“I would recommend you to every single person I know.”
—J.H., Cincinnati, OH
My job pretty much rocks because I get to talk about poop every day in a socially acceptable way.
If you’re frustrated with bouncing around from doctor to doctor, or your doctor has told you that your symptoms are “all in your head,” you’ve landed on the right page. Please, read on.
Maybe you feel dismissed and frustrated, or you don’t have a clear plan on how to get your health back. There is so much conflicting info about health and nutrition out there that it’s hard to know where to begin.
My philosophy is simple: Eat real food!
Are you confused about what to eat to get rid of chronic bloating, constipation, heartburn, and other nagging digestive issues? I know what you’re going through. I’ve been there too.
Once upon a time I needed help to resolve my health issues, and I didn’t know where to turn. My digestion was screwed up and my hormones were haywire. Mainstream medicine had failed me, and I knew intuitively that a one-size-fits-all diet wasn’t the answer.
It made sense to me to figure out the underlying causes of my health issues rather than just popping a pill. So I started studying natural health solutions and nutrition, and lo and behold, I got better. So I decided to make it my career.
My main goal is to shatter the mainstream nutrition and health myths we all grew up with: you know, fat free diet food and pills to mask your symptoms.
If you think consulting with a nutritionist means deprivation and dieting, boy have I got news for you! (Here’s a teaser: Butter is good for you!) When given the right foods, the body has an amazing ability to heal and rebalance.
Let me help you.
Do you struggle with health issues you want to reverse? I specialize in helping people overcome chronic digestive issues.
I only accept 4 new clients max each month. So, the first step is to apply to work with me to discuss your health concerns and goals, and I’ll tell you how my programs can help and make sure you are a good fit for my practice. Please note that no health advice is given during this introductory call. I’ll listen to your symptoms and concerns, ask you some questions, and discuss my programs and process with you.
I work with people via phone or video, so you can benefit from my services no matter where you are located. Please note I do not see people in person.
I practice functional nutrition, which means I help you uncover the underlying causes of your health challenges so we can fix the root of the problem. I specialize in addressing chronic digestive issues like bloating, candida, constipation, heartburn, SIBO, Crohn’s, and IBS.
My holistic approach goes beyond nutrition to address the whole person, and we determine the underlying causes of your health conditions rather than simply addressing the symptoms.
Our consultation goes far deeper than improving your diet. I use a 3-pronged holistic model that examines the following:
- your lifestyle: sleep, exercise, and sources of stress
- your metabolic balance: endocrine (fancy term for hormones), digestion, immune, and detox health
- a personalized diet: what foods are right for YOU. Just because keto worked for your neighbor doesn’t mean it’s the best diet for your body.
I often recommend saliva, stool, and metabolic testing in my practice to help pinpoint imbalances and deficiencies so I can design a personalized, healing protocol for you.
My approach? I never take a one-size-fits-all approach! Every body is different and we all have unique nutritional needs.
What We Work On
My passion has always been women’s health and helping women overcome digestive and hormonal issues. Nearly every person with whom I work–male or female–has some sort of digestive imbalance, so I focus on gut health with every client, and it’s become the focal point of my practice.
I work with all types of digestive issues: Crohn’s, IBS, SIBO, candida, heartburn/GERD, chronic constipation, leaky gut, or just general ole indigestion. Oftentimes, GI issues mean hormone imbalance, so we address endocrine disorders and hormone balance too. If you want to heal your gut, you’ve landed in the right place.
If any of the following are troubling you, apply to work with me and we can discuss how you can benefit from my services:
- Crohn’s, IBS, colitis
- hypothyroid/Hashimoto’s autoimmune thyroiditis
- anxiety, depression, or irritability
- not sure what foods are right for you
- want help with an allergen-free or low FODMAP diet
Please note that I primarily focus on digestive issues, but we address other conditions, like endocrine and detox issues, that occur as a result.
What you will get:
- personalized diet and lifestyle plan
- beautiful customized PDF ebook with your meal plan, recipes, shopping list, prep plan
- lose (or normalize) weight
- better energy
- reduce stress and learn techniques to handle the stress in your life
- clear, beautiful skin
- improved digestion
- better immunity
- longevity & vitality
My programs are for you if:
- you’re tired of feeling dismissed or being told your symptoms are all in your head
- you are tired of battling candida, SIBO (or you’ve treated SIBO but still don’t feel better), persistent digestive issues
- you want to fix your digestive problems – FOR GOOD!
- you have trouble getting out of bed in the mornings and reach for coffee to get going
- you are exhausted all day long
- recently diagnosed with thyroid disease
- you have tried everything else and feel exhausted and fed up
- you have acne, eczema, or psoriasis
- you just don’t know what you should be eating
Be aware: This is NOT just another diet. This is a lifestyle makeover.
All you need to do is schedule your free introductory call.
I offer month-long coaching packages. I work with people all over the U.S.
The initial month includes a 90-minute intake and 50-minute follow up session, then you can renew for subsequent monthly packages. Or if you’d just like one-time advice about your diet, we can set up an a la carte 50 minute phone session.
Contact me to discuss which package is right for you.
Monthly coaching packages include:
- 90 minute detailed intake
- 50 minute follow-up session
- Diet analysis & customized health plan after each session
- Assignments and homework!
- Test & supplement recommendations
- Customized protocols, and exercise/lifestyle recommendations
- Phone or email check-ins at least once weekly
- Unlimited email support for the duration
- Beautiful customized PDF ebook with your meal plan, recipes, shopping list, prep plan
Once your initial month coaching package expires, I will recommend the best ongoing monthly package to support your goals. Clients typically spend around $1,500 for three months of coaching (not including tests or supplements).
How do I know this will work?
I create a detailed health plan for each new client, and these recommendations are personalized for YOU. I look at your lab work (or make recommendations to you to order the appropriate labs) and create a plan, a customized diet, a supplement protocol (if needed), and lifestyle adjustments that best fit your needs, both on a metabolic and emotional level. Through our initial session, which is a detailed intake, I get information about your health and diet history, your attitude around food, your learning style, and how much you’re able to take on in your life. That helps me design a plan that meets your needs, whether you’re busy, don’t like to cook, travel a lot, or have a family to feed. Plus, I am there to support you and make adjustments every step of the way to make sure things are progressing as you’d like.
Do I have to do any lab testing?
It’s not required, but it’s a great place to start. I can advise you during our introductory chat.
How difficult is the program?
Changing your diet and lifestyle can be challenging, but we make changes based on your ability and motivation. The program is tailored to meet your needs, wherever you are in your journey.
Do I have to do a lot of cooking?
I make prep recommendations and encourage cooking, but if you’re opposed to cooking, I have many meal and grocery delivery options I can recommend.
How much is this going to cost me?
Most people spend around $1200 initially. This includes the first month of coaching, lab testing, and supplements. The lab testing and supplements are optional but recommended, so your initial investment may be less.
How long have you been doing this?
A long time! Almost 14 years now. You can read more about me here.
Do you accept insurance?
I do not work with insurance directly, but I can provide you with a receipt to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement (if nutrition consultation is covered). Many of my clients use their HSA (Health Savings Account) to cover their coaching services.
Do you offer a payment plan?
I can set you up with an installment plan.
How do I get started?
Super simple! Just click “Apply Now!” to submit your personal coaching application. If your application is approved, I’ll contact you to set up your initial complimentary call to let you know coaching options. If you are accepted to the program, we’ll book your initial consult, and you’ll be on your way!
Praise for Mary
"Thank you! I am feeling the best I’ve felt in my whole life and that is so empowering. I got my period for the second month in a row. Woohoo, I’m losing weight and my overall health is good. Those were my main goals for this month, and this is only the start."
—E.T., San Francisco
"Mary is one of the only experts I trust on the subject of nutrition. As a certified holistic nutrition consultant myself, I appreciate her straightforward, evidence-based approach. In addition, her programs WORK! I did her 21-day gut reset and got fabulous support throughout, so it didn't feel hard after the first couple of days. In fact, as a result of our conversation in the private FB group for that program, I decided to try the Autoimmune Paleo protocol after the 21-day gut reset, and now my autoimmune disease is in remission after 2 years of daily struggle. Every one of her blog posts is fascinating and chock-full of achievable tips. I can't recommend her highly enough!
—E.A., Brooklyn, N.Y.
"I have Crohn’s disease and have had many health issues because of it. When I came to Mary, I was on 40 mg. of Prednizone and miserable. I had tried some diet changes in the past however, nothing seemed to work. Mary, with her incredible depth on knowledge, started me on a cleanse which began my road to recovery. We identified foods and products that were exacerbating the Crohn’s, so I took those things out of my diet and the healing began. I went off the Prednizone, started eating my new regime and felt better than I had since I was diagnosed with Crohn’s 20 years ago. Because Mary is so knowledgeable and creative, together we were able to get my life to a place of health that I thought I would never be able to achieve. She is awesome to work with and someone I can trust with my health care. I am very thankful to Mary and recommend her very highly to anyone."
—B.C., San Ramon, CA
"Mary is a rock star. I have worked with her for about six months and she has helped me a ton. From nutrition to supplements to a healthier lifestyle–Mary knows her stuff. I love that she is devoted to women’s health and is so on top of cutting edge information that your regular doctor or a standard nutritionist would have no clue about. She is very thorough and easy to talk to as well. She is wonderful with communicating via e-mail too. I have recommended her to several friends as well."
—V.W., Aldie, VA
"Mary is amazing and I highly recommend her for anyone who wants to learn how to eat healthier, feel better or has symptoms/health issues which are not being solved by conventional Dr.’s. I thought I was doing the gluten free and dairy free diet correctly before I went to Mary and then found out I was actually doing it all wrong. With her nutritional direction I have never felt better. If it wasn’t for her I would not be functioning. She is wonderful and I cannot recommend her highly enough."
—L.E., San Francisco
"Contacting you was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made! You helped me clearly understand how my diet and lifestyle (particular emotional stress) were negatively impacting my hormones and how I felt. Through following the protocol you gave me, my hormones rebalanced (I knew because I felt better!) and my menstrual cycle regulated for the first time in my entire life!! I was also able to get pregnant on the FIRST TRY using the fertility awareness method (obviously the balanced hormones helped)! I am now 17 weeks pregnant and we are so happy and excited for the next phase of our lives. I am beyond grateful that I met you and how you’ve helped change my life!"
"Feeling great. Period is the most normal I’ve had in years and years. Pretty amazing really. Thank you thank you!"
"I had not managed to become pregnant in years, and due to my age, I was starting to lose hope. After consulting with Mary and realizing that I had major inflammation and food intolerance issues, I really put effort into spending a few months avoiding my issue foods, going gluten free and doing a candida cleanse. We looked at my hormone panels and supplemented with natural progesterone to regulate my cycle. My concerted efforts bore a startling and surprisingly quick result! THANK YOU!"
—S.L., Playa Del Rey, CA
"I just wanted to first say thank you! I definitely think I’m on the right track! I’ve lost 10 pounds and 7 inches from my waist and hips, and I’m feeling really good!"
—L.H., San Mateo, CA
Mary successfully diagnosed my gluten intolerance and solved all of the resulting health issues I was having. For years medical doctors simply prescribed pills to treat my various symptoms and never bothered to look for the actual cause."
—D.M., Washington, D.C.
"I had been struggling with issues since I was 15 years old (now 36 years old) and seemed to be getting nowhere. I had seen at least 8 different doctors over the last 10 years with no results. In 2013, I was finally diagnosed with Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, but unfortunately, the diagnosis and medication did very little for me, and my symptoms continued to spiral out of control. Finally at 255 lbs, feeling exhausted all the time, and terrified of entering my 40s without getting a handle on my health, I decided it was time for a change. The decision to work with Mary is the best decision I have ever made. Mary has helped me revolutionize my health and achieve what no doctor was able to. I have lost 78 lbs. by simply changing my diet, resolved a hormone and diet-driven issue I have had since I was 15 years old, no longer feel tired all the time, am seeing a huge improvement in my thyroid symptoms and am unbelievably getting to decrease my thyroid medication. If you are fed up with your health, ready to make some real changes, and have the control put back in your hands I encourage you to contact Mary."
"I had tried everything, not just to lose weight, but to get healthy. I found Mary through a recommendation of her colleague and have never felt better. I came to Mary because I had frequent migraines, was in constant pain, couldn’t sleep, yet always felt tired and I had tried everything but the correct eating lifestyle. Mary doesn’t put you on a diet, she gets to the root of the problem, and helps you make positive changes in your life, the right way. I have not had a migraine since I eliminated gluten and have naturally lost weight, my joints no longer hurt and I have the support I need to make the change."
—M.S., San Francisco, CA
"I contacted Mary about her services after hearing such great success stories from others, and she definitely surpassed my expectations. I have been dealing with thyroid, adrenal and digestive issues that have plagued me for years, and Mary has been incredible. Mary is really knowledgeable not only about nutrition, but about the entire human body and the intricate connections between all the systems. Her protocol treats you from a holistic standpoint rather than just looking to fix your symptoms. She has the gift of being able to explain things in a way that anyone can understand without feeling overwhelmed or confused. Any time I have a question, she always answers it; her support and guidance is very thorough and I really feel that she cares about her clients. I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone."
—M.B., Malawi, Africa
"Deciding to work with Mary is one of the best choices I’ve ever made. When we began, I suffered from constant fatigue, and depressed, unstable moods. We worked together to develop an appropriate (and surprisingly easy) diet plan, which identified a food allergy that I never knew existed. Not only have I learned a lot about healthy eating and human physiology, but I feel happier and more energetic than I have in years. I’m so thankful to have discovered a manageable solution based on whole foods and not prescription pills. I would recommend this process to anyone. It will change your life!"
—A.R., San Francisco
"I am so happy I found Mary! I have struggled with stomach and digestive issues for over 10 years. I’d been to multiple doctors, none of whom could find anything “wrong” with me. I’d come to accept that having a chronic upset stomach was just normal. Then I met Mary. At our first full session, Mary broke all of it down for me. “If you eat X, it does Y & Z to your body, and that’s why you feel like crap. Let’s try eating A, B, C instead and see how you feel.” Well A, B & C works! Finally I can eat a meal and not feel like crap afterwards. My stomach is happy now. Oh, and in addition to feeling fantastic, my skin is glowing, and I’ve lost 12 pounds in 8 weeks! Mary is incredibly responsive, providing compassionate, educated guidance every step of the way. "
—S.T., San Jose, CA
"Just a quick note to let you know that I have been on your program for 11 days and I feel wonderful! My energy levels have improved in so many ways. I feel like Wonder Woman now! I also feel so much less anxious. Thank you."
—C.R., Miami, FL
"The reason I went to see Mary was for weight loss. I tried just about every diet out there, and have a strong fitness routine, but just couldn’t seem to lose any weight. I’ve also suffered from bouts of dizziness, fatigue and feeling unbalanced. The symptoms would come and go, so I figured it was something I would just have to deal with. She immediately pinpointed the root cause of my problem and started working with me to change my eating habits. I came to her as a vegetarian, tired and lethargic and heavy.I thought I was eating pretty well until Mary analyzed my daily food intake and pinpointed areas I needed to change. They were subtle, but what a difference they made! The “foggy brain” symptoms stopped immediately. I started dropping weight. I no longer get those heavy sugar cravings at 3pm! I appreciate Mary’s phone conferences, book recommendations and general advice. She’s extremely knowledgeable and answers my questions on nutrition so I can understand them."
—L.J., Sunnyvale, CA
"I feel awesome and my insatiable appetite is finally under control! Sugar cravings stopped after about 3 days; I am on day 5 of your Detox Program now. My parents decided to do the diet with me for support and my dad has already lost 5 lbs! So you are helping more than one person!"
—R.M., Overland Park, KS
"I consider myself a pretty health-conscious consumer, and have done my fair share of reading about nutrition and fitness. I thought I had all the answers, but still wasn’t losing weight. In fact, when I became vegetarian, I GAINED weight! In the middle of a crazy cleanse, I decided to listen in on one of Mary’s informative conference calls to get some tips about cleansing. Let’s just say that after that call, I put down the lemon syrup juice and started attending Mary’s classes, and it has been a year and I am 20 lbs lighter. Under Mary’s guidance, I’ve totally changed the way I think about food, and while my diet may seem pretty different to some people (no counting calories, lots of rich foods, but gluten free), I’ve never felt better and I never feel like I am going hungry!"
—C.M., San Francisco, CA
"I consider myself very healthy, but since moving to San Francisco. I’ve experienced a number of health problems, allergies, asthma, stress, anxiety. My face would break out randomly into red splotches and I would get short of breath. I had had enough. Mary walked me through my diet, which was really eye opening for me. After a 2-hour consultation I left the office feeling back on track and recharged to make a difference in my life with my relationship to food. Thank you Mary! I look forward to more of your good advice!"
—S.H., San Francisco
"Just want you to know your BLOG has made more sense to me than any doctor has for years. I could read it over again where many doctors only have maybe 15 min to give me. All I can say is Thank You."
"I've seen such improvement already! Thank you so much for everything. I can't tell you how much your recommendations have made a difference!"
--E.F., London, England
"I wanted to say how helpful and supportive this has felt in general, and I’ve had so many people ask me what I’ve been doing for my skin to look so good, which is nice ;)"
--A.B., San Francisco
"Just wanted to say, SUCH A GOOD WEBSITE! Glad I found you."