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Hi! I’m Nicole Evangelista, Non-diet IBS Dietitian, and I have been through quite the gut health journey over the last decade.

I tried a few elimination diet plans to try and fix my painful and persistent constipation and bloating. Unfortunately the joke was on me, because the diets didn’t make a difference and instead led to an unhealthy obsession over every ingredient in every bite of food that went into my mouth. I never left the house because of it.
 
I didn’t feel like myself. After going to the bathroom I never felt “relieved” and I was feeling anxious, bloated, and depleted of energy. I knew there had to be something I could do.
 
Once I learned how the elimination diets were impacting my body and shutting down my digestive processes, I decided to stop.
I had no idea what was I was going to learn next would change the trajectory of my life and career forever.
 
After doing some research and talking to a few colleagues, I decided to go back to the basics of biochemistry and here’s what I learned…=
I realized that although I was eating nutrient dense foods, my body was in such a stressed out state that it couldn’t get those nutrients into my cells. 
 

I learned all about what stress actually is and what leads to stress in the body. This way, I could reduce my stressors as much as possible.

Not only were there big nutrition changes I needed to make (eating more calories, for one), but I also discovered I had hidden stressors. 

No wonder my body was having a hard time healing!

I’ve been where you are and where what it feels like to be confused; like you haven’t made any progress.

It doesn’t have to be this way for you. I’ve been able to heal my digestive pain and get rid of constipation, bloat and brain fog. 

Once I stepped out of my symptoms; I stepped into a new life where I could be present in life’s meaningful moments. 

Yes this is your gut health but really, it’s a portal into the rest of your life.

How we can work together:

Educational Background

Intuitive Eating Self Study, Elyse Resch and Evelyn Tribole

Certificate of Training in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy 

Certificate of Training in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics 

Functional Lab Interpretation Training, Leveraging Labs with Kaely McDevitt RD

Dietetic Internship, Virginia Commonwealth University Level 1 Trauma Unit

BS in Dietetics, James Madison University

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