Do you feel like the food you eat every day has just gotten too complicated? Are you tired of following diets or overwhelmed by the diet advice you have heard throughout your life? Are you looking to feel better or create a new relationship to food?
Good food has the power to give us the energy and strength to live our ideal lives and make a positive impact on the world. However, having a nourishing relationship to food can sometimes take an experienced helping hand.
Anita is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who works with clients in a supportive and non-judgmental environment to provide personalized nutrition counseling. Trained in integrative and functional nutrition at the respected Bastyr University in Kenmore, WA, Anita will take the time to listen to your entire health history and identify multiple factors affecting your long term health and chronic disease risk. Anita will help you understand how your food choices impact your mental, emotional, and physical well-being and will work hand-in-hand with you and your doctor to create realistic solutions.
As an Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Anita has completed rigorous training in anatomy and physiology, biochemistry, and metabolism. As an RDN, Anita gained clinical experience through a 1200+ hour internship at locations including Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, The Polyclinic, Swedish Diabetes Education Center, and St. Clare Hospital. RDNs pass a national board exam, complete regular continuing education, and offer evidence-based advice rooted in the latest medical science. Anita also brings a deep personal understanding of the frustrations of chronic disease to her work, having struggled with Celiac disease, thyroid disease, and disordered eating in her own past.
Anita's primary focus is on disordered eating and helping you have a better relationship to your own body, but she also provides nutrition education for cancer (prevention and active treatment), auto-immune and inflammatory conditions, diabetes, Celiac disease and other gastrointestinal disorders, cardiovascular health, and general healthy eating. Outside of her private practice, Anita serves as the outpatient oncology nutritionist for Harrison Medical Center.
Anita follows a non-diet approach and teaches principles of mindful eating in her work. Anita also loves creating engaging public presentations and workshops and is available for group nutrition education, CE presentations, and speaking engagements.