Natasha Eziquiel-Shriro, MS, RDN, CDN, CDCES, is a registered dietitian nutritionist with over 10 years experience in community and clinical nutrition. She is certified in diabetes care, adult weight management, and herbal medicine, applying the latest science and the wisdom of traditional wellness practices to help her clients improve their lives.
Working primarily out of vibrant New York City, Natasha understands and respects the diversity of foods and cultural preferences that her clients may bring to the table. It helps that she grew up with three cultures herself — American, Brazilian, and Eastern European — which made her curious from a young age about different flavors, cooking styles, and even natural home remedies.
Philosophy and Approach
My nutrition philosophy is integrative, holistic, and personalized. Nutrition is the key to wellness, but it is about more than just the food on our plates. As it turns out, many chronic conditions such as obesity, heart disease, diabetes, IBS, thyroid imbalance, and PCOS, have a mental health (mind) component which is often considered secondary to the physical (body) symptoms. I honor the mind-body connection and look at my client as a whole person.
Having advanced training in adult weight management, I apply the science using a gentle nutrition approach where together we explore the foundations of habits that may be holding you back, and work to get away from “black and white” thinking about food that leaves us feeling guilty (or worse). Although it is possible to be healthy at any size, I understand the real impact of struggling to enjoy the body you are in, and support my clients in their journey of self-discovery, change, growth, so that they can reach their goals.
My personal goal is to empower every client to make healthy changes that will last a lifetime. From food to fork to feelings, the way we eat and how we feel is deeply connected. I honor this truth and listen to my clients without judgement. Using this philosophy, I’ve helped hundreds of clients grow the confidence and skills needed to improve their health.
So much is possible, and it all starts with food!
Natasha Eziquiel-Shriro received her master’s degree in Nutrition Science from the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, completed her nutrition residency with the prestigious NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals, and earned her B.A. in American Studies from Wesleyan University. In her free time, she enjoys cooking (of course), farmers’ markets, gardening, exploring nature, yoga, art, music, and reading up on the latest nutrition science research.