- I've completed my 700 hour training plus practicum experience in nutrition consultant training program with honors at NANP accredited Bauman College for Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts.
- I’ve healed my own body with real food after years of restrictive diet.
- I teach my clients how to eat for health, instead of following USDA dietary recommendations and other one-size-fits-all dietary approaches or fad diets.
- I do not believe in counting calories – it is all about the nutrients!
- I believe food is the source of nourishment, vibrancy and joy and I want you to feel empowered to take charge of your health and become the best version of who you can be.
Why Nutrition Matters?
Most of the modern day chronic disease epidemic is a direct result of poor nutrition. What we put in our bodies directly affects our everyday health, both physical and mental, and that’s why correcting one’s diet is the most foundational and important step toward health. If this is out of order, no amount of supplements, herbs, or any other treatments will fix the health problems. When it does in some rare instances, it is nothing more than just a temporary fix, because the root cause was never addressed and the health issues come back shortly. Then we’re on the hunt for the next quick fix.
Everyone’s definition of ‘healthy eating’ is different. For some it is counting calories, for others it is eating low-fat, and yet for someone else it might mean eating strictly plant-based. I approach nutrition a little differently: I count nutrients – not calories, I look at human history and use our ancestors’ wisdom instead of some government agency’s guidelines. My clients do NOT feel deprived when using my whole food menu plans and they DO feel the difference pretty quickly after changing their eating habits.
Holistic Nutritionist vs Registered Dietitian: What's The Difference?
It's all about the schooling:
I graduated from Bauman College, which promotes a comprehensive and integrative approach to nutrition and culinary arts. They advocate for the use of whole organic food, nutritive herbs, and healthy lifestyle to promote optimal health, restore metabolic balance, and support recovery from injury and illness.
Their integrative approach also discusses stress management, sleep, toxic exposure, and social support as important health-promoting factors. The nutritional requirements of an individual are unique and they promote nutrition that is non-dogmatic, yet scientific, and based on individual needs.
A university program confers degrees (e.g., bachelors or masters of science in dietetics or nutrition) that allow students to sit for a national examination administered by an accrediting institution and use designations such as registered dietitian or certified nutrition specialist.
University programs are conventional in that they follow the USDA dietary guidelines (which are influenced heavily by food and drug industries), are based upon standard dietetic and nutrition texts, and apply guidelines established by major health and medical associations.