Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who specializes in plant based diets, diabetes and gastrointestinal health
pre-diabetes, type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, heart health, gastrointestinal issues, food allergies/intolerances
1)Case Evaluation, Consult, Report of Our Findings, Lab Review, and Program Design
2)Online email support is available throughout the time we spend working together.
Supplies and nutraceuticals needed vary from person to person and will be carefully outlined
3) Customize diet plans.reverse your chronic illnesses.
Type 2 Diabetes, pediatric, high cholesterol, family health, obesity elder health.
Certified in childhood obesity
- Preventive Cardiology
- Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
- Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition
Virtual coaching for cardiometabolic health
Plant Based health coaching via Zoom, Skype or telephone.
National Radio Talk Show Host, Health & Longevity – LifeTalk Radio Network; Plant-Based Nutrition, Lifestyle Medicine and Longevity lectures, seminar and classes; Private Plant-Based Nutrition Counseling services (specializing in Lifestyle Medicine, Longevity and Anti-Aging) utilizing a whole food, plant-based diet (WFPB Diet); WFPB cooking and tasting classes; Tour Guide of Grocery and Natural Food Stores; WFPB Recipe Development, Writer and Cookbook Author; R&D consulting for plant-based food and nutritional products for companies, corporations, restaurants, etc. ; Media interviews and spokesperson
Receiving a life changing diagnosis for your child imposes a burden on family caregivers and non-caregiving family members. These “spillover” effects many aspects of family members’ lives, from physical and emotional health to quality of life and well-being. Quality of life and well-being may include aspects of health, functioning, capabilities, security, spirituality and other domains.
Coaching you and your family during an uncertain time will give you –
An in depth analysis of your own health.
Support towards healing your child.
Learn to travel this journey through acts of love, courage and confidence.
Willingness to face difficult times, which allows you to take proactive steps as opposed to feeling helpless.
Learning to embrace inconveniences for the grater good.
Learn Family management and Organization tools…and much more.
As a registered dietitian with a Masters degree in Nutrition Education, I offer evidence based, lifestyle food choices that are delightful, healthy and individually tailored to each client. I help to develop individualized and realistic menu plans to assist anyone who wants to experience greater physical health and long term enjoyment from their dietary and lifestyle choices. Board Certified with the American College of Lifestyle Medicine.
areas of expertise include evidence based diets for weight loss, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, chronic digestive diseases and food intolerances. Marla works with those who wish to be vegetarian, vegan or plant-based as well as those who are simply plant-curious. She works with individuals and families of all ages who are seeking out a healthier relationship with food and an overall healthier lifestyle.
Marla’s mission is to meet clients where they are and help guide them toward their long and short-term goals.
Weight Loss, Food Addiction Recovery and WFPB SOS free culinary instruction
Case Evaluation, Consult, Report of Our Findings, Lab Review, and Program Design (2 visits):
Phase 1 Case Evaluation: (40-60-Minutes) Includes review of history, previous lab tests, and plan for additional testing and Case Review preparation (Skype, phone or in-person).
Phase 2 Report of Findings and Program Design: (15-25 minutes) Performed after testing has been completed (if needed). Includes the Report of Findings and (in-person, Skype, or phone) and Program Design.
Ongoing care: Fees determined on an individual basis and carefully predicted at the time of the Phase 2 consult. Follow up appointments are typically 15-30 minutes depending.
Online email support is available throughout the time we spend working together.
Supplies and nutraceuticals needed vary from person to person and will be carefully outlined for you.
Kid (and Adult) Friendly Recipes
Plant Based Doc
Management of stress
Optimizing healthy relationships
Remote health coaching
Dr. Surkunte is board certified in Internal Medicine and and certified in Obesity medicine and member of Obesity Medicine Association..
Dr. Surkunte’s approach is to incorporate conventional medicine and evidence-based innovative methods to help her patients achieve optimal health and carve a path for her patients towards sustainable weight loss.
Dr Surkunte offers decades of clinical experience and expertise to help educate patients on taking an integrative, whole-body approach in order to achieve optimum health and wellness. She is a strong believer that food and nutrition acts as “information” within the body and strongly influences our gene expression. With proper guidance we can take control over our health and biology.
Committed to help you achieve your optimal weight, health, and wellness.
Strong focus on lifestyle medicine using whole foods plant based nutrition.
Preventative Nutritional Counseling for reducing risk of chronic lifestyle diseases.
Plant-based health and wellness plans, juice fasts, Candida cleanse, autoimmune, heavy metal, parasite cleanses, women & hormones, brain health, dental health, skincare health, and mental health/nutrition
Personal Wellness Consultations and Group Wellness Experiences
How to Transition to a Healthy Vegan Lifestyle
Thriving Children in a Vegan Lifestyle
Doctors, dietitians and other practitioners either don’t have the time or the skills to help people stay motivated and follow through to get lasting results. So people default to their set habits, even when they know those habits make them feel lousy. Without the right support and accountability, this dysfunctional cycle will continue and in many cases, get worse.
That’s where health coaches like me come in—to provide the right SYSTEM, SUPPORT and ACCOUNTABILITY so you can – finally – make a total body transformation through plant-based nutrition. And I have a gift for you—an hour-long Total Transformation Initial Consultation. In this session, you will discover:
• What’s been stopping you, slowing you down or keeping you from allowing your body to heal
• A powerful vision of your Total Transformation, and what it will mean for you and for your life
• Which foods and lifestyle habits are bringing your body down…and what to do about it
• A step-by-step plan to create a Total Transformation in 90 days or less
This is a great opportunity to see what it would be like to work with me as your Health Coach. If you are ready to transform your body and your health, then let’s set up a time to connect over the phone for an initial consultation. Connect with me today!
Whole Food Plant-Based Online Meal Planning
Yoga Teacher Training in Rishikesh
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Bali Yoga School
200hour Yoga Teacher Training
Lifestyle Medicine Consultations
Health and Wellness Coaching, individual and group
Lifestyle Medicine and Whole Food Plant Based Education
1:1 coaching for transitioning to a vegan lifestyle, meal prep and batch cooking tutorials, grocery store tours, customized physical training programs
I offer in-home nutrition consultations and cooking classes as well as online courses. On Facebook, I offer tips, recipes and lots of inspiration.
Online health and wellness programs for leaders and organizations interested in implementing lifestyle medicine practices personally and lifestyle medicine practices in the workplace.
• Evidence-based nutrition counseling
• Personalized nutrition and lifestyle care plans including:
o Hands on shopping education at local grocery and health food stores
o Home kitchen optimization, meal preparation strategies
• Environmentally conscious eating
• Easy and convenient options for busy people and families
• Integrative therapies:
o Intuitive and mindful eating
o Sleep optimization
o Stress management
o Physical activity support
o Functional lab testing
o Advanced supplement protocols
Clinical Weight Loss
General Gyn care limited to employees of Genentech.
Private coaching to make the transition to a whole plant food diet both seamless and enjoyable.
1900 Kildaire Farm Rd, Cary NC 27519
Health/Wellness/Emotional Resilience Coaching
Digestive Heath Expert, specialising in healing of:
Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s, Diverticulitis, Gastritis,
Practical skills and tips for making the shift to a whole foods plant based lifestyle. Jackie promotes a whole foods, plant based diet as a dietary approach to chronic disease management and prevention while also optimizing health and performance.
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Weight Loss Program
Whole-Food Plant-Based Cooking, Indian Cooking, Yoga Teacher (RYT-200)
Nutrition evaluation, nutrient analysis, supplement recommendations, recipes and resources, health condition management (diabetes, heart disease, cancer, PCOS), developing a healthy relationship with food, intuitive eating counseling.
One on One Coaching
Nutrition consultations are offered both in-person and virtually, covering the following topics (as applicable):
Weight management, Hormone regulation, Heart disease prevention, Hypertension (high blood pressure), Hypercholesterolemia (high cholesterol), Diabetes, Gastrointestinal disorders, Osteopenia, Sports nutrition, Energy optimization, Fertility, Plant-based eating guidance, Gut health, Blood sugar control, Stress management
Corporate Wellness services include: Live seminars, Individual coaching, Lunch & learn workshops, Coordination of wellness challenges, On-site food sampling and/or cooking demonstrations
Other services offered: group wellness courses, at-home cooking classes, wellness retreats
// Specialty Lab Testing (e.g., DUTCH Test, Genova Diagnostics, GI-MAP, etc.)
// Functional Assessment of Lab Testing Results
// Functional Nutrition Counseling
Joy Kay MT(ASCP) Microbiologist
Step-by-step instruction in transitioning to a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet. Over 25 years experience. Plant Based Nutrition Certificate Dr T. Colin Campbell Course Cornell University. Step-by-Step support on: Where to start. How it works. What to expect. What foods to buy. Where to buy it. What to cook. Cooking for holidays. Eating with my coworkers and friends. Sharing my new lifestyle with my family. How to order at restaurants. How to successfully maintain a Whole Foods Plant Based Diet Lifestyle.
Subscribed to Plant Based Docs
A unique and customized program that is designed to help you. Some popular services that I provide include:
Grocery Store Tours
Meal and Snack Ideas
Diabetes management, cardiovascular health, plant based nutrition.
Lymphatic Decongestion Therapy
Individual Wellness Consultation and group wellness programs.
Whole food, plant based nutrition advice for cardio-metabolic diseases
Vegan lifestyle coach and educator
Coaching to transition to and maintain a Whole Food Plant-Based lifestyle
Dr. Griffith offers guidance and support while helping his patients make the transition to a plant-based diet. He and his family are plant-based and look forward to helping others adopt a healthier lifestyle. He can be your primary care physician or partner with your current provider and specialists to address your specific health care needs.
Dr. Thomas Griffith is a graduate of the National University of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, OR. His training to become a licensed primary care physician included integrative medical clerkship and residency with supervising ND’s and MD’s, advanced training and study in intravenous vitamin therapy and heavy metals chelation, completion of the University of Queensland’s Primary Care Skin Cancer and Dermo-scope training, non-narcotic pain management, and cancer support.
As a survivor of stage III colon cancer, Dr. Griffith has spent considerable time in the role of patient. He strives to cultivate more humanity in his interactions with patients. A physician can fight disease, but facilitating “healing” requires building respect, trust and working together. Dr. Griffith’s work with patients and their providers assures competent, complete and empowered care based on the broadest spectrum of options. He strongly believes that patients need a medical advocate as they navigate the course of their healthcare and he’s honored that his patients give him that opportunity.
Dr. Griffith is a native of Western Washington and has lived in Olympia for several years. He is an avid outdoor enthusiast. He and his wife enjoy hiking, backpacking, kayaking and spending time at the coast. They have two young grand-daughters, two dogs and a cat that keep them busy when they’re not caring for patients.
Mediator Release Test (MRT) for delayed food sensitivities
Hands-on Cooking Classes
Gluten-Free Plant-Based recipe development