I hold my M.S. in Nutrition from the University of Massachusetts. I also have a B.S. in Exercise Science from the University of Rhode Island. As well as running Eagle Vision Nutrition, I am an adjunct Nutrition instructor at Holyoke Community College. I believe that a healthy body comes from combining diet, exercise as well as balancing intestinal flora. I encourage my clients to eat “real” food, as opposed to processed food and to live physically active lives. As a nutritionist, my experience includes counseling individuals and families to plan, prepare, and cook healthy meals, personal training/exercise coach, workshops, classes and more. I have worked with individuals with ailments such as diabetes, digestive disorders, depression, obesity, arthritis, heart disease osteoporosis and more. I have presented and run programs at corporations, schools and organizations. I offer many different programs including my 21 Day Whole Food Cleanse, Sustainable Eating Weight Loss Program, Post-Natal Nutrition Program, and am currently developing an Intestinal Health Program. I live my life as I instruct others to; living by example. I have made eating nutritionally dense food and living actively, priorities for my family.
I believe that people can take control of their health by adopting a primarily local, whole foods diet. Eating foods that closely resemble their natural form and that are picked at prime ripeness helps promote ideal health. These days, many people have diets consisting mainly of processed, packaged meals that hardly resemble “real” food. As a result, our culture is seeing epidemics of diet-related diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, allergies, digestive disorders, high blood pressure and many more. I assist my clients in changing the way they think about food. I help them shift their feelings of “being controlled by food” to “being in control of food”, by gaining an understanding of exactly what their bodies’ need. I encourage a healthier way of eating that includes a higher percentage of good quality fats, limited processed food, high quantity of greens, fermented foods and more. I believe in healing illness through the use of nutritious foods and limiting the use of medication.
My latest passion is intestinal health. Recent research shows that many psychological and physiological ailments come from poor intestinal health. Dysbiosis, or the imbalance of “good” and “bad” bacteria, is responsible for many of the auto-immune diseases that have become so prevalent amongst our culture. I believe that by eating certain foods and eliminating others, one can help cure these chronic diseases and ailments that so many of us suffer from.
I work with clients in Northampton, MA , the greater Pioneer Valley and beyond. If you are not local, please don’t hesitate to contact me, as I work with clients remotely via online and telephone.