With having a parent that is a nutritional biochemist, I became aware at a very young age that the conventional nutritional information that is "fed" to us can be drastically different than nutrition that truly cultivates health. I later realized that much of this is because of Big Business, lobbying and subsidies. Since then, I have continually sought "outside of the box" in many areas of my life, and especially with what makes a body happy and healthy.
I've seen many "health practitioners" that don't radiate happiness and health; maybe because they don't walk their talk or because they just simply don't know what creates vitality. I think you'll see that I have a deep understanding of what that is, and that I am passionate about living it.
I received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Drexel University and later studied Holistic Nutrition in graduate school for two years. I also became certified as a Health Coach but my passion drove me much deeper into the world of how nutrients affect our biochemistry, and how that affects all aspects of life, including how we think, feel, and move.
A few years back I began researching epigenetics and nutrigenomics - which is basically how nutrients and stressors/toxins affect the functioning of our genes and cells. Since then, I have spent countless hours picking through medical, nutritional, and scientific journals to learn the latest, evidence based information on what truly makes a body healthy. And an enormous part of that is healthy cells.
My holistic approach to healing addresses:
- Health conditions, past and current
- Past and current diet and lifestyle
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Biochemical imbalances
- Gene expression/Epigenetics
- Oxidative stress
- Food sensitivities
- Immune system reactivity
- Digestive functioning
- Detoxification ability
- Exposure to endocrine disruptors
- Environmental and emotional stressors
- Gut health/Microbiome
- Saliva, blood and urine testing
- Food preparation