As a dietitian, I work with patients to improve their health and meet their goals. Even though I'm a dietitian, I don't diet... and I don't want you to either! My goal is to apply my expertise about nutrition and health to match your lifestyle. I want to help you get in touch with your body's cues and learn to appreciate and love your body... and that means never dieting again. That's right - never. I want you to love and enjoy food while becoming your healthiest YOU.
Nutrition Counseling for Healthy Minds, Bodies, and Families
Whether you or a loved one are newly diagnosed with a medical condition, have been struggling with an issue for a while, or just want to be healthier, I am here for you and I want to work with you to reach your goals. I apply Intuitive Eating to help my patients get in touch with their hunger and fullness cues, honor their cravings and their bodies, learn to use nutrition knowledge to fit their lifestyles and medical conditions, and actually enjoy eating again (!!). I also believe in Health at Every Size, which is an approach to becoming as healthy as possible - physically, mentally, and emotionally - regardless of size, weight, or BMI. Both of these approaches are based on the idea that crash diets and yo-yo dieting often leave us feeling frustrated, confused, and disappointed - when it is the diets that are failing us, and not the other way around. I want to work with you to achieve your goals for yourself and/or your family to live healthy lives with no food stress.
As a dietitian in a hospital, I have experience with: tube feeding, long-term TPN, eating disorders, cancer, liver disease, kidney disease, diabetes, pre-diabetes, heart conditions, pregnancy, gestational diabetes, food allergies/intolerances, dysphagia, high blood pressure, high triglycerides, high cholesterol, gastrointestinal disease (including Ulcerative Colitis, GERD, Crohn's disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, diverticulosis, and chronic pancreatitis) and unintentional weight loss.
I also specialize in pediatric nutrition, from infants to toddlers to teenagers. My experience includes: food allergies, eating disorders, feeding difficulty, failure to thrive, endocrine disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis, picky eating, and developing healthy eating attitudes and behaviors.
I serve patients of West Los Angeles and the South Bay, such as Torrance, Redondo Beach, Manhattan Beach, Hermosa Beach, Palos Verdes, Long Beach, Lomita, Gardena, Carson, Lawndale, El Segundo, Playa del Rey, Marina del Rey, Culver City, Inglewood, Seal Beach, and Cerritos.