As a functional integrative nutritionist, I help women support fertility, improve hormonal health, and achieve sustainable weight management
Or, on their quest to achieve the things they want most (a baby, increased energy levels, more confidence in their clothes…), they’re told the only way to get it is through invasive treatments and restrictive diets.
I’ve been on the nutrition struggle bus too.
After I had my children, I experienced extreme fatigue and stubborn baby weight. Not only that, but I was shocked to find out my cholesterol levels were elevated at my yearly check-up. I tried calorie counting, intermittent fasting, and started running (which I hate, BTW). But I kept feeling like crap.
Eventually, I turned to genetic testing and glucose monitoring to get to the bottom of it. Turns out, I was eating foods that were leaving me on a blood sugar roller coaster. Plus, I wasn’t eating enough to keep up with my busy life as a mom of two. Not a good mix.
That lit the fire. I learned to balance my meals, took a deep dive into my genetics, and was able to craft a plan that helped me feel energized all day. I also lost weight I thought would never budge, all without relying on calorie counting or restriction. The relief was like an exhale I was holding in for years, and it’s what inspired me to specialize in this type of work.
I want to help you find a similar sense of relief. By using the power of culinary nutrition and functional medicine, I want to help you craft an abundant life where you can take more control of your health.
Nothing lights me up like seeing women reach their health goals without sacrificing their enjoyment of life and food. It’s simple. When my clients incorporate more whole foods, their health improves, their energy improves, their symptoms get better, and they build a healthier relationship with the way they eat.
Basically, when we build lifelong habits and shift our mindset around food, all the pieces begin to fall into place.
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My method goes well beyond the plate. I explore every element of your physical and mental well being because it’s all connected. I work on stress reduction, sleep health, and mindfulness techniques to develop sustainable habits across the board.
I focus on helping you create a healthy relationship with real food to help heal your body from the inside out. I don’t support fad diets, calorie counting, or macro counting. Instead, I offer evidence-based natural solutions for your symptoms. This comes in the form of easy recipes and practical culinary nutrition tools so you can cook nourishing meals for life.
Conditions like PCOS, fertility struggles, and weight loss resistance are all forms of hormonal health issues that can have a full-body effect. I’ve made it my mission to specialize in these conditions as they respond well to nutritional interventions.
Functional medicine looks at the whole person to identify the root causes of physical symptoms—whether you struggle with fertility resistance, stubborn weight, or another chronic condition. By using genetic testing, functional labs, and data tools, I’m able to provide extremely personalized recommendations on food, supplements, and beyond.
My certifications & professional organizations
The Nitty Gritty
“I was 309 lbs when I started and it is a pleasure to see the numbers stop in the 200s. I have an underactive thyroid disease and have struggled with my weight for decades. Over the past 10 years, arthritis has also added to my life pain. Everyone kept telling me to have a gastric bypass. But Francesca, my rescuer and angel, taught me how to eat, what to eat, and how what I ate affected my disease and weight. Words fail to express how much I appreciated this program.”
“I honestly believe that, next to my religion and my precious daughter, [working with Francesca] was one of the best things I have experienced.”
“After struggling with negative associations with food, feeling guilty about eating some of the foods I knew were ‘bad’ for me, having fluctuations in weight, and embarking on a family-planning journey to boost fertility and pregnancy wellness, Francesca helped me reframe the ‘good/bad’ mentality. She is extremely knowledgeable but makes the science behind it completely accessible for anyone to understand and learn. She approaches wellness from a 360-degree point of view which makes her work that much more effective.”
“Francesca helped me reframe the ‘good/bad’ mentality and showed me how foods can actually empower me without the rigidity of restrictive diets.”
“Francesca’s program isn’t a fad dieting program. Instead, you should think of it more like a class, where you are learning how to nourish your body properly. Over time, the habits become part of your life. Francesca listens to your goals and aspirations, and her advice and feedback has always been informative, thoughtful, and non-judgmental. Since doing the program, I’ve lost weight, lowered my body fat percentage, and my energy levels are where I want them to be. I still have some ways to go, but this is the first time I’ve felt confident and well-equipped enough to maintain it. My only regret is that I didn’t do this sooner. I am grateful for having found Francesca and this program—it’s been a wonderful journey.”
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