Heather Carrera, DCN, MS, CNS.
Functional Nutritionist and Certified Nutrition Specialist.
Functional Nutrition is nutrition-based care that is focused on building health by restoring proper physiological functioning of the body.
Just as Functional Medicine approaches the body from the perspective of treating the root cause of disease, Functional Nutrition looks at the foundational way that food affects your body on the cellular level. Food is much more than calories, in fact, there are millions of molecules of information in every bite of food that you eat! These molecules come into your body, affect how your cells behave, and how you feel.
Functional Nutritionist, Heather Carrera, DCN, MS, CNS adds value to our practice
Heather Carrera, DCN, MS, CNS is a Doctor of Clinical Nutrition, graduating from the Maryland University of Integrative Health in 2019. She earned a Certified Nutrition Specialist designation (CNS) through the Board for Certification of Nutrition Specialists in 2016. Heather graduated Suma Cum Laude from the University of Bridgeport with a Masters of Science degree in Human Nutrition, with a focus on an integrative and functional approach to assessing and counseling clients. She has been a member of the American College of Nutrition since 2015. It was through her own health struggles that she began her academic interest in nutrition; using food as medicine to heal her own body fueled her passion to help others. Now, she is dedicated to using research-based evidence to find natural alternatives to the health challenges faced by her clients. Her doctoral research was focused on the microbiome and autoimmune disorders, two areas of personal relevance and interest.
Heather’s mission is to utilize nutrition to prevent and heal disease and promote a healthy, active lifestyle.
Contact Heather with questions or to schedule an appointment.