Holistic Nutrition  Specialties

Chronic Conditions

Chronic diseases are the leading cause of death, disability, and rising health care costs in the United States, and 45% of Americans have at least one chronic condition. While the quantity of calories is an issue, perhaps more important is the composition of the calories that can and does contribute to chronic disease. 

Food Sensitivities

 Millions of Americans suffer from food sensitivities. Conditions such as IBS, acid reflux, migraines and other headaches, weight imbalances, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, skin eruptions, brain fog and many other health problems are often directly related to the foods we eat. Even healthy foods can provoke symptoms in sensitive individuals.

Weight Management

Taft Draper Nutrition believes weight loss is a healing process in which your body strives toward optimal health in order to effectively gain health and vitality and naturally lose weight and keep it off for a lifetime. This holistic weight loss program incorporates whole foods, the whole body and the systems that regulate the body, stress, sleep, exercise, and the mindset, sufficient calories, high quality supplements, and functional testing.

Sports Performance

Every athlete strives for an edge over the competition. Daily training and recovery require a comprehensive eating plan that matches these physical demands. The keys to peak nutrition performance are aimed to complement your training and competition. Included considerations in this program are energy intake, meal planning, and hydration.

Substance Abuse

Proper nutrition and hydration are key to the substance abuse healing process because they help restore physical and mental health and improve the change of recovery. Macro- and micro-nutrient deficiencies can lead to symptoms of depression, anxiety, and low energy. These deficiencies can ultimately lead someone to start using drugs and alcohol or trigger a relapse.

School Systems

The School Nutrition Program for Employees is a wellness program that helps create a culture of health and wellness benefiting employees at work and at home. Programs like these show employees that their company cares about them. Added benefits include better productivity, better workplace culture, and a better community overall.

Nutrition Counseling

Counseling includes assessments and follow-ups. If you’re looking for specific programs for weight management or corporate wellness we offer a variety of customized options.

Initial Assessment


The comprehensive assessment will take 90 minutes and will include medical history, lifestyle, body composition, diagnostic and lab testing, current medication and supplementation, and assess the current nutritional plan. We will design a personalized plan just for you that gets you the results you want.



All follow-ups are 60 minutes and we will assess how the program is working for you thus far and, together, make any necessary changes. We will review the food journal, do body composition analysis, and make additional recommendations that will allow you to be successful.  This is your program and you choose how to proceed.  I’m here for guidance and support.

Weight Management Programs

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Developing an individualized weight management program will give you a concrete plan to follow. It is practical and easy at the same time. We will take your schedule into consideration as well as your likes and dislikes. This program will fulfill everything you want for losing weight. On a daily basis you will have more energy, lose fat, and clean your body of excess toxins.

Weight management programs will also include:

  • Comprehensive Assessment
  • Measure anthropometrics
  • Review biomarker
  • Assess energy needs
  • Analyze current nutrition intake
  • Review eating behaviors and patterns
  • Analysis of portion sizes
  • Analysis of physical activity
  • Behavior modification
  • Learn mindful and intuitive strategies
  • Exercise recommendations

Corporate Wellness Programs

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Healthy employees are happy employees. They are more productive and focused. Most companies waste thousands of dollars on motivational speakers to energize their staff. Why not actually give them more energy by helping them make smarter, healthier choices to help fuel their lives.

Corporate wellness programs include:

  • Individual nutrition and wellness consultations
  • Grocery tours for employees to help guide healthiest food choices
  • Help employees identify and modify their psycho, socio and emotional triggers that result in unfavorable health behaviors
  • Nutrition and wellness group classes
  • Individualized eating plans for both health and fitness
  • Help decrease insurance premiums for Corporations by preventing or reducing employees’ risk for heart disease, cancer, diabetes, GI and other nutrition-related diseases

Functional Testing

Enjoy access to a wide array of testing. These tests help expand your knowledge about your own body but also help pave a clear path forward to ultimately achieving your wellness goals.



Oxford Biomedical Technologies is the true leader in the field of food sensitivity testing. Oxford offers the patented Mediator Release blood test (MRT), the most innovative and clinically useful test for hidden inflammatory responses to foods and food chemicals. MRT, when combined with a highly effective LEAP anti-inflammatory eating plan, provides quick and lasting relief for irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, fibromyalgia, and a wide range of other food sensitivity-related health problems. Both MRT and LEAP are foundational components of optimal health and wellness.

Spectracell Micronutrient


Measures the function of 35 nutritional components including vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and amino acids within our white blood cells. Scientific evidence shows us that analyzing the white blood cells gives us the most accurate analysis of a body’s deficiencies.

Spectracell Cardio


Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death. Standard cholesterol tests can miss that you are at risk. SpectraCells CardioMetabolic test offers a clinically relevant evaluation to help define risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), progression toward Type 2 Diabetes, and inflammation. It includes SpectraCells Advanced Lipoprotein Particle Profile Plus (LPPTM Plus), which measures lipoprotein size and density; cardiovascular risk stratification; and also includes triglycerides and traditional cholesterol screening. Each patient is assigned a CardioMetabolic Risk Assessment, which is an indication of your risk (Low, Moderate or High) for developing cardiovascular disease, including stroke and diabetes. In addition, the Type 2 Diabetes Risk Assessment is an estimate of your risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes. These checkpoints help patients understand that not just one factor, but rather a constellation of risk factors, contribute to the genesis and progression toward poor blood sugar control and/or ASCVD.

Diagnostic Solution GI Map


Is a comprehensive stool test that detects parasites, bacteria, fungi, and more.

The accuracy and reliability allows us to create personalized treatment protocols to address gut dysfunction.

Conditions that may warrant testing are:

  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Digestive complaints, diarrhea, or constipation
  • Brain fog
  • Skin problems, like acne and psoriasis
  • Mood disorder, depression, and anxiety
  • Diabetes and weight loss issues

Note: Infants and children can also benefit from GI-Map testing. If your child suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, and digestive complaints this test can help to bring greater clarity on their needs.

  • 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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