Integrative nutrition is an all-encompassing approach to health and healing. In addition to looking at your diet, we will also look at the physical, social, and environmental influences in your life.

 

The relationship between nutritionist and client holds the utmost importance in integrative nutrition. With evidence-based diet and lifestyle changes, we will work together to find what works best for you. Focusing on the underlying cause of disease and taking into consideration your unique conditions and circumstances, we find the best interventions to help you regain and maintain optimal health.

 

Dawn Brighid, MS, CNS, CDN, CHHC


Integrative Nutrition

photo by  Renee Choi

photo by Renee Choi

Priorities

  • Individualized nutrition. No two people are the same; this is especially true when it comes to your health concerns, circumstances, and priorities. Your plan is specific to your needs.
  • Your health issues. We will look at your current concerns - from chronic disease, weight loss, GI distress, sleep, stress, mental health, autoimmune diseases, prevention, and more - to determine your highest priorities.
  • Prevention. We will find the best diet and lifestyle choices for preventative measures against disease and family/genetic health concerns and to promote your best health.
  • Habits. Changing habits isn't easy. Together we will devise a plan to remove obstacles to creating new lasting habits.
  • Mindfulness. Mindful eating allows time for non-judgemental observation and an opportunity to make new choices that support health and healing. We will look at how you are eating in addition to what you are eating.
  • Sustainability. The quality of food is an important piece of the health puzzle. I worked in sustainable food education for 10 years and can help you navigate the confusion around sustainability, organic food, animal welfare certifications, pesticides, etc. 
  • Reality! Let's be realistic... we are not going to be "perfect" all of the time, but that is OK. Enjoy and get back on track.

Qualifications

education

  • Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist (CDN), New York State, Office of the Professions
  • Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS), Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists
  • MS Nutrition & Integrative Health, Maryland University of Integrative Health
  • Yoga Teacher, Jaya Yoga Center, RYS 200
  • Certified Holistic Health Counselor (CHHC), Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • BS Business Administration, San Jose State University

Additional work

  • Be Well by Dr. Frank Lipman, New York, NY - I'm currently a health coach a few days a week at Dr. Lipman's Eleven Eleven Wellness Center in Manhattan. I work with patients and coach clients while learning from one of the best doctors in functional medicine.
  • Sustainable Table, New York, NY - For 10 years, I spread awareness to the general public about the problems with the current industrial agriculture system and helped people discover the best sustainable alternatives. Through that work, I have become passionate about the quality of our food - for both our bodies and the environment.