Health & Wellness Providers

Our team of health experts have a wealth of experience, in nutrition, exercise and weight loss.  They will be helping develop the customized weight loss programs and providing consultations to ThinnerGene customers.    If you are a health provider and want to find out more about joining our network then sign up here.

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Whitney Merritt MS, RD, LD, CPT

Whitney is passionate about nutrition and exercise and excited to help you on your journey of optimizing your health! Whitney utilizes a holistic approach when treating her patients by addressing the root cause of disease to reverse and prevent health conditions so that patients can experience optimal health, increased energy and inner peace. Each appointment is unique and specifically catered to the patients’ needs and desires. Find out more.

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Sulana Perelman, BASc, RD, MHSc

Sulana is a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Community Nutrition from The University of Toronto. Sulana has over 16 years experience in Nutritional Counselling, working with people of all ages with a variety of nutritional issues such as Weight Management, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure, Allergies and Child Nutrition. Sulana’s indvidualized, practical and hands-on approach will help you achieve the best YOU!

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Natalie Brown Bsc, RD

Natalie Brown is a Registered Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant in private practice and has more than 16 years of experience in nutrition counselling.  Natalie offers personal nutritional counselling to clients with food related illnesses, and those interested in health promotion and disease prevention.  Natalie has a Bachelor of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of British Columbia and completed her Dietetic Internship at Victoria General Hospital.  Her experiences includes many areas of dietetic practice, including acute care, extended care, Diabetes education, and individual/ group nutrition education at St. Mary’s Hospital and Langley Memorial. Find out more.

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Sheba Nalle RD, LD, CD

Sheba Nalle is a registered dietitian who assists clients through a philosophy of sustainable changes. She believes in gradual lifestyle resculpting for improved lifelong health. She enjoys educating through individual counseling as well as organizing healthy outreach opportunities within the community.

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Sally Hayes, RD

Sally is a registered dietitian with 20 years of experience in a variety of settings including hospitals, long term care, community and private practice. She has delivered nutrition education to individuals, students and other health care professionals through presentations, one on one and group sessions. She is passionate about sharing her food and nutrition knowledge and believes in taking a practical approach to healthy eating. Sally is a member of The College of Dietitians of British Columbia and Dietitians of Canada. Find more information on Sally and her services.

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Rebecca Smith MS, RDN, LDN

Rebecca Smith is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist in the state of Louisiana. Prior to obtaining an advanced degree in dietetics, she owned two small businesses and held a variety of sales positions primarily in various advertising mediums. Her entrepreneurial and sales skills combine with her passion for nutrition enabling her to partner with clients to improve individual wellness.

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Mana Bayanzadeh RD, MPH

Mana Bayanzadeh is a Registered Dietitian with a Masters degree in Public Health. She is fluent in both English and Farsi/Persian. Her experience involves nutrition counselling in different areas including lifestyle/weight management, type II diabetes, heart health, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, gluten intolerance, and food allergies as well as prenatal nutrition. Mana is passionate about helping people achieve optimal health through nutrition and fitness considering their individual lifestyles.

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Lu Qi, PhD, Research Advisor

Dr. Qi, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard.   Dr. Qi has been the lead researcher for many seminal studies examining how genes and nutrition affect weight loss.  He has won a number of awards from The American Heart and Diabetes Associations.  Dr. Qi serves as Editor-in-Chief for World Journal of Diabetes, Associate Editor for BMC Medical Genetics, and editorial board member for the Journal of Nutrition, the International Journal of Molecular Epidemiology and Genetics, and Frontiers in Nutrigenomics. Dr. Qi is a fellow of American Heart Association (FAHA) and American College of Nutrition (FACN).

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Lisa Meisels RD, CHLC

Lisa has been a in the health and wellness industry for over 20 years. She is a Certified Holistic Life Coach, Registered Dietitian, and  health educator, who specializes  in providing simple and practical steps to help you make lifestyle changes and obtain positive results. She has worked in numerous settings, educating a variety of audiences on health, food and nutrition. She has collaborated with physicians, insurance companies and clinics to develop weight management programs. In addition to numerous public and community presentations on health, food and nutrition, she is a published author and has written many health & wellness  articles and cookbooks focusing on healthy living.  Find out more about Lisa.

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Kathy Kent

As an ACE certified personal trainer, I coach and train people for the event called LIFE! Encompassing all the aspects of a healthy lifestyle, I focus on fitness, good nutrition, and emotional balance for optimal  healthy active living, 365 days a year! As owner and President of 365fitt,  my goal is to create wellness for individuals, through a broad range of media and platforms such at individual coaching, email/video/phone coaching, and group events.  I coach individuals through positive lifestyle changes including weight loss, better eating, injury rehab, and getting off the couch.  I also coach all levels of athletes in a wide variety of sports including but not limited to triathlon, cycling, running, and rowing.  I specialize in women’s events and Healthy Active Living trips, taking women to places where they can proudly answer the question, “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

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Jenna Talleda RD

Jenna is a Registered Dietitian and has been working in the nutrition field for ten years. She has worked with a number of populations across their lifespan to help them reach their nutrition goals.  She lives in Naples, Fl with her husband, son, and beagle. She enjoys cooking and searching the web for new recipes to try.

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Heather Reseck, R.D

As a registered dietitian and wellness coach, Heather Reseck can coach you through the process of  reaching your nutrition and wellness goals. She specializes in integrative nutrition with a focus on a whole-foods, plant-based approach. Additional specialties include gluten intolerance and diabetes. Heather teaches plant-based cooking classes and is developing gluten-free, vegan recipes for her second cookbook. She enjoys gardening, hiking, backpacking, cooking, and collecting cookbooks. Find some of Heather’s recipes at www.veggiemakeovers.com.

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Esther Situ, RD

Esther has been a registered dietitian and health coach for almost a decade. She has helped hundreds of individuals to improve their health and achieve their ideal body weight through personalized consultations and intuitive eating. She uses functional nutrition to help clients maximize their health. Esther is fluent in both Cantonese and Mandarin and enjoys the cultural gastronomy and the art and science of good eating.

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Elizabeth Berry MS RD

Elizabeth Berry is a people person who collaborates with you to bring “more” of what you want into your life.  She understands that just as each individual is completely unique developing a custom-created plan allows positive lifestyle changes.  Elizabeth brings compassion and clarity to eating and health with her experience in Intuitive Eating and as a Wellness Coach and registered dietitian.  She invites you to bite into a tasty vibrant life!

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Elisa Olivier-Nielsen, MA, RDN

Elisa has been a registered dietitian and licensed nutritionist since 1998. She received a Master of Arts degree in Food Service Management from New York University, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutrition and Food Science from Hunter College. She owns EON Consulting, a nutrition consulting firm in the Prescott area of Arizona.  EON Consulting specializes in promoting wellness and overall health and prevention and management of  chronic diseases. Their motto is “to improve the quality of life in the world, one person at a time”.

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Elaine Magee, MPH, RD

Elaine Magee, is the author of 25 books on nutrition and healthy cooking and is nationally known as The Recipe Doctor. As the Wellness and Performance Nutritionist for Stanford University, her passion is working with Stanford athletes and helping them maximize their performance through nutrition.  Elaine has appeared on a variety of radio and television shows. She has contributed hundreds of articles and recipes to a wide variety of magazines and Websites, including WebMD.com where she has been a writer for over 9 years.  Her medical nutrition series–which includes Tell Me What to Eat books for diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, acid reflux, heart disease, and 5 other conditions continues to sell all over the world.

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Deborah Zorensky, MS, RD, LD, CCN

Deborah  is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist and has her Master’s Degree in Allied Health.   As co-founder and owner of The Center for Mind, Body & Spirit, she has developed a multi-faceted approach to empowering nutritional wellness. Deborah has over 20 years of experience, combining up-to-date clinical practices with holistic methodology.  With the added advantage of DNA testing, Deborah is excited to be able to help people make the best choices for success in weight loss.  Deborah has written numerous articles for schools and local publications, and authored a cook book and  nutritional guide for Harris House St. Louis.  Find out more.

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Deborah Turquie RD, MS

Deborah is a registered dietitian with a Master’s Degree in Nutritional Science from San Jose State University.  She helps clients to become “intuitive eaters” and to incorporate physical activity into their busy schedules. She has experience in private practice and as an inpatient dietitian at White Memorial Medical Center.  Deborah has met with clients with a wide range of nutritional concerns including but not limited to diabetes, weight loss and gain, healthy eating, hypertension, and gastrointestinal issues.

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Cynthia Moore MS, RD, CDE, FAND

Cynthia completed her masters in nutrition at UC Davis, and certification as a Duke Integrative Health Coach in 2012.  She currently manages outpatient nutrition services and provides EBT-Emotional Brain Training, medical nutrition therapy and wellness visits for clients at the University of Virginia.  She has also worked as a senior nutritionist for the Joslin Diabetes Center and has been on faculty for Georgetown University and the University of Maryland. Cynthia has published for lay and professional publications, including a recent publication in Global Advances in Health and Medicine

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Colleen M. McCarthy RD, LD, CLT

Colleen is a registered and licensed dietitian, and author of Drinks on Me!, an informational how-to book for the beginner juicer. Colleen holds a Bachelor of Arts in dance performance, a Bachelor of Science in dietetics and is a Certified LEAP Therapist. She specializes in food sensitivity detection and treatment, wellness nutrition and coaching entrepreneurs on the link between good health and business success.  Visit http://onpointenutrition.com/ to sign up to receive Colleen’s free special reports, The Importance of Mind/Body Connection, and Create Health and Success in Life AND Business.

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Colene Stoernell MS RD CSG

Colene is a registered dietitian and nutritionist who enjoys helping her clients achieve their health goals from weight loss to disease prevention and management. She has worked in many areas of nutrition including hospitals, rehab facilities, and outpatient counseling. Colene has had the pleasure of working with patients throughout their lifespan. Colene has a passion for wellness and well-being and believes that change requires support to all aspects of a person!  One of her biggest concerns is the growing obesity epidemic and she feels that lifestyle modification for the whole family is part of the  solution. (edit)

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Caroline Klemens, RD

With over 20 years of experience I have worked with thousands of women who struggle to lose weight.  I take an inside-out approach as I guide women off the path of dieting to one of self love.  In that process, women are liberated from their body obsessions so they are free to create something more rewarding, so they can find their magnificence now. From this place weight loss occurs in the absence of struggle.

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Carmina Cuilty-McGee, MS, RDN, LE

Carmina Cuilty-McGee, is a Registered Dietitian and Clinical Nutritionist specializing in an integrative mind-body approach to working with non-dieting weight management,  neuroendocrine and gastrointestinal health issues. She works with women and men providing health, nutrition and lifestyle counseling, and coaching services through her private practice locally in Ventura, California and remotely through video and tele-consultations.  Conditions she works with include: PCOS, thyroid disorders, insulin resistance,  diabetes, menopausal transition, neurotransmitter balancing, food intolerances, Celiac Disease, GERD, IBS, and other conditions causing intestinal distress. Carmina is a contributing author in the internationally published book “The Hormone Factor in Mental Health: Bridging the Mind-Body Gap”.  Find out more.

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Angela Moore M.S.,R.D.

Angela graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health Nutrition and holds a Masters Degree in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a registered dietitian, a certified LEAP therapist, and certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as an Exercise Specialist. Angela has been providing consulting and counseling services for over 20 years in general nutrition, nutrition and disease, food allergies and sensitivities, eating disorders, cardiac rehabilitation, weight management, sports nutrition, exercise prescription, corporate health, health education and program development. She enjoys helping clients meet their health and wellness needs and provides direction for their specific goals. During her free time she likes to run, snow ski, golf, cycle, and spend time with her extremely active daughter. She lives in Denver and Winter Park, Colorado. Find out more.

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Alejandro Leon MS, RD

Alejandro works as Outpatient Registered Dietitian in Miami, Fl. His education includes training in Functional Medicine and Clinical Nutrition; a MS in Dietetics and Nutrition (FIU); a MS in Biology (Utrecht University); and a Bachelor of Science in Biology (University of Havana). He used to be a research biologist and decided to become a nutritionist. The transition from biology to nutrition occurred as result of health improvements he experimented after detoxification, nutritional supplementation and changes in dietary habits. In the nutrition field he has experience on pregnancy and renal nutrition; and currently sees patients diagnosed with chronic diseases (diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, obesity, hypothyroidism; etc.).

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Adrienne Raimo, R.D., CHHP

Adrienne Raimo is a Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist & Certified Holistic Health Practitioner with a  private practice in Columbus, Ohio, with extended service to clients outside the state as well. She has received her degrees from The Ohio State University and additional certification from Columbia University, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, Cornell University, and the Wellness Forum. Since  2006, Adrienne has been delivering nutrition lectures, teaching cooking classes, providing individual nutrition consultations, as well as corporate wellness and medical lectures. As a naturopathic nutritionist and health & wellness coach, she focuses on prevention, views each client in a holistic manner, educates clients in the steps to achieve and maintain health, seeks the cause of illness & its symptoms, and utilizes nutrition & lifestyle modifications to support the body’s ability to heal.  From Celiac disease and diabetes to pre-natal nutrition and weight management, she has you covered! Find out more.

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Dan Fernandez, RD

Dan is an RD with experience in the oncology field. He enjoys giving individuals the nutrition tools that they need to succeed. He is passionate about blending technology and healthcare to provide more efficient patient-centered care. He enjoys programming in his free time as it challenges and pushes him to continue learning everyday.

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Bettina Mackenbach, RD

Bettina is a Registered Dietitian, as well as a Certified Health & Wellness Coach with over 10 years of experience working with both adults and children. Her areas of specialty are adult and pediatric weight management, meal planning, as well as guiding clients to achieve optimum work/life balance. Bettina’s coaching style is affirmative and empathetic using motivation and creativity as the foundation of her work.

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Dr. Elizabeth M. Young, PhD, RD, LD, CLT

Dr. Young is a licensed dietitian with graduate degrees in nutrition and health promotion. Dr. Young provides diet and lifestyle counseling in various areas of wellness and disease with a focus on both the body and the mind. Her Mission is to inspire, motivate, and facilitate clients to lead a healthier lifestyle and achieve their wellness goals. Find out more at B. Young Nutrition.

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Lis Rodriguez, RDN, CLT

For the first four years of her career, Lis helped clients with  a broad array of medical conditions in the hospital setting.   When Lis’ health deteriorated she resigned from  hospital life, learned how to nurture her health, and began her own private practice.  Today Lis works with clients via phone, video calls and in her home office. She enjoys sharing her experience through writing and specializes in autoimmunity, holistic and integrative approaches, food sensitivities and detox.   Find out more  about Lis.

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Ruth Schrager, MPH, RD

Ruth is passionate about helping people use nutrition to their advantage. As a registered dietitian, she utilizes behavior change models and evidence-based nutrition strategies to empower her clients to reach their health goals. Ruth has a private practice in Alameda, California and also teaches nutrition courses at UC Berkeley, diabetes and health classes at various hospitals, and gives presentations to corporate audiences.    Find out more about Ruth.

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Claudia Baumert, RD

Claudia is a registered and licensed dietitian with more than 15 years  experience in wellness, research, and education in private practice,  hospitality, hospital, and long-term care environments. She  has experience in nutrition care for various medical conditions, such as renal disease, diabetes, heart disease, GI health, and geriatric nutrition.  She has experience implementing the Nutrition Care Process (NCP,) during clinical nutrition assessments, care and documentation.

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