Nutritional Science is the study of the biochemical and physiological process by which an organism uses food to support its life. Nutrition includes ingestion, absorption, assimilation, biosynthesis, catabolism and excretion of nutrients. Nutritional counseling is the prescription of a personalized eating plan that promotes health and minimizes risk and/or symptoms of disease. Nutrition is a complex and ever-changing field of medicine and often requires a trained professional to understand its nuances and associations with health and disease. Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living.
Dr. Brock is thoroughly experienced with creating nutrition care plans for patients with: Crohn’s, colitis, IBS/IBD, celiac disease, GERD, gas and bloating, dysbiosis, obesity, auto-immune conditions, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, renal failure, migraines, infertility and all types of eating disorders. Dr. Brock works with pediatric and adolescent patients with failure to thrive, “picky” eating, weight management and eating disorders.
Dr. Brock has been studying nutrition for over 30 years, starting with her time as an undergraduate in Nutritional Biochemistry at Cornell University. As a Registered Dietitian, Dr. Brock has experience with a variety of gastrointestinal conditions and disorders and chronic diseases with a nutritional component. On a personal level, Dr. Brock has struggled with thyroid auto-immunity that caused her to gain over 150 lbs in 3 years time and has since created an individualized exercise and diet plan and lost approximately 120 lbs.