I have worked with top doctors and health care specialists in many areas of practice over the span of my 30-year clinical career.
My experience includes positions at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and at HealthPartners, the University of Minnesota, and Lakeview Hospital in the St. Paul-Minneapolis metro area.
My practice is evidence-based and uses HIPPA-compliant platforms with your privacy in mind.
I LOVE all things nutrition and know how to evaluate the research and translate it into practical tips you can use! I keep current on hot topics and nutrition trends so I can answer your burning questions.
Believing that everyone has different needs and goals, I develop individualized nutrition action plans with every client I see. One size does not fit all!
I wanted to be a dietitian ever since I took a career exploration class in high school- a long time ago! My favorite classes were chemistry, biology, and foods & nutrition; my wise guidance counselor suggested dietetics and there was no turning back!
I developed a special interest in diabetes after volunteering at a Kids with Diabetes camp during college. This interest became an expertise area early in my career, and I worked diligently to meet the requirements of becoming a Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist (CDCES). I maintain this specialized certification through continuing education and practice.
In addition to diabetes, I provide nutrition therapy for many other health problems- including gastrointestinal (GI) issues. Over a decade ago, I was one of the first dietitians in the area to educate patients on a low FODMAPs diet to manage Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), and to use a dietitian-approved food sensitivity test as a tool to help identify symptom triggers.
Personal and family GI issues- including celiac disease, IBS, and food sensitivities-fueled my interest in GI nutrition. Through professional education, I’ve learned a great deal about the gut microbiome and the relationship to food, nutrients, and lifestyle. A related interest area is functional nutrition, which considers all aspects of a person’s health, diet and lifestyle to design a personalized nutrition plan. What works for one person might not work for someone else.
Following an individualized plan that was designed just for me allowed my gut to heal and my digestion to return to optimal functioning. I now enjoy eating without fear of bothersome, unpredictable symptoms. Quality of life is important to me as I’m sure it is to you. My goal is to help you reach a state of thriving health as well!
Schedule a free discovery call with me today and learn about what a personalized nutrition action plan might look like for you!