The Importance of Nutrition
Most people want to be healthy and enjoy long productive lives. Some may even want to reverse or delay the progress of specific health conditions. If you are the proactive type of person, and the one who can accept that food is not only calories, but also molecules packed with information that directly impacts our DNA and well being; then, you owe to yourself reviewing your nutrition and life style.
Unfortunately, most modern doctors are not trained in nutrition, nor have the time to go over patient nutritional status and food intake. Thus, little nutrition information is gathered from most medical visits. Coupled to this, is the fact that Western societies are losing the culinary traditions gathered through generations by our ancestors. In addition, the food we eat has become more and more processed, devoid of nutrients and loaded with toxic chemicals. Because of this and much more, meeting with a well trained nutritionist would be a wise thing to do. This not only could add years to your life, or make your have smarter, healthier and better behaved children; but also, it could save you thousands of dollars in expensive medical bills.
Good nutrition is like an great health insurance policy; its focus is on prevention, rather than in treating diseases and paying expensive medical bills. With us you could find out many things; from how to eat healthier to lower your blood pressure, blood sugars and cholesterol; to ways to improve the health of your gut, your immune system and how to correct possible nutritional deficiencies. For the most part, most conditions could be improved after making a few dietary and life style changes; some may even be reversed (months of discipline and perseverance). However, pregnant women are among the ones who would benefit the most from receiving adequate nutritional counseling. This could easily make the earth a better world in a few generations.
Education and Work Experience
Our work experience includes adult outpatient nutrition dealing with diabetes, renal disease, hypertension, elevated cholesterol, obesity and other chronic conditions. Also, we have worked on infant, children and pregnant nutrition, including breastfeeding education.
Our education is extensive, it includes over 11 years of college and graduate education in the field of nutrition and biology. Also, we have innumerable hours of self-study in the field of functional medicine and alternative healing modalities. This background allows the sessions to be comprehensive; focusing on the root problems, rather than signs and symptoms. Below some of the most significant courses and training.
Courses and Training
Annual International Conference. Solving The Puzzle of Autoimmunity: The Interplay of Gut, Genes and Environment. Institute of Functional Medicine, Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, Hollywood, Fl. May-June, 2018.
The 7th Annual Integrative Medicine Conference: The Power of Personalized Medicine. Biscayne Marriott. Miami, Fl April 27-27, 2018.
Clinical Nutrition Series (iCamp. University of Miami, Oct 2016-May 2017)
Clinical Nutrition Series (iCamp. University of Miami, Oct 2015-June 2016)
Integrative Healthcare Symposium. Focus: The Microbiome. Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, Hollywood, Fl. October 9-10, 2015.
Clinical Nutrition Series (iCamp. University of Miami, Oct 2014-June 2015)
Integrative Healthcare Symposium. Focus: The Brain. Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, Hollywood, Fl. September 19-20, 2014.
Clinical Nutrition Series (iCamp. University of Miami, Oct 2013-May 2014)
Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition Training (iCamp. University of Miami, Sept 2011-May 2013)
Applying Functional Nutrition for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management. Institute of Functional Medicine, Westin Diplomat Resort and Spa, Hollywood, Fl. December, 2010.
Master of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition (Florida International University, 2009)
Master of Science in Biology (Utrecht University, 1999)
Bachelor of Science in Biology (University of Havana, 1993)