It started with science & soup ...
.. an instant friendship sparked in organic chemistry and solidified in a cooking lab!
We met in graduate school as we were both pursuing a Masters in Nutrition & Integrative Health and working towards being Certified Nutrition Specialists (the gold standard credential for advanced nutrition professionals). As our friendship grew so did our passion to put the knowledge we were gaining through our education, training, and experience to use for new and future mamas! We realized there was a substantial lack of information available to women who were looking to conceive, pregnant, or postpartum on what they really needed to be doing to optimize their health and the health of their baby.
Thus, Mama-Sense was formed!
Our goal is to leverage our skilled expertise at digging into the scientific journal and newest emerging scientific data along with our understanding of alternative, ancient, traditional and integrative approaches to empower women with knowledge to make nutrition, health, and lifestyle choices that will serve them and their babies in pregnancy & beyond.
We have developed workshops jam packed with education, resources, and information from trending health concerns (e.g. GMOs, microbiome health, etc.) to basics (e.g. What do I really need to eat for pregnancy) to innovative solutions (e.g. how to boost placenta health & decrease environmental toxins). Mamas will leave our workshops with an "arsenal" of MAMA-SENSE support and a new confidence that they know how to nourish themselves and their babies to truly thrive.
Meet our MAMA SENSE GURUs!
Mary started on her wellness journey 10 years ago when she was diagnosed with chronic fatigue, hormone imbalance and PCOS, while competing as a Division 1 college athlete. After becoming frustrated with the limited options given to her by her doctors, she was determined to find a better answer. Starting with a lot of research on personal natural healing, she began a decade long journey to find the best ways to use diet and lifestyle changes, along with natural healing, to help those around her.
She has since completed her Master's of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health and has become a Board Certified Nutrition Specialist. She specializes in all things women's health and has taken a specific interest in the importance and power of nutrition in all stages of pregnancy (preconception to postpartum). She has worked with women to increase fertility, balance hormones, combat chronic illness, balance blood sugar, and promote overall health and well-being.
Through these experiences, Mary believes even more today in the healing power of nature and the simple yet effective tools we have at our fingertips.
Mary currently practices as a Nutritionist in D.C., where she lives with her husband and son.
When she is not geeking out on the latest nutrition research, you can find Mary listening to live music, travelling to visit friends or cleaning baby food off the floor.
She is excited to share this experience, information and all of the practical tips with you!