personalized nutrition for optimal health
THE FUTURE OF WELLNESS IS PERSONALIZED NUTRITION
"TAKING YOUR FIRST STEP TO OPTIMAL HEALTH CAN BEGIN AT ANY TIME.."
TASHA PICCIARELLI, MS, CNS, LE
I practice Functional Medicine Nutrition in Houston, TX. As a functional nutritionist, my goal is to address the root cause of disease instead of just managing symptoms. The body has a unique ability to self-heal when supported with an appropriate whole-foods diet and high-quality supplements. I customize diet and supplement plans, as well lifestyle counseling along with other natural therapies.
Montclair State University, Bachelor of Science Human Nutrition + Dietetics , Summa Cum Laude
University of Bridgeport, Master of Science Functional Medicine Nutrition, Magna Cum Laude
Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS) credential via the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists
Member of the American College of Nutrition and American Nutrition Association
TRAINING & CREDENTIALS
Tasha is trained in the principles of Evidence-Based Clinical Nutrition, Metabolics, Biochemistry, Functional Medicine and Nutritional Genomics.
She has completed Functional Medicine Training Courses in:
I wasn’t aware at the time, but I became interested in food as medicine when my mother was hospitalized for ulcerative colitis and nearly died. At the hospital, a doctor from Japan doing a residency in the US, went against her primary doctor’s order to remove my 33 year old mother’s colon, he wanted to save her colon with the use of proper diet, supplements and herbs. And guess what? It worked! Later in life I would remember that when I was struggling with anxiety, insomnia, weight gain, digestive problems and skin issues, I thought, could there be a connection with the food I consume and my health issues? Absolutely. I did consider the connection, however I didn’t make many changes. I just wasn’t ready. Habits are hard to break! When I became a Medical Esthetician and worked with many clients to resolve their skin issues, I came back to food and the mind-body connection. I researched endlessly to find solutions for their skin issues, created a nutrition plan and implemented it with my client and guess what? We got amazing results!
Their red, blotchy and aging/acne skin was dewy and youthful. The side effect I wasn’t expecting? My clients not only looked good, but they felt even better with weight loss as an added bonus. I knew then I was on to something. So, I began my tireless research to address my anxiety, insomnia and digestive issues with food, supplements, herbs and exercise. Guess what? It worked! So, I went back to school for 5 years and got two nutrition degrees!
I am deeply compassionate about my work and truly want my clients to reach their goals. I understand it can be a long road and I look forward to being with you each step of the way. I enjoy working with a diverse clientele, from individuals of all ages to families. Taking your first step to optimal health can begin at any time, so whether you are a health enthusiast or just beginning your healing journey, I welcome the opportunity to work with you to accomplish your goal of complete health and vitality.
Food Allergies & Intolerance
Healthy Meal Planning
Diet and Detoxification
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