I became a dietitian because at an early age I saw the relationship between food and health. I grew up in a house with a dad who had Crohn's disease and a mom with Celiac disease so food as medicine was real. Personally, I've lived with Hashimoto Thyroiditis since I was 12 and was also diagnosed with Celiac disease before heading off to college. It made sense to me that by changing the quality of what you at, you could change the quality of your life.
I saw the relationship between food and health.
Empowering women to live their healthiest lives has been a dream of mine for many years! I started this virtual practice during the pandemic because I saw the healthcare system starting to fail people. I saw a need for telehealth and every day new information was coming out about risk factors for COVID with the common denominator being: underlying chronic health conditions. People are waking up to the fact that our lives were spiraling from busy to overwhelming. This time to slow down can be used as an opportunity to improve your health and rebuild the framework of your life from the ground up.
I work with women with endocrine conditions like diabetes, PCOS, prediabetes, thyroid disease, celiac disease, and more to help them build sustainable and healthy lifestyles that get them the outcomes they want: weight loss, more energy, and metabolic health.
I grew up in Maryland with my mom, dad, brother, 2 dogs, and 2 cats. We ate family dinner together every night and would talk for hours around the same table I now have in my dining room! Food is more than an equation to me, it is love and connection. My brother is a restaurant owner, so clearly we both shared the same upbringing!
I'd say I'm constantly in a state of self-improvement because we owe it to ourselves to invest time into ourselves! Currently, completing a 30-day yoga challenge and learning how to cook tempeh. I love being active and trying new ways of moving. Fun fact: I was a vegetarian for 15 years!
I’ve been a practicing Registered Dietitian for 7 years at some of the nation’s top endocrine centers including the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Here’s a list of my qualifications.
Bachelor’s in Nutrition and Health-Related Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University
Master’s in Public Health Nutrition from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Registered Dietitian (RD) with the Commission on Dietetic Registration
Board Certified in Advanced Diabetes Management (BC-ADM) through the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES) through the Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education