Like many other health-care providers who enter the field
of nutrition, I have personally experienced the benefits of sound nutrition.
I have noted dramatic improvements in both my eyesight and behavior, largely
in part to a healthy diet. I was also fortunate to have met and worked
with Dr. Ben Feingold, who pioneered the Feingold Diet.
my interest in the nutrition field grew, I decided to acquire a Master
of Science in Human Nutrition, from the University of Bridgeport. Upon
graduation, I immediately attained certification through the Certification
Board of Nutrition Specialists, as a Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.),
as well as the Certification Board of Clinical Nutritionists as a Certified
Clinical Nutritionist (C.C.N.). While no one certification demonstrates
complete knowledge, I feel these credentials represent the highest standards
of competency and practice.
It has been widely recognized that nutrition plays a pivotal role in the
maintenance of health, prevention of disease, and management of chronic
conditions. In recent years, science has gained vast insight into how
the foods we consume, along with nutritional supplements, not only successfully
address both the symptoms and root causes of disease, but also enhance
our health by normalizing our individual biochemistries. As the role of
nutrition continues to become more complex, the demand for innovative,
responsible and competent professional nutritionists will also rise. Attaining
certification as a Certified Nutrition Specialist (C.N.S.) will attest
to the qualifications, advanced skills, and professional status as a nutritionist.
The human body possesses a remarkable capacity for repairing damage to
its supporting structures. By recognizing and supporting this innate ability,
nutrition therapy seeks to restore normal physiologic function. Nutritional
deficiencies result in biochemical/metabolic imbalances, which then cause
organ/gland dysfunction, and ultimately nutrition-related disease. Based
on diagnostic testing and other evaluation techniques, Certified Nutrition
Specialists recommend the use or disuse of specific foods, supplements,
and botanical agents, along with lifestyle modifications, necessary for
optimum health. By making simple changes in the way we think and live,
we can significantly improve our health.
As my professional career has evolved, I have chosen to concentrate on
a function diagnostic approach. Many people attempt to create their own
treatment and nutritional programs based on what they have read in books
or magazines. A generalized guesswork approach to treatment and nutrition
may not provide the optimal results for each person. By taking advantage
of non-invasive functional laboratory tests, close attention can be paid
to everyone’s biochemical individuality, thereby allowing each person
to have a program which will benefit his/her nutritional need.