Why did you want to be a nutritionist?
I believe the quality of our food directly affects our health in the future. I wanted to help people with disease prevention and management. I wanted to share my approach to small, attainable goals to create a positive experience.
What kind of certification do you have and from where?
I have a Holistic Nutrition Coach certification from ExpertRating as well as a certification for Nutrition for Disease Prevention from the University of California.
What do you like most about being a nutritionist?
My favorite part is empowering people by helping them navigate diet/lifestyle adjustments for lasting change.
What is the hardest part of being a nutritionist?
The hardest part is to not place pressure on myself to be perfect. I don’t advise it for my clients and I shouldn’t do it either.
At what age do you feel a nutritionist is beneficial?
The education process of the importance of nutrition should begin at a young age. Visiting a nutritionist can be good at any age.
What is your view of supplements?
Ideally, supplements would be used as a last resort but when the standard American diet is considered sometimes supplements can be very beneficial.
What can I expect from my first visit with you?
A casual and gentle conversation to learn about your goals, priorities and to evaluate our best approach for you.
Is there anything else I should know about you?
I struggle with chronic health concerns like many Americans. While I understand the importance, I also empathize with how overwhelming diet and lifestyle changes can be.