Credentials and affiliations matter. I am immensely grateful that my long-standing career has led me to work with some of the finest people and noteworthy organizations. As a speaker, author, instructor, and consultant, my credentials and track record speak for themselves.
I have consulted for UCLA Medical Center, UCLA Extension, Proctor & Gamble, and Sebastian International, to name just a few. I have also contributed to multiple publications including (but not limited to) The Huffington Post, Reader’s Digest, Real Simple, SELF Magazine, UCLA Medicine, Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists SCAN publication, Best Life, Men’s Health, Message Magazine, Diabetes Forecast and Diabetes Health. Last but not least, I am the author of A Recipe for Life by the Doctor’s Dietitian, 101 Ways to Control Diabetes, Healthy You, Healthy Baby: A Mother’s Guide to Gestational Diabetes, and A Healthy Baker’s Dozen.
As a long-standing member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, I participate in the subgroups of Sports and Cardiovascular Nutritionists, Nutrition in Complementary Care, Behavioral Nutrition Group and Diabetes Care and Education. With a background in dietetics, exercise physiology and diabetes education, and a certification as an Exercise Test Technologist from the American College of Sports Medicine, my work with the American Diabetes Association as a Certified Diabetes Educator allow me the privilege of helping more people towards sound health. As a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), I practice a collaborative, client-centered approach to behavior change. I am a MINT-Certified Trainer, which means I have undergone a rigorous process of testing of skills in teaching Motivational Interviewing.
I am often called upon to speak to multiple groups and organizations on health-related issues of diabetes prevention, anti-inflammatory eating, insulin resistance, cancer prevention, and menopause. I have a friendly teaching style that incorporates research studies with reasonable Life Style Solutions to help with lasting behavior changes.