We have been told for years to avoid/minimize our consumption of saturated fat foods because it increases risk of heart disease. Well, recent research has not been able to support this. And a 2018 study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows that margaric acid, a saturated fatty acid found in full-fat dairy, was inversely associated with heart disease risk. To maintain our health, or in many cases improve our overall health, it's important to consume these saturated [Read More]
Most of my life I struggled with my weight and gut health issues. I went to so many doctors and specialists only to walk away feeling unheard, distraught and undiagnosed or misdiagnosed. I finally came to the realization that I needed to figure it out on my own. And thankfully I did. It has been a very frustrating journey but an amazing learning experience. An experience that has only deepened my passion for functional nutrition.
There is no perfect diet for everyone. We are all different. You have a unique set of factors and circumstances that affect your metabolism and health. In my practice, I perform a thorough review of your symptoms, history, genetics, lifestyle, and labs to find out what might be adversely affecting your health and metabolism and I help you try to fix it. The personalized treatment plan is designed to heal your gut and metabolism. This comprehensive plan focuses on improving all lifestyle factors including nutrition, sleep, stress management, movement, exercise, social support, mindfulness and chrononutrition (eating in time with your circadian system).
Nutrition Counseling Package - 4 Weeks
- One 60 minute initial assessment
- A thorough review of your medical/nutrition history and your health goals
- Personalized nutrition plan customized to your individual needs
- Supplement recommendations
- Exercise instruction
- Three 30 minute follow-up appointments (in person or via phone) to implement your plan, offer support, and answer your questions
Custom Plans Also Available
I try to minimize the supplements I take and that my patients take. Magnesium, however, is one supplement I have consistently recommended to most of my patients for the past 20 years. Magnesium (Mg) is a crucial mineral required for over 300 biochemical reactions in your body. Unfortunately, most of us are not getting enough magnesium due to soil depletion, consumption of processed foods, underlying health conditions, medications, etc. And, the typical lab blood test that measures serum [Read More]
Do you suffer from migraines? Research suggests probiotics may help alleviate them. Recent research suggests that intestinal microbiota and the gut-brain axis may play a role in the cause of migraines. Intestinal permeability (leaky gut) is a condition in which the lining of the small intestine becomes damaged, causing undigested food particles, toxic waste products and bacteria to "leak" through the intestines and flood the blood-stream. This may trigger migraines by activating the [Read More]