about maria

I envision a world where you are healthy and vibrant…

Hi, I’m Maria.

I am a certified functional nutritionist and lifestyle practitioner, certified nutrition consultant and natural chef, specializing in gut health and hormone balance.  I  received my nutrition training from the Functional Nutrition Alliance, Bauman College, and  the Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center.

My interest in nutrition and health began when, in the span of 2 years, my fibroids grew exponentially.  I went from having a few pea-sized tumors to having a full fruit basket.  My uterus grew to the size of a 5-month pregnancy.

That set me on a fantastic journey. What I discovered is that food is a very powerful medicine.  The simple act of eating can heal, rejuvenate and protect you.

Today my goal is…

to empower you to take control of your health by taking a look at the things that are within your control. Your diet, your lifestyle and your choices. Through nutrition consultations, I will help you decode the messages that your body is sending you.  Together we will explore ways you can incorporate healthful foods and ways to eliminate the stressors that are impacting your health.  I will work with you to find the right balance of where you are today and where you want to be, working as fast or as slow as you need to make change.

Prior to embarking on this journey, I was a financial professional for 17 years.  I received my undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and my MBA from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
Working with Maria has helped me slow down and remember myself. I now try to take time for self-care in everything I do. I remember that I’m worth caring for just as much as those I love. She has given me more confidence in my body and its capabilities and reminded me that if I treat it well it will continue to reward me. I find myself feeling so proud of what my body can do and how it can heal when supported better. Since the gut healing, things have been going so well that I sometimes forget how sick I felt before.
Genevieve, Fairfax, CA

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