Lindsay Kluge, M.Sc, CNS, LDN
Clinical Herbalist & Licensed Nutritionist

Areas of concentration: Sleep physiology, Circadian rhythm imbalance, Gastrointestinal disorders, Dermatology, Women's Health, Food Intolerances

Lindsay Kluge M.Sc, CNS, LDN

From a young age, natural medicine and a holistic nutrition was a foundational part of my life as the first go-to when illness was present, and every day at the dinner table which was (unbeknownst to me), preventative nutritional medicine. From its natural simplicity and effectiveness, it sparked my interest early on and remained a strong part of my lifestyle through early adulthood. It wasn’t until my mid twenties that I decided to pursue natural medicine professionally and study it in-depth through a graduate program that I truly understood the amazing complexities of herbal medicine and nutrition. With my interest intent on studying herbal medicine and holistic nutrition, my options for graduate study were limited, and it fortunately led me to enroll in the Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) for a three year Masters of Science degree in Herbal Medicine in 2009.

Being the only accredited graduate herbal medicine program in the country, I gained specialized experience integrating modern scientific knowledge with traditional wisdom to generate a well- informed understanding of the therapeutic potential of medicinal plants. Combining practical skills with foundational theory, the program provided a thorough 3-year clinical education covering the principles of health and wellness; herb identification and wildcrafting, herbal pharmacy; herbal pharmacology and phytochemistry; integrative human physiology; extensive nutritional training; research methods; materia medica; clinical application skills and herbal therapeutics. This extensive degree results in the accumulation of 84 graduate level credits. A typical masters degree requires the acquisition of only 36 credits.

During my third year at MUIH, I actively practiced in the faculty supervised student herbal medicine clinic and completed a 2-year apprenticeship in the Herb Dispensary compounding with over 100 western, Ayurvedic and Chinese herbs. Being continually active in modern medicinal research, I participated in collecting and compiling international research for the Appalachian Center for Ethnobotanical Studies medicinal plant monographs, and also helped to facilitate medicinal herb clinical trials MUIH.

Following the completion of my Masters work in 2012, I earned my certification in Nutrition (CNS) from the Certification Board of Nutrition Specialists. I am also a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist (LDN) by the Maryland State Board of Dietetics. I practice integrative herbal therapeutics and operate my own compounding herb dispensary. I am passionate about providing holistic care for both acute and chronic conditions for all ages. I incorporate whole food nutrition therapy and herbal medicine in a clinical capacity that is safe, effective and targeted to meet your specific medical needs. Areas of particular interest for me include sleep physiology and sleep disorders, stress, anxiety, gastrointestinal health, IBS, food intolerances, thyroid disorders and Ayurvedic lifestyle and nutrition counseling.

Meet Lindsay Kluge M.Sc, CNS, LDN

Testimonials on Lindsay Kluge M.Sc, CNS, LDN

“For about two years, I had tonsillitis at least three times during the spring/summer allergy season. It got to the point where the doctor told me my only option was just to have my tonsils removed. Luckily, I had a consultation with Lindsay Kluge, who had a few proposed solutions—none of which required surgery. After meeting with me one-on-one for about an hour, Lindsay developed a specialized tincture to help prevent the issues that led to the tonsillitis before it would start, and a tea to soothe the symptoms. I haven’t had tonsillitis (or strep throat for that matter) since! Lindsay is an intelligent, intuitive herbalist and provides a level of care I haven’t ever seen from any conventional medical professional.”
L.M

“Lindsay is one of the most kind-hearted and capable practitioners I know. Her formulas are targeted, effective and personalized. I was very stressed when I came to see her, and her emotional and herbal support brought me such a sense of peace. I absolutely recommend seeing Lindsay!”
Victoria

“Lindsay has helped bring healing to both my emotional and physical body in a time of great need. My trust for her is enormous and the care she extends to me is incredible. I am so grateful for everything Lindsay is doing for me and feel so blessed to have her in my life. The natural healer. Thank you, Lindsay!”
C.E

“I had never been to see an herbalist before and was very happy that I went to see Lindsay. She is incredibly knowledgeable, easy to talk to, very thorough with her consultations, and genuinely cares about her clients and their well-being. She gave me a personalized herbal blend and nutritional recommendations which are fantastic! I loved her holistic approach to health and would highly recommend her services”
Allison

“Working with Lindsay has been a real pleasure. She has taken the time to learn about my sleeping disorder and we have worked together to create a tea that is in tune with my needs. The results have been outstanding and the flavor is great to boot. I sleep more deeply when the need arises and I wake fully rested”
AS