Emily Kilar MS, CNS, CLC is a functional nutritionist and Certified Lactation Counselor who is passionate about helping her clients achieve optimal nutrition status and overall wellness. She takes a comprehensive approach to all of her clients and addresses physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual health. Emily practices personalized nutrition—her recommendations, guidance and therapeutics are unique to each individual based on their biochemistry (lab tests), health history, and health goals.
With a background in public health nutrition, she blends conventional nutrition with science-based personalized nutrition therapy to power people to health. She believes individuals are more equipped to optimize health when they feel encouraged and empowered. Therefore, Emily sees her role as nutritionist and support person rather than a dictator telling you what you should and should not do. She enjoys working closely with her clients throughout their healing journey, providing support and education along the way.
Emily specializes in pediatrics, women’s health and the following areas:
- Preconception and Infertility
- Pregnancy and lactation
- Natural hormone balance
- Thyroid health
- Neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD/ autism)
- Anxiety, depression, and postpartum depression
- Specific dietary needs (Gluten free/ Casein free diet, Vegetarian/Vegan etc)
- Digestive health
- Weight management
Emily obtained two nutrition degrees from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition and a Master’s degree in Food and Nutrition. Emily became a certified lactation counselor in 2018. She began her nutrition career as a public health nutritionist working with women, infants and children through the Pennsylvania WIC program. After 4 years of practicing conventional nutrition, she decided she wanted to help her clients with a more holistic approach. She went back to school to get a Master’s in Nutrition and received professional training in integrative and functional medicine. She completed a 1000-hour residency and internship with the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Supervision program where she gained specialized knowledge about the root cause approach to health from a naturopathic doctor and nutritionist. Emily received special training in analyzing genetic mutations, laboratory data and functional tests, and herbal therapeutics.
Her interest in nutrition began in childhood when she was diagnosed with an autoimmune thyroid disease. Nutrition became the centerpiece for healing of her own physical and mental health. Emily’s philosophy is that people are not responsible for their health problems, but are responsible for a solution.
Her clinical interest:
Pediatrics: Throughout her career, Emily has counseled numerous families that are affected by complex pediatric disorders. She understands that working through infant feeding, autoimmunity, inborn errors of metabolism, behavioral concerns, and even picky eating can be a stressful process and requires immense understanding of not only the child, but the family.
Over the years, Emily has connected with thousands of women going through pregnancy and the postpartum years. What she has learned is that most women thrive on support. No matter the life stage or situation, women should feel connected to and supported by their family, friends, and health care providers.
Emily is a foodie at heart and spends a lot of her free time cooking. Practicing yoga, meditation, and hiking are her favorite ways to honor her physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Emily believes keeping a positive mental attitude, supportive relationships, enjoyable physical activity, and the right diet for her is what allows her to truly feel well.