About

Why I’m A Dietitian

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Knowing how to eat gives you the power to make healthy choices within your realm of preference and discover new levels of health and well-being.  I’m here to pass along the knowledge but more importantly, help you build it into your life in creative and practical ways that enhance your health and your life.

 

My Approach

I specialize in 3 areas:

  1. Food sensitivities related to IBS, fibromyalgia, migraine, and other conditions caused by inflammation
  2. Diabetes
  3. Weight loss

I also provide counseling and services for general nutrition, health and wellness. To be effective in helping clients be successful, I believe it is essential to include 3 elements:

  1. A structured plan based on proven techniques
  2. Education
  3. Coaching and ongoing support for long term success and adherence

I absolutely love what I do, especially  combining my technical knowledge of nutrition with the creative element of creating tasty and interesting meal options to keep clients engaged and happy.

TeleHealth

All my services are available via telephone, webcam or e-mail correspondence.  I do this because it allows me to service clients in many areas without being limited to a physical location. With today’s economy, extensive travel for the patient or practitioner is not cost-effective.  Technology is the way of the future, so I have built its use into my business model.  Clients receive just as much quality with telehealth services as they would in person, if not faster and more efficiently! Face to face consults are available if preferred.

My Credentials

I am a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, and Certified LEAP Therapist who has been in practice for 11 years.  I graduated from Arizona State University in 2003 with a B.S. in Dietetics and completed a year of supervised practice at Patton State Hospital in San Bernardino, CA.   I passed the registration exam through the Commission on Dietetic Registration in November of 2004, and the certification exam for diabetes educators in November of 2010.  I have worked in a variety of settings including health clubs, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, community health centers, and managed care companies.  I am a member of several professional organizations, including the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), including the Diabetes Care and Education practice group, the Nutrition Entrepreneurs practice group, and the Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine practice group, and the Central Arizona District Dietetic Association (CADDA).