Taproot Nutrition

Taproot Nutrition

TAP INTO YOUR . . . wellness energy joy health

Welcome to Taproot Nutrition, a functional, holistic nutrition practice in Denver, CO.

Welcome to Taproot Nutrition! I’m so glad you’re here. I’m Christine MacCarroll, and I’m a functional nutritional therapist practicing in the Denver area.


My mission is to help you regain your vitality and feel optimally healthy. Do you remember days when you’ve hopped

out of bed feeling good and ready to tackle the day, and then sustained that energy throughout the day?

I’m convinced that’s how we’re all supposed to feel, if not every day, then as many of them as possible.


I’ll work with you to investigate your individual health history, evaluate potential nutritional gaps that are leading to

reduced vitality, and really get at the root of chronic health issues and mood imbalances.


If you’re not thriving, there’s a reason. Every cell of your body is built from the foods you eat and the nutrients contained in that food.

Strong building blocks create strong bodies. That said—your body is not a calculus problem to be solved, and nutrition isn’t only about the numbers. 

I’d like you to get back in tune with your body and its innate wisdom so that you can be an intuitive but educated caretaker of your lovely vessel through this life.


Let’s invite joy back. Joy in food, in eating, in living a whole, healthy life. I look forward to being a partner on your journey!

Work with me

One on one consultations

One on one consultations

It all starts with a free one-hour consultation. From there we'll work closely together to identify your unique needs and create a customized plan for your journey. If you're in the Denver area, we'll meet in person. Long-distance clients can work with me via Skype.

Corporate Wellness

Corporate Wellness

You can choose from a variety of topics for an in-office 1-1.5 hour lunch & learn, with or without food. Call or email for more details.

A-la-carte services

A-la-carte services

Not all the help you need can be found in an office. I'll get out with you in the real world to guide you and help your new habits stick. ▪ Grocery store walkthroughs (1 hour) ▪ Healthy kitchen makeover (1.5 hours) ▪ Healthy cooking classes ▪ Customized weekly meal plans


Hi y'all. I’m Christine MacCarroll, and I am a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. I practice holistic, functional nutritional therapy. Over my lifetime journey experiencing and learning about food, I’ve travelled many different paths, from vegetarian to paleo. The constant has been that I was always reading and learning—and I expect to never stop learning. I make it my business to know the latest science. Interestingly, the “latest” has led me to conclude that we really need to go back in time: farm food over factory food, butter over margarine, slow and local over fast and global.

My mom tells me that my two first words were butterfly and cornbread. So you see, I've always appreciated the finer things in life: natural beauty and a great meal!

As engaged as I've always been though, the real turning point came for me when my youngest daughter was diagnosed with a neurological speech disorder (apraxia). After her diagnosis, my “mama bear” instinct went into overdrive. Helping her heal became my main mission in life, and I spent countless hours reading, researching, and desperately reaching for any help I could find. The best hope after all that research seemed to be in nutrition. After adding a nutritional protocol to traditional speech therapy, profound changes took place in her speech. Today, you would never know that she had ever had any difficulties.

But the change had radiated to me. A wildfire had been lit in my belly. So, after years of saying I’d never go back to school, I did just that. It’s now my passion and mission to be a guide for others who just want to feel GOOD and feel like themselves again. We are meant to use food as our first medicine, and a nourished body functions optimally in all aspects—physically, mentally and emotionally. I’d love to join you on your journey to help your body do just that.

Recently my formerly speech-challenged daughter (who does not seem to be able to STOP talking sometimes!) told me very seriously: "Mama, I just love to eat." Amen, child. Me too. I love to eat. I spend a lot of time thinking about food, and the most nourishing foods to put into my own and family's bodies, but it all boils down to enjoying your food and loving what it can do for you. Let's eat.



Functional Screening How Is Your Body Functioning?

Part of the comprehensive work we'll do together involves utilizing functional screening allows us to get to the root of common health concerns, including gastrointestinal issues, food sensitivities, and adrenal function (energy). After an in-depth initial discovery session, in which we discuss your history, current conditions, and food journal in order to uncover possible triggers for imbalance, I may recommend functional lab testing. This will help further pinpoint the origin of symptoms.

I will then use all information together to make holistic recommendations for diet, lifestyle, and supplement protocols based on your unique profile.

In follow-up sessions, we'll continue to refine the protocol as you work through recommendations and discover what works for you. Knowledge is power!

Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis Get a window into your health

What is Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis?

What is Hair Tissue Mineral Analysis?

A hair tissue mineral analysis is an assememt using hair as a tissue mineral biopsy. It's a "window" into the metabolic processes of the body that screens for the level of 20 minerals and toxic metals in a hair sample. It has been used for at least 100 years worldwide. Because it is non-invasive, affordable, and accurate, hair mineral analysis is a great method to assess and monitor overall health and function in the body's chemistry, as well as track improvements. 

Using this test, we can determine ways to use nutritional protocols to balance health and correct imbalances before they develop into larger problems.  

Why Get an HTMA?

Here are some of the reasons you might choose to monitor your health using an HTMA:

  • To determine your current metabolic type so you can fine tune your macro nutrient ratios and create a diet plan specific to your unique health
  • To get a clear plan for supplements specific to your current health so you can stop wasting money on supplements you don't need and that aren't working
  • To discover if you have current heavy metal exposure
  • To understand why you have chronic fatigue and determine your current vitality
  • Find out whether you have adrenal or thyroid insufficiency
  • Find out whether your body is dealing with some level of blood sugar imbalance
Why Get an HTMA?
How It Works

How It Works

  • After ordering your hair analysis kit, you will be sent information on how to collect your hair sample to then send directly to the lab. 
  • You will also be asked to sign a disclaimer.
  • You can expect to receive your results 1 to 2 weeks after the lab receives your sample. 
  • Results include written interpretation, customized food list, supplement and lifestyle recommendations, and a listing of potential sources of the heavy metals present, both environmental and dietary. Once you receive your results you will have email support in case of any questions that may arise as you implement your new protocol.

How to Order & What to Expect

  • We'll talk through your results in a phone consultation that will last between an hour and an hour & a half. I will also include a written interpretation, customized food list, and supplement & lifestyle recommendations.
  • After our discussion, you will have email support for any questions that may arise as you implement your new protocol.
  • The cost of the initial test, analysis, phone consult, and written support is $179. After I receive your payment, I will send out your collection kit.

How to Order & What to Expect

Contact me

I see clients in two locations:

*Living Love Mindfulness Medicine
2305 E. Arapahoe Rd, Suite 123
Centennial, CO

*Mountain Midwifery Center
3535 S. Lafayette Street, Suite 100
Englewood, CO

Within a limited radius, I will meet clients in home. Contact me for details.

Finally, if you are not in the Denver area, we can arrange to meet by Skype.

If you have questions or need additional information, please call: 720.577.5507
email me at christine@taprootnutrition.com
or use my contact form!

Send an email. All fields with are required.


RESTART® is part nutritional education, part sugar detox, and part support group—an empowering combination for success!

I offer this in-person, group program to Denver-area locals.

The 5-week RESTART® Program is a simple, powerful way to give your body a vacation from having to process toxins like sugar. With a guided 3-week sugar detox built right in, the program focuses on how to use REAL FOOD to boost your energy and cut sugar and carb cravings. Discover how good you can feel!

“If you do nothing else for your health, do The RESTART®Program. If you want to feel better, more alive, more happy, more purposeful – allow your body the space and time it needs to heal you from the inside out.” ~ Mindi V.

What you can expect:

  • Weight loss
  • Increased energy
  • Better and more restful sleep
  • Boosted immune system
  • Mental clarity and improved mood
  • Decreased anxiety
  • Reduced PMS/menopause symptoms

What you will learn:

  • Week 1: How to prepare for your REAL FOOD sugar detox
  • Week 2: How to check-in with your digestive system
  • Week 3: What sugar really does in your body
  • Week 4: The truth about FATS
  • Week 5: How to move forward and celebrate your success!

What you will get:

  • Five 1.5 hour group meetings with no more than 10 participants
  • Print-ready PDF guides for each week
  • Support emails from your instructor
  • Lifetime access to my private RESTART® Community Facebook page


Upcoming Classes

September 2016

When: Mondays, September 6 - October 3 (first class is on a Tuesday due to Labor Day)

Where: Living Love Mindfulness Medicine, 2305 Arapahoe Rd, Centennial, CO


*Bring a friend and get $25 back on the first day! Just email me after you both register.

“I now understand what I need to heal myself and my family. This class changed my attitude towards food and health. If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired all the time, I highly recommend taking RESTART®.” ~Melissa M.


Nourished Mama Mini-Class

September 2016

This online mini-class is available to all mamas everywhere!

What you can expect:

  • 30 days of short nutrition lessons, nourishing recipes, and real-food challenges, right to your inbox.
  • Private Facebook group to ask questions and create community
  • Bite-sized action steps to rejuvenate body & mind


Upcoming Classes

September 2016

When: September 12 - October 11

Where: Wherever you are