Maria Gigante, MS, CNS, CDN, LDN
Having experienced my own health concerns during my teenage years, doctors were quick to put me on medication but I was hesitant and did not want to be reliant on pharmaceuticals. The idea that a few pills would fix the problem was not logical to me. I intuitively knew that my body wasn’t broken. I began the search for a holistic approach that took me on a journey of vigorous study. This experience brought me on my way to what is now my profession. My goal is to educate others on the importance of nutrition and how to incorporate it into their life.
Lifestyle changes are extremely powerful and begin with an individual’s choice. The nutrition and lifestyle choices I have developed for myself have become stepping stones in a mission to help others. The power of your choice along with professional help leads to inner healing. Food is not a commodity, enjoying a meal for its wholeness and nourishment is intrinsic to all people. Only you can advocate for the foods you eat and lifestyle choices you make to take control of your health.
I am a Certified Nutrition Specialist® professional and Licensed Dietician-Nutritionist. I obtained my Master of Science in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College and Bachelor’s of Science in Biology and the Natural Sciences from Saint Peter’s University. I am also a Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach through the CHEK Institute.
When you have your health, no dream is too big. I am passionate about teaching lifestyle practices and how to nourish your body into optimal health. I truly believe that when you take care of yourself, only then can you take care of the people around you. What is greater than being able to share your life with your loved ones for many years to come, creating new memories, sharing experiences, laughing and loving.