Pamela is a clinical nutritionist specializing in personalized nutrition for food issues that present as gastrointestinal, autoimmune, and neurologic problems. Pamela uses a ‘food first’ approach, and starts by optimizing the family diet, so the whole household can benefit.
Pamela worked as a nurse for 30 years and then contracted a ‘mystery’ autoimmune illness that left her bedridden for two years. In working with a doctor who had an interest in nutrition, she recovered and then returned to school for a master’s degree in holistic nutrition. Her continuing education is focused on physiology, genetics, neurology, metabolism and nutrition.
“The goal I want for patients is for them to experience an abundance of energy, sharp mental focus and good mood, so they can live an active lifestyle that they choose.” That may prove to be as simple for the patient as learning to prepare and eat the right foods based on their own biochemistry, but it also may be based on genetic factors.
Hen it comes to testing, our office keeps things simple. We use a nutritional health history, ’23 and Me’ (online genetic test) and a urine test. These give us a picture of what’s working right and what can be improved.
Holistic nutrition recommendations are specific because our patients are genetically and metabolically unique. The team at SHEI has taken a great leadership role in helping pratitioners like me make sense of the cutting edge information. I’m honored to be part of this group of professionals.