I have a Master's in Human Nutrition from University of Bridgeport, which has prepared me for working clinically with clients suffering from chronic disorders, such as gut and digestive health, immune dysfunction, microbial dysbiosis, fatigue, hormonal imbalances, and life cycle health. I am trained to work alongside your other health care providers, such as your primary physician or medical specialist.
I work primarily with parents who are doing their best to keep their families healthy or wanting to improve on areas, but finding it hard to do it all by themselves. I know how this can feel, I've been there!
I recently completed my residency at Dr Kara Fitzgerald's Functional Nutrition Residency Program, and am on the path to become a nationally board Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), and NY State Licensed Nutritionist (LN).
I live with my husband and two kids on our holistic permaculture homestead, Moon Mountain Farm, located in Bovina Center, NY.
I am fully degree-trained in functional medicine, a clinical approach that utilizes nutrition, supplementation, herbs, and other lifestyle treatment modalities as therapeutic tools for clients to achieve optimal health and balance. You can learn more about Functional Medicine here.
I am a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner (CBP) and Reiki Usui II Practitioner, and I provide breath work, meditation and mindfulness techniques for clients in my practice.
Moreover, I am constantly adding more training to my resume, as I believe that each client is different, and therefore should be given the most recently updated and uniquely designed health plan to restore their health.
At the core of the HOLISCOPE philosophy is the aim to care for the whole person - and thereby the whole family unit - by the way of natural and wholly healthy means. This is done by providing a thorough health assessment and subsequent nutrition and lifestyle intervention planning, in order to restore optimal health.
The name HOLISCOPE refers to the idea of a holi(stic) — scope, which covers both an understanding of examining the whole body as an interlinked system, as well as recognizing our inherent ability to regenerate a well-functioning body-mind-spirit in the living world as a whole. In other words, we have the scope to become whole.
The genesis of HOLISCOPE is based upon the belief that hard-core biochemical science and alternative health practices can go hand-in-hand, and in a few cases, they are really different formulations of the same theory around the human body and its relationship to its earthly environment (a whole within a larger whole), even though these formulations may originate from diverse cultural traditions and distinct historical contexts. By this, I mean to not just look at the physiological health signs and symptoms you have, but I understand that there are emotional, financial, mental, and even spiritual aspects that are both the problem and the solution to what you are dealing with.
I attend seminars and conferences on a regular basis at the following organizations that I am a professional member of, to keep abreast with the newest scientific information available in my health fields, in order to offer my clients the best service available. Yet, still I hope you will safe and comfortable talking with a person, "just like you", who has the personal and empathic experience to back up the science and research.
Current organizations that I am a member of, include:
1. (Philosophy) of or relating to a doctrine or principle of holism.
a. Emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts.
b. Concerned with wholes rather than analysis or separation into parts
3. (Medicine) of or relating to the medical consideration of the complete person, physically and psychologically, in the treatment of a disease
4. Pertaining to or using therapies outside the mainstream of orthodox medicine, as chiropractic, nutrition, homeopathy, or naturopathy.
[< Greek hól(os) whole + -ism]
scope 1 (skōp)
1. The range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions.
2. The opportunity or possibility to function, exercising ones abilities, or be active; capacity for action.
3. The extent of a given activity or subject that is involved, treated, or relevant.
4. To examine or investigate.
[Italian scopo, aim, purpose, from Greek skopos, target, aim]