jennifer Byrne, mph, CAP, LMT
Jennifer Byrne is a nutritionist, herbalist, licensed massage therapist and a NAMA-Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner (CAP). Jennifer received her Master's degree in public health from Emory University, which led her to Africa and South America- where she spent 10 exciting (rajasic) years designing and overseeing health programs for the CDC and other institutions- before returning to her hometown of Charleston, SC to tackle nutrition and childhood obesity in the public school system for another 4 years.
A dedicated yogi since a formative trip to Rishikesh in 2008, Jennifer’s passion for yoga's spiritual path and her interest in plant-based nutrition and its connection with traditional healing modalities drew her quite naturally to the ancient healing wisdom of Ayurveda. In addition to her Master's degree, her formal education includes certification in Plant-Based Nutrition from Cornell University, completion of the Gaiananda Herbal Apprenticeship under herbalist Patricia Harpell, completion of the Asheville School of Massage and Yoga’s 600-hour Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program and completion of Kerala Ayurveda Academy's 1000-hour Ayurvedic Practitioner program. Some of her teachers include Vishnu Dass, Dr. Vasant Lad, Dr. Jayarajan Kodikannath, Dr. Sheena Sooraj, Patricia Harpell, Dr. Joan Harrigan and her beloved spiritual teacher, Swami Chandrasekharanand Saraswati.
As a Nutritionist and Ayurvedic Practitioner, Jennifer provides diet, lifestyle and herbal support grounded in the ancient Indian wisdom of Ayurveda and Western herbal traditions. She is not a medical doctor or Ayurvedic Doctor, but provides services that are complementary to these professions.
michael byrne, MD*
Michael Byrne, MD is board-certified in both Internal Medicine and Nephrology, and provides medical guidance to Earthen Apothecary/Jen Byrne Ayurveda. He is also the creator and founder of Dr. Cleangreen's Organic Hand Purifier (an organic herbal hand cleanser), and in his spare time develops apps for the iPhone and practices yoga. As a physician and a yogi, he believes in a holistic approach to medicine, and that true, balanced health is achieved by making less visits to the doctor, not more.
*All consultations are with Jennifer, and include detailed nutrition, lifestyle, exercise and herbal recommendations.