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Meet Dorothy

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Professional Affiliations


Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

California Dietetic Association

Integrative & Functional Nutrition Academy

National Council of Strength & Fitness

Celiac Disease Foundation

Dietitians in Integrative & Functional Nutrition

Dietitians in Medical Nutrition Therapy

Dietitians in Gluten and Gastrointestinal Disorders

Vegetarian Nutrition

My Story


I really love what I do and am excited about working with my patients every day!


I am passionate about helping people improve their health in a (w)holistic manner; addressing the whole person rather than symptoms alone. I combine evidence-based medical nutrition therapy and integrative & functional nutrition to help my patients rebuild their health and regain their vitality, by finding and repairing root causes of their health concerns.  


I use a food as medicine approach and encourage a variety of mind-body modalities. I want you to have a healthy relationship with food and follow the plan that works best for your body. My nutrition strategies and recommended lifestyle modifications and supplements, are personalized for you, based on your own unique biochemistry and health goals.

My Education
  • Bachelors of Science in Nutrition & Dietetics at California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

  • Masters of Science in Nutrition at CSUN, graduating magna cum laude

  • Dietetic Internship at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs (VA) Healthcare System

  • Registered Dietitian Nutritionist through the Commission on Dietetic Registration for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

  • Certificate of Training in Adult Weight Management

  • Certified Personal Trainer through the National Council on Strength & Fitness (NSCF)

  • Therapeutic Lifestyle Certification in FirstLine Therapy

  • Group Lifestyle Balance Certification for the Diabetes Prevention Program

  • Certified Reiki Practitioner

  • Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner (IFNCP)

My Experience
  • Registered Dietitian in private practice since 2003

  • Nutrition expert in various legal cases

  • Corporate wellness presentations (Self Magazine, LifeForce Performance, Law firms, and Biotech companies)

  • Recipe and menu nutrient analysis for local restaurants and health clubs

  • Salad-Size Me! – Created recipes and a 30-day meal plan and weight loss program with CA Monster Salads for a local DJ

  • Nutrition advisor and counselor at Adult Day Healthcare Centers

  • Published articles and quotes (SBA Nutrition, Equities Magazine, Readers Digest, Welpros, Veteran’s Health Administration Healthpower Newsletter, CBS news, and Magical Multiple Moments: Parents of Multiples Share Stories and Advice on Raising Happy, Healthy Twins, Triplets, Quads, and More!)

  • Ongoing mentor for a dozen+ nutrition students in my private practice over the years

  • Ongoing research assistant, at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Center, with prediabetic patients

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Magical Multiple Moments Book
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