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Meet Betty Murray

Betty Murray, MS, CN, IFMCP is a Certified Nutritionist and Institute for Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP). She possesses a Master of Science in Human Nutrition Science and Integrative & Functional Nutrition and is currently completing her Ph.D. dissertation at Saybrook University. As one of the first 300 certified functional medicine practitioners with the Institute for Functional Medicine (, Betty has been a thought leader and progressive force for the functional medicine movement since 2006.

A Woman on a Mission

“I’m on a mission to radically change the health of Americans. I believe that medicine is in serious need of an overhaul. This new paradigm of medicine must be built on the foundation of functional medicine, which brings a biology systems-based approach that’s designed to uncover underlying causes not just address symptoms.” Through her business ventures, Betty has developed disruptive innovations that deliver nutrition and lifestyle together with medical professionals to answer today’s most threatening health concerns:

  • Autoimmunity
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Diabetes
  • Digestive disorders
  • Obesity

The Founder of Living Well Dallas

Betty is the founder of Living Well Dallas Functional Medicine Center, a medical center that brings functional medicine trained physicians, nutritionists and health coaches together with counselors and mind-body services under one roof in a collaborative and integrative team. The Living Well Dallas Functional Medicine Center is the flagship center founded in 2005 in North Dallas. Betty believes in offering incredible solutions for her patients, and continues to further her own education in order to do exactly that. Betty’s certifications and coursework include:

  • Certified Holistic Health Coach – Institute of Integrative Nutrition (2004)
  • Certified Nutritionist – American Health Sciences University (2007)
  • Masters of Human Nutrition Science – American Health Sciences University (2008)
  • Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner – Institute of Functional Medicine (2014)
  • Masters of Integrative & Functional Nutrition – Saybrook University, California (2019)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Integrative & Functional Nutrition – Saybrook University, California (2022)

‘It’s Not All in Your Head’

“I think as women we’ve been disenfranchised by the medical community. Usually, we’re told it’s all in our heads because we have these pesky hormones. It’s not in your head!” Betty’s clients appreciate that she takes the time to listen to them and is never dismissive of their concerns. She loves to see women and all people get healthy and have things that weren’t working in their life change.

A Passion for Nutrition and Functional Medicine

Highly passionate about nutrition and functional medicine, Betty spends her free time devouring everything she can about them. “In the beginning when you start learning you say, ‘I need this diet today or there’s a new diet.’ So in the beginning you feel like you have to try everything on. Although there’s always a new diet I have the perspective of all these years and tens of thousands of clients. What I’ve learned is bio-individuality is 100% true so what works for one person won’t work for the other.” FUNCTIONAL NUTRITION

Finding Out Why a Dietary Approach Isn’t Working

When you think of diet you think of restrictions. Betty wants her clients’ focus to be less on what they need to do to restrict their diet and more on how to make their diet more unique or more complex. “I like to focus on why is it that some of the foods you eat or the things you’re doing- once you’ve cleaned up your diet-aren’t working for you.” She’ll consider the following: Why aren’t you able to handle your environment, your foods, lifestyle or other things? Is it a lack of tolerance that people’s bodies go through where we can no longer tolerate things we used to be able to tolerate? What is it about your body that is no longer working properly? And can we correct that problem?

My hope for clients isn’t for them to get more restrictive but to get clean, healthy and still be able to enjoy food and life. You shouldn’t feel bad for three days because you ate Thanksgiving dinner!

In Her Spare Time

When she’s not at her practice, Betty enjoying spending time with her husband, who is a firefighter and paramedic in Dallas. Betty also loves to travel and listen to live music. An avid cyclist, Betty is also a thrill-seeker and would jump out of an airplane every day if she could! Betty also loves different cultures and going on new adventures. She’s the proud mom of her four-legged children. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with Betty!

Betty Murray | (972) 930-0260