Areas of Expertise
I work with individuals, groups, and businesses to help them feel their healthiest while keeping real foods, clean eating, and mindfulness at the forefront. As a Certified Lifestyle Coach and Registered Dietitian, I believe that lifestyle change, rather than a quick fix, is the key ingredient to a successful recipe for lifelong health.
Integrative and Functional Nutrition
Integrative medicine combines conventional or "western" medicine, with alternative or "eastern" medicine, to provide complementary care, while functional medicine looks at the whole person (including physical, mental, and emotional wellness) to find a healing solution, rather than just fixing the symptom.
I take a food first approach to health, believing that foods in their whole form work in synergy to confer the greatest benefits to the body. I also look at health through a holistic lense to achieve your best health outcomes for mind, body, and soul.
Fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, celiac disease, Crohn's disease - you name it, we are seeing an increase in autoimmune disorders in today's world. I can help navigate the sea of never-ending information to provide the most up to date, evidence-based nutrition information for autoimmune diseases.
Food Sensitivities, Intolerances, and Gut Health
Do you struggle with fatigue? Are you constantly bloated? How about suffer from chronic migraines or difficulty concentrating? You may have an undiagnosed food sensitivity or intolerance. The majority of the body's immune system rests in the gut, and when this becomes compromised, we can experience a myriad of problems from asthma to weight gain and chronic fatigue. The way our bodies react to and process foods we eat is biochemically different in each person, but is often overlooked on a standard food allergy test. As a dietitian trained in integrative nutrition, I focus on gut health as one of the first steps to combating chronic disease. Got food allergies and simply need a reboot on your meal planning? I can help with that too.
As a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) I work with type 1 and type 2 diabetes, gestational diabetes, and prediabetes. I am certified on insulin pump therapy and continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) therapies for diabetes self-management.