I am deeply passionate about optimizing metabolic health and helping others achieve their health, nutrition, and lifestyle goals. I started my nutritional journey at UCLA where I majored in Biology, then continued on with a Master's degree in Nutritional Biochemistry from Tufts University and finally, I received a Ph.D. in Behavioral Nutrition from Columbia University in 2010. I worked as a post-doctoral fellow at Rady Children's Hospital for 4 years studying the effects of nutrition on infant outcomes and for over a decade as a nutrition scientist at the University of California, San Diego.
In 2018, I decided to start my own nutrition consulting company so I could share my knowledge and expertise in nutrition and behavior change with people who need it most. My educational and personal journey led me down the path to a low-carb lifestyle because the benefits of this eating style are so numerous. The Ketogenic Diet, in particular, has become a passion of mine because both the science and personal experiences from my clients inexplicably illustrate how truly amazing this lifestyle is for optimal metabolic health and disease prevention.
I am an International Ketogenic Behavioral Nutritionist, as well as a Certified Nutrition Specialist Scholar® (CNS-S) and a Certified Ketogenic Nutrition Specialist (CKNS), both credentialed by the American Nutrition Association® through its Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists.
I am hoping to share my passion and expertise in nutrition, inflammation, metabolic health, behavior change, and the Ketogenic lifestyle to educate, inspire, and help people meet their health and weight goals. I have an office in San Diego and also conduct remote Ketogenic consulting and coaching all over the world.
La Jolla Nutritional Health is set to open in February at 7590 Fay Ave., Suite 204B, with former Las Patronas member and UC San Diego Department of Medicine Ph.D. Lauren Bartell Weiss at the helm. The intent is to provide workshops and individual nutrition counseling for teens, families and older adults.