Registered Dietitian, New York State Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist
My parents would tell you I?ve always been a ?health nut,? which is likely the result of visiting a nutritionist for low blood sugar headaches and fatigue at the ripe old age of 8.
So while other kids read Judy Blume, I was nuzzled into my Food Bible, learning about how the vitamin E in almonds is good for your skin.
I carried my love of science and how the body works to the University of Michigan, for my bachelors in biology and then returned to school a few years later for a masters in dietetics and nutrition.
From manipulating the DNA of viruses as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health, to creating and running a nutrition practice at a community health clinic, to heading up the nutrition curriculum for the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and now working side-by-side with the TODAY Show health and nutrition expert, Joy Bauer, creating and launching a healthy snack company? I?d say it?s been a pretty awesome ride so far.
I love finding the place where science, holistic health, and real life meet. And in terms of nutrition, I?ve dabbled a little in every philosophy.
I live in Brooklyn, New York where I?m completely spoiled with delicious food always a few steps or a seamless order away. I?m the smitten wife of my way better half, Javier, and the lucky mother of two beautiful boys, Joaquin and Miguel.