I developed my nutritional belief system from my grandfather. My grandpa is 93 years old and is "as healthy as a horse". To me, he is the definition of balance and moderation. He eats a donut once a week with his friends at the donut shop, will have a fast food burger once in a while "because it sounded good" whilst at home his crock pot is simmering a lentil stew with carrots he picked from my mom's garden (that he probably didn't wash because "a little dirt never hurt anyone"). I believe that we should eat because our bodies need it, because it tastes good, and because it connects us to the people sitting at the table across from us.
I have worked with patients, at all acuity levels, who have struggled with disease states that have kept them from fully living their life whether in small or large capacities. In my time being a Registered Dietitian, I've gained experience treating a wide variety of medical issues - Gastrointestinal problems, Diabetes, kidney disease, among others. I also consider myself an expert in treating Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Binge Eating Disorder, exercise compulsivity and other disordered eating issues. I have a Culinary Arts and a Nutrition degree from Johnson & Wales University as well as a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition and Food Science from University of Maine.
I'm passionate about healing and helping people get back to connecting with the things that are important to them.