The reviews on this page are from some of my old patients. Currently the majority of my testimonials are posted on Yelp (and Google). I encourage you to read reviews, read through my website based on your specific health concerns, and contact me with any questions you might have. Attached is a link to check my Yelp reviews out: https://www.yelp.com/biz/healthy-4-life-nutrition-santa-monica
Dorothy has helped me learn to eat healthier without depriving myself. My energy level and happiness with the results is high! I’m well on my way to surpassing my goals!
At my yearly physical my blood sugar level was in the diabetic zone. My genetic inclination towards diabetes had caught up with me. Working with Dorothy on changing my diet and exercise habits has turned my weight and diabetes around. I am very pleased.
Dorothy, thank you for all your support. It really helped just talking to you. You may not realize how therapeutic you are. I’m so happy my doctor recommended you. Thank you!
– Carol G.
Dorothy always brightens my day! I am very happy how my body is shaping up – it looks firmer, my posture is improved, and I feel more in shape. My husband and son both commented that they really see the difference. I am less tired, sleeping better, and more hopeful and focused. My confidence and self-esteem has improved, and I worry less and enjoy life more. Thank you for everything!
– Cinthia J.
I was really concerned about my husband because he was eating excessive sweets and very large portions at dinner. Even after his first meeting with Dorothy I saw a drastic change – portions were cut down, daily desserts stopped, and he started eating a more balanced diet, increasing his fruits and vegetables. Thank you!
Dorothy’s counseling showed me that changing the way I ate, how I felt and what I weighed was easily within my reach if I followed simple guidelines and matched exercise with healthy food choices. What I loved most about the help provided was how well Dorothy listened to me and then formulated a personal “prescription” to help me work on my goals. It has really made a difference to my posture, strength, and self-image. Generally, the appointments changed my life for the better in terms of overall weight, fitness and how I feel – I only wish I’d had the wisdom to seek out assistance years earlier!
I feel very fortunate that my doctor recommended Dorothy to help me with my weight problem. After having major back surgery that was not 100% successful, I was still suffering from chronic pain and depression as well as a weakened immune system and an inability to gain weight. Over time, not only did Dorothy help me to increase and maintain my weight but she also helped me to feel better about myself. You are empathetic, kind and caring and you gave me a lot of good advice and suggestions to improve the quality of my life. Thank you.
– Mary P.
I learned that I was pre-diabetic and it sent me into a tailspin. I found Dorothy on a website and I took a chance on her. It was a good decision because she helped me to find the right diet to keep my blood sugar in check. She has been supportive when I had difficulty staying on track. I am not where I want to be yet, but I feel that with Dorothy’s feedback and positive support I will be able to reach my goal without relying on medication.
– DB B.
I have been working with Dorothy and she has been great to me.
She is very understanding and a real person.
She doesn’t talk at you, but rather she listens and then works with you.
This is exactly what I needed. I started seeing her every 2 weeks or so. Now I see her once a month. She has been very encouraging and has provided me with advice that I carry with me every day. And for all this, I have been rewarded with good health, less stress and a better attitude. I can thank her for being supportive during this process. From my experience I would say that she treats each person as an individual and does not provide a one fix for all. I appreciate this approach and you will too. Cheers!
– Jeremy T.
Dorothy is amazing. Both my husband and I went to her. She helped me with my high blood pressure and with making sure I could gain enough weight. She was very helpful, nonjudgmental and very knowledgeable. I also like that she is a Registered Dietician instead of just a nutritionist – she is well-educated. Thank you Dorothy Bernet!!!
– Whitney M.
I was recently diagnosed with Celiac, and my gastroenterologist recommended that I see this dietitian to get advice on changing my diet to deal with the diagnosis. I have met with Dorothy Bernet three times and she is fantastic! She has been working with me to avoid gluten and change my diet. She has given great advice, had me do a blood test to find out what vitamin deficiencies I have (a common side effect of Celiac), and had me do a food log to track what I’m eating to make sure I’m avoiding gluten. I would most definitely recommend Dorothy to anyone who needs nutritional consultation.
– Sandra C.
Dorothy is in absolutely amazing person. Coming out of my first year of college, I had lost 10lbs (having already been thin) from where I was the summer before and had gained a fear of certain foods having read countless online “guides” and “recommendations”. Coming to Healthy 4 Life Nutrition was one of the best decisions I had ever made. Not only has Dorothy helped me gain back the weight I lost (and more!), but she has also helped me find the foods and liquids that were causing problems with my stomach. She also taught me how to manage my diet properly and to live a healthier lifestyle in general.
I would recommend her without even thinking!
– Matas E.
When you meet Dorothy the first thing that you get about her is her beautiful smile and warm, positive energy when she greets you. Then you find out what she thinks and knows and then you know you are in good hands. She is so genuine and knowledgeable, she really wants to help and I have learned so much from her in the past few month’s and I am now healthier than I ever have been! I have type 2 diabetes and am now getting control of it. It looks like many of us have to learn how to eat right again and Dorothy will give you the tools and tricks to learn how to do that! I learned portion size, control and how to make it work anywhere. Dorothy has shown me a very cool app that showed me how the food in my fridge and cupboard’s are rated from A to F. Very useful! I now understand how to combine foods so they will be more productive in my body and I’m Gluten free and I feel great! I am very glad my doctor introduced us because Dorothy has changed my life for the better!
– Anthony H.