I serve my clients with the firm belief that optimal health comes from looking at root causes -- typically systemic inflammation and gut health. I utilize functional nutrition guidelines and comprehensive testing such as blood and stool to determine the road map of root issues. Functional nutrition is based on the approach that the body can heal naturally with food and nutritional supplement support once root causes of a health concern are uncovered. If deficiencies exist, they can lead to multiple symptoms. Rather than treating individual symptoms, we address the root cause, accelerating your journey to weight loss and whole body wellness. I firmly believe that weight loss is a side effect of wellness.
Rooted in this systems biology-based approach, I developed the FoodFrame™ method, Risa’s Recipes, and RGN products to quickly determine an appropriate nutrition plan based on symptoms and health concerns physically apparent in each person’s own body and daily experiences. Simply by adjusting the fuel we put into our bodies through food, nutrients, and supplements, we start to experience weight loss and blood sugar stabilization, a decrease in inflammation, cravings, headaches/migraines, bloating/gas, and an improvement in digestion, brain fog, energy, memory, complexion, and hair growth.
"After only two months I believe my stomach is healed. I go to the bathroom everyday and I never thought I would say this but that is more important than the number on the scales. Risa put me on the elimination diet and I now am educated on what my body doesn’t tolerate and therefore I don’t want to eat those things anymore. Because I have done diets before and not experienced these results it is the combination. The supplements are amazing, I will stay on those for life. The protein shakes are a great way to start the day and I was a huge egg eater! This is something for the first time in life that I say I can stick to and enjoy my life."
I offer a variety of in-person or virtual functional nutrition counseling services and together we will strategize how to make smart, mindful choices that are realistic for your body’s individual needs. You’ll learn how to easily incorporate healthful habits into your daily lifestyle. As a team, you and I will ensure that goals are practical, sustainable, and realistic. Lose weight, address health concerns, increase energy, eat better, decrease systemic inflammation, increase good gut health, and achieve success through knowledge, support, and encouragement. We eat real food that is delicious that the body was meant to eat, based on an individual's health status. Learn to see food in a refreshing new way!book a session