Nutrition Services

Offerings:

 

Individual Nutrition Session

Our relationship to food often represents our relationships as individuals with all other elements of our life. When we are able to eat in a way that nourishes body, spirit and mind, we create more harmony in all of our interactions. 

Through our sessions, I will help you come up with an individualized plan that will assist you in:

  • Developing awareness of your specific behavioral patterns.

  • Using tools and practices of mindful eating and intuitive eating through a non-diet holistic approach.

  • Understanding and acting in accordance with your body's needs.

  • Feeling more empowered in building a healthy and integrated relationship with food, eating and body image.

  • Finding a stronger sense of self-worth and confidence through the understanding that you are worth both receiving from and giving to back to others.

 

Meal Support Therapy

Meal support therapy is a way to provide emotional support for those who have difficulty with eating and completing meal. A meal support session includes modeling, supervising and therapeutically processing meals and snacks.

Through meal support, you will:

  • Feel a sense of support identifying emotional and physical hunger cues.
  • Begin to overcome any fear foods and/or food rituals you may have.

Meal support can be part of a nutrition session or scheduled separately. Sessions may include eating in a local restaurant, going to a grocery store or eating in your home.

 

Ayurveda

Ayurveda, the science of life and sister science to yoga, is the ancient holistic medicine system originating from Kerala, India. This science surrounds the principles of the three doshas or constitutions, Kapha, Pitta and Vata, which are the energies that make up every individual. In an Ayurvedic consultation we will focus on:

  • Diet, nutrition, medicinal herbs, mantra, breathing exercises, and meditation to heal body, mind and spirit.
  • Your individual body's constitution (prakriti), which may be one or
  • Your current state (vikruti).
  • Creating a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan to help you find balance, health and prevent dis-ease.  

 

Specialties:

 

Eating Disorders

Whether or not you have been diagnosed with an eating disorder, I can help you through your struggle with any unhealthy or disordered eating patterns or to improve your relationship with food and your body. I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, including but not limited to:

  • Anorexia
  • Bulimia
  • Binge eating disorder
  • Emotional eating
  • Exercise addiction
  • Compulsive eating
  • Body image distortion

I can guide you on your healing journey so you can have a more peaceful and compassionate relationship with yourself. 

 

Other Conditions Treated

While I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders, I also offer nutrition therapy for a variety of conditions including:

  • Hashimoto's thyroiditis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Celiac disease
  • Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
  • Gastrointestinal issues including IBS

My approach in treating autoimmune illnesses is to look at the root-cause of disease. I also address the whole person and not an isolated set of symptoms. 

 

Specialty Diets

I am experienced in working with vegetarian and vegan diets. 

 

“Spiritual practice is about eating, where we eat, what we eat, and how we eat. Often we try to eat other people but do not let them eat us…in the end we can see this either as a world where we all eat and are eaten, or as a world where we all have an opportunity to feed one another”

                                                                                                                                                     - Jack Kornfield, A Path with Heart