I offer functional nutrition counseling that is rooted in a simple and compelling belief: the human body has powerful healing capacities that, when supported, can bring a person to their optimal state of health.
My journey with health began at Cornell University, where I studied Resource Economics. Yes, I wanted to understand the drivers of people’s actions and choices, many of which seemed to be in conflict with their personal well-being—and that of the planet’s. My interest in health extended to the role of food as medicine during my first pregnancy and then with my first child. My colicky newborn graphically illustrated the concept that what you eat can make a huge difference in how you feel and what your body can tolerate. With each new family member the message became more clear: food matters! After serving as my family’s nutritionist for over a decade, I decided to combine my passion for food, gift for healing and desire to help others through my work in the field of integrative nutrition.
I hold a B.S. in Resource Economics from Cornell University and a Masters of Science in Integrative Health and Nutrition from Maryland University of Integrative Health. I am a Licensed Dietician Nutritionist (LDN) in Maryland, a Licensed Nutritionist (LN) in D.C., and a Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS).
I am a Recode certified practitioner and a certified teacher with the Alzheimer’s Research and Prevention Foundation.