"One day changed how I looked at health and the human body."
My passion for improving health began after I had a car accident in 2002. I approached my care with the traditional medical model as this was all I knew and it resulted in minimal improvement. I explored alternative medicine with chiropractic care, massage therapy, and professional-grade supplements. This is when my healing and my journey towards functional medicine began. As a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, I feel that my auto accident led me to my true calling in life: to help people improve their health through nutrition and lifestyle medicine.
I began to do what I do naturally, which was to learn what I could. I worked for a professional supplement company, became certified as a nutrition counselor, and then formalized my education by earning a Master's Degree and pursuing Functional Medicine training at the Institute for Functional Medicine.
As a woman, I can relate to you and your concerns. Following my accident I noticed many small and large changes starting to occur in my health. I gained weight, became easily fatigued, my digestive tract seemed easily disturbed, even by healthy foods, my immune system was weakening and my hormones seemed to have a mind of their own. I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis in 2010 and then in 2011, testing confirmed what I suspected...my adrenals were tired! Through my own journey, I have not taken any prescription drugs but rather turned all of these things around and managed them through nutrition and lifestyle.
This led me to specialize in women's health under the Functional Nutrition guidelines. I think it is my personal journey and ability to relate to what you are going through which makes me a stronger nutritionist for you.
Education and Certificates:
Doctorate of Clinical Nutrition, Candidate, Maryland University of Integrative Health
M.S. Applied Clinical Nutrition, New York Chiropractic College
M.B.A. Utica College
Certified Nutrition Specialists (CNS)
Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN) in New York
Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist (LDN) in Florida
Institute For Functional Medicine Certified Practitioner (IFMCP)
Certified Life Coach
Certified First Line Therapy® Lifestyle Educator
Outside of the Clinic:
Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) School of Nutrition:: Division Director and Assistant Professor
Sherry is a mom of 2 and a grandmother to 3. She is enjoying being retired from full-time work but loves to be active in part-time work and volunteering. Her organizational skills are a perfect complement to the Nutrition TEaM and she helps to keep Kim grounded, reminding her of the importance of family time.
Outside of the clinic, Sherry is the Secretary to her Home Owner's Association, she regularly organizes community dinners and events, volunteers for the Hope House and loves to play cards with her friends. The true love of her life is spending time with her husband, Jim, to whom she has been married to for 50 years.
Nicole has been an ice-skating coach for the past 20 years, with a focus on hockey power skating over the past 8 years. She currently is part of the wellness team for a beverage distribution company, providing resources for employees and their families to take charge of their health. After enduring her own health struggles, and only finding relief in nutrition and functional medicine, Nicole decided to pursue further education in the field so that she can help others do the same. When not on the ice or working, Nicole enjoys all the dogs of the universe (especially her 2 pups), researching, traveling, being outdoors, and spending time with her family.
Nicole earned her Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States, graduating with distinction in December 2018. She also earned her B.A.S. in Exercise Science with honors from the University of Minnesota – Duluth in December 2008.
Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)
Licensed Nutritionist (LN)
IFM Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP)