I am a certified Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner. My approach is markedly different from other nutrition professionals.
Most traditional nutritionists and dieticians’ have a cookie cutter approach and address health issues on a superficial level; they essentially treat symptoms, not the underlying cause.
On the contrary, I work as a health detective to uncover clients' root causes of health issues. After piecing together very important 'functionality' clues, I will give you a targeted solution to address your body’s biochemical imbalances.
My unrelenting passion is to improve the quality of your life by early detection and call to action by employing precision nutrition.
My core philosophy is to “test not guess” by utilizing genetic tests, blood work, and other diagnostic lab work. Once I identify the imbalances from your lab work, I can 'reboot' the specific pathways within your body that are poorly functioning, using affordable targeted supplementation, diet modification, and lifestyle changes that help to restore a balanced biochemistry. This personalized process yields optimal health and wellness for years to come.
REBOOTING HEALTH, LLC was founded by me in a sincere effort to help clients in the area of epigenetics and nutrition, commonly known as Nutrigenomics. I often coordinate care with Functional Medical Doctors who understand the holistic approach to personalized wellness and precision medicine.
I hold a Masters in Physical Therapy and a bachelor in Psychology. My ongoing education helps me stay well informed of new genomic SNP variants and their clinical implications, functional lab testing, as well as targeted supplementation. All of these modalities support me in bringing you the most cutting edge, personalized, effective and affordable solutions for optimal health.
"LET'S REBOOT YOUR HEALTH!'
I had been an insomniac for 21 years. I had been searching for answers to my health issues over the last 8 years.
I was originally diagnosed with depression and anxiety, later, hypothyroidism, hypertension, and severe insomnia, which later lead to diagnosis of severe sleep apnea, with accompanying symptoms of chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and out of control hypertension.
My life had turned upside down!
I was terrified of what my life had turned into. I was desperate for sleep, night after night. Physicians prescribed me sleeping drugs to help me, but the fix was temporary. They then switched me to stronger, habit forming, sleeping medication to help with my insomnia.
These medications gave me some relief, but I had a new problem on my hands: I had to go to higher doses to fall and stay asleep because I had built a tolerance to the drug. I knew this could not continue-I was getting hooked on these sleeping medications. Intuitively, I knew there had to be a My intuition told me that all these symptoms and condition were somehow connected. I knew at that point, that conventional medicine had failed me.
My insomnia led me to a journey to multiple health practitioners: integrative MD’s, Naturopathic doctors, Chiropractors, Acupuncturists, homeopaths, and nutritionists. I experimented with various treatments and supplements-none of them gave me relief of my symptoms, sometimes the symptoms got worse!
I had spent an exorbitant amount of money that I really did not have on just trial and error. I had lost all hope at this point. I asked myself: how could all these medical models fail to help me? What is being overlooked here?
One day, by the grace of God, I encountered an individual that was explaining his health problems to me. As I was listening, he mentioned that most of his symptoms were due to a gene called MTHFR, a genetic mutation that about half the population carry and not know it. I turned to him and asked what are the symptoms of MTHFR gene mutation? He gave me a huge laundry list of symptoms associated with it.
Most of the symptoms matched up with mine. Could it be that my symptoms and unrelenting insomnia be linked to this gene? I exhaustively searched more about MTHFR and how to get tested for it.
My test results came back positive (heterozygous) for MTHFR 677, a gene responsible for heart disease and depression.
I researched the specific form of vitamin B9 (FOLATE) which bypasses this gene mutation, giving me relief of most of my symptoms. I started taking the B9 and to my surprise, I slept like a baby the first night! I was shocked in the morning. I thought it was a coincidence or a placebo effect. The second, third, and fourth night I slept even better. Now, I was convinced of the power of targeted supplementation and genetic findings.
At first, I had thought my journey had come to a close, but little did I realize that MTHFR was only the tip of the iceberg. There are many numerous genes downstream that I had to learn about.
Like Alice in Wonderland, I had discovered that I have gone down a rabbit hole that will take me on a wonderful journey to discover the world of genes, personalized nutrition, and how targeted nutrients, diet, and lifestyle modification can alter the destiny of our health and longevity.
It is my hope that my personal journey can support you in your health journey as well. Your health matters to me.