Wellness Through Functional Nutrition

Unlock your best self through personalized nutrition

As science reveals more connections between food, lifestyle, and health, proper nutrition can feel overwhelming. That’s why an individualized approach is so important. What works well for one person may not for another. Together, we can translate complex nutrition into into a practical vitality plan that adapts as your needs evolve.

Dana Ruch, CNS, LDN, MS

Nutrition services for: Metabolic/Endocrine conditions including type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia, hypertension, obesity, PCOS, thyroid, Hashimoto’s. Gut Health including IBS, acid reflux, GERD, acne. Mental Health including anxiety, depression, insomnia, ADHD, and disordered eating. Autoimmune/Immune Health including rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia, inflammatory bowel disease.

Un-Wellness

Do any of these describe you?

Are you tired of battling your body?
Ever feel like you’re wrestling with unexplained changes?
Do any of these complaints ring true for you?

Diet∙Lifestyle∙Vitality
Food is Medicine

Together, let’s transform your life for a better, healthier you.

Functional, personalized nutrition delves into the root causes through detailed diet history, diet logs, standard lab tests, functional lab tests, and symptom tracking. This process directs rebalancing through strategic dietary choices, empowering you to thrive.

Empowering Vitality

Services

Let go of what’s holding your body back and embrace a plan that fuels it to thrive.
I provide a practical, doable approach to jumpstart your journey towards better health.

Remote consult

Initial Consult – $95

During this 60-minute session, we explore your health history, concerns, symptoms, diet, and lifestyle. Diving in, we will work to uncover root causes while also discussing your goals and preferences.

Follow up Visit – $75

In this 60-minute follow-up, we’ll review your personalized plan and recommendations, including suggestions for diet, supplements, and lifestyle changes. You’ll receive tools and resources to pave your way towards success.

Clinical Nutritionist

Professional Bio

Dana spent the first 16 years of her career working in the mental health field as a counselor supporting patients who experienced a variety of mental health challenges from anxiety and depression to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. After experiencing trauma of her own in the form of a traumatic brain injury, she began to experience similar struggles of anxiety and depression which then led to a diet that disrupted her hormones. In her quest to not become dependent on medications, she sought out more holistic therapies beginning with yoga. She began her yoga journey in a wheelchair and from there found healing and ultimately became a yoga teacher. She also leaned on fitness as a therapy for brain and body. This opened the doors to more training as a health coach and ultimately back to school to pursue the science of nutrition.

She finds that her work as a Medical Nutrition Therapist is able to draw from her previous work in mental health as well as her own lived experience to offer compassion and empathy. She practices nutrition from an integrative approach understanding that health and wellness is more than just what we put in our mouths to eat, but also what we put in our minds, what we put on our bodies, how we move, how we sleep and the health of our relationships and spirituality.

Education

  • B.S. Psychology
  • M.S. Human Nutrition
  • Certified Health Coach
  • 200 Hr Certified Yoga Instructor
  • Fitness Certifications: Zumba, Aerobics

Credentials

  • Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)
  • Licensed Dietician Nutritionist (LDN)
FAQs

Answers to Common Questions

Welcome! Whether you were grappling with symptoms, looking for a personalized plan, or striving to optimize your health, I’m ready to assist you. If your questions have not been answered here, please feel free to email me.

Personalized nutrition tailors dietary guidance to an individual’s unique biological makeup, considering factors like genetics, lifestyle, and health goals. It moves beyond generic recommendations, recognizing that one size does not fit all in the realm of health and wellness. It’s a precision-oriented, science-backed approach that empowers individuals to make well-informed choices tailored to their unique needs.

Why choose personalized nutrition? It’s like having a tailor-made plan that considers your unique blend of factors—genetics, lifestyle, environment, and how you feel. It goes beyond avoiding sickness; it’s crafting a roadmap designed just for you. Your biology is one of a kind, and personalized nutrition taps into that for your maximum health potential.

If you need to cancel or reschedule a 1:1 appointment, please contact me at least 24 hours in advance to avoid charges. (A 24-hour notice for free consultations is also appreciated.)

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