I understand the struggle…
Because I’ve been where you are or, at least, some version of it. Shortly after writing a book, starting a family, and launching a business, I was sidelined by a flood of what felt like unrelated symptoms.
Irregular menstrual cycles
Forgetfulness and difficulty finishing simple tasks
In just six months’ time, I went from feeling vibrant and healthy to overwhelmed, exhausted, and fearful that something was really wrong.
Like you, I went to my primary doctor and to specialists in hopes of getting answers. They ran tests, gave me general advice, and offered medications, but no one could explain what was causing my symptoms and how they all related. “Maybe you’re just getting closer to menopause,” they told me….I was 34! I knew there was more to it than that.
So, I took my health into my own hands.
I put my nutrition and medical science training to work to find out what was really going on in my body. I identified my specific imbalances, then made targeted diet changes, added high quality supplements, increased rest, and deepened my spiritual practice.
After only a few months I felt dramatically better and my symptoms dissipated. About a year later, I felt myself again and had gained a new appreciation for what true health felt like! I was rested, resilient, and able to fully participate in life with my family!
I felt like myself again- but I was stronger than before.
I had gained a deeper respect for my body and a renewed commitment to nurture my whole health in the ways it needed.
My personal health journey gave me the passion to help others with similar health struggles feel great again too. People who struggle with unexplained symptoms and unanswered questions, and who are ready to go deeper to fix the root cause so they get lasting results!
You deserve to feel great too!
No matter what your current health concerns, you deserve to enjoy a healthy, symptom-free life!
I know how difficult life can be when you’re constantly being knocked down by health challenges – I also know how transformative it is when you find the right practitioner to guide you on a path toward true and lasting health.
You shouldn’t have to settle for being told you’re “fine,” that you should just “deal with it,” or that “it’s all in your head.”
You deserve better.
I promise to…
Listen to you
Look deeper to find the root cause of your symptoms
Tailor a realistic plan just for you that really works!
Support, guide, and encourage you all along the way
I truly see myself as your partner back to optimal health.
I work with men and women on a variety of health issues including: hormone balance, gut health, migraines, food sensitivities, anxiety, weight loss, autoimmunity, and more.
To learn how I can help you, schedule a complimentary 10-minute Discovery Call.
“I am so happy we found Dena! We reached out to her when our 3 year old daughter was having behavioral and GI issues. Since being in this journey with Dena, we have had huge gains with our daughter. I highly recommend her!”
“Dena is an encouraging, patient, and helpful nutritionist. Her recommendations have changed my lifestyle by focusing my priorities, and knowing better what my body needs to feel its best.”
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition from Stephen F. Austin State University and a Master’s in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University, Medical Center in Houston.
I worked at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center as a registered dietitian for six years. Although I offered mostly conventional nutritional advice, my belief in a more holistic approach began to emerge during my time there as a way to provide patients with the most comprehensive and effective care.
I now combine my formal nutrition background with all I’ve learned about holistic methods and functional medicine testing to help clients better understand their bodies and get the results they deserve. I’m currently continuing my studies with a two year certification program in applied functional medicine.
I proudly partner with post-graduate nutrition students from University of Houston and Texas Woman’s University. Interns from these top notch programs research and compose blog posts on current topics in holistic nutrition and functional medicine to help provide my clients and readers with cutting edge health information.