Christine has been practicing nutritional therapy for over 12 years. She began her career as a Certified Holistic Health Counselor in 2005 when she opened her practice as a single practitioner. She earned her certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City, where she had the benefit of training classes under some well renowned doctors such as Dr. Oz, Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. Andrew Weill to name a few. She went on to further her education from the School of Natural Health Sciences where she is working toward her Advanced Degree as a Holistic Practitioner with a Board Certification in Holistic Health through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
She joined Advanced Wellness, a multidiscipline practice founded by Dr. Joseph J. Cilea, in 2010 where she counsels many patients on nutrition and functional medicine, educating patients that through a system of proper lab diagnostics, dietary and lifestyle changes along with nutraceutical supplementation, patients can uncover the root cause of their health issues and live their best and healthiest life possible. She also holds a certification in supplementation through Xymogen nutraceuticals. Her passion for health and preventative wellness began after her mother passed away at the young age of 51 of a sudden heart attack. Other family members had suffered serious heart complications as well and she began to notice genetic patterns. Coupled with years of her first career taking medical testimony in both Civil and Workers Compensation Court as a Board Certified Court Reporter for 10 years prior, she witnessed first- hand, how many people suffer from chronic illnesses with little to no improvement even with modern pharmaceutical medicine.
Also a graduate of Landmark Education and Landmark Wisdom, Christine uses her training in personal development to empower her clients to achieve a happier and less stressful life. Christine is a mother of three and very passionate about improving the health of children as childhood obesity and diabetes are on the rise. She has published articles on Better Lunch Box Options, Improving School Lunch Programs and Top Super Foods for Optimal Health. She currently writes monthly newsletters for Advanced Wellness and is working on her book, “Don’ Shoot the Messenger” Truths you must know. She also holds a Black Belt in Mixed Martial Arts/Karate and believes whole heartedly in the four pillars of health, nutrition, exercise, hormone balance and detoxification.