Zrinka Glavas, MEd, MSc, attained her Master of Education at the University of Zagreb, Croatia. Her passion for evidence-based nutrition and traditional medicine led her to complete a Master of Science in Nutrition at the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) in Portland, Oregon. Zrinka’s love of education and functional nutrition is joined in teaching the effects medical nutrition therapy has on health outcomes.Zrinka Glavas teaches the Holistic Nutritional Therapy and Research and Evidence-Based Practice for Nutritional Therapy modules in the Functional Nutrition program at the Institute for Health Professionals.
Zrinka is Adjunct Faculty at NUNM, a clinician, and a researcher. She brings a background in functional nutrition, herbal medicine, traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and clinical research to PCC.
She has served as national educator at a large Canadian tea company and worked as a nutritionist and herbalist at the largest integrative pharmacies in Western Canada and the US. Her research career began with an internship at the Institute of Anthropological Research, working on a large-scale NIH-funded longitudinal study in Croatia, looking into epigenetics, genetics, and metabolic syndrome. More recently, she worked as a Clinical Nutritionist and Research Associate at TrueNorth Health, where she researched dietary adherence and the effects a whole food, plant-based diet has on various health outcomes. In her private clinical practice, Sustainable Nutrition, her passion lies in regenerative nutrition and sustainable dietary patterns.
In her free time, you can find her sipping Japanese green tea, practicing Pilates, yoga and mindfulness, or exploring the great outdoors.