I have a 2-year credentialed Master's Degree 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 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. My practice is based on the tenets of Personalized Nutrition. You can read more about what that means here.
I have a BA in Anthropology and an MSc in Social Anthropology from Copenhagen University and London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) respectively.
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, multiple-pronged options for care, with a uniquely designed health plan to restore their health.
My Holiscopic Approach
At the core of the HOLISCOPE philosophy is the aim to care for the whole person - and in some cases, the whole family unit - by the way of natural and wholly healthy means. This is done by providing a health assessment, nutrition and lifestyle intervention planning, and energy/spiritual work techniques, 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 ancient - as well as modern - alternative health practices can go hand-in-hand, and in a few cases, they are really based on similar fundamentals for understanding 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 analyze the physiological health signs and symptoms a client may have, but I deeply understand that there are emotional, financial, mental, and even spiritual aspects that influence and cause a health issue, and in which we also will find the solution(s). My degrees and work/research in anthropology has played a pivotal role in informing my approach to care, hereunder how our individual and socio-cultural understandings of health and disease can affect the same.
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. At the end of all this, I hope you will still feel safe and comfortable talking with a person, "just like you", who has a personal and empathic experience of what you are going through.
Current organizations that I am an active member of:
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]