Dieting, starving, then overexercising to lose weight.
I spent YEARS stuck in this toxic pattern and, as a result, wreaked havoc on my thyroid which further slowed my metabolism.
Every time I would lose a pound, I would gain it back.
I didn’t understand what I was doing wrong and found myself being consumed with frustration over trying to lose weight and the scale not budging.
Enter FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE. Once I understood and treated the ROOT CAUSE of my weight gain everything changed for me.
I am now at my ideal weight and have remained so for 6 years! More than that, we were able to reverse my husband’s autoimmune disease and heal my children’s allergies…
All through the healing power of functional medicine and functional nutrition.
For the past few years, I have had so many clients come to me with a variety of health conditions such as:
And after following the healing program that they needed most:
The Complete Gut-Healing Program
The Ultimate Thyroid Reset Program
The Back2Basics Group Metabolic Reset Program
They felt better than they had in years! Our programs focus on gut healing and individualized nutrition as a way to reverse dysfunction because everyone’s genetics, biochemistry, and lifestyle is unique.
I’m excited to share with you some of the best research-based functional medicine strategies I’ve learned along the way so that you too can radiate health from the inside out.
I teach busy women all around the country to permanently release stubborn weight, increase energy, balance hormones, and heal their gut without strict dieting or intense exercise.
The catalyst for my deep dive into functional medicine & nutrition training was 3-fold:
I struggled with weight issues for years and could never seem to permanently release the weight no matter what diet or exercise regimen I followed.
My husband was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease – Hashimoto’s in 2014 and experienced persistent symptoms such as severe fatigue, brain fog, chronic digestive issues, and weight gain despite being on hormonal replacement.
My children suffered from seasonal allergies and infections multiple times in a year which earlier I thought was normal.
I knew that I had to do something different to improve not only my health but my family’s health as well.
I hold a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States where I was awarded the Dean’s merit list award – the highest academic recognition.
I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy from MSU, Baroda, India.
I graduated from the best evidence-based program in the country that weaved in principles of functional medicine (root cause science). I learned from the best and brightest professors and practitioners across the globe.
This has gifted me the latest and most effective modalities to heal with nutrition and lifestyle. I am also pleased to be a Board-certified Clinical Nutritionist in the US!
My personal life
I have lived in Dallas, TX for two decades now with my husband and two teens – my three musketeers.
When I am not talking about nutrition, you can find me with my family… cooking, gardening, researching, reading scientific papers, walking with an interesting podcast, listening to TED talks, enjoying the outdoors, and (post-pandemic) socializing a lot.
In functional medicine, we seek to identify what is causing chronic illness to occur in the first place by determining the ROOT cause. Once we heal those issues then the magic happens and our body truly begins to heal!
My 3-Part Approach to Lasting Wellness:
It is essential to treat every person holistically - mind, body, and spirit - rather than treating them based on symptoms only.
Personalized nutrition is the best way to reverse dysfunction because we all have unique genetics, biochemistry, and lifestyles.
To reverse disease and maintain health, we must identify and eliminate the root cause of imbalances and add what we are lacking.
If you’re struggling with a chronic disease or simply not feeling your best, know that it’s absolutely possible to restore your health through nutrition, supplementation, and lifestyle changes.
I am deeply devoted to improving the battle against chronic diseases and obesity. I firmly believe that food should be fun, delicious, simple, and joyful since most imbalances can be cured by what one puts on one’s plate!
There is no single “right diet” that applies to all of us.
We have different genetic backgrounds, different preferences, and different lives. We all want to be healthy, but most of us haven’t figured out just how to make food and dietary patterns to serve that goal.
Emerging science is very clear that food is a powerful influence on health.
Food offers not only the calories that fuel our body’s metabolism (engine), but it also contains many diverse components that play important roles in all our bodily functions.
Empowering a healthier you with Functional Nutrition is my ultimate goal!
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