for every part of your life

I’ll be there from start to finish until you reach your goals.

I’m a registered dietitian and an Integrative and Functional Nutritionist. I can’t wait to share what I know with you.

Integrative and Functional Nutrition can help you figure out the root causes of your condition; root causes can include stress, toxins, food sensitivities or intolerances, infections, and nutritional deficiencies. 

My approach is to address the whole body including nutrition, exercise/movement, stress, sleep, and the mindset.

Current Credentials

  • Degree in nutrition and dietetics
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Licensed Dietitian/Nutritionist in North Carolina
  • Integrative and Functional Nutritionist

Completed Trainings & Certifications

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • USA Weightlifting and Track & Field Coach
  • Performance Enhancement Specialist with NASM
  • Board Certification specialist in Sports Dietetics
  • Pilates Training from Balanced Body

What is Functional Nutrition?

Functional Nutrition is a lifestyle approach that allows us all to discover the right way to eat for our individual bodies. There is no one “right diet” for everyone. Food has a powerful impact on health and wellness. We can use food to live fuller, more balanced lives. Functional Nutrition teaches you to eat more nutritious foods with a plan personalized to your genetics, lifestyle, environment, and goals.


You can do this.

Nutritional Counseling

Health Assessments

Functional Testing


Nutrition, health, and wellness is a holistic journey.

I focus on the fundamental change that addresses your top priorities. The steps we take address different systems in the body. We’ll look at cellular health, inflammation, gut, liver, brain health, and hormone balance. My fundamental approach includes:

  • Dietary Analysis
  • Nutrition Assessment
  • Exercise and movement
  • Stress reduction management
  • Sleep and mindset
  • Analysis of biomarkers
  • Food journals

My mission is to teach people about how nutrition, exercise, and mindset can improve your quality of life and prevent disease. I do this by:

  • creating science-based plans.
  • providing practical advice that is sustainable.
  • utilizing functional tests and quality supplements.
  • building a community around health and wellness right where you live and work.
  • I met with Taft to find a nutrition solution that would increase my energy levels and reduce my weight by approximately 20 lbs. I hike, kayak, cycle, and mountain bike and need lots of healthy fuel to power it. I followed his suggestions and within 8 weeks I achieved my weight loss goal, with a dramatic increase in energy. Listen to Taft’s advice and it will pay off. I feel fantastic now!!

  • Taft is excellent, I have lost 10lbs of body fat and gained 17 lbs of muscle in the 2 years that I have been seeing him. I am a avid cross fitter, mountain biker, and whitewater kayaker and everything has improved due to my nutrition! Thanks Taft.

  • My experience with Taft Draper has been nothing but successful. I came to see Taft with multiple chronic illnesses and what I found has been life changing. Taft introduced me to a new testing service that allows me to know what foods my body is sensitive to. By eating these sensitive foods my body continues to yo-yo. Once I got my results Taft was able to support me in starting a new diet that began calming my immune system down. I am currently 4 months into this diet and have reduced my symptoms by 90%. Taft has been a great support. Thank you for your services!

  • Taft Draper began helping me with anemia and IBS. Taft had guided me through changes to my nutrition to reduce the symptoms of IBS and enrich my nutrition to increase my iron intake/absorption. Taft’s expertise allows me to use the Mediator Release Test/Lifestyle Eating and Performance information to improve my life through better health.

  • My visit with Taft put me on the path to lose over 45 lbs. I now better understand how I process foods and how food affects my body.  With Taft’s help, I’ve become a healthier version of myself!

Contact Taft


Hendersonville ObGyn
27 Doctors Dr. Hendersonville NC 28792

Henderson County Wellness Clinic
100 N. King St. Ste 500 28792

Crestview Recovery Center
90 Ashland Ave Asheville NC 28801

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