Hi, I am Natasha Eziquiel-Shriro (EE-zee-Key-Yul Sh-REE-row). Yes, I know that’s a mouthful! I am a registered dietitian nutritionist with a passion for helping others make healthy lifestyle changes. I currently practice at a health center in NYC, where I get to do what I love: work with patients one-on-one to develop holistic strategies for managing disease, losing weight, boosting energy, and improving overall quality of life.
Living in vibrant NYC, I am lucky enough to have clients with diverse backgrounds and food-ways. It helps that I grew up with two cultures myself — Brazilian and Eastern European — which made me curious from a young age about different foods, cooking styles, and even natural home remedies. I love talking to my clients about their unique experiences and beliefs when it comes to food, lifestyle, and wellness practices.
My nutrition philosophy is integrative, holistic, and personalized. Nutrition is an importance piece of the wellness puzzle. As it turns out, many chronic conditions ranging from obesity, heart disease, and diabetes, to inflammatory bowel disease, IBS, 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.
My goal is to empower my clients to make healthy changes that will last a lifetime. From fork to feelings, the way we eat and how we feel is very connected. I honor this truth and listen to my clients without judgement. With this philosophy in mind, I bring together the latest scientific evidence and the wisdom of traditional wellness practices. And I’ve helped hundreds of clients grow the confidence and skills needed to improve their health.
The purpose of this site is to share info on a nutrition-centered approach to wellness, with improved mood and mental health as goal. So much is possible, and it all starts with food!
Natasha obtained her master’s degree in Nutrition Science from the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College, where her research focused on the intersection of mood disorders, mental illness, and digestive diseases. She completed her nutrition residency with the prestigious NewYork-Presbyterian Hospitals, and has worked for seven+ years as a community nutritionist and culinary educator throughout New York City. She currently practices at a community-based health center in East Brooklyn, where she works with patients one-on-one to use nutrition therapy for disease management, weight loss, and prevention of chronic illnesses. In her free time, she enjoys cooking (of course), farmers’ markets, gardening, exploring nature, yoga, art, music, reading up on the latest nutrition science research, and a good crossword puzzle.