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Functional Nutritionist Addresses The Body’s...

It’s often difficult for patients to fully grasp how my work as a Functional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist differs from more traditional Registered Dietitian Nutritionists! So I asked my daughter Jessica to design an original an image for me that I could use to communicate how I use functional nutrition to address each person’s underlying root causes (as opposed to masking or managing their symptoms). She...

Unwrapping DNA With Nutritional Biochemistry!

Nutritional Biochemistry and Genomics… One of the ways that I help clients with supporting their health is by looking at their unique genomic blueprint and designing nutrition programs as they relate to biochemical pathways. Do-it-yourself genetic kits like 23andme and ancestry.com are now affordable and more and more people are taking advantage of learning about their own genes. While it’s based on science,...

Got 23andme? Get a PureGenomics Report

Have you seen all the TV commercials for 23andme (at home genetic testing kits) and Mother’s Day? After all, we have a lot to thank our mothers for. We get half of our genes from our Moms. That’s more than just our hair, eye and skin color, stature and weight tendencies, temperament and even natural intellect and talents. Our genes also impact our health, wellness, and own unique nutritional needs. Use 23andMe to...

Yes! Histamine DAO Supplement is Here

Good News! DAO is Again Available to Help Histamine Intolerance Symptoms For the past few months, DAO, the enzyme that clears histamine in the digestive track (and without adequate amounts of it may cause uncomfortable symptoms), could not be found in the US. The shortage really affected the quality of life for people who don’t make enough of their own DAO. Many were so grateful to finally experience the...

Complementary Cancer Treatments – Mushroom &...

Medicinal plants and fungi, and their derivative compounds, are being increasingly recognized as useful complementary treatments for cancer. Promising Adjunct therapy to Traditional Cancer Treatments For example, Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor) medicinal mushrooms have shown positive results as a complementary cancer treatment. In fact, in Asia, there’s an approved anti-cancer drug (PSK, Krestin) that’s made...

Will 2017 be the Year of Personalized Nutrition?

Personalized Nutrition is Already Here in My Practice! A new report published by New Nutrition Business names ‘Personalization’ as one of the key nutrition and health trends for next year, (December 1, 2016). According to Julian Mellentin, director of New Nutrition Business and author of “10 Key Trends in Food, Nutrition and Health 2017,” an increasing number of people see diet as a personal matter...

What are Free Radicals and Oxidative Stress? A Bal...

There is lots of discussion about reducing oxidative stress, the importance of antioxidants to reduce free radicals. But what does it mean on a biochemical level? And is it really all that simple? Is there some yin and yang in play? Just like for anything else, there is a time and a place for everything, even free radicals have their necessary role in the human body. For example, free radicals play a natural role in  heart...

Test Your Genes to Find Your Best Diet, says WSJ

Now even the Wall Street Journal* is “talking” about Nutrigenomics — using the information in your genetic profile to determine your unique nutrition needs! It’s all about genes and nutrition. In my practice I look at research-based SNPs (genetic variations) of a set of genes in the methylation pathway that can be supported with specific foods and nutrition supplements. In this way I use Nutrigenomics...

What’s Integrative and Functional Nutrition?

As an integrative and functional Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, my practice focuses on a holistic approach to health and healing, using whole foods and and tailored nutrition supplements to help a person optimize their health. My assessments focus on finding the root causes of a person’s health problems. To do this I look at as many pieces of information or clues as possible….and then connect the dots. I look...

Not Your Mom’s Genes: Epigenetics as a Tool ...

Epigenetics and Nutrigenomics are gaining traction within the professional nutrition community. NYCNEN, a professional group of nutrition educators in NYC, asked me to present at their half day conference, “Not Your Mom’s Genes,” at Teachers College Columbia University held in January. It was an honor to be in the company of the other speakers. Dr. Fabien Delahaye, PhD, Assistant Professor at Albert...

Nutrigenomics: Using Genetic Clues to Personalize ...

“One MyPlate Does Not Fit All – Novel Dietary Approaches” – My Presentation at a Nutrition Conference for Registered Dietitians* I was honored to be asked to present at this clinical update for fellow RDs in the NY metro area, about Nutrigenomics and the powerful influence of food/nutrition on genes and their expression. It was very exciting to illustrate how to use the genetic profile to provide...

Wise Thoughts About Food and Health

It’s been known for thousands of years just how important the food we eat affects our health. These quotes say it so well….about how we are all responsible for taking care of ourselves, starting with healthy food and lifestyle. (Read to the end of the article on my thoughts as to how these apply to us in the 21st Century.) Perhaps the most famous quote about food and health…. “Everyone has a doctor in...

Nutrigenomics – PureGenomics

I am very excited to be offering the PureGenomics™ nutrigenomics program! It’s a unique individualized nutritional solution developed by Pure Encapsulations, in collaboration with Nathan Morris, M.D. and Kelly Heim, Ph.D. PureGenomics addresses the most important research-based SNPs (Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms) related to: Methylation Pathway (including MTHFR) Vitamin A Status Vitamin D Status Detoxification and...

Homeopathy and Herbal Medicine – Opposite Al...

Homeopathy and Herbal Medicine are alternative medical treatments. Both use natural plant substances, but follow opposite healing theories. As you can see by the products on my website, my experience is with specific botanicals and herbs. While my understanding of homeopathy is mostly conceptual, there are many who subscribe to this therapy. Herbalism For thousands of years (dating back to prehistoric times), and continuing...