Pain & Inflammation
Please note, conditions I do not work with include Crohn's, colitis, kidney disease, active cancer or diverticulitis.
I love eating. I love food. I became a nutritionist because I wanted to learn all about food so I could eat more! I grew up in a home where family meals were a part of our culture and my mom was an excellent cook. We ate dinner together as a family every night. I cherish this tradition that was instilled in me at a young age and aspire to create the same culture with my own family today.
My eating behaviors have evolved over time, for example when I was in elementary school I would eat mini muffins for lunch because I didn't like sandwiches. This way of eating led me down the path of being an overweight child, often picked on for my size. As I grew taller, I leaned out and experimented with different diets. In college, I briefly became a vegetarian but after a year, I realized I was eating more processed food than real food, and a lot of soy! I explored different ways of eating before I studied nutrition officially at the master's level and actually learned the right and safe way to truly make healthy, as well as sustainable, dietary changes. I am eager to share this knowledge with you!
Today I don't promote one specific diet or counting calories. I focus on whole foods and the healing properties of food to optimize your health so you can enjoy life as you age. Eating a variety of foods is important to nourish the body and brain. I truly believe food can be medicine.
I am dedicated to helping each individual feel their best and find the root causes of their problems. I have been working in the health and wellness field for over a decade, with experience in public health, workplace wellness, private practice, and higher education. In addition to my current private practice, I work at Maryland University of Integrative Health in the Nutrition & Integrative Health department. I actively participate in continuing education to stay current with the latest research in the field and maintain my credentials.
Let's work together to optimize your health through food!
Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS®)
Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist℠ (CKNS℠)
Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist (LDN)
Certified Personal Trainer
Certificate in Training Pregnant & Postpartum Clients
Certificate in Health Coaching