"I am invested in helping you cultivate your most energetic,
your most vibrant, your happiest and healthiest self."
I have been working with food for over a decade...in every facet. Talking about food, researching what it means to fuel the body, how each individual person assimilates nutrients differently- I've always been fascinated by it. I knew there was something here for me in 2012 when I began working on set in Hollywood and started my own Craft Service company. I spent 12 hour days on set elbows deep in food and great conversation with the hardest working people in entertainment. It soon became clear to me that not everyone knew the difference between nutrients and calories. Between what tastes good for you and what is good for you. In 2014, I wanted to learn more, so I spent the next two years earning my Master of Science degree in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health at Maryland University of Integrative Health. Here, I studied core curriculum from the Institution of Functional Medicine (IFM) spanning from herbalism to biochemistry and human pathophysiology. During my studies, I became infatuated with the Functional Medicine approach of addressing the root cause of an imbalance or disease rather than treating only the symptoms.
When I stepped into clinical practice, I noticed a common theme: that smart, well-intended people are struggling with chronic illnesses and health concerns due to lack of education, understanding, or resources to know how to help themselves.
Because of this realization, I began to expand out from from the clinical setting, giving community presentations, leading corporate health leadership programs, and one-on-one in home consultations where I could begin to help others bridge this gap of knowledge and become empowered to take a greater portion of their health into their own hands.
More recently, I was helping to run a highly renowned, full-service integrative medicine clinic in Woodland Hills, California. Here, I serviced nutrition clients from every walk of life including some of Hollywood's most elite. This was a beautiful, state of the art boutique facility with IV vitamin drips and high-profile clientele. My experience with clients began to expand from gut health to autoimmune disorders, diabetes, obesity, pre and post-natal care, disordered eating, specific organ dysfunction, weight loss, inflammatory conditions, and overall health maintenance. With my newfound experience, I was on fire. I was ready to help anyone. The trouble was... not everyone could afford to come through our doors. Not everyone could afford to be helped.
And so was born, The Simple Leaf, LLC.
The Simple Leaf is my dream, come to life. A sincerely simple company built on the principle that everyone has the power to begin healing ourselves with food, and start making simple adjustments, to significantly impact our own lives for the better. My job is simply to help you get started with education, guidance, and partnership.
I pride myself on encouraging clients to "start where you are". I believe that every relationship begins with a genuine, mutual respect and through use of integrative methods, I help people make lasting changes to diet, lifestyle, and attitude.
Integrative Nutrition takes the best practices from traditional allopathic (western) medicine and non-invasive holistic practices with respect to nutrition. It is an evidence-based, "whole person" approach that considers all lifestyle factors unique to that individual before discerning appropriate therapies. Integrative Nutrition is the beautiful marriage of the clinical and holistic worlds.
Advances in Gynecologic Cancer
Care and Testing, 2015
Hosted by: Johns Hopkins Medicine
(Rebecca Stone, M.D., Edward Tanner, M.D.)
Healthy Gut Summit, 2015
Hosted by: Liz Lipski, PhD, CCN, CNS, CHN
Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis Summit, 2014
Hosted by : Izabella Wentz, PharmD, FASCP
Autoimmune Summit, 2014
Hosted by : Dr. Amy Meyers, MD
“The Brain, Gut, and Autoimmunity”, 2014
Hosted by: David Perlmutter, MD, FACN, ABIHM
Board-Certified Neurologist and Fellow of the American College of Nutrition