Stephanie Sperring, CNS, LD, MS, AIP Coach Practitioner

Autoimmune Disease Nutritionist

Stephanie Sperring, experienced AIP Certified Coach and Autoimmune Nutrition Specialist.
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CNS, LD, MS, AIP Coach Practitioner

Meet Stephanie: Your Guide on the Journey to Wellness

Stephanie’s journey is deeply personal. Her own battle with autoimmunity and gut issues, coupled with years of misdiagnoses and being told it was all in her head, fueled her determination to find answers. Through the support of incredible healthcare providers and a journey of self-discovery, she uncovered the transformative power of food and lifestyle choices.

Her revelations were too powerful to keep to herself. Driven by a desire to spare others from years of pain and frustration, Stephanie founded Nutrition for Autoimmunity, with a singular focus: to champion those facing autoimmunity. She is here to ensure that no one else has to navigate their health journey alone.

As a proud mom of twins and a resident of the peaceful Lake Oswego, OR, Stephanie has found her balance and is eager to help you find yours. Together, you will explore a variety of nutritional paths, from the AIP and Paleo diets to SCD and low-histamine options, all tailored to nurture your body back to health.

“My hope is that through my experience I can help others through education and guidance take their lives back in the way I did mine.”

- Stephanie Sperring
My Process

Education & Background

Stephanie has earned the Certified Nutrition Specialist, is a Licensed Dietitian, AIP Certified Coach, completed her internship at Elevate Health, clinical rotation at NUNM, and opened her practice, Nutrition for Autoimmunity. She graduated from Portland State University and earned a master’s degree in Nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine. This academic journey was more than a pursuit of knowledge—it was a quest to understand the intricate relationship between our bodies, the food we consume, and the life we lead.

One-on-one nutrition counseling session focusing on autoimmune dietary strategies.

Start with the Why

My Inspiration

Unlike other nutritionists, my practice is deeply rooted in the latest immunology research, personal experience, and a passion for making a difference in the lives of my patients. I am an AIP-certified coach practitioner and a proud course facilitator at the University of Western State, where I constantly immerse myself in the latest autoimmune disease treatments and research. My personal and familial experiences with autoimmune diseases have instilled in me a profound empathy and drive to ensure no one has to endure the pain and frustration I went through years ago.

  • Master of Science in Nutrition – National University of Natural Medicine, Portland, OR
  • AIP Certified Coach
  • Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)
  • Licensed Dietitian
  • Clinical Rotation/NUNM
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health & Health Education / Portland State University
  • RESTART Coach
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Why Work with a Nutritionist?

  • Get Your Life Back
  • Reduce Chronic Pain
  • Decrease Inflammation
  • Transform Your Sleep Quality
  • Boost Your Energy
  • Enhance Cognitive and Physical Coordination
  • Cultivate a Positive Body Image
  • Foster a Renewed Zest for Life

Autoimmune Diseases are varying & can include the following:

  • Celiac Disease
  • Crohn’s Disease
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Leaky Gut
  • Hashimoto’s
  • Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Graves Disease
  • Lupus
  • And More
My Process

What our clients say

Sunshine N.
Sunshine N.
May 17, 2023
Stephanie is truly amazing at her craft. I have been suffering with an autoimmune condition (Hashimoto's thyroiditis) and she's helped me understand my body and its relationship to food better than anyone else. I truly value her kindness, her forward thinking and her resourcefulness. I seen a 40% decrease in my symptoms and I anticipate that she will help me much more. I would not hesitate to recommend Nutrition for Autoimmunity for your nutritional needs.
Kristi Horstman
Kristi Horstman
March 19, 2023
After 2 decades of digestive issues, being misdiagnosed and put on medication for IBS, and extreme inflammation in my entire body, Stephanie was able to work with me to pinpoint which foods were driving 90% of the health issues I was having! I've come off many medications and have the energy to getting back to feeling like myself. I no longer have to plan my entire life around my digestive system and have been able to get back to being active!
Nicole Crites
Nicole Crites
December 28, 2022
Stephanie came highly recommended by my naturopathic doctor and I found her at a time when I was navigating a newly diagnosed autoimmune condition and was completely overwhelmed. During our first session, we did a deep dive into my symptoms and was she very was empathic and understanding and provided me with the tools and resources I needed to begin my healing journey. Through working with Stephanie I not only learned which foods were triggering my symptoms but I felt better within 3 months and my labs showed a significant decrease in inflammation. Stephanie is a wealth of knowledge who empowers you to be your own health advocate and I highly recommend her to anyone navigating autoimmune disease.
Alicia Walcher
Alicia Walcher
December 22, 2022
I am so lucky that my naturopath referred me to Stephanie. Not only is she such a caring person, she’s extremely knowledgeable about what she does. I personally have some immune system issues and some possible mast cell issues after having COVID in May of ‘21. She had low histamine food plans that were way more exciting than anything I had found online and I became more excited about eating for the first time in a while. Her knowledge of SIBO, mast cell issues, autoimmunity and other gut related issues helped me to get the testing I needed to get a proper diagnosis and treatment. I’m so grateful for my time with Stephanie and am looking forward to working with her again to help me through healing my gut!
Lisa Chung
Lisa Chung
December 11, 2022
Early in the year, I was diagnosed with a scary autoimmune disease called Graves’. It means I have a hyperactive thyroid driving my metabolism sky high. I was itchy and scratchy at night, and toasty even on a cool winter’s day. I could often hear the pounding of my rabbit’s heart, and see the extra congestion in my eyes. My woman’s doctor recommended I see Stephanie at Nutrition for Autoimmunity for dietary support, in conjunction with taking Methimazole under the care of an Endocrinologist. I wasn’t sure what to expect but Stephanie has become one of my angels this year. I had so many and too many questions for her about what to eat and what not to eat. If a product is pasture-raised, is it safe to assume it’s organic too? Do I really need to avoid broccoli? and where do I source chicken back and chicken neck for homemade broth? were just a few of the wild questions I never thought I would need to ask. She answered ALL of them with kindness, patience and humor. I was Stephanie’s first Graves’ patient but that didn’t deter me. Her willingness to learn more about my disease by doing extra research and seeking out doctors for answers was refreshing and reassuring. I’ve met and seen about 10 different healthcare professionals on this journey, and by far she’s been the most down to earth, genuine and generous with her knowledge and time. When I traveled overseas and wanted to figure out a way to enjoy the food while limiting possible symptoms, she graciously and skillfully devised a well-thought out plan with zero judgment. What I love about Stephanie is she’s realistic. She presents the facts, so I can make an informed decision. It’s never a hard no. She’s been on this journey and shares her own setbacks. She understands too well the complexity of it all, and therefore has a marathon mentality versus a sprint one. My heart goes out to anyone with a new autoimmune disease, but my hope is that they all can seek refuge in Stephanie to make it less scary.
Sara Wilson
Sara Wilson
June 2, 2022
Stephanie is an absolute delight! Warm, caring, and extremely knowledgeable, she really knows her stuff. Being not only a nutritionist but also an AIP-certified coach is a win-win for anyone looking to put and keep their autoimmune condition in remission. Armed with intelligence and experience on all things autoimmunity, Stephanie is a wonderful nutritionist who provides practical tips and insightful resources. Her guidance made all the difference!, and I couldn't be happier with her services! Thank you, Stephanie!

Check Out This Podcast I Was A Guest On!

In the episode we discuss an autoimmune protocol diet, a modified paleo diet particularly useful for those with autoimmune conditions, share stories of personal experiences that inspired us to realize that food is medicine, talk about intermittent fasting, roadblocks that prevent dietary changes and even trade green smoothie recipes.