I'm Gina, a registered dietitian and master of human nutrition.
I believe in the power of knowing your body, from the inside-out.
About a decade ago, I was entering my career as a dietitian with the spark and enthusiasm to be the best dietitian I could be and really change lives. I thought if I gave people a well crafted meal plan, calorie limits, and tangible goals they would see meaningful positive change. Unfortunately, they didn’t. They kept falling into cycles of on starting my program then self sabotaging a few days later. I could feel their frustration and disappointment.
As I struggled to create meaningful change for my clients, my health started to take a turn in the wrong direction. I noticed my metabolism was slowing down and my energy was flat lining. I knew how to eat healthy but I didn't understand why my body felt like it was waging a war against me.
At the time I was working as a dietitian at one of the top destination spas in the world where I received extensive training in lab testing. So, I signed myself up to learn more about my body. When the results came back I was completely in shock. The results revealed that my body was under significant stress and missing key nutrients for a healthy metabolism. While the results felt terrifying to initially see, I felt a sense of calm and peace that I knew what steps I needed to take to turn things around. It also brought an awareness around the big elephant that was in the room…. I wasn’t addressing my emotional health that was driving my cravings and lack of control over my food. I began digging through research on how the brain, hormones, and body’s chemistry changes when a craving strikes. I dedicated hours of practicing the skills to get my body out of a craving state learn how to connect with and honor my body’s needs. The desire to heal my deep pain led to the development of my signature program Mastering Mindfulness that has since been presented nation-wide at conferences, international societies, universities, and world-renowned health centers and continues to reach new people daily.
Ever since, I have helped hundreds of people recover from on and off dieting, food addiction, slow metabolisms, and a variety of health challenges and support them in taking back control over their body and health. I believe in taking a functional medicine approach to health by looking at the interplay of nutrition, gut health, hormone balance, and your own unique biochemistry to personalize your health.
If your path to taking control over your body has been an exhausting war, I know. I understand. I’ve been there. I know it seems scary but knowing your body gives you the opportunity to create confidence and trust with your body again.
And when you’re ready, I am too.
To learn more about my book smarts and street creds, see them below.
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics at Eastern Michigan University
Master of Science in Human Nutrition at Eastern Michigan University
Continuing Education Conferences
Mastering Functional Blood Chemistry, Apex
American College of Nutrition Conference
Renewing the Aging Brain, Apex
Peak Brain Performance, Apex
Food Sensitivity: The Hormone Connection, Apex
The Neuroendocrine Immunology of Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth
Natural Supplements, Scripps Annual Conference
Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine Annual Conference
Probiotics, Food, & the Immune System, INR Seminars
Binge and Emotional Eating Conference, INR Seminars
Nutrition for Sports, Exercise, and Weight Loss Workshop
Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition Conference
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo
Key Speaking Sessions
Keynote: NYNY Featuring the Best of San Diego, CA
Utah Worksite Wellness Conference, UT
Michigan Lupus Symposium, MI
American Junior League, MN
Eastern Michigan University, MI
San Diego State University, CA
Morgan Stanley Corporation, MI
Stardock Corporation, MI
ESPN 1700 AM Real Talk San Diego
993 MIA Make It Better - Miami Radio
Success / Vi Life Magazine
NutriFit News Magazine
Healthy Habits Podcast
The Hearing Professional Magazine