Innovative. Educational. Personalized. Sustainable. Empowering.

Health is life. Whatever your own mission is, you can do it better with good health. Diet, lifestyle, & targeted supplementation can be essential to creating and optimizing health. I use a functional medicine approach that can produce personalized recommendations based on your own unique needs.

I have a passion for natural health!

I believe that health is a creative process that is affected by:

Diet and supplementation

Current Health conditions

Genetics

Use of
medications

Family health
history

Environment

Emotional health

Social
connection

Purpose

Testimonial from past Consultee

See what Lynn's clients have to say about working with her.

I’ve had high cholesterol, triglycerides and enlarged red blood cells for more than 7 years. I have tried just about every cholesterol medication on the market, but have always had bad side effects, so I decided to seek out some nutritional advice. Lynn helped me understand food labels and healthier snacks that were still enjoyable. After 2 sessions my triglycerides decreased from 131 to 71 and my red blood cells were back to normal. My cholesterol levels continue to decline as well.
Susan, xx years old
I came to Lynn 100+ lbs overweight, with hormone swings. She put me on a program including supplements and a meal plan and I lost 45 lbs within 3 months. I worked with Lynn to recover after a recent foot surgery and my surgeon called the speed of my healing “unprecedented”. Lynn’s warmth is genuine and the benefits of working with her are renewed energy, few hormonal swings, improved immunity and a drastically improved blood panel!
Melissa, 44 yrs old
I am incredibly grateful to have the vast knowledge and helpful guidance of Lynn Bednar and Walsh Natural Health as resources on my wellness journey. Nine years ago I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and felt very hopeless about my health. Medicines were not working for me. When I met Lynn and started on her clean eating program in January 2021, I lost weight, brought my blood sugar down to normal levels, and substantially reduced my inflammation markers. In January 2022 I rejoined her healthy eating program to reinforce good habits. Lynn’s client-centered care really makes you feel that you have a partner in getting healthy. I recommend her to everyone I can.
Selena, 40 yrs old

The Story of Our Owner

Lynn Bednar, MS, CNS, LDN

Clinical Nutritionist Specializing in a Functional Medicine Approach

I was introduced to the use of nutrition and functional medicine while dealing with some health challenges of my own. After having serious back issues that were not helped by conventional medicine therapies, I began to explore alternative means of healing.

This exploration led me to the use of herbs, nutrients, body work, chiropractic, and other modalities to help me heal. What I’ve observed is that natural medicine does a better job of impacting chronic conditions. It doesn’t just mask symptoms, it goes to the root of the problem to produce real healing.

I believe that a natural approach should be used for the prevention and healing of conditions whenever possible. The body has the innate ability to heal itself if given the right nutrients and this should be the first place we turn to in order to heal. Healing therapies should be based on the individual and their unique needs.

I was introduced to the use of nutrition and functional medicine while dealing with some health challenges of my own. After having serious back issues that were not helped by conventional medicine therapies, I began to explore alternative means of healing.

This exploration led me to the use of herbs, nutrients, body work, chiropractic, and other modalities to help me heal. What I’ve observed is that natural medicine does a better job of impacting chronic conditions. It doesn’t just mask symptoms, it goes to the root of the problem to produce real healing.

“Health is life. Whatever your own unique mission is, you can do it better with good health.”

I believe that a natural approach should be used for the prevention and healing of conditions whenever possible. The body has the innate ability to heal itself if given the right nutrients and this should be the first place we turn to in order to heal. Healing therapies should be based on the individual and their unique needs.

In 2005 I purchased Walsh Natural Health, the North Shore of Chicago’s premium health and supplements store. I found supplements, diet, & lifestyle to be powerful tools for regaining and maintaining health.

I am expert at the use of supplements including supplement quality, proper dosage, potential interaction with medications, and what best compliments a client’s diet and lifestyle.

I have also studied Nutrigenomics, the scientific study of the interaction of nutrition and genes with regard to the treatment of disease (Oxford). This burgeoning field of health will provide new tools for the personalization of nutrition and lifestyle programs to optimize health. I am proud to offer Genetic Wellness Evaluations as part of my services.

My strength is in my ability to synthesize all of the available information. I can review your health history, bloodwork, previous attempts at solving the issues, genetics, and perform functional testing. Together we can come up with a plan that is both practical and sustainable.

You can expect to come out of our appointments feeling heard, respected, cared for, and empowered to change your health. With the right information and effort you can expect to regain or optimize your health. It would be my privilege to guide you in your health journey!