Hi! I’m Tayler Silfverduk & Welcome!
I am a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) in Columbus, Ohio, with a passion for helping people find love for food and for themselves. I believe in approaching nutrition with a positive mindset; a healthy lifestyle goes beyond a number on the scale. It involves focusing on eating foods that leave you feeling nourished and engaging in physical activity that you enjoy.
As a passionate celiac disease advocate and educator, I know that having to live gluten-free can be hard. I want to help people rebuild their broken relationship with food by teaching them how to trust their bodies and their food. I want to help equip people with the tools they need to succeed in feeling good in their bodies.
Through my services and this website, I hope to inspire people to explore their kitchens and provide resources that make navigating a gluten-free lifestyle easy.
When I was young, I never thought twice about my food. I’d eat what I was served and I had no concept of what was healthy, nor did I care too much. I struggled with digestive issues for years but didn’t have any idea how to fix them. I sought after advice from doctors since I can remember and no one could give me concrete answers. Then I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease and my whole world flipped upside down.
After so many years of not considering my diet, my gut needed healing, so I dove straight into the gluten-free lifestyle. I became fascinated with learning about gut health and nutrition and ran my own fermented food business before deciding to seek further education in order to truly build a career in nutrition and dietetics.
My Nutrition Philosophy
Within my academic programs and practice, I’ve spent a lot of time focused on medical nutrition therapy. My nutrition philosophies have also been inspired by my extracurricular learning: as someone who advocates treating the whole person, I am continually doing my own research, reading, and independent internships to deepen my knowledge of nutrition and wellness. In particular, I have a passion for:
- Mindful Eating
- Pushing back against the self-sabotaging nature of diet culture
- Enjoying a gluten-free life
- Focusing on self-care
Most of all, I am interested in helping and supporting others thrive with a gluten-free lifestyle.
Overview of Current Experience:
I am a Dietetic Technician Registered (DTR) in Columbus with over 450 hours of supervised practice under my belt. My supervised practice was completed via the Dietetic Technician coordinated program at the Columbus State Community College and involved me working alongside Dietary Managers in surrounding high-schools, local long-term care facilities, and the OSU Wexner Medical Center. I am studying Human Nutrition at OSU in order to become a Dietitian within the next few years.
I am also taking advantage of my ability to work as a Dietetic Professional by consulting with LTC facilities around Columbus and assisting gluten-free brands with their social media content/message, and working on recipe analysis/development.
I have my Complementary Care Certificate from CSCC. I am passionate about healing and balancing the whole self. With nutrition being a form of complementary care, I thought it appropriate to be aware of other complementary care modalities. I try to incorporate that of what I learned on mindfulness, and herbology into my process.
Who I am Outside of Dietetics
Dietetics is a huge part of my life, but just as I advocate for treating the whole person, I want to share my whole self with you! Outside of my job, I love interacting with food and people in almost every area of my life. I’m a local foods fanatic, a self-proclaimed master fermenter, and I’m always on the lookout for new recipes and flavor combinations to try. I spend a lot of my time with my family – including my dog, of course! – and I love to be outside with them, whether we’re hiking or kayaking or walking around the neighborhood. And when I’m inside, you’ll often find me playing a video game or painting with watercolors. Sometimes, you just have to treat yourself!