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I’m a biochemist and a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner® focusing on whole foods and metabolic health for your individual needs.
I understand that there is a large amount of conflicting information available in the nutrition space. It’s easy to become overwhelmed, skeptical, and fall prey to unhelpful advice while trying to sift through it all.
My main goal is to empower you to think critically about your health and nutrition. Another goal is to allow you to make diet and lifestyle decisions that support your bio-individual situation. With the right tools, you can take control of your health and be confident in doing so.
Why listen to me?
Some of my relevant education:
- Ph.D. in Chemistry & Biochemistry from the University of Colorado.
- Nutritional Therapy Practitioner (certificate from the Nutritional Therapy Association)
- Professional Training in LCHF/Ketogenic Nutrition & Treatment (certificate from the Nutrition Network)
I thought I knew about nutrition. In my younger days, I learned all about the diet recommended by the USDA in its dietary guidelines for America. I avoided saturated fat. I subscribed to women’s magazines with low-fat recipes. My cholesterol was low. The experts told me that was a good thing. But like everyone, I got older. My healthy habits began to slip here and there. Life happened, a lot. Single, overworked, and stressed out, I rarely cooked. My clothes were getting tighter.
One night, as I munched on tortilla chips and salsa, washed down with a glass of red wine, I accepted that something had to change. I believed that proper nutrition would be vital to looking and feeling better. I also wanted to avoid having to buy new clothes.
Wondering what was new in the nutrition world, I started checking out books that seemed credible from the public library. I didn’t expect to find much.
It wasn’t long before I read Good Calories, Bad Calories (*affiliate link) (Gary Taubes), and The Big Fat Surprise (*affiliate link) (Nina Teicholz), which upended everything I thought I knew about nutrition. Fat was healthy? Wheat bread was bad for you? What??
Intrigued, I keep reading and learning. My academic background helped me rigorously think about the material. I started attending nutrition conferences. Nutrition science and journalism, I reluctantly concluded, were deeply flawed.
I enrolled in the NTP certification program from the Nutritional Therapy Association because mainstream nutrition recommendations seemed questionable at best, and I wanted tools to provide better answers.
Beyond my own situation, I knew that we are suffering an epidemic of obesity, metabolic syndrome, prediabetes, diabetes, and other chronic conditions related to lifestyle. In order to better understand how to address these conditions, I took the Professional Training in LCHF/Ketogenic Nutrition & Treatment from the Nutrition Network, the leading education provider for low-carbohydrate and ketogenic diets.
With an academic background, up-to-date, practical training in nutrition, and a problem-solving mindset, I’m able to help others improve their health through better nutrition.
I know that being a competent nutrition consultant requires constant learning, critical thinking, problem-solving skills, and empathy. Don’t settle for less.
Nutrition Consultation Services
If you are interested in a real food approach to improving your health, please go to the Nutrition Services page for services and pricing.
If you’re interested in educating yourself about nutrition, consider joining my FREE digital book club focused on real food. Relish Real Food Book Club is for anyone who wants to educate themselves about real food nutrition and connect with and support others doing the same. It IS focused on books related to traditional dietary wisdom, real foods, and current nutrition research and controversies.
For each book we discuss, there will be:
- A reading guide
- Bonus content related to the book theme
- At least one live video discussion of the book.
I’m looking forward to being able to reach more people with this interactive format.
Relish is currently a Facebook Group. Please join by clicking here.
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