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Kristina Hess,MS, CNS, LDN

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30 Old Kings Hwy S, Darien, CT 06820, USA

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Kristina is a premier health coach and licensed dietitian/nutritionist who works with clients to support them in making lifestyle changes that produce real and lasting results.  Kristina has a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health from MUIH – Maryland University for Integrative Health and several certifications in areas ranging from Mindful Eating, Heartmath,to Ericksonian Hypnosis to Sport Nutrition.  Kristina received her health coach certification from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.   Kristina’s integrative and functional approach is an arm within the Functional Medicine model of the IFM.  Functional Medicine views us all as being different; genetically and biochemically unique.  A functional approach is deeply science based and views everything that happens within us as a connected network or web of relationships. Understanding those relationships allows us to see deep into the functioning of the body.  Kristina believes that your body is intelligent and has the capacity for self-regulation and healing, which expresses itself through a dynamic balance of all your body systems – beginning with digestive health.  Health is not just the absence of disease, but a state of immense vitality, joy and wellness in body, mind and emotions.  Nutrigenomics, an emerging science in the nutrition field is the study of looking at our genetics and how it might inform the best nutrition plan.  Kristina offers genetic testing and uses it to personalizer her plans.

Kristina is based in Darien, CT but her practice is primarily telehealth.  Kristina has supported patients with the following clinical conditions (to name a few):  Breast cancer, Pancreatic cancer, Brain Cancer, Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Lymphatic Colitis,  Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, Type I & II Diabetes, Crest Artherosclerosis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Psoriasis, Lymphoma, GERD, Insomnia, IBS, High Blood Pressure, Anemia, Hypothyroid, Panic Disorder, Depression and Metabolic Syndrome/Obesity.  Conversely, Kristina also works with athletes and healthy individuals seeking to optimize their health or simply lose weight.

Kristina does NOT work with patients diagnosed with Eating Disorders such as Anorexia or Bulimia, nor does she work with people who were formerly treated for these conditions.



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Diabetes, Stress, Food Allergies, prediabetes



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Thrive Results Coaching

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Connecticut, USA