About

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My life goal is to make a difference in my community by working with clients and teaching them how to improve their health, reverse symptoms of diseases and greater enjoy life by making simple lifestyle and nutrition changes.

I am here for you!

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My Passion

Uncover root issues or risks

Stop treating symptoms. My hope is to help you identify and fix the underlying cause of your ailment to cure rather than “manage.”

Leverage foods for wellness

We are all individuals. No one diet is perfect for all.  Let me help you discover YOUR best plan. Simple changes can have huge benefits.

Reduce Harmful habits

Being healthy is more than just eating well. I’ll work with you to identify other lifestyle areas and offer support for total body healing.

Food is just one of the parts … let me show you!

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Learn

Knowledge is power. The first step is identifying lifestyle choices that you want to improve.

Do

Apply what you learn by following a customized roadmap to your goals.

Feel Better

Effort + Consistency + Support = RESULTS

Qualifications and Credentials

Education

BS Nutrition and Dietetics, University of New Hampshire

Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE)

Certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition

MRT/LEAP Certified Trainer

4leaf® Affiliate

Next Level Functional Nutrition Courses

Experience

Diabetes Program Coordinator — Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro 2010–2014

Laconia, Wolfeboro, Concord Hospitals

Private Practice in Wolfeboro for over 05 years

Associations

National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators (NCBDE)

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)

Quality Diabetes Care and Education

Nutrition Entrepreneurs

Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine

Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetics Practice Group

New Hampshire Diabetes Educators

Community

Wolfeboro Chamber of Commerce

Wellness presenter for local clubs and businesses

Lion's Club Partner — Diabetes sponsored trainer

Wolfeboro Community Television — "Nutrition Wisdom" Wellness Segment

As Seen on

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Healthy Lifestyle Using My Wellness Pyramid

How to Read Food Labels

The Problem With Sugar

Wolfeboro Community Food Co-op

Ending the Diabetes Epidemic

Learn About the Blue Zone

Diabetes and Eye Health

How to Reduce Stress

Optimizing Sleep

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My Story

I believe our bodies want to heal when provided the right environment. Diet, lifestyle choices, medications and even toxins can affect your ability to achieve health. Knowing where to start and what to do can be confusing and frustrating. I can help by simplifying the process. Together we will identify your opportunity areas and create your roadmap towards optimal health.

My motivation for becoming a dietitian started in high school.  I needed to fill a vacant slot in my schedule and thought a nutrition class sounded interesting. At that time in my life I was eating a lot of fast food dinners and oh so many sweets. So, I thought what the heck. I ended up loving the course and knew then that I wanted to be a dietitian. This choice has been one of the best I have made in my life.

During the past 4 decades I have had the pleasure of working in hospitals, nursing homes and in private practice. I connect with my clients because I share their struggles. I have health issues including Celiac Disease and Hashimoto Thyroiditis. I adopted a gluten free diet, learned lots about leaky gut and uncovered food sensitivities and nutritional deficiencies. I’ve gained and lost unwanted pounds and reversed my prediabetes blood levels back to normal. Of course, there were struggles and stumbling blocks along the way.  But challenges can also be opportunities. I changed my mindset from “I should do …” to “I choose to do…”, committed to a journey of health and made many small changes that have made a big difference in how I feel today.

Yet as I was getting healthier others in my family were not.  I watched as my dad died from complications of Type 2 diabetes. In addition to being obese, he suffered from high blood pressure and cholesterol, poor circulation and painful neuropathy. He took his medications faithfully and followed up with his doctors frequently.  Yet, none of this prevented his fatal heart attack.  Looking back, I understand what happened.  My dad believed that taking medicines could cure him of his disease. He never had education on how his lifestyle choices were killing him.

All these experiences motivated me to keep learning, trying, sometimes failing, but persevering. I wanted to  help my clients in the best way possible. In addition to becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator, I have also taken years of classes that focus on integrative and functional nutrition. This has further given me the tools and perspective to treat the whole person instead of giving out the cookie cutter diet plans that are so common in my field. I focus on the cans, not the can’ts, to propel you forward towards success.

I have had the privilege of helping hundreds of clients improve their health. I love the satisfaction of watching my clients lose weight, reverse their diabetes, crush their sugar cravings or get off their medications as they adopt healthier lifestyles.

Success is just an accumulation of small steps.  Simple lifestyle changes can turn you into a phoenix. Together, let’s create a plan to help you adopt new habits that will allow you to emerge from the ashes to the healthiest you.

Hear From My Clients

Patty certainly got my attention! Changed everything. Down 40 so far and I don't consider myself on a diet. Just changed what I eat, so simple

LW

Patty helped me discover a food sensitivity that I was unaware of. I only knew that I did not feel great. So don't settle for "not feeling great"...see Patty and get your "great" back!! I'm so glad I did!! 

MM

You can't get any better than this!

AA

Patty can help you increase your entire well being!

MS

To the ONLY person who figured out what was going wrong in my gut...and helped me fix it...you're A M A Z I N G!!

Mariann

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