Food Allergies & Sensitivities
Eczema & Skin Issues
ASD, ADHD & Sensory Processing
Healthy Cooking & Meal Planning
Hi, I’m Sara Calderon.
I have a Master’s degree in nutrition from the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon. As a graduate of this program, I am rooted in the philosophy that food is medicine, and a diet of whole, unprocessed foods can help prevent and treat chronic illness. This program also gave me a solid foundation in the science of nutrition, how food works in the body and why.
I became interested in studying nutrition because of my own chronic health problem. Frustrated, after trying all kinds of treatments, and pharmaceuticals that did more harm than good, I began changing my diet and saw clearly the relationship between what we put in our mouths and the ability of our bodies to function properly. If you’d like to read my whole story, click here.
As a nutritionist, I take a holistic, whole-person approach.
I recognize health and well-being as a function of multiple factors, including diet, lifestyle, environment, genetics, and mental/emotional state. Because of this, there is no one eating pattern that works for everyone. As a nutritionist, it is my job to engage and empower each of my clients to make diet and lifestyle choices that best support their individual needs.
As a working mother, I know how challenging it is to make three healthy meals a day (plus snacks!) for a family. I have family members with food sensitivities, sensory processing disorder, and ADHD. Providing everyone with a healthy diet that alleviates symptoms and helps them be their best continues to be a work in progress. Focusing on nutrient-dense whole foods, and avoiding allergens, has helped my family enormously.
The wonderful thing about making diet and lifestyle changes is that it can bring your whole family together in a positive, pro-active endeavor that benefits everyone. I look forward to helping your family eat better, together!