Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Auto-Immune Disease and Digestive Health Expert
Weight Loss Expert
Behavior Modification Specialist
Hi! I’m Heather, better known as the Nutrition Vixen. I am a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist in Southern California.
When I was 18 years old, I was diagnosed with a chronic kidney disease and was unable to get health insurance. I was pregnant with my oldest daughter and I became extremely ill, dependent on IV meds to support myself and my baby girl.
I was told by doctors that I would need a kidney transplant and/or dialysis, but I knew that neither of those were options for me…I had to figure out a way to manage this disease so that I could live a healthy and happy life and manage my chronic disease. This is what led me to my passion for nutrition, and ultimately what led me to want to become an RDN.
In 2007, I started my bachelor’s program in dietetics at Fontbonne University and then went on to get my master’s degree in multidisciplinary health communications, specializing in behavior theory in 2012.
Then in 2014 I opened my own private nutrition consulting and coaching business, known today as Nutrition Vixen!
I became a dietitian because of my own struggles with an auto-immune disease, as well as having many food intolerances and digestive issues that are far too common but not talked about enough!
My programs and coaching focus on the management of auto-immune diseases such as celiac disease, Crohn’s, Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, ulcerative colitis, etc. I also focus on the management and recovery of digestive disorders such as IBS, GERD, and food intolerances/sensitivities.
I’m passionate about what I do and love helping others who struggle with managing chronic diseases and digestive issues improve their quality of life. I have been where you are, and I know the pain and struggles associated with these issues.
If you are struggling to manage a chronic disease, manage your weight, or have issues with your digestive and gut health, book a consultation today to discuss your goals with me! Just click the button below and you will be taken to my scheduling page.