Barbara is a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner (CFMP), and Licensed Dietician Nutritionist (LDN). 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.
Barbara has completed advanced Master level coursework in functional medicine from Dr. Datis Kharrazian PhD, an innovator in the field of functional medicine, in topics such as Neuroinflammation, Autoimmunity, Gut Dysfunction, Thyroid, Advanced Blood Sugar Regulation, and Infertility as well as his seminars in Functional Endocrinology and Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis. She also completed advance coursework offered through the Institute of Functional Medicine. Barbara participates in Functional Medicine University, a functional medicine practitioner community dedicated to sharing the latest advances in functional medicine and developing the most effective protocols. To keep up with the latest in genetics, Barbara has taken seminars by Dr. Ben Lynch and follows the work of Dr. Amy Yasko and Dr. Jeffrey Bland.
Barbara continually attends seminars in Functional Medicine and Orthomolecular Medicine from many of the top researchers around the country as well as attending groundbreaking conferences such as American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM), International and American Association of Clinical Nutritionists (IAACN), Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM), American College of Nutrition (ACN), and Scripps Institute.