My passion is in helping everyone silence the nutrition noise conveyed through popular media. Wellness is truly attainable for everyone when its foundation is evidence-based. I target small areas of your everyday life that we can easily adapt to be health-promoting. My motto: fiber first!
Outside of work: Making oat milk lattes, cooking, taking too many pictures of my food, studying, working out, hanging out with friends, and listening to podcasts or rap music.
What is your favorite kind of workout?
Pilates is my favorite exercise because it is a win-win for both mind and body. Moving slowly to work muscles you didn’t even know existed requires focus, balance, and intention. Since it’s not too intensive, it is easily maintainable.
What is your main focus?
I work with individuals who are not seeking an easy fix and truly want to feel better on a physical, mental, and energetic level. The tenets of my philosophy are increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, whole foods, and mindfulness of potential barriers they may face. I do not restrict food groups nor do I believe in it for non-medical reasons.
How did you get interested in health?
Food is often assigned a moral label as “good” or “bad”, instead of “makes my body feel good” or “makes my body feel bad”. I don’t want people to settle for feeling just “okay” when their diet can directly improve their risk of chronic diseases, productivity, gym performance, and the way they feel everyday.
What was one of the biggest health changes you’ve made?
Incorporating more plant-based proteins into my diet (even if alongside animal proteins)
What do you think most people should do differently to be more healthy?
Drink more water, move your body, and always eat your fruits and vegetables. Don’t give up!
What are some books you recommend?
Fiber Fueled by Will Bulsiewicz, MD., In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan, Food Politics by Marion Nestle