12-Week Weight Loss & Health Transformation Program

12-Week Weight Loss & Health Transformation Program - Functional Medicine Nutrition

  • Excellent for those wishing to target the metabolic issues at the roots of chronic health issues or those who wish to lose weight.
  • Address food allergy, hormonal imbalances, metabolic barriers to a healthy weight, systemic inflammation, hyperlipidemia & impaired carbohydrate intolerance. Facilitate bio-detoxification, optimize liver, cardiorespiratory, thyroid & adrenal function. 
  • Target emotional eating. Balance the immune system, hormones & optimize muscle mass. 
  • Exercise prescription, meal plans, recipes or no-cooking needed menus & dining out strategies. Methods for reducing sweets cravings. Mind-body techniques to help you make lifestyle changes successfully. Package of 12 sessions, either in-office, by phone or as a combination.  An excellent choice for those with diabetes, fibromyalgia or other chronic health issues.  
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  • CLICK HERE to see the Table of Content of your Weight Loss & Health Transformation Workbook that will be customized to your special needs.


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Women's Health; Fibroids; Menopause; Hormonal Balance

Nutritional Therapy For Bladder Health & Support For Disordered Eating Also Available.

  • Nutritional therapy for hormonal balance (including saliva testing for active hormone levels), estrogen dominance, PMS, peri-menopause, uterine & bladder prolapse/incontinence, uterine & ovarian fibroids/cysts, PCOS, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, systemic yeast overgrowth; preconception & pregnancy/lactation nutrition and pre-conception nutrition for couples.
  • Many of our patients seek functional medical nutritional therapy because they are seeking a multi-faceted program to help them make true progress in reducing size of fibroid tumors and in addressing the underlying causes, which are often complex.
  • Estrogen dominance is ONE of the possible root cause of many women's health issues, such as fibroids, endometriosis, PMS and PMDD, PCOS  
  • Many women who have been diagnosed with pelvic prolapse (cystocele, rectocele or uterine prolapse) have never received recommendations for truly effective exercises that could greatly improve their condition. I provide nutritional guidance and lifestyle recommendations to complement the therapy you may be receiving from your physician. Also, I direct my patients to truly effective exercises that could greatly improve their condition as taught by an amazing instructor in Europe (free through her website and You Tube channel).
  • A number of women suffer from urinary incontinence. This type of incontinence is very common during the years surrounding menopause due to hormone changes. A combination of  weakened muscles, neurological changes, subluxation of vertebrae associated with the bladder, changes in the urethra and in the bladder itself, magnesium deficiencies, low-grade urinary tract infections, hormonal imbalances and pelvic prolapse may all be factors in its development. We offer functional medical nutritional therapy and lifestyle recommendations to address all these factors. We also provide women with information  options offered by various local specialists so that they can make an informed choice.
  • I provide nutritional care for disordered eating to coordinate with critical psychological care patients are receiving from other practitioners. Many patients become patients after they have completed an in-patient program. 


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Men's Health; Hair/Prostate/Urinary Health; Sports Nutrition

  • Power nutrition for active lifestyles (including transitioning to a more plant-based diet).
  • Weight loss.
  • Urinary/prostate health; kidney stones. 
  • Hormonal balance (Target low testosterone and low Human Growth Hormone.)
  • Hormonal balance for hair loss.
  • anxiety, depression, mood swings. 
  • Diabetes & complications of diabetes, poor circulation.
  • Eating healthy on-the-go. Customized family meals.
  • Programs for couples also available. 
  • Sports nutrition and training diets. Exercise prescription. Build lean body mass. Reduce body fat. 
  • Most men are looking for a streamlined exercise regimen that get results and a simple dietary and supplement program that helps them reach their fitness goals quickly.
  • Programs for the serious athlete. Sports nutrition and sports-specific training diets.Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
  • 12 Weight Loss & Health Transformation Program includes a 50+ page workbook, customized just for you, broken into easy-to-follow modules to help keep you inspired, focused, organized & accountable in regard to your health & fitness goals. 


            Programs for couples also available.


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Antiaging, Weight Loss & Health Transformation Program

Our comprehensive 12 Week Weight Loss & Health Transformation Program PLUS concentrated attention to anti-aging at the cellular level & rejuvenating your skin from the inside out, makeup guidance & the creation of daily beauty routine that will fit into your lifestyle & help you look amazing…now & in the future!I


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Pre-Diabetes, Diabetes & Complications; Pancreatitis

  • Just some of the complications of diabetes are difficulty healing, in general, gastroporesis, poor circulation to the extremities/legs and feet; foot ulcers, nerve damage & nerve pain (neuropathy and neuralgia) retinopathy. Bleeding behind the retina is common. 
  • Pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreatitis) requires control of carbohydrate intake, systemic inflammation and supplementation of enzymes in order to resolve. Serious cases require prompt medical intervention from your MD. I provide customized care to complement the care you are receiving from your physician for pancreatitis. 
  • Patients are given customized meal plans that match and improve their body's ability to metabolize carbohydrate. Nutrition plans are not only carbohydrate-controlled but are low in fructose and specific in nature to the amount and type of fat consumed,as to lower systemic inflammation and to give the body the proper fatty acids for improving cell membrane health.  I love being able to makeover your favorite foods into a fat-burning, blood sugar lowering ally!
  • A number of factors contribute to the development of complications of diabetes.In functional medical nutritional therapy for diabetes, we address how to safely optimize nitric oxide production by the blood vessels, (which helps the blood vessels to become healthier), how to improve the body's production of its two most powerful antioxidants (glutathione and superoxide dismutase) and work to reestablish a balance of essential fatty acids in the body while ensuring that they are metabolized properly. 
  • The body is provided with the micronutrients it needs to improve carbohydrate metabolism and to further reduce systemic inflammation, especially inflammation in the cardiovascular system.  It is especially important to improve the health of the smallest blood vessels in the body because these are found in the brain and kidney, which are so often affected in diabetes, resulting in issues with cognition (Problems with memory, dementia), kidney disease (diabetic nephropathy) and retinopathy. Autoimmunity is addressed because we are now finding that this is often a contributing factor to the development of even Type II diabetes. 


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Adrenal & Thyroid Optimization/Balance

  • Targeted nutritional therapy to help optimize thyroid & adrenal balance.  Highly individualized plans to specifically address the root issues of suboptimal function of these glands. 
  • Adrenal fatigue is rampant in our modern society. It is often experienced by those with fibromyalgia, allergies or yeast overgrowth. Many people struggle for months or years with imbalanced adrenal function when well-directed nutritional therapy could be highly effective. 
  • Subclinical thyroid function is very common. Few patients have had a comprehensive thyroid panel and, thus, they may never receive the tests that would provide the needed date for a correct diagnosis. Autoimmune thyroid is commonly overlooked. In addition, medications can help replace hormones that are lacking but they do not nourish the thyroid and adrenal glands, improving their health. In addition, our endocrine glands (the thyroid, in particular) are highly vulnerable to heavy metal accumulation and mineral deficiencies.  


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Anxiety, Depression, Mood Swings, Emotional Health

  • Target the metabolic roots of anxiety, depression & mood swings with state-of-the-art functional medical nutritional therapy. Specific nutritional therapy to improve neurotransmitter function, production & utilization. 
  • Learn about options for state-of-the-art urine testing available through my practice to identify neurotransmitter dysregulation. 
  • Address important nutritional factors and lifestyle practices which powerfully affect lymphatic cleansing of the brain, inflammation of neural tissues, cell-to-cell communication and neurotransmitter production.


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Pediatric Nutrition (Including Autism); Family Nutrition

Comprehensive pediatric nutrition for infants, toddlers, children & teens. Food allergy, ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, digestive disorders, autoimmune conditions, post-surgery nutrition. Meal planning for picky eaters. Family meal planning. 


INFANTS

A nutrition consultation for your infant helps remove the guesswork from feeding your baby by empowering you with important guidelines about his or her eating patterns, nutritional needs, digestion and growth. Includes discussion of breastfeeding expectations & formula options, education about liquid vitamin & mineral supplements for infants & when they are indicated, as well as dietary guidance for Mom to help reduce infant digestive challenges & the development of food allergies. Go forth with confidence when introducing baby foods & progressing to solid table food.  Want to learn how to prepare homemade baby food?  Instruction for making your own baby foods at home are included/explained upon request.  Natural therapy for dealing with a colicky baby, infant skin issues, such as “cradle cap,” eczema & teething.  


CHILDREN

Nutrition counseling for children helps Moms feed even the pickiest eaters & manage/minimize the development of food allergies.  Effectively help your child learn & develop healthy eating habits. Receive guidance for FAMILY MEAL PLANNING & preparing healthy snacks. Learn how to choose which chewable or liquid vitamin/mineral best meets your child’s needs. Counseling includes nutritional guidance for improving immune system strength if delaying or spacing out vaccinations, etc. Strategies for helping your child attain normal weight gain if he or she is falling behind. Nutritional therapy for helping children with atopic dermatitis, eczema, ADD/ADHD, autistic spectrum disorder, childhood cancers, gastrointestinal disorders (such as fructose sensitivity/malabsorption, galactosemia, eosinophilic GI disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, & gastrointestinal reflux disease), Tourette’s syndrome & seizure disorders or other medical conditions, such as sickle cell anemia, juvenile diabetes, juvenile arthritis as well as other autoimmune conditions. Comprehensive nutritional therapy for children with food allergies & asthma, including elimination/rotation diets & recommendations for appropriate nutritional supplementation to optimize nutritional status in children who must avoid certain foods due to allergy or intolerance.   Customized vegetarian, Kosher and ethnic meal planning & menus are available. NOTE: In-office programs offer age appropriate teaching methods for young children, engaging them with stories, games, puppets & other fun activities to introduce important concepts of eating healthy or dealing with food restrictions


TEENS

A consultation for your teenager is designed to inspire him or her to enjoy a higher quality diet, to develop healthier eating patterns and to address the nutritional roots of any health 

conditions. Consultations are streamlined, concise, non-judgmental, and created in a workshop format in order to better maintain his or her attention. Parental or client concerns such as overweight or underweight are addressed in a non-intimidating manner and from a perspective of offering your teenager the tools to feel his or her best, to enjoy better athletic performance and a reduced risk of injury, as well as improved concentration/focus & optimal sleep quality. Maintaining a healthy weight is particularly important for this age group as we know that overweight teenagers have a much higher risk of continuing to have weight issues as adults. Targeted nutritional therapy with diet & a few well-chosen nutritional supplements helps this age group avoid common nutritional inadequacies.  Natural therapy for ADD/ADHD, depression, hormonal imbalances/PMS & anxiety.


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Peri-Natal Nutrition

PRENATAL NUTRITION

  • Nutrition during pregnancy, minimizing nausea & preventing possible complications of pregnancy & delivery.  
  • Helps moms-to-be achieve proper weight gain while avoiding excessive increases. Decrease risk of metabolic toxemia, episiotomy, breech presentation, gestational diabetes, stretch marks & excessive weight gain. 
  • Improve postpartum healing, decrease risk of postpartum depression & enjoy your pregnancy. 
  • Are you confused about the best prenatal vitamin/mineral for your particular needs?  
  • Are herbs safe to take during pregnancy and which ones?  I offer expert guidance. 
  • Preconception detoxification programs for both moms- & dads-to-be are also available.  


LACTATION NUTRITION

  • Nutritional guidance during lactation helps remove the guesswork, providing optimal nutrition for baby AND Mom.  
  • Addresses such as issues as diet & nutritional supplements to replete nutrient stores & optimize nutrition during lactation, how to improve milk flow, prevent and resolve postpartum depression, telogen effluvium (postpartum hair loss), postpartum thyroiditis, hormonal imbalances, as well as dietary strategies for moms with food allergies/sensitivities. 
  • Expert guidance to help moms through the maze of questions & concerns that may arise during postpartum, while nursing their infant or offering formula. Addresses such concerns as colic, reducing risk of SIDS, food allergies in high-risk infants, immature lungs & liver, elevated bilirubin, improving baby's digestion, GERD ("reflux"), safe & effective supplemental nutritional therapy & botanical medicine for baby who is dealing with health issues. 
  • Learn which herbal preparations are safe to use for mothers who are breastfeeding their infants & which are best avoided. Includes extensive education about nursing formula selection for moms who choose to feed their baby a high quality formula. 
  • Excellent for pre-term infants or those with failure to thrive.  


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Food Allergy, Immune System; Reactive Skin; Yeast

  • Food Allergy / Gluten-Free Diets, Chemical Sensitivity, Reactive Skin; Eczema, Psoriasis, Lyme Disease, Autoimmune Disorders, Immune Deficiencies.
  • Creative meal plans/recipes tailored specifically to your special needs. 
  • Break biofilms, correct leaky gut syndrome & balance your immune system. Address detoxification pathway abnormalities. 
  • Guidance for food allergy/food sensitivity testing 
  • Functional medicine nutritional therapy for lupus, scleroderma, Sjogren’s syndrome. RA & other autoimmune conditions. 


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Gastrointestinal/Digestive Issues

(We also offer Nutritional Evaluations Required Prior To Bariatric Surgery)

  • Address the root causes of liver issues (fatty liver, cirrhosis), IBS, intestinal polyps, GERD, gastroporesis, chronic yeast overgrowth, intestinal dysbiosis, chronic constipation, diverticulitis, gallbladder dysfunction, Crohn’s disease, celiac disease, eosinophilic gastroenteritis, ulcerative colitis,  leaky gut syndrome; gluten intolerance. Create a healthy microbiome in the gut. 
  • Low FODMAPs diet, gluten-free, specific carbohydrate diets & low oxalate & low histamine nutrition plans. 
  • Allergy substitutions, elimination and rotation diets to help provide method to the madness when dealing with food allergy/sensitivity that trigger GI symptoms. 
  • People often consult me because they are locked in a state of confusion in regard to how they should eat. There is so much information on the Internet many patients are suffering from information overload. They consult me to design a very specific diet for them that addresses every element of their health and lifestyle and helps them make consistent progress.


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Musculoskeletal Health, Chronic Pain

Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Fibromyalgia, Osteopenia, Osteoporosis

  • Nutritional therapy & lifestyle guidelines for reducing inflammation, balancing immune function, maintaining joint health, improving bone density & reducing risk of fractures.
  • Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue. Highly individualized programs based upon your unique profile, to address the metabolic root of this condition as well as address pain. We find that our patients improve rapidly when we systematically address food allergy/sensitivity, possible oxalate sensitivity, hormonal balance, bio-detoxification pathways, GI/microbiome health, adrenal function, optimization of key micronutrients, systemic inflammation, hypoxicity of muscle cells at rest and neurotransmitter production, function/balance and other factors.
  • Multi-modality/holistic approach to assist in managing chronic pain.


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Cardiorespiratory Health (Heart, Blood Vessels, COPD)

High Blood Pressure / Heart, Blood Vessel & Lung Disease

Dietary strategies plus recommendations for nutraceuticals to address root cause issues (such as poor nitric oxide production, systemic inflammation, blood vessel weakness, metabolic syndrome, mineral imbalances/vitamin deficiencies. All recommendation are designed to work in tandem with the care you are receiving from your primary care physician, cardiologist, pulmonologist  or other health care providers.

  • Blood vessel/heart health 
  • Pulmonary hypertension
  • Mitral valve prolapse, 
  • Atrial fibrillation, 
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive heart failure, 
  • Emphysema, chronic bronchitis/asthma, pulmonary hypertension, 
  • Peripheral vascular disease, 
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Surgical recovery


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Help With Your Cancer Battle Plan

To Complement The Care You Are Receiving From Your Doctors:

Whereas I offer state-of-the-art guidance for patients who deeply desire an aggressive nutritional component to their cancer battle plan I also offer PALLIATIVE NUTRITIONAL THERAPY (that focuses on powerfully reducing nausea,  pain/inflammation, improving appetite, digestion and reducing gastrointestinal symptoms, increasing muscle mass, improving various lab tests values--such as serum albumin and improving energy level and sleep quality as much as possible.) These changes can profoundly improve a patient's quality of life.


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AGGRESSIVE FUNCTIONAL MEDICAL NUTRITIONAL THERAPY AS A POWERFUL PART OF YOUR CANCER BATTLE PLAN


Many people have beat cancer!  I offer FUNCTIONAL MEDICAL NUTRITION and mind-body techniques to help support immune function, a healthy weight, appetite & quality of life, as well as reduce risk of recurrences in patients who are battling cancer, while also addressing the sum total of health issues that affect their physical & mental wellness. The nutritional programs I create for my patients who have received a diagnosis of cancer are highly individualized & designed to complement the therapies they are receiving from their medical team. When patients consult me I review with them their medical history, explore & identify possible degenerative pathways of the body (roots of the disease process), & work to remove these factors as barriers to wellness. 


My roles as a team member assisting patients who have received a diagnosis of cancer are to:


(1) Help educate them about how nutritional therapy can complement and improve the success of various treatment options and empower them to go forth with more confidence that they will make the best choice given their particular situation.  


The nutritional programs I design for my patients who have received a diagnosis of cancer are designed to complement other therapies but are not offered as cancer therapy. 


(2) My second role in helping a patient who have received a diagnosis of cancer is to review his or her medical history, explore and identify possible degenerative pathways of the body (roots of the disease process), and work to remove these factors as barriers to wellness. 


These factors create imbalances in the fundamental controls of the body:

  • Wrong food choices 
  • Wrong ratios of protein, fat and carbohydrate 
  • Incorrect balance of vitamins and minerals 


Fundamental controls of the body include:

  • Imbalances in the autonomic nervous system 
  • Electrolytes 
  • Prostaglandins 
  • Alkaline-acidity 
  • The carbo-oxidative systems 
  • Lipo-oxidative system 


Disturbances in these fundamental homeostatic controls result in metabolic dysfunction, namely 

metabolism inefficiency of protein, fat or carbohydrate, and other metabolic inefficiencies. 


These metabolic dysfunctions result in subclinical health complaints, such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Indigestion 
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Constipation 
  • Aches/pain
  • Feeling generally malaised
  • Frequent illness, and low energy


These subclinical health complaints often eventually result in chronic degenerative diseases, such as:

  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes 
  • Colitis 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Heart disease
  • Sometimes even cancer


Just a few nutritional strategies to help patients, naturally, improve detoxification pathways, their immune function, cell membrane structure, and make the body a less hospitable place for cancer cell include:          

  • Proper macronutrient ratio, 
  • Vitamin and mineral balance
  • High quality, pure water
  • Botanical extracts, herbs and phytonutrients 


My best advice to the cancer patient is to find a supportive friend or family member to help encourage you and to be your confidant.  


Next, while you are collecting information and interviewing physicians to help you on your journey with cancer, take a first step to improving your nutritional status and rid your diet and physical environment of as many cancer-risk increasing agents as possible. 


Get rid of acid-forming liquids, such as coffee, tea, soft drinks as well as sugar and dairy products, hydrogenated fats (damaged, oxidized fats). 


Reducing consumption of gluten-containing grains and dairy products will help reduce inflammation.


Choose more organic foods when possible. 


Avoid as many personal care products and toiletries that contain chemicals as possible. It is especially important to avoid parabens and triclosan. Women who have hormone-sensitive cancers should be especially careful to avoid chemicals with estrogen-like activity in the body. 


Developing highly-individualized nutritional programs to complement the work you are doing with the oncologist or other physician is available through my private practice.  Nutrition programs for patients who have received a diagnosis of cancer will receive an in-depth medical history/interview and a 

Review of mechanisms that may underlie immune system dysfunction, 


  • Review of mechanisms that may underlie immune system dysfunction includes but is not limited to: micronutrient deficiencies
  • Dysfunctional detoxification pathways
  • Chronic systemic inflammation
  • Heavy metal accumulation
  • Chronic yeast overgrowth (candida albicans syndrome)
  • Acidosis
  • Poor antioxidant function
  • Parasitic presence and solvent accumulation
  • Gingivitis/gum disease
  • Cell membrane dysfunction
  • Geopathic stress
  • Radiation
  • Toxic emotions, etc.


Address challenges of blood glucose balance, quality sleep, food allergy/intolerances/sensitivities, digestion, hormonal balance, neurotransmitter balance, circulation, respiration, nervous system function and energy production.

  • How to find the highest quality of water, how much to drink and when to drink it. 
  • Dietary guidelines for reducing inflammation, maximizing antioxidant intake, phytonutrients and optimizing essential fatty acids
  • Identification of metabolic type and Ayurvedic dosha (The science of Ayurveda is the 3000+ year-old science of health from India that identifies the more subtle properties of food that allows us to further customize the diet to be even more balancing.)
  • Creation of highly individualized meal plan and dietary guidelines
  • Exploration of nutritional therapy for encouraging normal immune function, increasing apoptosis and for encouraging normal cell-to-cell communication.
  • Exploration of nutritional guidelines for optimizing thyroid function (Important in Normal Immune Function)
  • Development of a Highly-Individualized Bio-Detoxification Program 
  • Recommendations for functional medicine testing which may provide additional helpful information.
  • Caring support and nutritional follow-up throughout a patient’s journey with cancer. 


I invite you to call for more information about a highly individualized nutritional program to complement the care you are receiving from your physician(s), our 12 Week Health Transformation Program: 205.915.0474. 


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Chronic Kidney Disease, Urinary Tract Issues

NEPHROTIC SYNDROME, IgA KIDNEY DISEASE, KIDNEY STONES, DIABETIC NEPHROPATHY, FSGS, RECURRENT UTIs

INCLUDING, Diabetic Nephropathy, Dialysis- & Post-Transplant Care, Age-Related Kidney Decline, Alport Syndrome, Crescentic Nephritis, Fanconis Syndrome, Lupus Nephritis, Membranous Nephropathy, Minimal Change Nephrotic Syndrome, Nephritic Syndrome, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Renal Cell Carcinoma, Wilm’s Tumor


  • Studies show that patient with chronic kidney disease who receive nutritional counseling from a registered dietitian were three times less likely to require beginning treatment with dialysis over a ten-year period.
  • Prevent & address kidney stones. 
  • Advanced protocols for slowing the progress of renal disease, improving kidney function. 
  • Meal plans control protein/ammonia load on kidneys, fluid and mineral balance (potassium, phosphorus, sodium, calcium, magnesium, etc.), parathyroid health, Vitamin D and Vitamin K balance, nitric oxide production/small vessel health, homocysteine, C-Reactive Protein, and reducing inflammation and fibrin in the kidneys.
  • Botanical medicine liquids to improve kidney function. 
  • Patients are encouraged to keep regular appointments with their nephrologist and have their lab values sent to us to be sure they are making significant and consistent progress in reducing their creatinine and improving their lab values.


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Neurological Health & Headaches

  • Speeds removal of toxins from the nervous system 
  • Promotes balance of function in ADD/ADHD, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease), Parkinson’s
  • Special needs of patients post-stroke/brain injury. 
  • Comprehensive nutritional care in addressing the many factors which can contribute to headaches, including food allergy, food intolerances, salicylate sensitivity, histamine intolerance and other factors.


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Nutrition To Enhance Your Yoga Practice

  • Embraces whole foods nutrition with a focus on improving flexibility of the body and mind. 
  • Explores the subtle properties of food, as well as the spirit in which food is prepared and eaten.  
  • Improves our yoga practice by aiding in biodetoxification, improving flexibility viay reducing systemic inflammation and maximizing joint hydration/health.
  • If you are vegetarian or are exploring the possibility of transitioning to a vegetarian diet I will be glad to help. Also, I highly recommend this excellent article in The Vedic Times, written by Aradhana Devi Dasi (aka Ana Lucia Alves), which presents arguments for vegetarianism from ecological, economical and spiritual perspectives.


Karen Bishop, RDN, LD, on yoga...

“I fell in love with yoga when I was a little girl.  I practiced on my dark blue exercise mat with Lilias Folan on “Lilias, Yoga and You” when I was nine-- when she was on Public Television.  I began to develop an instinctual knowledge about my body and about the chakras, although I did not have those names in my vocabulary then!  Yoga has been a friend for over 45 years, always waiting patiently for me to return when I stayed away for too long.  Yoga practice is such a useful tool for making positive lifestyle changes successfully. It is the ultimate mind-body medicine. It improves our success in making dietary changes, sticking to and managing our time more effectively."


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Recovery From Black Mold Toxicity

The most effective Intervention with functional medical nutritional therapy for those with black mold toxicity to :

  • Help patients select and prioritize testing if they have not had accurate diagnostic testing
  • Biodetoxification - depending upon how recent the exposure and how extensive
  • Supplementation with natural substances to bind up the mycotoxins in the bile by taking them appropriately times in preparation for meals.
  • Support the liver because it is in tensely involved n the biodetoxification of toxic black mold.
  • Address inflammation 
  • Facilitate eradication of any intestinal fungal/yeast overgrowth, since even a small amount of overgrowth may trigger hypersensitive reactions in those who have been exposed to black mold
  • Restore a healthy gut microbiome
  • Make use of appropriately dosed anti-fibrinolytic enzymes, if no contraindications are present.
  • Consume healthy oils in the proper dosage to help rebuild healthy cell membranes, since Black Mold Toxicity alters fats in the cell membranes, disrupting their function.


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Sports Nutrition; Nutrition For Dancers & Performers

NUTRITION FOR SPORTS NUTRITION, BODYBUILDING & DANCE


Nutritional therapy/training diets to help you achieve an ideal lean body mass, regulate muscle growth,  improve performance, reduce recovery time between training/performances, target emotional balance & minimize risk of injury. Sports-specific programs are also available and address such topics as pre-game meals and quicker post-workout recovery.  


Training diets plus expert recommendations for safe use of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to help maximize muscle growth, athletic performance and minimize risk of injury. Sports-specific programs are also available and address such topics as pre-game and pre-performance meals and quicker post-workout recovery.  Our 12 week program includes a week’s worth of customized meal plans, pre-competition nutrition, and protocols for maximizing your workouts, reducing inflammation and pain from old injuries, as well as close monitoring of your progress to help you reach your nutrition and fitness goals.


Body Building Nutrition

Training diets plus expert recommendations for safe use of vitamins, minerals and amino acids to help maximize muscle growth, workouts and minimize risk of injury. 


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Ayurvedic Nutrition

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AYURVEDA is the 3000-year-old science of diet, healing and health maintenance that originated in India.  Ayurveda looks at food in a way that goes beyond its content of vitamins, minerals, protein, fats and carbohydrate, to recognize that all foods have powerful energies that affect the mind, body and spirit.  The masters of Ayurveda have described the human body and the body of the universe as composed of prana—the primal energy, the vital life force that manifests in the form of earth, water, fire, air and ether.  Any imbalance of these elements in our body is experienced as illness, discomfort or pain.  And these elements are kept in harmony by a healthy body that consumes them through breath, food water, sunshine, exercise and sleep.  The power of vegetarian foods fully manifests only when used in harmony with your unique constitution. 


When a diet is designed with the proper macronutrient ratio (the proper amount of carbohydrate, fat and protein, any food allergies, sensitivities, or intolerances, anti-inflammatory in nature) and then further adjusted to be complementary to your constitution based upon Ayurvedic nutrition concepts, you have a diet plan that will serve you very well, both in resolving imbalances in your health and in improving your energy level.  


I provide my patients with not only nutritional recommendations for eating more Ayurvedically but suggestions for healthy lifestyle practices that follow ancient Ayurvedic principles for balancing the body, mind and spirit, These include suggestions for exercise, therapeutic use of oils, oral hygiene and quite time/meditation. 


WHAT IS THE THEORETICAL BASIS FOR AYURVEDA? The five elements, earth, water, fire, air and ether, come together to create three basic constitution types: vata, pitta and kapha.  The particular combination of energies present, earth, water, fire, air and ether, when we enter this world at birth is known in Ayurveda as our innate constitution or prakruti.  What we do with our constitution is up to us.  When these elements combine in varying proportions and strengths, they create doshas, or our mind-body constitution: vata, pitta and kapha. If air and ether predominate in your constitution, you are Vata in nature.  If fire and water take the lead in you mind-body makeup, Pitta is the result.  If water and earth hold ascendancy in your body and mind at birth, Kapha is your constitution.  Each constitution has different needs. When we meet these needs we improve our chances of feeling balanced and enjoying good health and peace of mind.


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