Alyssa earned her Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health and her Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University. She is a Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor and is currently pursing the title of Board-Certified Nutrition Specialist.
Prior to her career in integrative health, Alyssa studied and worked in politics and foreign policy in both France and Washington D.C. After a debilitating, chronic digestive illness changed her life, she experienced firsthand the benefits of functional nutrition and other healing modalities, which enabled her to reclaim her health. Drawing from her 200-hour meditation training through the McLean Meditation Institute, Alyssa adopted mindful eating techniques that allowed her to embrace newfound dietary restrictions, eventually inspiring her to develop allergy-friendly recipes (all naturally gluten, grain, dairy, and refined-sugar-free).
While her passion for gut health began with her own illness, her return to graduate school solidified the evidence-based, clinical nutritional practices she implements today. Alyssa understands the importance of a personal food code, emphasizing bio-individuality based on the specific nutritional needs of every unique individual, while taking into account complicated health histories, allergies, intolerances, and preferences. Alyssa fundamentally understands that wellness is rarely achieved through a one-size-fits all food philosophy. Her recipes, therefore, are merely a starting place for others to personalize based on their own specific needs, to reclaim and personalize their health just as Alyssa has done.
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