Elena Maganto Ph.D, a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, is currently devoted to empowering the health and wellness of people with serious digestive and immune system disorders including lack of energy, sleep depravation, food allergies, abdominal pain or bloating, obesity, Diabetes, Atherosclerosis, Fibromyalgia or chronic infection (see My Approach for a more detailed explanation and list of disorders related to Digestive dysfunction). She offers to her clients nutritional counseling and coaching, targeting nutritional imbalances and customizing diet for each individual’s health.
Dr. Maganto has a PhD in Molecular Biology. She received her PhD from the University Autonoma of Madrid (Spain) and completed her postgraduate training at Harvard Medical School, Boston. As research scientist, she has dedicated her research efforts over the past 13 years to the study of inflammatory diseases, including atherosclerosis and diabetes, that can be prevented with lifestyle choices. She has been invited to present her work in International and National conference including the American Heart Association, and her work has been featured in several articles.
During her training, she studied over 100 dietary theories, practical lifestyle management techniques, and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. Her teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities.
Her education has equipped Dr. Maganto with extensive knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, preventive health and in understanding how inflammation, atherosclerosis, diabetes, and other diseases occur. She believes that nutrition and science work together to reduce risk of disease in numerous ways.
As a Doctor in Health Science, she believes in Functional Medicine which focuses on interactions between the environment and the gastrointestinal, endocrine, and immune systems. She develops individual and unique plans.
Dr. Maganto is also a Master/Teacher of Reiki, a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing.
Drawing on these skills and her knowledge of different dietary theories, she works with clients to help them make healthier choices and achieve new lifestyle changes that produce lasting results and will balance their lives.
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Dr. Maganto is also graduate as a Nutrition Health Coach and a ambassador of the Godard College affiliated Institute for Integrative Nutrition's cutting-edge Health Coach Training Program.