Growing Health From Within

Lisa Thomas is a Registered Dietitian with more than twenty years of experience working in the field of eating disorder recovery and prevention. This experience includes working for a partial hospitalization program for the treatment of eating disorders for 7 years, Syracuse University as the clinical dietitian for 12 years and owner of her private nutrition counseling practice for the past 16 years.

Guest speaking engagements have included The Body Image Symposium, Ethics of Eating Seminar Series, Parent Partner Program-Eating Disorder Survival Guide for Family and Friends, Grand Rounds, Dietetic Association Lecturer for Eating Disorder Recovery and various nutritional health and eating disorder education and prevention educational lectures at the university and in the Syracuse community.

Lisa’s philosophy is rooted in holistic nutrition and a diet free approach for health and wellness.  She approaches nutrition counseling with the belief that everyone can achieve health and well-being by placing focus upon basic nutritional needs and interrupting the guilt and shame cycle that so often impairs long term goals. These goals are in line with a process of reconnecting with self and resolving any misunderstandings in communication between you and your body.

Goals for individualized nutrition counseling will be –

1.  Identify any immediate obstacles that are limiting your ability to meet adequate caloric and nutrient needs to maintain your energy, strength, immune function and mental health.

2.  Provide nutrition interventions supported by scientific research.

3.  Help to prioritize the changes to maximize benefit to you.

4.  Develop a plan that helps to gradually phase in changes. Individualized counseling and considering your likes and dislikes is an important part of creating a plan.

5.  Review vitamin, mineral or herbal supplement intake and provide feedback regarding benefits, necessity, or those that may be damaging to your health.

6.  Identify any potential risks associated with changes in diet or supplementation.

7.  Teach simple strategies to make the most out of your daily nutritional choices.