... 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

In May 2019, I completed my certification as a CPT (Certified Personal Trainer) with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), and in December 2019, I completed my certification as a Pilates instructor!  While good nutrition is one of the foundations of health and happiness, its beneficial effects can be enormously enhanced by a healthy lifestyle that includes not only adequate hydration, restful sleep, purposeful work, and plenty of time for fun, relaxation & spiritual fulfillment, 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.


Community Support

As a labor of love, I have assembled a team to help me develop an App designed to address food sensitivities while promoting sustainable farming, regenerative agriculture, community connections, and a more peaceful world. 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.


Thank you for visiting my website!

~ Karen Voelkening-Behegan

       Nutritional Therapy Practitioner

       Restorative Wellness Specialist

       Certified GAPS Practitioner

       Certified Personal Trainer

       Certified Pilates Instructor

       Holistic Nutrition & Fitness Professional