“Early in 2012 I started experiencing pretty extreme GI problems. I also have psoriasis, which in the last 2 years had gotten really severe. (I could not wear short sleeves or skirts.) In the midst of a lot of testing and waiting for appointments w/ docs, I started seeing Carla. Carla is extremely thorough with her intake, very informed, and honestly just very likable. She will ask you to do things/try things that are hard- be ready for that. Food is a very personal thing. But she works with the person, not a template. (I provided additional challenges by being a lacto-ovo veg for the last 23 years.) Results? First target was addressing my gut. Within 4-6 weeks, my GI symptoms had all but vanished- at least a 90% improvement. They have been completely gone now for 7-8 months. At about month 3, my psoriasis started to break up and clear. I am now seeing her only once a month- the steady progress with my skin continues, (at least 80% clear!) and my gut is doing great. I’ve learned a lot. I’m a huge fan. Go see her, she’s great!
– Jill J. San Francisco, CA
I have been working with Carla, first weekly then bi-weekly for 9 months. I had started dieting in college. my weight for the next 30 years was from 160 – 210 lbs (sometimes within 6 months). I started working out about 6 years ago and had narrowed the range of my weight from 180-195 but could not seem weight loss. The Oreo’s and Cheese Doodles had not got in the way. I am fitting in clothes that I had not worn in years. Carla’s enthusiastic approach has slowly, but steadily, changed ingrained habits of 49 years. I now drink water instead of diet coke, nuts instead of Oreos, sweet potatoes instead of mashed potatoes. Carla’s program is not one of denial, it’s one of substitution. We enjoy homemade ice cream (from Carla’s recipe). All in all, a very positive, life-changing experience”.
-Ed H. San Francisco, CA
“Carla is incredible! I had horrible digestion problems for years, which was affecting my energy, my brain, and my overall attitude. After eliminating gluten, and increasing fresh veggies, pasture-raised meat, and eating a ton of fat, I have never felt better. She even gave me some recipes for healthy cookies and other treats using almond flour, raw honey, etc. The best part is she figuring out exactly what my body needs, and has empowered me to be the healthiest, most vibrant I can be. I recommend her for any and all your health needs! She’s the BEST!”
-Chris M. San Diego, CA
“Working with Carla has changed my life. After moving to NY City, I began working with Carla to reduce and find natural ways of alleviating stress. She finds the right combinations through supplements and diet adjustments, which has assisted me in a wonderful change of lifestyle. She is extremely personable and always has her client’s best interests in mind. Her strong knowledge base and professional outlook has instilled in me a new outlook on how to live healthy. She has my highest recommendation!!!!”
-Abigail M. New York, NY
Carla has made an amazing difference in my health and energy level. I put on some extra pounds due to eating out at restaurants so often. My main goal with Carla was to get my weight back down. She evaluated my food journal and suggested some changes and gave me a number of options and guidelines for eating when out of town. I’ve lost 11 pounds and continue to drop weight gradually. But the biggest benefit: I’ve noticed that my energy levels don’t drop in the afternoon anymore, my sinuses (which used to clog up at night) are staying clear now, and I don’t feel bloated after eating dinner anymore. I’m looking forward to the next “food” evaluation and diet adjustment!”
-David B. San Diego, CA
Carla has surpassed the standard of care, she is above and beyond, in not only being the best in Nutrition practices, but also being a practitioner of ethics, caring and showing a true passion for sincerely helping her patients. A true caring professional, which is unique in these days of healthcare. Carla helped my daughter to a step up in her medical health, even with the unique challenges my daughter has. Carla Individualizes to each one of her patients, a high quality of custom care.
-Nicole. Folsom, CA
My experience working with Carla has been outstanding. She is professional and yet is always empathetic and understanding. Carla has gone above and beyond to cater to my specific needs and limitations here in South Korea. She has a vast array of knowledge and experience and although we have never physically met she is able to assess, counsel and advise on the correct protocol according to my symptoms at the time. I firmly believe and agree with Carla’s philosophy on health and nutrition and yet what I love most about working with her is her non dogmatic approach when dealing with curve balls that arise on the road to healing. She works with the individual on a case by case basis. Holistic healing can sometimes feel like the longer and more difficult route and that can be challenging. However, working with Carla is like having a supportive coach who knows which plays to take. This is especially true in the world of natural health where everything seems to contradict itself. Working with Carla I feel like I can go on ‘cruise control’ I trust her 100% and the energy and worry I spent deciphering fact from fiction in the health world I can now spend on creating the healthiest body I can.
-Diana A. South Korea
Diets are stupid. Understand food and eat like you mean it. I’ve been seeing Carla for over a year, and I’ve had tremendous results. I was on prescription antacid medication for almost 12 years. My guts were broken to say the least, and I was eating anything that edible and thought I was fine. Then I stopped taking the meds and realized my whole system was a disaster. Just a few weeks after seeing Carla I found those acid reflux symptoms were disappearing, and I wasn’t hating the way I was eating. I was loving it. Carla hasn’t just helped me get rid of a crappy health problem though; she’s opened my eyes to a huge and incredible world of nutrition and good-food nerdom. She appeals to my intellect on thinking about and talking about food. She doesn’t dumb stuff down, and she knew exactly how to get me excited and motivated about food. I’m still a blue-belt in the nutritional arts, but under Carla’s tutelage I feel like the journey will be far more enriching and gratifying.
-Jay W. San Francisco, CA
Since I’ve been reading health magazines and books and going to the gym for years, I thought I pretty much knew what I need to do to be fit and was hesitant to utilize Carla’s service. Was I wrong! I learned so much from her. For example, I learned how to lose weight without counting calories, what caused my uncomfortable bloatedness and stomach problem, and how proper nutrition is different for everyone. I now have more energy, sleep better, and feel healthier overall. I recommend Carla to anyone who wants to stop dieting and change their relationship with food. Guidance from Carla has been priceless.
-Eleanor R. San Francisco, CA
Carla is an amazing nutritionist. As a PhD chemist with an interest in nutrition, I thought I knew how to eat right and stay healthy. Working with Carla I realized how little even the most well-read person knows about true nutrition. She really opened up my eyes to so many different topics, from birth control to healthy fats, I’m not exaggerating when I say it changed my life. I’ve never been particularly overweight, but I’ve always had 5-10 lbs I wanted to lose. After only a few months with Carla, I lost 12 lbs and I feel fantastic. Eliminating gluten from my diet helped me feel light and full of energy. Replacing rancid oils with healthy fats has significantly improved my digestion. Carla also helped me analyze my blood results and found that I needed to add more iron to my diet. Altogether, my experience with Carla has been exceptional. She is persuasive without being pushy; she gently guides you through the maze of nutritional misinformation perpetuated by Food Inc., and helps you find the healthy, fit person inside of you. She is also particularly understanding and sympathetic to different situations. I cannot recommend Carla enough!
-Yanika S. San Francisco, CA