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bodykare by karen | love God love people…cook real, simple, delicious food

About Me



Karen Duggan is a Nutrition Consultant, Educator, Inspiring Speaker, Mom and Mimi.  A graduate of the Midwest Institute of Natural Healing Holistic Nutrition Program in Kansas City, she shares the story of her own journey back to vibrant health. Karen teaches healthy cooking classes at the Merc in Lawrence, KS and creates workshops for athletes, students, moms, dieters and detoxers. She helps you trust your own body’s wisdom and learn to eat and prepare food that supports good health.  Karen loves to inspire you to live a healthy, balanced life with a focus on listening to the body and eating and cooking whole, real foods in traditional ways.

My Story

My own unique journey began 16 years ago in the midst of great pain. I couldn’t eat without getting sick.  Because of debilitating back pain and arthritis even walking was difficult. I was on several medications to address the main issues in my body and each came with its own set of side effects.

In searching for answers I learned how to listen to my body and nourish myself with whole foods.Today I am 60 pounds lighter and I enjoy a full life without chronic pain and arthritis.  In the midst of my healing journey I found the ‘treasure’ that God has planted inside of me…..”to inspire you to take the next step to “eat well and be well” through making healthy choices about cooking, eating and shopping with real, whole foods”.  

Karen Manley Duggan H.N.C.

email:  nutritioncoachkaren@gmail.com


I am board certified as a Holistic Health Consultant by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.  I graduated from Mid America Nazarene University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Management and Human Resources.

Friends, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.  3 John 1:2

“Let medicine be thy food and food be thy medicine.” ~ Hippocrates

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