My special areas of expertise include the functional nutrition management and support of patients with cancer, mood disorders, food intolerances, metabolic syndrome, autoimmune disease, menopausal symptoms, and adrenal fatigue. I also have an integrative cancer care and prevention practice that is focused on the primary and secondary cancer risk reduction and the management and support of patients in the midst of cancer treatment. Interventions are based on improving the oncometabolic promoters of cancer: insulin resistance, inflammation, impaired methylation, oxidative stress, copper excess, and unfavorable estrogen metabolism.
I am a Licensed, Registered Dietitian (RD, LD) and a Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT). Functional medicine and integrative nutrition approaches for chronic health problems are at the core of my practice. I have a passion for promoting whole foods nutrition, home cooking skills, effective use of supplements, and helping my clients feel better, fast and naturally! I received my MS in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States in Portland, OR.
My ideal clients are those suffering from digestive problems, fibromyalgia, migraines, autoimmune disorders, fatigue, polycyctic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), fertility concerns, insulin resistance, diabetes, and other chronic, frustrating conditions that get in the way of vitality. Working together, I help my clients to learn about their personal nutrient needs, identify adverse food reactions or barriers to healing, and implement nutrition plans to revive health and well being.
My approaches are rooted in core values of building intuitive and mindful eating practices, with the goal of restoring your sense of wholeness and self within your body.
Ignite Your Vitality helps people make healing changes from the inside out. As a Transformational Wellness Coach, I coach people that are frustrated with their health make transformations within the context of their busy lifestyle so they can double their energy and feel good in their body. I empower people to make lifestyle changes in the areas of diet, rest, exercise, stress reduction to help create lasting success. If needed, I also will offer lab tests to get to help identify the root cause of the discomforts. Some of the main complaints I help people solve are heartburn diarrhea/constipation, bloating, lack of energy, foggy thinking, inability to lose weight, high stress and other digestive discomforts.
For more information visit my website or e-mail me. I also offer 30 minute complimentary strategy sessions to help people decide their next best step weather it is on your own, coaching with me, or getting help from someone else.
Offering individual health consultations and group wellness programs from a Functional Medicine, integrative, and holistic perspective.
My interest in nutrition grew over the last few years because of my own health challenges and those of my children. Seeking treatment from many conventional doctors left me frustrated and feeling hopeless with some of our health issues. Finding the NTA and pursuing functional nutrition has been life changing.
As an NTP, I work to restore balance and function in the body. I investigate and research the root causes of dysfunction. Many times it is a matter of “backing it up” and understanding the connections the systems have in the body and where the true issues stem. I start by addressing digestion and work south through elimination and address all the systems in between. I evaluate your nutritional needs and make dietary and lifestyle recommendations. I do not prescribe, treat or cure disease.
Nutritional therapy is a first line of defense in having optimal health. I use a variety of tools to assess specific deficiencies such as an in depth interview, an extensive online nutritional assessment and finish with a hands on functional evaluation paired with lingual neuro testing. Lingual neuro testing is a skill set used to determine your specific needs, using food and/or supplements to help restore balance to the body.
Some areas of interest to me are auto immune conditions such as hashimotos, alopecia, leaky gut, autism, diabetes, hormones, and digestion.
I offer a free 20 minute consultation to discuss your needs. I work via Skype and in person. I look forward to serving you.