Meet David

We Are in This Together

My passion for nutrition comes from a profound belief that health and well-being is rooted in the harmony of mind, body, and the spirit. I believe in working with my clients to achieve a place of harmony of ones health, and at times that mean working hard. I just happen to have found that passion through nutrition and dietetics, and that’s what I do every day! Depending on the client I see or class I teach I often get asked if I had ever been obese, smoked, had eating disorders, diabetes, or digestive issues. “How the heck could he possibly understand me”. “How could he even begin to know what it’s like to go what I am going through”? The answer is in the power of empathically listening to my clients, building trust and understanding, detective work, and building from the experiences of my life and my family. I am the youngest of nine siblings, with more uncles, aunts, and cousins that I can even count! When my mother was diagnosed with type-2-diabetes, obesity, and colon cancer, my life changed forever! I decided I needed to change course and begin to pursue my passion in science and nutrition. That passion, to prevent this from happening to me and more importantly to others, continues to be the driving force within me.

Simple Choices that Make a Big Impact

Understanding where you come from, what triggers make or break you, and how food chemically drives your body’s functions is a process. Every day, I am proud to take that journey to greater awareness with my clients. Big smiles that come from big results make that journey an even richer and more fulfilling one.

Food is everywhere and yummy choices are limitless. You may not realize it, but there are simple things you can do with conscious nutrition that have a big impact on your health.

Take a look at our TD Take Off© programs and see if one fits your needs. If not, let’s create a program together that works for you:

Many Insurance Companies Cover Our Services

I welcome you as a new client. Let us do all the messy paperwork that accompanies accepting many types of health insurance. No matter what your unique situation involves, we want to provide an opportunity for you to take back your health.

I look forward to helping you identify the link between the ingredients and the decisions that contribute to your happy story and bring trust back to your relationship with food and nutrition.

Dietician vs. Nutritionist – What’s the Difference?

Often times I get asked what is the difference between a dietitian and a nutritionist. The answer – A LOT!!! A registered dietitian nutritionist is a nutritionist and obtains their registration through a rigorous and fiercely competitive master’s level education program that includes a 1200 hour internship. These programs and internships are nationally accredited by ACEND (Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics).

After completion of the dietetic program and internship, the dietitian must also take a national board examination to be credentialed by CRD (Commission for Dietetic Registration), and depending on the state, they are also required to obtain a state license and maintain 15 continuing education hours yearly. In comparison, a nutritionist is any old quack!!! So, if you see RD or RDN after a nutritionist name, you’re almost guaranteed that they are a well­trained and educated nutritionist!