I know what it is like to have food intolerances and sensitivities! I too need to choose or avoid certain foods in order to feel my best...and to avoid days of bloating or rushing to the bathroom without knowing why. I vividly remember the panic while eating at restaurants-always aware of the nearest ladies room just in case I needed it. I also remember doing my due diligence, and seeing a GI doctor who told me something like “Oh you just have IBS, you’ll be fine”. Well, I was not fine then, but I sorted it out on my own (goodbye eggs and soy!!!) as I began my second degree in nutrition.
You see, I left my career in finance to pursue my growing passion in nutrition. I graduated from Montclair State University Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Science- Dietetics. Immediately afterwards, I completed my dietetic internship with Iowa State University and became a Registered Dietitian. I believe it is never too late to make beneficial changes in your life, especially when it comes to improving your quality of daily life through nutrition.
This is also why I continuously study functional nutrition and offer a variety of testing that your doctor may not offer (food sensitivity, stool testing to look at the gut microbiome, glucose breath testing, etc.) to my clients as needed. Nutrition is personal! I use a personalized and integrative approach to help my clients. Together we look at more than just what you eat!
Did I mention I've even had SIBO? I know how miserable that can be firsthand, but I also know how to help you get eradicate it, heal your gut and help you to eat normally again.
Gastrointestinal health is my specialty, and I hope to help you use the power of nutrition to improve your symptoms and therefore your daily life!
I truly look forward to working with you!
Stacy O'Brien, RD, CLT
As a CLT (Certified Leap Therapist) I can help you determine food sensitivities that may be playing a role in the inflammation in your body. LEAP can help with IBS-D, migraines, fibromyalgia, and more!