Richmond, VA 23103
Languages Spoken: English
Services Offered: Telehealth appointments, Author/Speaker
Expertise: Vegan and Vegetarian NutritionBiography :
I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) dedicated to helping people improve their health and quality of life by providing them with personalized nutrition advice. I received my undergraduate degree in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and my master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. I taught nutrition classes for over 20 years. In 2016 I published a book titled Superfoods for Women: 25 Amazing Foods that Help Women Live Healthier and Longer. While doing research for my book, I became captivated and amazed by the volume of evidence regarding the role of diet in healing the body and preventing disease. Soon thereafter, some personal health issues led me to investigate functional medicine and nutrition as a means of healing. I also decided to enroll in the IFN Academy program to expand my knowledge in this area.
In 2020 I completed the IFN Academy program and became an Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner. I advocate a holistic approach to health as I believe the health of the body is interdependent on that of the mind and spirit. My personal experience has shown me that the body can heal itself when given the right nutrition, lifestyle, and environment. As an integrative and functional practitioner, I work with my clients to identify and address disease-promoting factors in their lives including stress, toxins, and nutritional deficiencies and imbalances. By offering nutrient deficiency, nutrigenomic, and food sensitivity testing in my practice I can personalize my nutrition advice ( with meal plans, recipes, and supplements) to help my clients optimize their health and lower their risk of disease.