I am a eco-gastronomically focused food educator and leader in the world of school food activism as well as a mother of three. My specialty is helping busy moms create better health for themselves and their families. I also help people with cancer and other chronic illnesses thrive, not just survive.
My approach integrates whole food and healthy lifestyle with the reality of living in our busy, often chaotic, world. I have a private health counseling practice in Westchester, NY. In addition to working with people one on one, I teach group programs in the tri-state area and throughout the world with distance learning and e-books.
I am the founder of Better School Food, a coalition of health professionals, educators, and concerned parents, whose mission is to raise awareness about the connection between better food and better health. I am one of the Two Angry Moms in the documentary film of the same name.
Before I became a holistic practitioner, I was a dentist in private practice for 14 years. Because I already had spent years studying physiology, pharmacology and other hard sciences in college and dental school, I choose to study nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in NYC for its unique approach to food. After attending the school in 1999-2001, I spent a year studying 5 element theory and Chinese herbal medicine with Drew DiVittorio and Pam Leahy. I continue my studies by attending several national conferences each year in the areas of nutrition, holistic health, and botanical medicine. By studying with such leaders in the field as Andrew Weil, M.D. and Annemarie Colbin, PhD; nutritionist Marc David and other healers, I have more to draw from to help my clients. I believe we’re never done learning!
I love inspiring people to find a better way to improve their health by increasing their Food IQ. I’m proud to say that I am NOT an expert chef – I’m a busy mom to who cares about raising a healthy family. My three daughters continue to be my inspiration and greatest teachers. If I can do this, you can too!