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Cynthia DiMarco

Congratulations to Cynthia DiMarco for receiving the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition with the Summa cum Laude designation. Cynthia also earned a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina and completed a Community/Public Health Nutrition Dietetic Internship with the Florida Department of Health. The Dietetic Internship led her to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN). Cynthia worked in the field of Nutrition/Dietetics for 30 years, in both clinical and non-clinical settings, from hospitals to outpatient centers, and in private practice. She has now added holistic nutrition to her practice. She has given numerous speeches on a variety of topics from obesity and weight loss, prenatal care, diabetic care, drug and food addictions, and brain health. The focus of her practice has evolved into preventing dementia by educating people about the dangers and side effects of sodas, artificial sweeteners, and processed food products that are part of the Standard American Diet. Her thesis, Alzheimer’s Disease: A comparison study of early on-set dementia and simple carbohydrates from soda consumption is evidence of her knowledge. Keep up the good work, Cynthia!

Cynthia DiMarco 

Cynthia DiMarco, MSHN Graduate

Amy Robison (Gernaat)

Amy Robison (Gernaat) is to be congratulated for earning the Nutrition Consultant certificate, Summa cum Laude after completing the Wise Traditions Nutrition certificate program. Amy has a certification in traditional foods cooking and teaching through Simply Being Well and is a co-chapter leader for the Weston Price Foundation in Houston, TX as well as the owner of My Life Delicious. She offers personalized nutrition coaching, allergy friendly cooking classes, grocery store tours, and educational workshops. Her goal is to help others learn to cook healthy, tasty meals and build community around the dinner table. Amy specializes in implementing healing diets for those with autoimmune conditions, food allergies, fatigue, and mental health issues. Her personalized approach focuses on finding the underlying problem rather than solely focusing on symptoms and uses food and lifestyle as medicine. Check out her latest recipes at Great work, Amy!

Amy Gernaat Alumni 

Amy Robison (Gernaat), NC Graduate

Kyra Bramble

Kyra Bramble is a health food ninja. Plant-based chef, wild crafter, holistic nutritionist in training, and all around lover of all things edible. She sees food as a way to share her soul with the world as she believes that through food we learn about science, history, spirituality, and our own unique bodies. Her goal is to inspire others to respect and LOVE the food they put inside of themselves, and to diminish the dogmatic judgement attached to health food advocates. Her workshops present and break down original recipes that ANYONE — regardless of culinary experience and dietary habits — can make at home and enjoy. She is the co-owner and founder of More Pleaze and works as a raw food chef, yoga teacher, and special events caterer. She currently lives in the jungle on Maui. She has a Le Cordon Bleu degree from California Culinary Academy.

Kyra Bramble 

Kyra Bramble, SFHN Graduate

Tess Arevalo-Fischer

Congratulations to Tess Arevalo-Fischer for graduating Summa cum Laude from the Master of Science in Holistic Nutrition program. Tess earned a BA in economics from NYU. She graduated from the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts Professional Chef's Training Program where she learned technique, the importance of sourcing quality ingredients, as well as the effectiveness of using food as medicine and a powerful tool for both healing and preventing disease. This understanding led her to Hawthorn University where she successfully addressed her own health issues which included leaky gut, IBS, SIBO, osteoarthritis, anxiety, and depression. Her thesis, Depression as an Inflammatory Disease: A Review of Research with A Nutritional Perspective to Prevention and Healing, provides a holistic approach to addressing mental health issues. Her goal is to provide education via her website and help people find their way to healthier, happier lives.

Tess Arevalo Fisher 

Tess Arevalo-Fischer, MSHN Graduate

LuAnn Jones

Congratulations to LuAnn Jones for receiving her Nutrition Consultant certificate, Magna cum Laude. LuAnn's interest in alternative health modalities was peaked at an early age. With a strong foundation in healthy eating, inspired by her parents, she learned to rely on her body’s instinctual knowledge and ability to heal itself with the proper ratio of nourishment and rest. She aspires to bring the 7 pillars of health into balance in order to help create a sustainable lifestyle for her clients and shift their confidence to achieve their optimal health and wellness goals. One of LuAnn's interests lies in bridging the gap between nutrition education and practical application, propelling her to share her creative culinary skills through instructional group classes and individually with her clients. She also enjoys working with new and expecting mothers to enhance their vitality and their children as she believes good nutrition awareness and values start at a very early age. Best of luck to you, LuAnn!

LuAnn Jones 

LuAnn Jones, NC Graduate