• AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS
  • CHRONIC INFLAMMATION
  • INFERTILITY
  • GI HEALTH

"If you find the root cause, you will find the path to rebuilding your health."

LEARN AND LEVERAGE

NUTRITION
THAT HEALS

Functional Medicine is based on a deep understanding of the physiology and
biochemistry of the body and focuses on identifying and addressing the root
cause of an illness. By looking at the state of your whole body, understanding
your lifestyle, health and challenges, and assessing imbalances and
deficiencies, I can create a protocol to support your body to do what it is built
to do.

Do you struggle with any of these symptoms?

  • Low energy
  • Gas and bloating
  • Chronic constipation
  • Chronic diarrhea
  • Difficulty getting pregnant
  • Aching joints
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Brain fog

The key to health is turning symptoms into insights that lead us to identifying root causes. Could it be?

Meet Alicia

The Functional GI Dietitian

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Integrative and Functional Nutiriton Certified
Practitioner (IFNCP)

Registered Dietitian (RD, LD)

Certified Leap Therapist  Specialty in food
sensitvities and chronic inflammatory conditions
(CLT)

Master of Education in Counseling (MEd)

Co-founder of SIBO Academy

My greatest passion is to see people rebuild their health. Are you constantly battered by health issues and tirelessly searching for answers? Lucky for you I love solving puzzles! People are like puzzles and if we search long and hard enough we'll find answers.

Giving up is not an option. I'm determined to figure you out and help you regain your life — that's the best part! It's music to my ears to hear clients say, — you've changed my life — and watch them experience their happiest and best self.

But I also believe in the power of nutrition. And although it's greatly underestimated, knowing how to manipulate it is what makes a difference in your health and life.

Do you have symptoms that need answers? Are you ready for change?

My Reveal to Rebuild Advanced Nutritional Approach

Every patient case is unique — the clues and patterns all point to the root and
with that, we move from a probable solution to a targeted solution to restoring
your health.

REVEAL

First and foremost, we have to uncover the specific imbalances  that cause dysfunction. This is the process of investigating, assessing, problem-solving, and putting together pieces of the puzzle to figure out what the issues are — like peeling back layers of an onion to get to the root causes.

REMOVE

If you sit on 2 tacks and only remove one, it doesn t mean your pain is reduced by 50% — you have to remove both to resolve the discomfort — in other words, unless all imbalances are removed you won't start feeling better. Once the root issues are uncovered we have to start working on a plan to remove them so that the body can freely function as it is meant to.

REPLACE

As soon as the cause of the imbalance is removed we have to replace it with what the body needs to function, such as nutrient-dense foods, digestive support, or anti-inflammatory compounds. Once the body has everything it needs to function it can work as it's supposed to again.

REBUILD

Collaboratively we start rebuilding via diet, nutrition, vitamins, and minerals. Biochemically, nutrition is all that your body uses to function. Every metabolic process in the body requires a protein, fat, carb, vitamin, mineral, and water. We work to replace deficiencies with the building blocks.

Dig deeper into how my approach can help you!

Hear what other clients have to say

Prior to seeing Alicia, I struggled with anxiety, depression, eczema, headaches, poor digestion/motility, nutrient absorption, and fatigue which were reaching debilitating levels. Everything I was doing to take care of myself and to improve my health weren't enough - I needed guidance from an experienced dietitian to pinpoint the root cause and create a targeted healing plan. I was so frustrated and concerned I would continue feeling worse over time. After I started working with Alicia and discovered that I had SIBO, she taught me which foods trigger SIBO, which foods I could eat in moderation, and which foods to avoid completely. I especially appreciated the help finding quick meal and snack options - this made sticking to the low FODMAP diet and treatment protocol more achievable, even on a busy schedule. After determining SIBO was the root cause of my symptoms and sticking to the treatment plan, I almost immediately started seeing improvement with motility. About two weeks into treatment I noticed significant improvement with my anxiety, depression, and lethargy. Alicia's expertise and targeted approach to healing the root cause of illness is key to achieving optimal and sustained health. I greatly appreciate the extra time she takes to understand your specific needs and create a treatment protocol that works with your lifestyle needs. After years of struggling with the same symptoms and worrying I wouldn't get better, I'm finally improving. I have renewed hope that I can continue healing and become the healthiest version of myself possible. I cannot thank you enough! - S.M.
"Alicia changed my life! I have struggled with autoimmune disease all my life but never knew it. One and a half years ago, I changed from a conventional doctor to a functional medicine doctor. He addressed my concerns in a new way and helped me see the root of my chronic illness. I had suffered with psoriasis since age 3 and hypothyroidism and chronic constipation for 30 years. He recommended a food-reactivity blood test and referred me to Alicia to implement the results. These test results can be overwhelming and confusing, but Alicia made it easy and enjoyable to navigate. She guided me through the diet that has changed my life. Within a few weeks of changing my diet, my psoriasis flare cleared and has stayed clear. The constipation, though, didn’t respond as well. Alicia then tested me for SIBO, which was positive. Through more diet changes and a series of medicines and supplements, the SIBO was cleared. From there I was able to really heal. Alicia is so very knowledgeable and encouraging. You will leave her office feeling confident and ready to take control of your healing. If you listen and work with her she will change your life. Like my wellness doctor, she thinks outside the box and doesn’t give up until the problem is solved. If you have any doubts about going down this road – don’t."
"For as long as I can remember, I’ve had stomach issues. Even from a very young age, I’d complain of my stomach hurting, but was told by a doctor that I was just a picky eater. As a teen, I had my gallbladder removed and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. After being treated for Crohn’s disease for 6 years, I still was not noticing a big change in my stomach issues and still had flare-ups very regularly. But then I met Alicia and began working with her.. I can honestly say that following this elimination diet program is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I no longer have to feel embarrassed about rushing to the bathroom on a date. I no longer feel uncomfortable in my own skin because I’m so bloated. I no longer refuse to eat because I don’t fear that I will get sick afterwards. I haven’t felt as good as I do now in years. My overall health has been significantly better - I’m even sleeping better! I owe it all to Alicia! The program can be challenging, especially at the beginning, but it is so worth it. Alicia was right there with me every step of the way and explained things to me in a way that was easy to understand. Words cannot explain the gratitude I feel toward this great program and this amazing dietitian! Make the investment in it, you’re worth it!"
"I initially went to Alicia to get help planning my meals after my gall bladder was removed. However, I got much more out of it than that. After talking we realized that I may have some food sensitivities so I followed her protocol for me. I also did the micronutrient testing and found out I was deficient in some vitamins and due to a mutated gene would need to take my vitamins in a certain form for them to be effective. I knew my digestion was going to improve but I was surprised at how much my overall daily allergy symptoms decreased. I also had some acne disappear and lost twenty pounds in the process. The best part is that I feel better about myself."
"Seeing Alicia has been the best thing that has happened to me this summer. I get 7 hours of sleep every night and have more energy and less pain from my fibromyalgia. The thing that surprised me about this program was that I don't crave the Tex-Mex food that I love so much and others. I believe it is because I eat food that is so satisfying. I plan to stay on this program and thank you Alicia for your guidance"
Prior to seeing Alicia, I struggled with anxiety, depression, eczema, headaches, poor digestion/motility, nutrient absorption, and fatigue which were reaching debilitating levels. Everything I was doing to take care of myself and to improve my health weren't enough - I needed guidance from an experienced dietitian to pinpoint the root cause and create a targeted healing plan. I was so frustrated and concerned I would continue feeling worse over time. After I started working with Alicia and discovered that I had SIBO, she taught me which foods trigger SIBO, which foods I could eat in moderation, and which foods to avoid completely. I especially appreciated the help finding quick meal and snack options - this made sticking to the low FODMAP diet and treatment protocol more achievable, even on a busy schedule. After determining SIBO was the root cause of my symptoms and sticking to the treatment plan, I almost immediately started seeing improvement with motility. About two weeks into treatment I noticed significant improvement with my anxiety, depression, and lethargy. Alicia's expertise and targeted approach to healing the root cause of illness is key to achieving optimal and sustained health. I greatly appreciate the extra time she takes to understand your specific needs and create a treatment protocol that works with your lifestyle needs. After years of struggling with the same symptoms and worrying I wouldn't get better, I'm finally improving. I have renewed hope that I can continue healing and become the healthiest version of myself possible. I cannot thank you enough! - S.M.
"Alicia and has changed my life, although I ate very healthy before, I was unaware of the foods my body was reactive too. Once I limited those foods I lost weight, stopped having sinus infections, got rid of several skin issues, and began sleeping much better. I have more energy now than I've ever had!"
"The time had come in my life when I knew I needed to make a change. I could no longer control my weight and my stomach issues had worsened. I am not someone who cares to rely on prescription meds if there are other alternatives. I happened to be discussing this with my supervisor at work and she mentioned that she had been working successfully on her own issues with a dietitian….She put me in contact with Alicia. And, so began my journey towards better health. Working with Alicia and the Leap program has been a life-changing experience. With the food-sensitivity evaluations I have been able to filter out the foods that were in essence toxic to my well-being. Through my coaching sessions with Alicia I have learned a great deal about food interactions. I now read food packaging all the time. I have become a more conscientious consumer. As a result, I feel so much better now than I did before I began the program and as an added benefit I have lost and continue to lose weight. My heartfelt thanks to Alicia"
"Since seeing Alicia and figuring out what foods to stay away from, I have noticed a big difference in the energy I have throughout the day. I no longer feel the 2:30 fatigue. In addition, I have not had a headache in over 3 months, a problem that had been recurring daily. I have recommended the program to my family and close friends, and I believe it is an important part in living a healthy lifestyle."
"Seeing Alicia has been the best thing that has happened to me this summer. I get 7 hours of sleep every night and have more energy and less pain from my fibromyalgia. The thing that surprised me about this program was that I don't crave the Tex-Mex food that I love so much and others. I believe it is because I eat food that is so satisfying. I plan to stay on this program and thank you Alicia for your guidance"
“After a long time of trying to conceive, I am happy to report that we are expecting! Thanks for everything you have done to support me on this journey. I’m sure these next few chapters will be the most interesting yet!” - ALH
"I decided to do the LEAP test after trying pretty much every option for my frequent migraines. I had low expectations that the test would help them but I knew that I needed another alternative to taking high doses of medication while breastfeeding. When the results came in, I was shocked at all of the food sensitivities that I had! Since cutting these foods out of my diet for the past 3 months, I have felt so much better and haven’t had a major migraine at all! I am so glad that I did the test and for all the help that Alicia gave me!"
"Since seeing Alicia and figuring out what foods to stay away from, I have noticed a big difference in the energy I have throughout the day. I no longer feel the 2:30 fatigue. In addition, I have not had a headache in over 3 months, a problem that had been recurring daily. I have recommended the program to my family and close friends, and I believe it is an important part in living a healthy lifestyle."
"For years I suffered constant lower abdominal pain. The discomfort was intense, and on several occasions it forced me to go to the Emergency Room where a battery of various complicated, and often invasive, tests were performed. The results of these tests generally led to generic diagnoses such as IBS and GERD. Ultimately, I ended up having to take medication every day. This went on for several years and I went through many different types of prescription medications with no relief. Needless to say I was withdrawing from my family due to the constant pain and my resultant inability to function. I was unaware that it could have been the food that I was eating that might have been the source of my problems. I was introduced to the LEAP/MRT program through my husband, who listened to a lecture about LEAP and realized that I was suffering from the same constellation of symptoms that were being presented. I was skeptical, but figured “why not try it?” Nothing else had worked or given me any sustained relief, so attempting one more new thing could not hurt. I had my blood drawn and waited for the results. I was shocked to say the least with what I saw when the blood work was returned to me. I was highly sensitive to the foods that I ate the most - no wonder I was always in pain! I made the changes to my diet, and the results were almost immediate. Since being on the LEAP program I have been able to stop all of my medications. My GERD has gone away along with my abdominal pain that was associated with the IBS. I have not felt this good in years. Given my fantastic results, I can sincerely endorse this program and Alicia without reservation." M.J., mom
Prior to seeing Alicia, I struggled with anxiety, depression, eczema, headaches, poor digestion/motility, nutrient absorption, and fatigue which were reaching debilitating levels. Everything I was doing to take care of myself and to improve my health weren't enough - I needed guidance from an experienced dietitian to pinpoint the root cause and create a targeted healing plan. I was so frustrated and concerned I would continue feeling worse over time. After I started working with Alicia and discovered that I had SIBO, she taught me which foods trigger SIBO, which foods I could eat in moderation, and which foods to avoid completely. I especially appreciated the help finding quick meal and snack options - this made sticking to the low FODMAP diet and treatment protocol more achievable, even on a busy schedule. After determining SIBO was the root cause of my symptoms and sticking to the treatment plan, I almost immediately started seeing improvement with motility. About two weeks into treatment I noticed significant improvement with my anxiety, depression, and lethargy. Alicia's expertise and targeted approach to healing the root cause of illness is key to achieving optimal and sustained health. I greatly appreciate the extra time she takes to understand your specific needs and create a treatment protocol that works with your lifestyle needs. After years of struggling with the same symptoms and worrying I wouldn't get better, I'm finally improving. I have renewed hope that I can continue healing and become the healthiest version of myself possible. I cannot thank you enough! - S.M.
"I am so glad I found Alicia. I had been to a digestive MD who ran all kinds of tests and all tests were negative. Alicia discovered a food reaction for certain foods that had me incapacitated for several years. Much improved now!"
"I am so happy I was recommended to the Alicia. I had been suffering with daily Irritable Bowel symptoms, getting constant headaches, and suffering from vertigo. Now, I am free of IBS pain, vertigo, and constant headaches!"
"Alicia changed my life! I have struggled with autoimmune disease all my life but never knew it. One and a half years ago, I changed from a conventional doctor to a functional medicine doctor. He addressed my concerns in a new way and helped me see the root of my chronic illness. I had suffered with psoriasis since age 3 and hypothyroidism and chronic constipation for 30 years. He recommended a food-reactivity blood test and referred me to Alicia to implement the results. These test results can be overwhelming and confusing, but Alicia made it easy and enjoyable to navigate. She guided me through the diet that has changed my life. Within a few weeks of changing my diet, my psoriasis flare cleared and has stayed clear. The constipation, though, didn’t respond as well. Alicia then tested me for SIBO, which was positive. Through more diet changes and a series of medicines and supplements, the SIBO was cleared. From there I was able to really heal. Alicia is so very knowledgeable and encouraging. You will leave her office feeling confident and ready to take control of your healing. If you listen and work with her she will change your life. Like my wellness doctor, she thinks outside the box and doesn’t give up until the problem is solved. If you have any doubts about going down this road – don’t."
"The time had come in my life when I knew I needed to make a change. I could no longer control my weight and my stomach issues had worsened. I am not someone who cares to rely on prescription meds if there are other alternatives. I happened to be discussing this with my supervisor at work and she mentioned that she had been working successfully on her own issues with a dietitian….She put me in contact with Alicia. And, so began my journey towards better health. Working with Alicia and the Leap program has been a life-changing experience. With the food-sensitivity evaluations I have been able to filter out the foods that were in essence toxic to my well-being. Through my coaching sessions with Alicia I have learned a great deal about food interactions. I now read food packaging all the time. I have become a more conscientious consumer. As a result, I feel so much better now than I did before I began the program and as an added benefit I have lost and continue to lose weight. My heartfelt thanks to Alicia"
"For as long as I can remember, I’ve had stomach issues. Even from a very young age, I’d complain of my stomach hurting, but was told by a doctor that I was just a picky eater. As a teen, I had my gallbladder removed and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. After being treated for Crohn’s disease for 6 years, I still was not noticing a big change in my stomach issues and still had flare-ups very regularly. But then I met Alicia and began working with her.. I can honestly say that following this elimination diet program is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I no longer have to feel embarrassed about rushing to the bathroom on a date. I no longer feel uncomfortable in my own skin because I’m so bloated. I no longer refuse to eat because I don’t fear that I will get sick afterwards. I haven’t felt as good as I do now in years. My overall health has been significantly better - I’m even sleeping better! I owe it all to Alicia! The program can be challenging, especially at the beginning, but it is so worth it. Alicia was right there with me every step of the way and explained things to me in a way that was easy to understand. Words cannot explain the gratitude I feel toward this great program and this amazing dietitian! Make the investment in it, you’re worth it!"
"Before working with Alicia, I was having a lot of stomach problems, I would feel inflamed and uncomfortable even though I thought I was eating 'healthy' it was confusing trying to balance what to eat on the golf course since we are out there for so long that you need a good amount of energy to stay focused. After I started with her I noticed that I was feeling much better, my stomach hurting was no longer a daily issue or stressful factor before I ate something. Now I am confident that what I eat is good for me and will work 100% in my favor instead of against me. I feel more energized too since I've been sleeping better due to better eating at night. I highly recommend it not just for athletes but for anyone who wants to feel a 100% and be able to focus on the things you really want to."
"Once I took the leap to racing as a professional triathlete, I realized that I need to look at food and nutrition differently. I'd struggled with digestive issues for years and was ready to get to the bottom of it so I could perform at my best. Working with Alicia has been a game-changer for me! She's helped me figure out the best ways to fuel, what vitamins and minerals I was lacking, and the specific foods that were causing me digestive problems. We all have certain things we can "clean up" in our diets. For me, learning what those pieces were, and figuring out the best substitutes so I never feel restricted has been such an important part of my athletic progress, but also for my overall well-being. It's amazing how much is affected by the things we put in our bodies. Alicia helped me figure all that out and gave me a better picture of my health. She's been great to work with, really helpful and very creative with recipe ideas and recommendations.”
"I initially went to Alicia to get help planning my meals after my gall bladder was removed. However, I got much more out of it than that. After talking we realized that I may have some food sensitivities so I followed her protocol for me. I also did the micronutrient testing and found out I was deficient in some vitamins and due to a mutated gene would need to take my vitamins in a certain form for them to be effective. I knew my digestion was going to improve but I was surprised at how much my overall daily allergy symptoms decreased. I also had some acne disappear and lost twenty pounds in the process. The best part is that I feel better about myself."
"After spending more than 20 years of my life as a drug addict I found sobriety, but was left with myriad health problems. I had the mindset that everything would get better when I got sober, but unfortunately I found myself in and out of doctor’s offices trying to find a reason for my severe muscular pain and sensitivity and the horrible stomach and digestion problems I was having. After a year and a half of doctor visits and a roller coaster of different medications I decided to transform my whole lifestyle. I began exercising daily, I stopped taking all medications, I started eating clean food and lost over 40lbs, but the digestion issues and the muscle pain and sensitivity were not getting any better. On the advice of my chiropractor I made an appointment with Alicia and I’m so glad that I did. In just over two months of eating the right foods for me I feel like I’ve been given a new body. My digestion issues and muscular sensitivity are a thing of the past. Two months on this program has done what a year and a half of doctors and numerous medications couldn’t do. It has helped me to feel better physically and mentally, which for so long didn’t seem possible. Alicia is extremely knowledgeable, always available via email and she has gone above and beyond to help me reach my goals. I would recommend that anyone who is debating making an appointment to just do it, you will not be disappointed."
"For years I suffered constant lower abdominal pain. The discomfort was intense, and on several occasions it forced me to go to the Emergency Room where a battery of various complicated, and often invasive, tests were performed. The results of these tests generally led to generic diagnoses such as IBS and GERD. Ultimately, I ended up having to take medication every day. This went on for several years and I went through many different types of prescription medications with no relief. Needless to say I was withdrawing from my family due to the constant pain and my resultant inability to function. I was unaware that it could have been the food that I was eating that might have been the source of my problems. I was introduced to the LEAP/MRT program through my husband, who listened to a lecture about LEAP and realized that I was suffering from the same constellation of symptoms that were being presented. I was skeptical, but figured “why not try it?” Nothing else had worked or given me any sustained relief, so attempting one more new thing could not hurt. I had my blood drawn and waited for the results. I was shocked to say the least with what I saw when the blood work was returned to me. I was highly sensitive to the foods that I ate the most - no wonder I was always in pain! I made the changes to my diet, and the results were almost immediate. Since being on the LEAP program I have been able to stop all of my medications. My GERD has gone away along with my abdominal pain that was associated with the IBS. I have not felt this good in years. Given my fantastic results, I can sincerely endorse this program and Alicia without reservation." M.J., mom
“Alicia has truly changed my life. I had been sick for 10+ years, seen 26 doctors, and been on every diet before I was finally introduced to Carpathia Collaborative. I had every symptom in the book - diarrhea, constipation, bloating, acid reflux, vomiting, rashes, fevers. My life life revolved around my health - I was crippled with fear and anxiety, never being able to predict how I’d feel, but knowing that every day came with debilitating symptoms. I have been seeing Alicia for two years now and my quality of life has transformed. I didn’t think I’d ever know what it felt like to ‘feel good’ but I can confidently say I’ve made it to the other side and have never felt better. The healing process wasn’t easy - it took work, required sacrifice, and a lot of patience, but it was completely worth it. I am a different person as a result of her investment in me. Alicia is where you go when you’ve lost hope. - she advocates for you when you’ve lost the strength to advocate for yourself. She has been the biggest blessing in my life and I can’t imagine where I’d be without her”. - CD
“I'm fully CURED - OMG! I wanted to share the good news with you immediately. Today, for the first time in 13-15 (?) years, I had Almond nut butter with a dash of salt, dark chocolate covered almonds/cashews and some raspberry sorbet. No carbs, no dairy and no gluten. It cost a fortune because it was all top of the line food shipped in from the East and West coast but I could eat it! It may not be chocolate cake but it's good enough for me. While I still have to watch my diet, as time goes by, my ability to eat more and varied food groups continues to expand. Nowadays, I don't really crave carbs anymore. I drive up to St. Louis and shop for specialty grains in Chinatown, grind them down and bake them up into crackers. Those are a lifesaver. Other than that, I purchase veggies, fruit and meats/fish here in MO. I also spend time listening to Buddhist 'Dharma' talks and meditating - either at home or in a nearby Church with my Tsanga. And of course I'm still studying Finance. My life is very different and so much calmer. Thanks again for healing me.”. - EO
Prior to seeing Alicia, I struggled with anxiety, depression, eczema, headaches, poor digestion/motility, nutrient absorption, and fatigue which were reaching debilitating levels. Everything I was doing to take care of myself and to improve my health weren't enough - I needed guidance from an experienced dietitian to pinpoint the root cause and create a targeted healing plan. I was so frustrated and concerned I would continue feeling worse over time. After I started working with Alicia and discovered that I had SIBO, she taught me which foods trigger SIBO, which foods I could eat in moderation, and which foods to avoid completely. I especially appreciated the help finding quick meal and snack options - this made sticking to the low FODMAP diet and treatment protocol more achievable, even on a busy schedule. After determining SIBO was the root cause of my symptoms and sticking to the treatment plan, I almost immediately started seeing improvement with motility. About two weeks into treatment I noticed significant improvement with my anxiety, depression, and lethargy. Alicia's expertise and targeted approach to healing the root cause of illness is key to achieving optimal and sustained health. I greatly appreciate the extra time she takes to understand your specific needs and create a treatment protocol that works with your lifestyle needs. After years of struggling with the same symptoms and worrying I wouldn't get better, I'm finally improving. I have renewed hope that I can continue healing and become the healthiest version of myself possible. I cannot thank you enough! - S.M.
"Alicia changed my life! I have struggled with autoimmune disease all my life but never knew it. One and a half years ago, I changed from a conventional doctor to a functional medicine doctor. He addressed my concerns in a new way and helped me see the root of my chronic illness. I had suffered with psoriasis since age 3 and hypothyroidism and chronic constipation for 30 years. He recommended a food-reactivity blood test and referred me to Alicia to implement the results. These test results can be overwhelming and confusing, but Alicia made it easy and enjoyable to navigate. She guided me through the diet that has changed my life. Within a few weeks of changing my diet, my psoriasis flare cleared and has stayed clear. The constipation, though, didn’t respond as well. Alicia then tested me for SIBO, which was positive. Through more diet changes and a series of medicines and supplements, the SIBO was cleared. From there I was able to really heal. Alicia is so very knowledgeable and encouraging. You will leave her office feeling confident and ready to take control of your healing. If you listen and work with her she will change your life. Like my wellness doctor, she thinks outside the box and doesn’t give up until the problem is solved. If you have any doubts about going down this road – don’t."
"I initially went to Alicia to get help planning my meals after my gall bladder was removed. However, I got much more out of it than that. After talking we realized that I may have some food sensitivities so I followed her protocol for me. I also did the micronutrient testing and found out I was deficient in some vitamins and due to a mutated gene would need to take my vitamins in a certain form for them to be effective. I knew my digestion was going to improve but I was surprised at how much my overall daily allergy symptoms decreased. I also had some acne disappear and lost twenty pounds in the process. The best part is that I feel better about myself."
“Alicia has truly changed my life. I had been sick for 10+ years, seen 26 doctors, and been on every diet before I was finally introduced to Carpathia Collaborative. I had every symptom in the book - diarrhea, constipation, bloating, acid reflux, vomiting, rashes, fevers. My life life revolved around my health - I was crippled with fear and anxiety, never being able to predict how I’d feel, but knowing that every day came with debilitating symptoms. I have been seeing Alicia for two years now and my quality of life has transformed. I didn’t think I’d ever know what it felt like to ‘feel good’ but I can confidently say I’ve made it to the other side and have never felt better. The healing process wasn’t easy - it took work, required sacrifice, and a lot of patience, but it was completely worth it. I am a different person as a result of her investment in me. Alicia is where you go when you’ve lost hope. - she advocates for you when you’ve lost the strength to advocate for yourself. She has been the biggest blessing in my life and I can’t imagine where I’d be without her”. - CD
“I'm fully CURED - OMG! I wanted to share the good news with you immediately. Today, for the first time in 13-15 (?) years, I had Almond nut butter with a dash of salt, dark chocolate covered almonds/cashews and some raspberry sorbet. No carbs, no dairy and no gluten. It cost a fortune because it was all top of the line food shipped in from the East and West coast but I could eat it! It may not be chocolate cake but it's good enough for me. While I still have to watch my diet, as time goes by, my ability to eat more and varied food groups continues to expand. Nowadays, I don't really crave carbs anymore. I drive up to St. Louis and shop for specialty grains in Chinatown, grind them down and bake them up into crackers. Those are a lifesaver. Other than that, I purchase veggies, fruit and meats/fish here in MO. I also spend time listening to Buddhist 'Dharma' talks and meditating - either at home or in a nearby Church with my Tsanga. And of course I'm still studying Finance. My life is very different and so much calmer. Thanks again for healing me.”. - EO
"Alicia and has changed my life, although I ate very healthy before, I was unaware of the foods my body was reactive too. Once I limited those foods I lost weight, stopped having sinus infections, got rid of several skin issues, and began sleeping much better. I have more energy now than I've ever had!"
"Alicia changed my life! I have struggled with autoimmune disease all my life but never knew it. One and a half years ago, I changed from a conventional doctor to a functional medicine doctor. He addressed my concerns in a new way and helped me see the root of my chronic illness. I had suffered with psoriasis since age 3 and hypothyroidism and chronic constipation for 30 years. He recommended a food-reactivity blood test and referred me to Alicia to implement the results. These test results can be overwhelming and confusing, but Alicia made it easy and enjoyable to navigate. She guided me through the diet that has changed my life. Within a few weeks of changing my diet, my psoriasis flare cleared and has stayed clear. The constipation, though, didn’t respond as well. Alicia then tested me for SIBO, which was positive. Through more diet changes and a series of medicines and supplements, the SIBO was cleared. From there I was able to really heal. Alicia is so very knowledgeable and encouraging. You will leave her office feeling confident and ready to take control of your healing. If you listen and work with her she will change your life. Like my wellness doctor, she thinks outside the box and doesn’t give up until the problem is solved. If you have any doubts about going down this road – don’t."
"My mother had to really talk me into going to see Alicia as I wasn't convinced that my problems would be all that different with diet changes. I knew diet was super important, but made very healthy food choices as it was. I am SOOO glad I did it though because Alicia has been amazing and life-changing. I had no idea that many of the healthy things I was eating (like gluten-free, etc.) were actually part of the problem for my own body. I feel better than I knew was possible, my skin has cleared up, and I am enjoying a connection/relationship to food in a radical, new way without worrying about how every meal will make me feel afterwards. I want everyone I know to do this personalized, thorough, effective process instead of trying every other fad diet or avoiding the new "bad" food based on trends. And Alicia's support through the process was key. Looking back I realize it would not have been possible for me to stick to the diet without her suggestions and guidance." - J.E., student
"For as long as I can remember, I’ve had stomach issues. Even from a very young age, I’d complain of my stomach hurting, but was told by a doctor that I was just a picky eater. As a teen, I had my gallbladder removed and was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. After being treated for Crohn’s disease for 6 years, I still was not noticing a big change in my stomach issues and still had flare-ups very regularly. But then I met Alicia and began working with her.. I can honestly say that following this elimination diet program is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I no longer have to feel embarrassed about rushing to the bathroom on a date. I no longer feel uncomfortable in my own skin because I’m so bloated. I no longer refuse to eat because I don’t fear that I will get sick afterwards. I haven’t felt as good as I do now in years. My overall health has been significantly better - I’m even sleeping better! I owe it all to Alicia! The program can be challenging, especially at the beginning, but it is so worth it. Alicia was right there with me every step of the way and explained things to me in a way that was easy to understand. Words cannot explain the gratitude I feel toward this great program and this amazing dietitian! Make the investment in it, you’re worth it!"
"Seeing Alicia has been the best thing that has happened to me this summer. I get 7 hours of sleep every night and have more energy and less pain from my fibromyalgia. The thing that surprised me about this program was that I don't crave the Tex-Mex food that I love so much and others. I believe it is because I eat food that is so satisfying. I plan to stay on this program and thank you Alicia for your guidance"

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