About Lindsay Knecht

NTP, Herbalist, and Holistic Nutritionist

Lindsay smiling in her kitchen
I like to say that I take a food-first approach to healing and health. You see, our bodies recognize herbs as food. Since healing starts from within us, herbal support along with a focus on our foundations of health, including diet and lifestyle, make a huge difference in correcting imbalances or deficiencies than just one of these modalities can on its own.

Put more simply? Herbs are the original medicine humans have used for hundreds of thousands of years!

Great, but what about a real-world, current example? I had a client who wasn’t sleeping through the night, was suffering from chronic fatigue, and had bad anxiety day-in and day-out.

After 3 months together, through foundational nutrition and targeted whole food supplementation this client was no longer waking up at night, had sustained energy throughout the day and bouts of anxiety became almost non-existent. Every single one of her health concerns had been resolved… Without pharmaceuticals! Plus, she walked away with the knowledge on what her body was telling her and key skills that can be applied to the rest of her life. See what I mean? Food first.

Why me?

My entire life, I’ve been surrounded by food. I have fond childhood memories of sitting on the counter “helping” my parents prepare meals. Recollections of my dad and I tending his garden and picking fresh peaches off our backyard tree. Hunting deer and doves. I reminisce about both of my grandmas’ cooking talents and techniques. I always thought I would work with food and people in some way, I just didn’t know how.

In 2010, I discovered herbalism. The year after my dad died. The cause was due to liver failure and late-stage cirrhosis, induced by hepatitis C from a blood transfusion in the 70’s. For years, I was plagued by thoughts like “I could have done more” and “there must have been more options”… As someone who has seen the repercussions of our health system fail us (in ongoing treatments and in final moments), I vowed to learn all I could about natural healing.

From that point on, I made natural healing and herbalism my life’s focus. I’ve achieved several certifications in related fields, most notably the 600 hour Medicinal Plant Conservation Certificate through United Plant Savers in 2016. Moreover, in 2020, I became a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (NTP) through the Nutritional Therapy Association. And then, Wildcrafting Wellness was born, where I’ve been able to bring my years of food-first natural healing experience to you!

Originally from Texas, I now reside in Western Colorado with my husband and our 2 dogs. Together, we enjoy the many outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer including foraging, camping, hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, and more.

Lindsay Knecht, NTP and holistic nutritionist looks off to the side as she sits in a wheat field wearing a knit poncho and outdoorsy fedora
“Lindsay is an empathetic listener who will help you to identify imbalances in your nutrition. She is also very flexible about designing a plan that you will be able to stick to!”
A stone mortar and pestle filled with seeds and surrounded by different edible plants and flowers

What I Offer

1:1 Nutritional Therapy Programs

Available in 3-month, 6-month, or household packages. All include an initial intensive, bi-weekly follow up calls, ongoing access to Lindsay, nutritional assessment and food journal analysis.

Kitchen Clean-Outs

Available virtually or in-person. Includes a one-time pantry, refrigerator, and cupboard review of the foods and cleaning supplies in your kitchen, along with education on how to properly read nutrition labels, pantry nutrition basics, alternatives and recommendations.