Eat for your health
Tapping the power of food
balance your body, focus your mind
Hi, I’m Cynthia!
I’m so glad you’re here!
I’m a nurse practitioner, entrepreneur, functional nutritionist, and a certified wellness coach. My passion is helping women find wellness through the healing power of nutrition and solving health problems from the inside out. But, what I’m most proud of are my titles of mom and wife! I have all boys, including two Doodles and a loving, patient and supportive husband.
I worked in clinical medicine, both in the ER and cardiology, for nearly 20 years. The power of Western medicine’s approach to acute and life-threatening disease and emergencies is undeniable. However, I started to question our approach to the on-going symptoms of chronic health problems. I started to think more about the root causes of the chronic health problems of my patients. I became passionate about learning how I could help my own family, patients, and clients avoid chronic health issues and diseases before they even became a problem.
One of the most rewarding aspects of being a nurse practitioner and nutrition and wellness coach is the relationships I develop with patients and clients.
I started to see a powerful relationship between the foods that we eat and improved symptoms, health and wellness. When I saw my clients see big improvements in their health, I was inspired to become a wellness coach, and then later a nutritionist with a strong functional emphasis. I have advanced training in adrenals, food sensitivity testing, digestive concerns, sex hormone testing and thyroid issues. I strongly focus on these issues with my female clients.
And, most significantly, I have personally been diagnosed with and recovered from adrenal fatigue (HPA-dysregulation), a parasite infection, leaky gut, hypothyroidism and mercury toxicity, and I’ve lived to tell the tale! All my clients benefit from my own hands-on experiences dealing with the necessary nutritional changes, supplements, testing and lifestyle adjustments that I had to make in order to recover and return to a state of wellness.
I am uniquely positioned to support women as they struggle with and try to make sense of issues related to lack of energy, weight gain, and food cravings. I understand their frustration when they don’t get the answers they want and need from traditional medicine. My clients inspire me to not only create unique 1:1 programs, but also group programs that help address, support and educate women on the profound mind-body connection and provide the tools to address these concerns.
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The Restart program is the best gift I have ever given myself!Thank you, Cynthia, for your professional guidance and coaching to strip unhealthy eating from my nutritional habits. There were so many things I didn't know about what healthy eating really is. I haven't felt this good in decades! More energy than I know what to do with. -
I really enjoyed taking this class! Cynthia has a wealth of knowledge to share!I especially learned a lot about healthy fats and what foods I might be sensitive to. Eating the right foods kept me feeling satisfied and not starved. This is definitely a way of eating (not dieting) that I can stick to. Thank you so much Cynthia!!
Cynthia was a great teacher. She is very supportive and encouraging.Just finished the Restart Program with Cynthia and it was just what I needed. It is organized in a way that helps you with removing sugar from your diet. Each week there is a class topic which is very educational - from blood sugar to the many roles of fat in your diet. Cynthia was a great teacher. She is very supportive and encouraging. I found it fairly easy to do since I was ready to make a change in my eating lifestyle. -
Cynthia's approach toward nutrition is practical and easy to apply. The principles you'll learn working with Cynthia are ones that allow you to easily get back to center when you stray.Cynthia and I began working together Spring 2016. At the time I had a goal of improving my health, losing a modest amount of weight, and was driving myself nuts tracking steps and calories with my Fitbit. After three months of tracking calories and steps I'd lost some weight but was nowhere near my goal and I was hungry all the time. Enter Cynthia and her approach to nutrition and lifestyle management. Cynthia's approach toward nutrition is practical and easy to apply. The principles you'll learn working with Cynthia are ones that allow you to easily get back to center when you stray. Healthier eating choices doesn't have to mean taste deprivation. Cynthia will also teach you how to assemble healthy, tasteful, satisfying meals that even the finicky eaters in your family will enjoy. If you are looking to improve your health and fundamentally change your approach toward food and nutrition, I encourage you to partner with Cynthia. -
Cynthia sat down with me and we talked things through. She believed me. She understood. She gave me confidence that no matter how hard it was, we were going to work together to get me better.I was really suffering, both physically and mentally, from what seemed like an invisible illness. No one could figure out what was going on. I wasting away and the only thing some of the best doctors in the area could do was medicate me in hopes that I could gain weight without ever really figuring out the cause. Cynthia gave me confidence that no matter how hard it was, we were going to work together to get me better. She isn't so prideful that she is afraid to reach out to others when things are very complex and she most certainly doesn't take a one size fits all approach. She dealt with my needs very specifically to me, both with my diet and with my comfort level after all I had been through. I was 5'7 and 107 pounds and there was nothing anyone could do until I found her. When I finally started gaining weight my husband called her a miracle worker, which just might be true. I still have some work ahead of me, but I know for sure that I wouldn't be where I am now without her. -
I highly recommend Cynthia and the Restart program to my friends and coworkers!Cynthia’s knowledge in all the areas that were covered throughout the 5 weeks was outstanding! She had the answers to everyone’s questions and if she didn’t have an exact answer, she was quick to provide it. -