FAQ

Where are you located?

My office is inside Waterford Fitness:

132 Cross Road Waterford, CT 06385

A second office is within East West Chiropractic:

1353 Gold Star Highway, Suite 106 Groton, CT 06340

Telehealth visits are available, too.

What are your hours?

My office hours are:

Monday3 PM – 6 PM (Groton)
Tuesday1 PM – 5 PM (Waterford)
Wednesday3 PM – 6 PM (Groton)
Thursday9 AM – 1 PM (In-person) and 3 PM – 6 PM (Telehealth only)
Saturday7 AM – 12 PM (Waterford)
How much does this cost?
Initial Visits (Health Assessment & Report of Findings combined) cost $200
Follow-up visits are $50 per session.
Do you take insurance?
No, I do not take insurance.
Do you offer telehealth?
Yes.
How do I set up an appointment?

Please click here.

How long are appointments?

The initial appointment for the Health Assessment and the Report of Findings are 45 minutes each.

Follow-up appointments are 15 minutes.

What is your cancellation policy?
I require a 48-hour advanced notice to reschedule or cancel your appointment (less than the required notice will result in a $50 fee).
With what age ranges do you work?
I work with babies to seniors, and everyone in between.
Will I get a diet plan?
No, but you will get an action goal each week based on what you are already eating. To make good eating habits stick, I focus on one dietary change per week.
How long does it typically take to change my diet?
Most people take 4-8 weeks to convert to a whole foods diet. I focus on one small step at a time.
How long is the program?
Most people start to see positive changes in the first six weeks. Resolution of initial goals typically happens within a year of the first visit. After the first year, clients often continue to come for a lifetime of natural health solutions to maintain health.
What is functional nutrition?
Functional nutrition uses nutrients in the form of supplements and actual food to support normal healthy body function.
What are whole foods?
Whole foods are foods in their natural state – beets, carrots, bananas, chicken, fish, etc.
Will I have to take vitamins?
Yes, I use whole food concentrates that are supplements made from actual food. I use whole food concentrates vs. synthetic vitamins because the body can absorb and utilize them.
What training and experience do you have?
I am a registered nurse and certified clinician of whole food nutrition. I am also an advanced Nutrition Response Testing® practitioner and exercise physiologist.
Are you a registered dietitian?
No.
Do I need to take supplements?
Yes. Without supplements, it would not be possible to bring the body to optimal health. In other words, you can’t eat enough food to make up for the nutritional deficiencies contributing to poor health.
What else does a client need to know to make the most out of working with you?
You need to have an open mind and be ready to take responsibility for your health.
What is your favorite food?
That’s a hard one – I like so many foods. My favorite is probably pear and goat cheese salad with crispy pecans and a balsamic reduction – this kind of food feeds my body and soul.
Did you always eat healthily?
No, there have been times in my life when I have eaten horribly, but my body paid the price. Now I can feel the difference between good and bad food.
You must be naturally thin and don’t have to work at it – right?
The opposite is true actually – I must work on my diet and exercise daily to stay healthy just like everyone else.
You must have loads of time to cook and exercise!
No, as a mother of two and homeschooling parent with a busy nutrition practice, I don’t have a lot of time, just like you. I can relate to what you are going through and will work with you to develop solutions on how to eat healthy, despite your busy schedule.
Will I have to eat weird food I don’t like?
Hmmm – it depends on what you think of as weird food. The good news is since there are no diet plans to follow, you get to make the food choices, and I give you the tools to figure out what foods are healthy and unhealthy.
Do I have to count points, calories, grams, or anything else?
No, there is no counting or measuring of anything. The focus is on what kinds of food you are eating vs. quantities of something. Nobody ever overeats kale, but it is easy to overindulge eating chips and cookies. Once on a whole food diet, there are no addictive foods, and there is no need to count anything!
What if I don’t cook?
You must know how to clean and chop veggies and throw together a salad at a minimum. If you aren’t willing to do this, it might not be the program for you.
Can you cure me of my disease?
I never treat or cure any disease but supporting the body to function as intended can create amazing positive changes in your body and health. Our clients work with their physicians to get off most of their medications within the first year.
Will I have to stop eating sugar?
Yup – but I will give you the tools to make it easier. There are also tons of delicious desserts with reduced sweeteners or no sugar.