Danielle helps people find joy in the foods they can eat instead of focusing on their limitations. Recently Danielle lived in Denver, Colorado where she managed the Nutrition and Weight Management Program at Lifetime Fitness, a large health and wellness facility. Her clients included those with weight loss and weight gain goals, diabetes management, chronic diseases, endurance athletes, children, families, and people with food sensitivities. She specializes in individual nutrition counseling, meal planning, group support sessions, grocery store tours, and educational seminars. Danielle believes in the Dietitian in Integrative and Functional Medicine philosophy which centers on a holistic, “Food as Medicine” approach to wellness, and is based firmly in the Integrative Medicine model. Whole-food therapies, targeted supplements, and mind-body modalities form the basis of “Integrative and Functional Medical Nutrition Therapy”. Danielle can relate to others with food concerns, since she was diagnosed with Celiac Disease in addition to autoimmune diseases and food intolerances. These conditions have given her first-hand experience with choosing the right foods to manage pain, increase energy, and still enjoy meals.
Danielle graduated from California State University at Northridge with a B.S. in Nutrition, Dietetics and Food Science where she also had rotational experiences focusing on Burn, Trauma, Pediatric, Neuro and Surgical ICUs, NICU, Gastrointestinal, Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Renal, Oncology, and general nutrition support. She went on to conduct her internship through University of Nevada Reno with rotations at University Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Hospital in Las Vegas, St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Barbara Greenspun Women’s Care Center, Women, Infants and Children (WIC), and the Southern Nevada Diabetes Camp. She is an active member of the Alaska Dietetic Association, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and A.N.D professional group Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine (DIFM).
“Eating well isn’t about deprivation. Balance, variety and moderation is key. Sound nutrition is about learning what fuels your body : whole, natural foods, un-processed foods. Use food as medicine to provide your body with the building blocks to facilitate hormone balance, increase energy and naturally regulate your appetite. I love helping people discover that eating healthy doesn’t mean carrots and celery sticks. It can be full of flavor and incredibly satisfying.”
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Danielle loves her Alaska Grown husband and her family and enjoys spending as much time with them as possible. She also takes pleasure in running, anything outdoors and baking. To unwind, she believes there is nothing better than a good book or listening to excellent music.