Nikki’s passion is educating others on the importance of self-care, creating boundaries around health, and the benefits of a whole-food lifestyle. As a graduate of the University of Bridgeport, she holds a Master of Science in Human Nutrition. This program emphasized clinical nutrition and functional medicine. She is trained in evaluating functional labs to assess hormones, the microbiome, and organic acids among others. Aside from her education in clinical and functional nutrition, she holds a license in massage therapy, she has taken numerous culinary courses and is a culinary nutrition expert. She has a unique understanding of the human body, including the impact stress has on our overall health. She has an intuitive, holistic approach to her care that translates to a more positive overall client experience and outcome. She is dedicated to putting in the time and heart to help her clients succeed in their health journey.
Stopping for a meal not only provides our body with nutrients for our cells to utilize, but it also forces us to stop and take a breather! Our physiological needs extend far beyond counting calories. It is equally important to nurture our mind and our bodies. The food we eat, physical activity, relaxation, joy, and emotional and spiritual connections are all part of our overall health and wellbeing.
As a lover of food, Nikki doesn’t make a distinction between “healthy” food and “unhealthy” food. It is about balance, moderation, and variety that revolves primarily around whole, real, unprocessed food that is as delicious as it is nourishing. There is a lot of misinformation around diet and health, which makes it incredibly confusing to know how we “should” be eating. Eating a variety of DELICIOUS whole, real food that is balanced in macronutrients and micronutrients doesn’t need to be so complicated! Nikki teaches her clients how simple and attainable it is to achieve this lifestyle. Even small daily changes can make a noticeable difference in how we feel. Nikki works with individual lifestyles, budgets, schedules, and goals to tailor a plan that sets her clients up for success.