Kristina is a premier health coach and nutritionist who works with clients to support them in making lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results. Kristina has a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University for Integrative Health and several certifications in areas ranging from Mindful Eating, Heartmath, Functional Diagnostic Nutrition to Sport Nutrition. Kristina's integrative and functional approach is an arm within the Functional Medicine model. Functional Medicine views us all as being different; genetically and biochemically unique. This personalized health care treats the individual, not the disease. A functional approach is also deeply science based. The latest research shows us that what happens within us is connected in a complicated network or web of relationships. Understanding those relationships allows us to see deep into the functioning of the body. Kristina believes that your body is intelligent and has the capacity for self-regulation and healing, which expresses itself through a dynamic balance of all your body systems. Health is not just the absence of disease, but a state of immense vitality.
Kristina is based in Darien, CT but has Tuesday office hours at East Side Oncology Associates to serve patients in Manhattan. Kristina has supported patients with the following clinical conditions (to name a few): Breast cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, Lymphatic Colitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Vitiligo, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, Type I Diabetes, Crest Artherosclerosis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriasis, GERD, Insomnia, IBS, High Blood Pressure, Panic Disorder, Depression and Metabolic Syndrome/Obesity. Conversely, Kristina also works with athletes training for endurance events and healthy individuals seeking to optimize their health.
Kristina is the former Director of Nutrition of Green & Tonic, a healthy plant-based food concept with several locations around Fairfield County. During her time with G&T, Kristina oversaw the cleanse program and built an online "G&T University" Learning Management System to provide on-boarding and training for the staff. Kristina was also involved in community outreach and developed lunch and learn seminars that were offered at corporate offices, private homes and community centers such as the Westport YMCA.
One of Kristina's favorite things to do is run 28 day challenges for fitness studios and private groups. Kristina has collaborated with CrossFit Stamford, Greenwich CrossFit, Pure Barre Greenwich, Pure Barre Westport, Lifecycle Fitness Studio, Intensity, CrossFit Revel, SISU Fitness (now CrossFit Westport), Empire State CrossFit, Elite Health Services.
Kristina has completed her 1,000 clinical/dietitics internship and passed the National CNS Board Exam. She is currently in process with dual NY/CT licensure.