I am Registered Holistic Nutritionist and certified Billings Ovulation Method instructor currently serving patients as a Health Coach and Fertility Educator at the Reply Clinic in Cary, NC. After earning a Master's in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario and a diploma in Natural Nutrition from the Canadian School for Natural Nutrition, I amassed more than 10 years’ experience in nutrition research and private consulting driven by my passion to help individuals realize their health and wellness goals.
My research interest in fertility awareness stems from working with a high percentage of women with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome in a weight management practice. Irregular cycles are related to overall metabolic health and there is much to learn about this relationship through tracking the patterns in a woman's biomarkers of ovulation. I am also is a personal user of fertility awareness for natural family planning and health monitoring purposes, and have training in several evidence-based methods including the Billings Ovulation Method, the Creighton Method, and Sensiplan. Most recently, I played a contributing role in a landmark study on the Typical Use Effectiveness of Fertility Awareness based Methods for Avoiding Pregnancy, published in August 2018 in the Journal of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology under the guidance of Dr. Rachel Urrutia.