MSBites. Yes, it REALLY does.

I began my nutrition career as an inpatient acute care dietitian working in an oncology setting. After leaving this job and starting my private practice Food Matters 365, LLC my work with the MS population began to grow rather organically.

Quickly, I began to receive inquiries from other healthcare providers about the role of nutrition in multiple sclerosis. And this is when it became really clear to me that Dr. Google had taken huge advantage of the lack of credible information on this subject and has been filling the airwaves with… let’s just say, less than credible information.

That is when it became my professional mission to share evidence-based nutrition information and put the role of nutrition into context for people impacted by MS. In 2019, I refocused my blogging efforts by renaming my website MSBites.

A few more things about me…

  • I am a bladder cancer survivor
  • I have been living with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) since 2008.  I am acutely aware of the challenges posed by evolving science and confusing nutrition recommendations that seem to change every single day. Today, I am grateful that my health is good, and I work daily to maintain my optimal health.
  • I have been caregiver to family member with lung cancer and understand the unique challenges faced by caregivers and support partners.
  •  My professional clinical experience along with my personal experience as a patient and a caregiver has left me with the desire to help people avoid preventable diseases as well as improve quality of life while living with chronic disease. I believe nutrition plays a role in this.
  • I have been a vegetarian for over 30 years. This choice was a personal one made at a young age based on my family history of cardiovascular disease, Type 2 Diabetes and hypertension. 
  • I am not the food police! As a general rule I opt out of food fights and nutrition extremes or “diets”. I believe that the way to optimal nutrition is through personalized, sustainable habit changes rather than strict, inflexible and perhaps unrealistic dogma.  I would love to help you achieve your personal nutrition goals and achieve your optimal health!
  • With constantly evolving and often very confusing nutrition recommendations present in the media it is very easy to experience information overload. I am passionate about helping people to overcome nutrition obstacles as well as debunking diet myths and fads while providing education and guidance on how to make healthy and sustainable food choices.
  • I have completed two MS Challenge Walks, both in beautiful Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
  • I am a baseball fan. Specifically, a Chicago Cubs fan.
  • In my spare time I enjoy gardening, cooking, walking, dyeing fabric, embroidery and making quilts.

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