Photo Credit:  Peter Hellberg

Photo Credit: Peter Hellberg

So I was the kid who really did buy strawberries instead of candy.

As I got older and learned more about food and herbs, I began to make the connection between what we eat and how well we thrive. Becoming a nutritionist has always been about others. Learning your story, getting to the root of health problems, teaching nutrition therapies and sharing simple meals for living longer stronger lives is my privilege. 

With 23 years experience, I previously worked with Baylor University Medical Center and Tom Landry Sports Science Center prior to beginning private practice in 1999. 

I work extensively with digestive health, Leap MRT food sensitivity test/program, cancer prevention, autoimmune health, inflammatory conditions, blood sugar and lipid balance, an individualized osteoporosis program, pH balance, and helping folks finally... ditch "diets".  

Work Experience: 

Currently in Private Practice

Invested in helping people overcome difficult health conditions, living longer stronger lives. I established my private consulting practice in 1999 working with professional and client referrals including: 

  • Individuals, Families, Workshops  

  • Physicians and Allied Health Practitioner Referrals

  • Texas Oncology Physicians

  • Southlake Oncology Physicians 

  • Digestive Health Physicians 

  • Maranatha Home Health

  • Women to Women Health Associates 

  • OBGYN Associates

  • Pain Management Centers

Previously, Baylor University Medical Center and Tom Landry Sports Science Center 

  • Outpatient Nutrition Counseling 

  • The Baylor Executive Edge Program - as the originating dietitian developed the nutrition component of this program.  

  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Center - developed and taught patient class series.

  • The Pain Management Program - developed and taught patient class series. 

  • Heart Place

  • Bone Marrow Transplant Unit

Education and Training Experience:   

  • Graduated with honors, Bachelors of Science in Nutrition sciences and a minor in Psychology from Texas Woman’s University.

  • Clinical nutrition internship at Baylor University Medical Center.

  •  Registered Dietitian and Licensed Nutritionist (RDN, LD)

  • Certified Leap Therapist (CLT)), testing for food and chemical sensitivities and implementing diet protocol to decrease inflammation, calm the immune system and improve gut integrity. See Testing for more information.     

  • Certified Gluten Practitioner (CGP)

  • Extensive Work with Folks Through Treatment and Life After Cancer 

  • Advanced training in lipid and blood sugar balance, metabolic syndrome, reducing inflammation, strengthening the immune system, candidiasis, osteoporosis, digestive disease. 

  • Advanced training in how our diet effects our natural detoxification pathways and specific program for restoring natural detoxification. 

  • Continuing education focus is on functional medicine nutrition therapies for complex health conditions, nutritional testing, proper use of nutrition supplements, simple seasonal meals free of unwanted additives and genetically modified organisms.