Staying active and eating healthy as a means of feeling good became Stacy's passion throughout adolescence and adulthood. As a science fanatic, combining the study of nutrition and exercise with chemistry and biology was a natural fit.
It wasn’t until her husband developed an autoimmune condition that Stacy realized her true mission. She dug deep into the research to learn how to use food to help heal her husband and others who suffer from autoimmunity, inflammation, hormonal imbalances, infertility, neurodegenerative decline, cardiac and many more chronic conditions.
Pharmaceutical drugs treat symptoms, but often times they don't heal the underlying cause for the disease.
In the process of successfully helping her husband reverse his disease, avoid life-altering surgery, and prevent dependency on medications, she realized the enormous healing power of food. Stacy enrolled in a rigorous graduate school program and earned a Master’s degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine.
Food is at the core of what allows live cells to interact to form human tissue generating organs to create organ-systems which manifest into the human body. The right food can reverse illness and sadness, promote health and happiness. Alternatively, the wrong food causes sickness and depression.
What Makes Me A Better Clinician?
The unfortunate combination of excessive exercise, under-nutrition, and a devastating heartbreak landed me in the hospital with a stage IV hip fracture. At the age of 28, I was placed alongside 80-90 year old women with osteoporosis and I wondered why this was happening to me.
Functional medicine was an unknown to me when doctors prescribed birth control pills to treat my amenorrhea without questioning why a seemingly healthy young girl lost her period.
Knowing what I know now, seeking the help of a functional medicine practitioner could have prevented this traumatic injury, physical and emotional suffering, and yielded better health.
I know what it feels like to…
...be frustrated and sad about your physical condition. I have experienced the constant desire to “just be normal,” confusion about why this had to happen, and an impossible wish to go back in time to change the outcome.
...be unable to visualize a healthy and happy future, to be out-of-control of your well-being, and to rely on doctors (essentially strangers) to find a solution.
Credentials and Licensure
Bachelor of Science, Cum Laude: State University of New York, Binghamton
Graduate Classes: New York University
Dietetic Internship to become a Registered Dietitian: New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Masters Degree in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine: University of Western States