Charlene Wang is a integrative Registered Dietitian, as well as the founder of Auric Nutrition & Wellness. Her practice was founded in 2013 in west Los Angeles, CA. and relocated to Colorado Springs, CO. She enjoys teaching clients how to keep lean and fit via healthy and natural diet and lifestyle transitions. The San Francisco Bay Area native has years of experience in the clinical nutrition departments of Penrose Hospital of Colorado Springs, St. Francis Hospital of Colorado Springs, Children's Hospital of Denver, Scripps Memorial Hospital of La Jolla, Scripps Green Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital of Encinitas.
Her vision is to combine western nutritional science, taking advantage of its rigorous emphasis on evidence-based practice, with eastern nutritional science and medicine, and its emphasis on underlying causes and achieving harmony and balance of the mind, body and soul. She taught as a Professor of Nutrition, Health & Wellness for DeVry University. She is currently Lead Dietitian for HealthYou, a corporate wellness company, and Energy Practitioner and Meditation Instructor at Strata Integrated Wellness Spa in Colorado Springs, CO.
Charlene holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, San Diego and a Master of Science degree in Nutritional Science at California State University, Los Angeles. She has completed the academic coursework (Didactic Program in Dietetics) required by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND) for registered dietitian candidacy and completed her dietetic residency.
Charlene is a nutrition expert commentator and has been featured on FOX news, local radio shows, and is a contributing writer for Doctors Quarterly magazine which can be found in the Media tab.
She holds several certifications:
Alternative Nutrition - California State University, Los Angeles
Holistic Nutrition and Health Coaching - Institute of Integrative Nutrition
Business Administration - University of California, San Diego
Healing Touch Energy Medicine Level V - Healing Beyond Borders
Quantum Reflex Analysis - Premier Research Labs
Charlene served on the executive board of the Los Angeles Dietetic Association and is a current member of the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics.
My quest to become an integrative dietitian was quite a journey. I experienced through my own body what a difference lifestyle and nutrition can make. I previously wore many hats for a start-up tech company doing marketing, human resources, accounting and business development, working long hours for years. As a result of being overworked and totally stressed out, I was always getting sick, felt no spiritual meaning and altogether in poor health.
It was at the age of 27 when I came to a turning point in my life. That year, I underwent surgery to remove a mass and was misdiagnosed with cancer, which made me question everything I was doing wrong. Faced with only radiation and chemotherapy as solutions, I decided to take matters into my own hands. To find answers, I immersed myself into studying holistic nutrition, Chinese herbalism, meditation and spirituality. Fortunately, it was only a misdiagnosis, but what I learned along my journey was too invaluable to keep to myself.
Today, I am healthy and feel great! I decided to shift from my personal treatment towards the health of people focusing on optimal nutrition for wellness and prevention of disease.
I was thoroughly fascinated with nutrition and its incredible impact on the human body. I continued to follow my new passion and enrolled in a few nutrition classes at a local community college. I also found a part-time job in a local hospital’s clinical nutrition department shadowing Registered Dietitians (RD).
From my perspective, an RD is a result of merging a passion, career and mission. It was then I made one of the best decisions in my life. I decided to become a Registered Dietitian and went back to school. After working in three hospitals, I embraced an entrepreneurial venture to open my own private practice. I knew I would have a higher impact working one-on-one with clients in a healing and learning environment. It has been so spiritually rewarding to be able to help people transition towards a healthier diet and lifestyle while pursuing a passionate and personal mission.
Auric [awr-ik] - adj.
1. Of or relating to the aura surrounding a living creature.
2. The chemical symbol of gold on the periodic table of elements.
"I hope to constantly evolve and heal through my work with people in nutrition. I vow to lead my life and practice my art with integrity and honor. I serve the highest interests of my patients through my honest and useful practice of science and art." - Charlene Wang