"Your body is the only home you have to live in. It is precious.
Reset your health and keep it for a lifetime."
I practice Functional Medicine, which focuses on finding the root causes of the health concern and create individualize plans for my patients. I am specialized in nutrition for people with important digestive, inflammation, hormonal and immune system disorders.
The way we eat and the way we live condition our digestive and immune system (70% of the immune system is in the digestive system). Different factors including chronic stress, poor diet, hormones, medication, environmental toxins, yeast or lack of minerals are some of the factors that induce gut inflammation and leaky gut syndrome. Gut inflammation is associated with symptoms/disorders/diseases presented in this image and many people didn't even know they are connected.
It is important to take action and make good choices in nutrition and lifestyle to restore the intestinal barrier dysfunction, immune system and microbiome.
I focus on each person's concerns and symptoms to establish an individualized approach.
The way that I work with patients differs considerably from the conventional medical model you may be accustomed to.
Identifying the underlying patterns contributing to disease is the key to a successful and lasting outcome. I look at how all areas of your life -nutrition and lifestyle- are connected. As we work together, we will determine the different parts of your life that affect your health as a whole.
An initial consultation it enables us to more accurately estimate how long your care with me will last, what testing will need to be done to evaluate your condition very thoroughly, what it will include and how much it will cost. The different tests will identify the underlying cause of a diseases, rather than just suppressing symptoms.
I will then provide you with a specific unique individualized nutritional program to help restore your body.
As we work together, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for you and successfully implement lasting changes that will improve your digestion system, energy, hormones and overall health.
I understand how uncomfortable is the feeling of having your belly so bloated every single day without knowing why? You might feel hungry but you do not feel like eating because you are so big. You do not even feel like dressing nicely or being social or staying up late with friends. So it does affect your social life!
I struggled during more than 15 years with gastrointestinal problems. I suffered of abdominal bloating, gas, constipation, heartburn and Helicobacter pylori and Candida infection. I tried different approaches like natural laxatives, artificial fiber, antibiotics to get rid of the bacteria...........none of them worked and increased my symptoms. After many years living with them, I finally decided to do something else and went to the nutritionist who put me on a gluten and dairy free diet. My constipation got better but it did not improve my other symptoms. Going gluten free is not the only way to feel better. Sometimes it is even worse because we start eating a lot of processed gluten free products that substitute gluten for sugar, which feeds the bad bacteria in our gut. Finally, with my personal functional medicine knowledge I found the way to heal myself with a healthy diet and lifestyle changes. I never felt better in my life! It has improved the way my body feels and how I feel about myself.
Now, it is your turn to start feeling your best.
I am willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen!!