Barbara is a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP), and Licensed Nutritionist (LN). The CNS designation is awarded through the American College of Nutrition and the Certification Board for Nutrition Specialists to individuals who have a minimum of a Master’s degree in clinical nutrition and documented experience and proficiency in the nutrition and health field. Barbara graduated magna cum laude from the University of Bridgeport with a Master’s of Science degree in Human Clinical Nutrition.
Barbara helps clients resolve their health concerns by utilizing the latest advances in genetics, functional medicine, clinical nutrition, and Evidenced Based Nutrition.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and worked for many years designing analog circuitry for use in the space industry and then spent over a decade utilizing cutting edge software development to help meet the mass transit needs in major cities around the world. Her knowledge in the health field came about as the result of the inability of the current health system to solve her own health challenges. Marrying her problem solving skills with her love of biochemistry and physiology, she was able to find complete resolution of her health issues.
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I am really passionate about what I do especially since I spent a great deal of my life struggling with chronic illness. It wasn’t until I found a practitioner who really listened and was fluent in the science behind diet and lifestyle, that I learned how much power I actually had over my own health. That was over 20+ years ago and there hasn’t been much time since then that I have not been immersed in some medical journal, technical paper, conference, etc. that ties biochemistry to our environmental choices/exposures.
It’s been an exciting journey in which my practice organically evolves with the latest research. This is super important since addressing chronic conditions requires a broad perspective. These types of conditions can’t often be solved in a few weeks with a few supplements but involve a complex web of related factors that must be untangled one step at a time.
But life is not just about work. I spend my time divided between San Diego coastal living and remote Alaska, I live for long distance hiking and have walked the Camino De Santiago, West Hyland Way, and portions of Pacific Crest trail. Meditation and yoga are a big part of my life, and I dabble in saxophone. We love to plant huge gardens–both flowers and veggies and have turned urban landscapes into front yard orchards. In my spare time, I love watching movies but my favorite thing is just simple dinners and games with family and friends
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For over a decade, we have focused on finding the root cause of your health concerns with Functional Medicine, Blood Chemistry Analysis, Clinical Nutrition, Genetic Testing, and Laboratory Test Services.
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