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Hello,

I'm Dr. Pooja...

I'm a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist® and

Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist.

 

I hold a Doctorate in Pharmacy and Master’s in Human Nutrition along with extensive training in Functional Nutrition from the Institute for Functional Medicine.

I'm so happy you're here.

If you're struggling with a chronic illness or simply not feeling your best, know that it's absolutely possible to restore your health through nutrition. I believe that food can be the single most powerful clinical intervention in chronic illness. The reason I'm so confident about this healing approach is because, like you, I've also struggled with my health and wellbeing.

 

In 2011, I was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, commonly known as PCOS, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and irritable bowel syndrome. I was struggling with significant weight gain, hair loss, digestive issues, acne, cycle irregularities, and incredible fatigue. I had seen a myriad of practitioners and was prescribed several medications to help manage these symptoms. Although I experienced some relief, I still did not feel optimal.

Determined to get to the root cause of my health issues, I set out on an eight-year long journey to study the latest scientific research, learn the importance of nutrition, and find my way back to health through extensive trial and error. It was at this very point that I stumbled across the science of functional nutrition. This type of practice instantly resonated with me.

 

Following the principles of functional nutrition, I began to notice a dramatic difference in my body. The weight almost instantly fell off, my acne and digestive issues cleared, my hair loss reduced, my cycles normalized, and my energy levels drastically improved.

Most surprisingly, my liver scan came back completely normal! And while not everyone may experience these same results, to my disbelief, I was able to come off my prescription medications and experience optimal health. {It’s so important that you to keep your physician involved and that you discuss with him or her any modifications that you would like to make with your medication regimen}.

The most important lesson that I've learned along this healing journey? 

 

Today, I consider my diagnosis a blessing. I've made it my mission to help women, like you, achieve optimal health through a combination of cutting-edge nutrition science and sustainable lifestyle changes. Simply put, my goal is to help you identify the root cause of your symptoms, provide you with lasting solutions, and empower you to make the best decisions for your health.

Nutrition has changed my life. My hope is that it can do the same for you.

Our bodies truly have the most astonishing ability to heal. If you give your body the raw ingredients it needs to perform its job, it will take care of you in return.

- Pooja

Education

Master of Science in Human Nutrition & Functional Medicine (MS)

University of Western States

Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)

Rutgers University

Credentials

Certified Nutrition Specialist® (CNS)

Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists, “The Gold Standard for Advanced Nutrition Professionals”

Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist (LDN)

In the State of Pennsylvania

Registered Pharmacist (RPh)

In the State of New Jersey

Additional Training

Completed all of the Advanced Practice Courses required for practitioner certification through The Institute for Functional Medicine:

  • Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice
  • Hormone Advanced Practice

  • Energy Advanced Practice

  • GI Advanced Practice

  • Detox Advanced Practice

  • Cardiometabolic Advanced Practice

  • Immune Advanced Practice

Other completed training courses include:

  • Functional Blood Chemistry Analysis
  • Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis Dysfunction
  • Female Hormone Assessment
  • Mastering Thyroid Health 
  • Microbiome Analysis & Functional Gut Disorders
  • Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

  • Organic Acids & Nutritional Analysis

Certified Gluten Practitioner (CGP)

  • Training from theDr.com, Dr. Thomas O’Bryan, DC, CCN, DACBN

Affiliations

American Nutrition Association

Institute for Functional Medicine