
  • Functional Evaluation
  • Lingual-Neuro Testing
  • Functional Blood Chemistries
  • Metabolic Typing Analysis
  • Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis
  • MRT Food Sensitivity Testing
  • Hydrochloric Acid Challenge
  • GI Stool Testing
  • Genetic Testing for Detoxification Capacity
  • Adrenal Hormone Testing
  • Thyroid Hormone Testing
  • Male Hormone Testing
  • Female Hormone Testing
  • DPD Rate of Bone Loss Testing
  • Neuro-nutrient Sufficiency Trials

What is Real Food Therapy?

Real Food Therapy is the nutritional therapy practice of Nutritional Therapy & Restorative Wellness Practitioner, Karen Voelkening-Behegan, and nutritional therapy is the science and art of using nutrition in specific, targeted ways to help improve your overall health.

At Real Food Therapy, Karen recognizes that there is an intimate connection between the body, mind, and spirit.  As a certified Nutritional  Therapy & Restorative Wellness Practitioner, Karen uses the Restorative Wellness Path to Wholeness in her practice.  Based on the foundations of health, this path leads you through an exploratory process where you uncover and address the key factors which influence both your nutritional status and your general health and longevity. 

We start with a survey of your symptoms and a health history that addresses not only the physical, but also emotional, dietary, and stress factors in your life.  We then move on to your Initial one-on-one Consultation where we go over your thorough case history.  Your Initial Consultation concludes with dietary and lifestyle recommendations that specifically address your health concerns.  

Guiding you along your Restorative Path to Wholeness, Karen will recommend any testing she feels is necessary to truly get to the root of any uncomfortable symptoms you may be experiencing.  The most significant tests address foundational issues such as nutritional status, food sensitivities, digestive function, metabolic type, blood sugar status, adrenal status, and detoxification capacity.  

When your test results come in, if you still aren't feeling your absolute best after your initial dietary and lifestyle adjustments, Karen will revise your wellness plan to address your specific symptoms and test results, always considering physical, biochemical, and lifestyle influences.  Though the primary focus is on nutrition, Karen recognizes that not all health problems are entirely biochemical in nature.

Using the Restorative Wellness Path to Wholeness, Karen's goal is to help you be the best you can be in body, mind, and spirit.  She will offer you the appropriate referrals whenever necessary, whether for medical intervention, or psychological or spiritual support.

With Real Food Therapy and Karen's professional guidance, together you will embark on your optimal health journey.  It will be a journey based on Real Food that respects the holistic interaction between body, mind, and spirit, where true healing both begins and ends.  

For more information about this novel and very effective approach to health and healing, please contact Karen at 330-732-5380 or  Karen at Real Food Therapy dot com.  


Find Your Path to Wholeness