Have you struggled with diets before in the past that have been unsuccessful? Or have you spent multiple hours researching the perfect diet on the internet and have been left feeling even more confused and frustrated?? Well, then you're in luck because it is time to get a WHOLE FOODS diet lifestyle tailored 100% for you by a certified health care practitioner! As your partner and guide in your story of health, I am honored to provide you with sustainable, science-based diet and lifetstyle recommendations as we work together to uncover the root cause of your symptoms. It's time to thrive and feel more energized!
"Eat Happy, Be Healthy!" - Selva W.
The Happy Belly Difference
So why see me? I am a nutrition nerd. I love everything there is about food, whether it’s cooking, writing, researching, or attending functional nutrition conferences. With never-ending passion for helping others, I strongly believe that food can offer powerful therapeutic benefits to support overall health and well-being. I specialize in functional and integrative nutrition, gut health, and even more specifically the Low FODMAP diet. Patient interviews, nutrition focused physical exams, lab data, and much more help guide my therapuetic nutriton care plan for each individual. Everyone is different in their unique nutrient needs and digestive abilities. No one approach will work for everyone. Therefore, whether you want support for a healthy pregnancy, are experiencing digestive distress, or are simply looking to look and feel your best then I am here to help! Learn more about my educational background and training by clicking on the right.
Integrative & Functional Nutrition Therapy
Looking at clinical nutrition from a functional perspective encourages the practitioner to assess the whole person, not just isolated symptoms. By listening to patients, and learning their entire health history including environmental, social, and genetic interactions, functional medicine practitioners can identify multiple factors that may be influencing long term health goals and chronic disease. Core systems that are evaluated include digestion and abosorption, detoxification, energy production, and hormonal balance. Taking the time to to have a patient centered approach allows the caregiver to uncover the unique needs of the individual. Furthermore, integrative nutrition, understands that BODY, MIND, and SPIRIT are all interconnected, and that all need to be in balance for optimal health. With this understanding integrative nutritionists also incorporate lifestyle approaches to support dietary recommendations .