Inspired to help people improve their health, Bridgette Becker has excelled as a functional nutritionist with The Ranch Malibu, a fitness company that hosts week-long retreats for individuals, couples and groups, since 2021. She is also the founder of Taproot Energetics, which she started in 2017 to offer programs and courses that teach the fundamentals of nutrition and sustainability. Taproot Energetics also provides laboratory testing services and corporate wellness workshops, classes and retreats. Holding considerable expertise in autoimmune disorders, gut health and hormonal issues, Ms. Becker’s duties in her various roles see her building meal plans, providing lifestyle recommendations and meeting with patients for one-on-one sessions.
Furthermore, Ms. Becker has been an instructor at Urban Yoga since 2008 and recently joined the Michael’s House Treatment Center as an instructor for weekly nutrition and yoga classes in 2022. She formerly served as the director of wellness at We Care Spa from 2008 to 2009, the co-founder and an instructor at Moms and Babies from 2005 to 2009 and the owner of Dragonfly Wellness in Kingston, Jamaica, between 2001 and 2005. Over the years, she has also volunteered her time as an educator in public schools in Palm Springs, California, notably teaching nutrition education courses for grades three through five at Julius Corsini Elementary School between 2007 and 2008.
Ms. Becker’s career is supported by a strong educational background. Earning a bachelor’s degree in health arts and sciences from Goddard College, she has been licensed as a holistic health practitioner since 1996, a certified nutrition consultant through Bauman College since 2008, and a certified colon hydrotherapist since 2014. She previously maintained certification as a licensed massage therapist between 1995 and 2014. Ms. Becker is currently enrolled at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, where she is pursuing a master’s degree in counseling psychology, and maintains professional membership with the National Association of Nutrition Professionals to keep abreast of new developments in the field.
Attributing much of her success to her persistence, integrity, honesty, self-confidence and humility, Ms. Becker considers the highlight of her career to be her work regarding the connection of trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic health issues. As she looks toward the future, she hopes to create a platform that will allow health and wellness practitioners to access resources and connect with each other. She also hopes to do more speaking engagements in order to share her expertise with even more people. Outside of her professional endeavors, Ms. Becker has given back through involvement with the National Infant and Young Child Feeding Network in Jamaica and the Child Health Initiative of the United Nations Children’s Fund.