Clinic Director, Nutrition Therapist.
Maria received her Nutrition Therapist Practitioner certification in 2007 and has been working since that time with Dr. Greg Nigh. She is responsible for patient education and implementation of the unique ketogenic diet used in the cancer treatment programs delivered by Immersion Health. Maria is extremely knowledgeable regarding all aspects of the calorie restricted ketogenic diet and its implementation with cancer patients.
Maria is also a Certified GAPS Practitioner. GAPS, or Gut and Psychology Syndrome, is an intensive program developed by Dr. Natasha McBride, a neurosurgeon in England. The diet is designed to restore the integrity of the digestive tract, prevent intestinal permeability (“leaky gut”), and ultimately heal the blood brain barrier. This therapy is used to reduce symptoms of autism, depression, anxiety, and even schizophrenia, in addition to relieving digestive problems. Maria has worked with hundreds of individuals on implementing the GAPS diet, in addition to teaching classes and leading support groups.
Maria’s extensive clinical experience, working with a wide range of patients and conditions, makes her among the most knowledgeable and sought-out nutrition therapists in the country.