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Elaine Fawcett is a writer in the fields of functional medicine, functional neurology, and alternative health and nutrition. She has ghostwritten several functional medicine books, including a best-selling thyroid book, and writes blog articles and patient education for functional medicine practitioners.
Fawcett, who has a master’s degree in journalism from U.C. Berkeley, began her career as a freelance writer for the San Francisco Chronicle and went on to write for numerous local, regional, and national publications. After becoming a mom in 2000, she embarked on a journey to resolve her children’s health problems, discovering her passion for health and nutrition in the process. She became certified as a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and went on to acquire several hundred hours of education in functional medicine.
In addition to writing about health, Elaine enjoys spending time with her two children and husband on their hobby farm, roller skating, and socializing with her "health nut" friends.