Cassie is an intuitive eating Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and former dieter. Growing up she succumbed to the allure of fad diets only to discover that they are not sustainable, practical or healthy! Her goal is to help clients rebuild a healthy relationship with food by eliminating the ideology of “good” and “bad” foods, and helping them identify the distinction between health and weight loss. Cassie takes an integrative and functional approach to nutrition, treating it as just one piece of the much larger puzzle that is optimum health. Through focusing on a mind-body approach, health can be achieved by incorporating conventional and non-conventional therapeutic approaches. Cassie currently works as a clinical dietitian at Adventist Hospital and outpatient dietitian at Center For Discovery.
Luba became passionate about nutrition after having her own family. She feels that eating well is a powerful way to take care of yourself, and those you love. She is a strong believer in variety, balance, enjoying food, and creating healthy food habits at a young age. Luba is the Registered Dietitian for the Venice Family Clinic's Children First Early Head Start Program. Additionally, as a mom to two teenagers, Luba appreciates how nutrition needs change over time - whether you're feeding a picky toddler or teenage athlete. In her free time, Luba loves to drop in on a yoga class, go for a run, or peruse cookbooks for new ideas.
Amanda believes that diet is a way of life, our eating pattern is uniquely our own, and that health comes in all shapes and sizes. Her integrative approach to working with clients promotes sustainable lifestyle modifications for long-term success. Amanda’s varied experience includes diabetes and renal care, therapeutic diets, and medical nutrition therapy related to ALS, cancer, cardiovascular disease, and inflammatory bowel disease. Amanda served as the MOVE dietitian for Veterans Affairs in Los Angeles where she specialized in weight management and taught, counseled, and supported patients, including those pursuing bariatric surgery or taking weight loss medications. Amanda lectures at California State University, Northridge and recently taught a class on the biochemistry of vitamins and minerals.
Paige Handler, MS, RDN
Paige’s journey into the field of nutrition sprouted from being a life-long food enthusiast. Paige believes in an All Foods Fit Philosophy, and takes a non-diet approach to meal planning by incorporating the principles of Intuitive Eating. Her expertise lies in medical nutrition therapy for a variety of health conditions and specializes in working with clients struggling with eating disorders and weight cycling. Currently, she is the primary dietitian at Center for Discovery in Beverly Hills, a PHP/IOP eating disorder treatment center, and enjoys helping clients find their own path to recovery through creating a healthy relationship with food. Paige enjoys spending time with family and friends, chasing her toddler around the park, and going to the movies. She is a member of the Los Angeles Dietetic Association, The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and is a Certificated Lactation Educator.
Esther takes a functional and integrative approach to nutrition counseling, focusing on the whole person. Her approach is patient-centered and healing oriented, designed to alleviate symptoms and enhance overall health. Esther came to nutrition after a career as an English Barrister (trial attorney) to help people navigate their way through the science to find a balanced and realistic approach to healthy eating. She works regularly with clients suffering from autoimmune diseases, small intestinal bacterial overgrowth (SIBO), digestive issues, and other conditions where gut health is compromised, as well as with families who are struggling with the practical and emotional challenges of selective eating. Esther is also the creator and author of the food and nutrition blog, The Wholesome Fork.
Jocelyn made the connection between food and health at an early age and considered nutrition her hobby until the chronic disease epidemic hit home. She lost a brother who had multiple sclerosis to a heart attack, another brother received a diabetes diagnosis, and she was compelled to leave an advertising and marketing career to make nutrition her profession. Jocelyn will partner with you to discover your unique needs and then collaborate with you to create a personalized, science-based approach to eating that works for your lifestyle. Her areas of focus are longevity nutrition, cardiovascular disease, autoimmune disorders, and digestive issues including IBS and the low FODMAP diet. When she's not counselling patients she's creating community gardens and advocating for better food policies.