Jasmine C. Azpiri MSHN, CN
Washington State Health Department
Jasmine earned her master’s in human nutrition and functional medicine, with honors, at University of Western States in Portland, Ore. Her primary focus was on preventable diseases such as metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
As a child, and through most of her teen years, Jasmine struggled with her weight. When her weight peaked at 205 pounds at the end of 10th grade, she knew something had to change. She stopped drinking soda and juice, eliminated most processed foods from her diet, and began walking every day. By her senior year of high school, she had lost 65 pounds and joined the cross-country team where she fell in love with running.
In the fall of 2004 she attended Willamette University with every intention of getting a degree in exercise science, but then she discovered anthropology. In 2008, she graduated from Willamette with a bachelor’s in cultural anthropology with a focus in global health, which, although not exercise science, fueled her passion for nutrition and preventive health measures.
Post-graduation, she continued to pursue nutrition on a personal level, ultimately deciding to obtain an advanced degree. In addition to Jasmine’s personal challenges with weight and nutrition, she was inspired to pursue a career in nutrition because of the rapid increase in obesity and type 2 diabetes among children.
Jasmine’s clinical interests are focused primarily on patients suffering from preventable diseases such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, insulin resistance, and type 2 diabetes. Her primary focus is helping people develop a healthy, balanced relationship with food while improving overall health.
Jasmine enjoys cooking, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, yoga, and traveling. Additionally, as an avid endurance athlete, having completed multiple marathons, 50k trail races, triathlons, and an IRONMAN, Jasmine spends a great deal of her spare time training for such events.
"There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach when it comes to developing healthy lifestyle and nutrition habits. Therefore, getting to know every patient on an individual level is key to developing a sound approach. I enjoy teaching people how to make long-term nutrition changes and watching patients discover how much better they feel when fueling their bodies more efficiently."