I offer nutrition guidance, education, and support for people living with multiple sclerosis and other chronic conditions who are ready to break free from restrictive food rules and are ready to explore what it means to eat well.
If you’re frustrated with diets, food rules, protocols, programs, and rigid meal plans that keep you stuck in a cycle of restriction and chaos and back again. I can help.
I’m a registered dietitian and certified MS specialist who has been living with RRMS myself for over a decade. I get it.
I’m a weight neutral, Health At Every Size® informed nutrition practice and provide nutrition therapy and coaching for people living with:
I can help you sort through information overload and learn about the efficacy of popular diets, protocols, regimens, and supplements promoted to benefit people with MS.
I can help you develop strategies to improve common nutrition impact symptoms or adapt to work around them.
I can help you stop feeling anxious, obsessed, and out of control around food and create meals that are both physically and emotionally nourishing.
I can help you take action. Knowledge is power, right? But it is when we implement what we learn that the magic happens. And sometimes where the obstacles show up! But you will not be alone!
The goal of MS Bites Small Group Coaching is to provide quality evidence-based education, coaching and a like-minded community to support you in making peace and living well with multiple sclerosis. During the program we go deep on a variety of topics related to chronic illness, nutrition, exercise, mindset, body image and problem solving.
Each three-month package includes bi-weekly coaching sessions (6 total). The first session is 60-90 minutes with follow-up sessions running 30-45 minutes. These sessions are guided by in-depth questionnaires and our conversations. You determine the focus. We will be guided by your goals.
If you are not quite ready to commit to longer-term coaching but would like to have support on something specific, consider a 1 Hour Nutrition Intensive.
We will dive deep into 1-2 of your nutrition goals, figure out where to begin so you can hit the ground running. Together, we will create action steps that will set you up for success!
What is included?
I hope so! But there are a few things that you should know. Multiple Sclerosis remains a disease with no known cause and no known cure. The way you eat will not change this. Being realistic about the role of food in the MS disease process is not a negative thing. I work with my clients on eating well WITH MS. Many have tried ALL the diets and are just worn out with the food rules and restrictions that didn’t help them feel any better.
...then we may not be a good fit.
…then, I think we would be a great fit and I’d love to work with you!
No! I do have a special place in my heart (and practice) for folks living with MS, but I also work with clients living who have digestive health issues including FODMAP’s, are navigating cancer treatments, and/or are adapting their food choices for cardiovascular disease, hypertension and type 2 diabetes.
Also, many of my clients who live with MS also have other chronic illnesses like the ones listed here. Many of my clients appreciate that I understand how MS shows up in unexpected ways and can make eating well a challenge.
I have also worked with people who are loved ones, or support partners for someone living with MS (and cancer). This is because if someone you love is living with MS, so are you. If this is you and you would be interested in joining us in the MSBites Collective, please do!
I am a weight-neutral, Health At Every Size® informed dietitian. Instead of focusing on a weight-oriented outcome, I work with and encourage my clients to take charge of the factors they can control, such as thoughts and behaviors, which ultimately lead to improved well-being, regardless of weight.
Can I pay for the MSBites Collective and/or 3 Month 1:1 Personalized Nutrition Coaching program(s) with Insurance?
Can I use my Flexible Spending Health Account or Health Savings Account for payment?
Are you a provider referring a client?
My doctor referred me to see you. What is my first step?
If you have a different type of insurance, I can provide you with a superbill, which is a document you can submit to your insurance for potential reimbursement. Reimbursement in this way varies from company to company. Payment will be expected at the time of service.
What is the difference?
As a licensed nutrition professional, I think it’s important to make a distinction between medical nutrition therapy and nutrition coaching. Both are valuable services, but they are different in scope and practice.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
In-office versus virtual
Are you available to speak at our event or meeting?
Schedule a call and let’s get your questions answered!