I first sought care with nutrition resources and Jennette Berry due to a chronic history of fatigue, abdominal bloating/ discomfort, multiple food allergens and constipation. I had sought treatment from other providers without results and had almost given up hope. The minute I had my first consult I knew this was the right place, a thorough history and review of my lab work was performed. Immediately we did several tests, including MRT/LEAP food allergen testing along with a Spectracell micronutrient test. I found that these tests were more affordable at Nutrition Resources than any other provider. After implementing the changes advised and adding in butyrate a supplement that was life changing my symptoms have vastly improved. I no longer have any abdominal discomfort, my energy has improved to where I no longer require caffeine, my constipation has resolved and my food allergens have improved. I feel like I am able to have my life back. I cannot say enough about this practice, only that I am blessed to be a patient under their care. - J.J.
So I met with the rheumatologist this morning. Really not a lot to tell but I let him know that I am no longer in any level of pain. I told him what I was doing nutrition wise and that I was working with you. Explained what we are doing and what MRT & LEAP is. He did a quick physical exam of my joints & muscles…of course found no abnormalities, no tenderness, no pain, and no stiffness. No issues at all. He said it appeared what we were doing was working and making the pain manageable. He then asked if I was still taking the gabapentin because it seems to be helping…I told him NOPE. Then he said well it must be the meloxicam keeping pain at bay…again I told him NOPE. I was off all but my Zoloft and my next goal is to get off that. He looked a bit puzzled and commented that it appears I don’t need him anymore. I began my typical diatribe of just how important nutrition is and how it has totally changed my life. I mentioned that when he gave me the diagnosis it felt like a lifelong sentence of pain and pain meds. Then I shook that off and decided to take the alternative route. He told me to stay on my anti-inflammatory diet and told me to call if I ever need him. So here I am on my sixth week of LEAP and I am feeling great! I look forward to the next six weeks and the next after that. Proper nutrition has changed my life for the better! There is no going back and I am telling EVERYONE I know and meet. I am thrilled that I ignored my GP and made that first call. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Thanks for helping me get my life back and coaching me along the way! --G.G.
I want to share with everyone how thankful I am for the LEAP/MRT diet; it has changed my health and life. For months I had so many problems with my digestion, to the point that I was losing so much weight. I was so discouraged because I was feeling that my life was over. I am a very active person, but the issues with my stomach were so bad I could not do anything without being far from the restroom. I felt so sad. It was so much my desire to take the journey for me to get back to being the normal, active person I was. My husband told me "I found someone who can help." My reply was "I will do anything to not be in so much pain." The day came for me to visit with Heather at Nutrition Resources. That day I said "I want my life back. I feel so sick. I need some help." Her reply was "Let's start the LEAP/MRT test." To my surprise I had been eating all of the foods that I was having reactions too. I talked to my husband and said "Wow! Now I understand what is happening. I want to change the way I am eating." So I did change and I have been doing the LEAP diet. It has changed my life. This has been a gift and I want to say thank you. I feel much better, and little by little, I am getting my life back. Now I can tell when I eat something outside of my LEAP diet by my symptoms. This is amazing because I can tell when I have made the wrong choice. I am so thankful for the gift to have found someone who understands and can guide you, teach you how to become strong, and get your life back. The LEAP diet changed the way I choose and eat food. Thank you! - P.B.
I did an initial consultation for assistance with weight loss due to substantial immune system issues/ bone issues and Anaphylactic Shock -Determined many food/medicine allergies that were the leading contributors in the prevention of being healthy overall. After testing for allergies, we radically altered food intake and both prescription and OTC vitamins. Several months in, I have lost weight. More importantly, I have been less ill this past calendar year than I have been in almost 30 years. Removing all the meds and vitamins and foods I was actually allergic to, has allowed my immune system to settle down and be much, much less inflamed. So, the number of my illnesses has declined and they have been much, much shorter lived. I have more energy and feel like I am balancing the correct types and dosage of vitamins. I like to say that Jennette is the person who has taken all the pieces of my puzzle and finally figured out how to put them together to get me well. - C.C.
I started seeing Jennette in early 2012 after I had reached my wit's end with PCOS and insulin resistance. My insulin levels were through the roof, I had a hard time staying on track eating the right foods, and I was exhausted all the time--both physically and mentally. I felt like every morning I jumped on a hamster wheel where I thought, "Today is the day I will do better." Except every day I would struggle and my weight just continued to go up. At my highest I was 291 pounds. Finding Jennette has been the catalyst to change I needed. She is caring, patient, and does not apply a one-size-fits-all approach to her clients. She listens to my struggles and offers reasonable solutions. She also pays attention to the types of food I like, and gives healthy ideas that suit my taste, rather than just forcing me to change my taste buds! In addition to Jennette's strong interpersonal skills, her technical knowledge has been invaluable. She analyses my blood work and provides feedback that I wouldn't have a clue to interpret on my own. I have lost 120 pounds and I feel absolutely fantastic. I still have my bad days, but I have Jennette's voice in the back of my head reminding me that every meal is an opportunity to do better. Its work, but it's worth it. Thank you, Jennette - C.M.
I started seeing Jennette nearly two years ago at the recommendation of my Doctor to see a dietitian. Having been diagnosed with PCOS, Jennette helped me take control of my eating while not being put on a diet. With the nutrition guidance came weight loss and the weight loss helped with my labs. Having feared that we may need medical intervention to get pregnant, I couldn't have been more pleased when we were able to get pregnant naturally. When I started seeing Jennette I thought I knew what a well-balanced diet and healthy eating was. She broadened my knowledge and coached me through many days of struggles. Jennette consistently had new information for me related to PCOS and I always left feeling a little more encouraged. I highly recommend Jennette and Nutrition Resources to my friends based on my personal experience and the kindness she has shown to me as her patient. -K.T.
The help we obtained by being able to consult with a registered dietitian knowledgeable about Celiac disease and gluten free living empowered us to have a sense of control over our health and our lives. We are able to make informed decisions that impact not only our physical well-being, but our mental and emotional well-being. Thank you, Nutrition Resources, and in particular, Heather, for your help! -T.L.
I have really learned a wealth of information from my nutrition counseling and gained more knowledge of my diabetes. I now know of several good websites for recipes. I thought I had heard it all since my husband has been a Type 1 Diabetic for over 25 years but there is so much more than I realized. Now thanks to Jennette and Heather, I am learning new ways to better arm myself to fight against the statistics of diabetes side effects and win this battle one step at a time. It has helped so much to be able to go back each month and find out what I can do better and how I can change what I am doing wrong. To be able to talk to people who really care about you and your health and have so much knowledge is worth more than I could ever say. Thank you Jennette and Heather!! Keep up the good work and don't give up on us! - T.S.
When I started seeing Jennette for nutritional therapy, I was 10 years into an intense battle with anorexia, depression, and anxiety. After so many years of struggling and multiple rounds of inpatient treatment for my eating disorder, I felt like a failure. I gave up hope of ever attaining recovery, quit my greatest passion of horseback riding, and abandoned my career (which I earned a Master’s degree for) out of fear and low self-worth. Based on my past experiences with dietitians, I assumed that Jennette would set a weight goal that she felt was appropriate and that I would rebel against. Obsessing over numbers was a big part of my eating disorder, but with Jennette, I experienced a huge paradigm shift. Since I began working with her, my objective hasn’t been a number: not a number of exchanges, not a calorie range, not even a weight or weight range. She certainly monitored my weight and was attentive to my body’s needs, but the purpose in eating is to support my body and mind nutritionally so that I can function at an optimal level. Jennette’s perspective on nutrition as a means to accomplish my goals made sense and was an idea that I initially couldn’t argue with and later even got excited about. She also had a remarkable ability to honor my food preferences without ever compromising with my eating disorder. In addition to an obsession with numbers, my eating disorder manifested in an intense phobia of preparing food or cooking. I hated my kitchen and felt overwhelmed, stressed, and inadequate in this area. However, as a newlywed with a desire to contribute to my marriage by cooking, my avoidance was no longer working for me. Jennette helped me start with simple food planning and preparation and gradually progress to basic recipes and then more complex meals. She met me where I was and guided me toward my goals. I am joyful and proud to report that this Christmas, I worked alongside my Mom as an equal in the kitchen as we prepared a traditional turkey dinner. To my great surprise it was a fun, as well as relationally enriching, experience. Jennette is always up to date on research in her field, and her knowledge informed our sessions. She empowered me to take steps with nutrition that nourish my body and actually decrease my naturally high levels of anxiety. Very early on in our work together, she identified that I experience hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar levels. She taught me to manage this additional challenge by eating every 2 to 3 hours and incorporating protein into my snacks, which sustains adequate blood sugar levels for longer periods of time than other macronutrients. Jennette was insistent and intentional about these changes because she recognized that I am far more likely to cope well with stressors and anxieties if my blood sugar levels are stable. Leaving sessions armed with articles, handouts, grocery lists, recipes, or various online resources was another huge benefit of Jennette’s vast expertise. I am extremely stubborn and I’ve always been more willing to follow recommendations when I know that there is a sound rationale behind them. In Jennette, I found a professional who I trust and who used her knowledge to help me progress. She is also exceptionally kind and encouraging. My journey to recovery with Jennette has not been a linear path of progress, but if she was ever frustrated with me, she never showed it. Instead, she always reminded me that I’m “worth it” and she is so genuine that even on my lowest days, I believed her. It has been about two years since I started working with Jennette and over this time, I attained a level of recovery that is far beyond what I thought was possible for me. She is always respectful of my needs (be they emotional, nutritional, or spiritual) and with her help I’ve learned to respect myself again. I currently work a full-time job in the career I originally pursued and love. Also, through my nutritional progress, I am strong, capable, and riding horses again. At my most recent session, Jennette let me know that I no longer need to make regular appointments to see her. That was a momentous afternoon in my recovery journey and it is an accomplishment I cherish. That said, should life throw a curveball or should my resolve waiver even a little, I know that Jennette will be there to equip me with whatever I need to continue on this positive trajectory. I am incredibly thankful for her and her role in helping me overcome the greatest challenge of my life. -A.B.
I had been dealing with an overall lack of energy, abdominal pain and difficulty in losing weight. I had been diagnosed with IBS and symptoms of acid reflux. I sought out Nutrition Resources because I knew my eating habits weren’t consistent and I was seeking the right kind of guidance and accountability. My counselor has been great in asking the right questions, suggesting helpful supplements and assisting with the right food choices. Their eating plan has helped me to steadily lose a good amount of weight. The medicine I was taking for my digestive issues have either been eliminated or reduced greatly. I have so much more energy. People around me have been giving me compliments regarding my weight loss and say I look “very lean” and have a “glow” about me. I’m excited to see more results as my body continues to heal. I’m so grateful for my nutritionist and Nutrition Resources and highly recommend their services. -M.C.
Desiring to get back to whole health and being the best me I could be I began to ask around for who could help me get there - and meeting Nutrition Resources Dietitian Jennette Berry was exactly the solution I needed! Starting in March of 2016, I was dealing with lack of energy, feeling like I could not get enough sleep (even if I slept over 12 hours), fatigue, high food sensitivities, dizziness, fainting, shakiness, shortness of breath at times, not able to exercise without feeling one or all of these symptoms, and overall truly not feeling like myself. At first, I just thought I was working too hard causing myself to get sick; all the while, with my sister being diagnosed with diabetes while she was previously in college, I was concerned that I may have diabetes. With that in mind, I knew it was time to consult a professional though I did not want to be placed on a lot of medications or as Nutrition Resources says take the band-aid approach. Through many referrals and consultations, the moment I read Nutrition Resources’ website of how they personally meet with clients to pursue a whole person approach, I knew that this was the perfect fit - so I made my appointment immediately and took the new patient intake online and next thing you know I am on my journey to the best me! Meeting Jennette for the first time was so great and personal - she was very knowledgeable and understanding of what I was dealing with and right away we made steps toward the better me! Some of these steps included personalized shopping list to promote the most energy and foods that built up my immune system, taking a few blood tests that confirmed our suspicions of epstein barr virus as well as specific vitamin deficiencies but showing no sign of diabetes, and making sure that I ate every 2-3 hours. Through these steps and more, meetings every month, choosing the best foods for my body’s health, a few vitamins everyday, and the great support from Jennette I am now at a complete 180 degree difference. I am full of energy, sleeping well (but not all day), understand my food sensitivities, have not dealt with fatigue or dizziness or fainting or shakiness or shortness of breath, am working back to the intense exercising I used to be able to do, and truly feel like myself again! Being able to do this all while working full-time, going to college, being away from home, and truly inexpensive has been a blessed miracle. So grateful for this journey that we have embarked on together, and would not have wanted to get where I am today any other way! - R.G.