I became a dietitian mainly to discover and learn more about my personal health conditions - I was diagnosed with TRAPS (TNF-associated periodic syndrome) at the age of 27, and have been living with this disorder since I was 5 years old. I’ve also been very motivated to help those who share similar disorders and show them that it’s a manageable condition based on lifestyle. My purpose is to find a happy median between functional medicine nutrition and MIEP. My work history includes working at Davita dialysis for over 3 years, West Gables rehabilitation hospital for 1 year, North Dade Nursing and Rehab as independent contractor for 1 year and Florida Dept of Health WIC for 5 years.
Approach to care
I like to use the functional medicine approach and Motivational Interviewing (MI). I leave no stone unturned. I look at the patient as a whole for example head to toe. We will go way back until the last time you haven't felt well.
What to expect in your first session with Janet?
Expect me to be your health detective as we go into your medical history, any diagnosis, recent bloodwork/labs, what worked and what didn't , supplements , medications, your social life, work life etc.. I want to be able to paint a picture of your life. This way any recommendation or suggestion is coming from a place of understanding so that you can implement each strategy. My strategies are customized for each individual.
Bachelor of Science in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University, Currently in a 4 year program in Integrative and Functional Medicine Nutrition Therapy , I started back in 2020. Will be done end of 2024.
On my free time, I love to teach pilates ( pilates instructor and personal trainer ) . Playing with my 8 French bulldogs everyday , love to go walking on the beach with my boyfriend , Biking 30 miles once a month with my friends and enjoying going on day dates. Once a month , I go out dancing because it's mandatory. I was a dancer since I was 6 years old. Love staying in on a Friday night to binge Netflix with the family.
When would you like to meet with Janet?
Initial appointments are 55 mins and done over Zoom.