Our bodies have healing power. Science proves it.

Science also proves that nutrition benefits our health at a cellular level. The nutrients we take in nourish our cells so they can carry out their functions. No matter what health condition a person has, nutrition plays a vital role in treatment. But managing a health condition is not a simple matter of eating a bowl of brown rice and vegetables. Every person is different, and so are their nutritional requirements for optimal wellness. By working side by side with you and your medical team (if you have one), I can create a customized food plan that ensures you get the nutrition you need to manage your health condition and live your most vibrant life.

Some of the health issues I treat include:

Celiac disease is a digestive disorder that causes damage to the small intestine. Treating celiac disease requires eliminating gluten from the diet. Because gluten is found in common staple foods such as bread, pasta, and crackers, knowing what to eat can seem confusing and restrictive. But I promise, there are lots of delicious options, and I can help you learn to enjoy a gluten-free diet.

Colitis is inflammation of the inner lining of the colon. It can be caused by a number of different health conditions, including ulcerative colitis, which is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes both inflammation and sores in the colon and rectum. Colitis flare ups can result in diarrhea, abdominal pain, and other uncomfortable symptoms as well as more serious complications. An elimination diet is sometimes required to determine which foods trigger flare ups for the individual. Anti-inflammatory foods can help soothe symptoms.

Crohn’s disease is also an IBD. It affects different areas of the digestive tract in different people. The exact causes are unclear, but nutrition therapy can help. An anti-inflammatory diet can help manage inflammation, and a low-fiber diet can help reduce the risk of intestinal blockage.

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is a long-term or recurrent disorder that affects gastrointestinal functioning. It causes a range of uncomfortable symptoms, including abdominal pain associated with either diarrhea, constipation, or both. Most people with IBS are able to manage their symptoms with intentional food and lifestyle changes.

Diabetes is a serious condition that causes higher than normal blood sugar levels. People with type 1 diabetes must take insulin daily to control their blood sugar levels. People with type 2 diabetes can usually control their blood sugar with diet, exercise, and sometimes medication. A healthy eating plan is crucial for people with all types of diabetes. I can help you learn which foods to eat, how much to eat, and how to read food labels so you know exactly what you’re getting from the foods you buy at the store.

Food allergies trigger immune responses when ingested. If the same response to the same food does not come from the immune system, it is considered a food intolerance or food sensitivity.  I can help identify the causes of adverse reactions to food and create allergy friendly meal plans customized for you or your children.

Getting proper nutrition is just as important after your baby is born as it is while you’re pregnant.  A healthy postpartum diet will replenish your nutrients, support your cell and tissue repair, and aid in hormonal balance. It’s common to put all the focus on your new baby, but you need nourishment, too. I can help make it easy for you by creating a postpartum diet plan designed to ensure that you get the nutrient-dense foods you need to keep you healthy and strong.

Long-term stress can be harmful to your health.  But even short-term stress can exacerbate symptoms associated with other physical and mental health conditions. Exercise and proper nutrition can significantly reduce stress levels and minimize the negative effects of stress on the body.

Obesity increases the risk of diabetes, heart disease, depression, anxiety, sleep apnea, and other health problems. But quick-fix fad diets don’t result in long-term success. Losing weight safely and being able to keep it off require addressing your body’s particular nutritional needs and incorporating healthy lifestyle choices into your everyday life. I can help you set nutrition goals, learn to read food labels to ensure you’re getting proper nutrition, track your progress, and make lifestyle changes that last.

Whatever your health issue, I’ll work with you to assess your overall nutrition needs and then create a customized nutrition plan to help you manage your symptoms and live your best life.

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