Barbara Sobel Nutrition
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As a nutritionist, nutrition consultant and educator, I help people identify the underlying causes of their health issues. Considering the whole body as one integrative system with individual parts that work together, I investigate the underlying reasons why my clients are not feeling their best. Then, I create a personalized nutrition and lifestyle plan to help them achieve optimal health.
My training in nutrition and integrative health enables me to look at my clients’ health concerns from a science-based perspective. I have a solid understanding of human biochemistry and how macronutrients, vitamins and nutrients play a role in supporting health. I am able to help my clients recognize the complex role of food and nutrition in human health and then make the lifestyle changes necessary to feel better and have more energy.
I work in person with clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. I also do web based consultations and I have an office located in Mill Valley, CA.
A few years ago, I regularly ran and biked the hills above my town. I looked forward to savoring the views from the hilltops and feeling the endorphin rush I got from physically challenging myself.
After a particularly stressful year, I found myself lying on my couch, recovering from knee surgery. My knee eventually healed, but I couldn’t get off the couch. I often felt cold, and my hair began to fall out. I needed a lot of coffee to function – multiple cups in the morning and afternoon. I found simple problems, like what to make for dinner, difficult to solve. It was getting harder and harder to take care of my family, and I began to gain weight.
I sought the help of physicians. I was referred from one specialist to another, took a multitude of diagnostic tests sometimes getting a diagnosis and sometimes a list of conditions that I did not have. I learned that I had vitamin deficiencies, even though I ate what I thought was a good diet. I also learned that my thyroid function was low. I was prescribed several medications, each for a different symptom, but no one could tell me why I still didn’t feel well or why these medications were not working. I was also diagnosed with multiple food intolerances. Even when I removed the afflicting foods, I still suffered from fatigue, weight gain and brain fog.