"Let food by thy medicine, and medicine be thy food" 

                   Hippocrates 

As a Registered Dietitian,  I am often asked why I decided to become a dietitian?  My love for nutrition started years ago while working in a plastic surgery/med spa center as an Aesthetician. Part of my job was to provide pre and post-operative skin care treatments for patients undergoing surgery. Through conversations with patients about their diet and nutrition, I realized which ones would most likely have an excellent healing outcome and those that may require a little extra help. 

My turning point with the desire to help individuals heal through nutrition came with one particular surgery patient. This patient was over 65 years, lived alone, smoked, struggled with pre-diabetes, and did not follow a healthy diet.  As I suspected, their post-operative healing encountered some complications.  While I was helping with their healing skin treatments, we discussed eating healthy and lifestyle habits.

Through our conversations, I discovered they were not eating nutrient-dense foods or taking any additional anti-oxidant micro-nutrients to foster the healing process since they were a smoker.  With a few recommendations, the wounds started to heal, and they learned along the way the importance of nutrition and health.

 

I earned my bachelor's degree from The University of Alabama in Nutrition and Dietetics and my master's degree from The University of New England in Applied Nutrition. My post-graduate work consisted of a 1200+ hour clinical internship with Morrison Healthcare at Advent Health in Tavares, Florida, with a surgery/orthopedics concentration. 

My days are spent working as an inpatient clinical dietitian at a local hospital, providing nutrition support for critically ill patients. When I am not working at the hospital, I enjoy helping individuals like yourself obtain their best health through nutrition. 

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Where there is health........

          there is beauty