About Me

My Set Of Skills

Where I believe you will get the most benefit from working with me

  • Knowledge about thyroid disease95
  • Personal Experience with Thyroid disease100
  • treating mind and body together90
  • Nutrition95
  • Meal Plans90
  • medicine free interventions90
  • Best Supplements for thyroid disease95
Integrative Thyroid

More About My Background

Integrative Thyroid

Certified Integrative Health Coach

At the end of 2018, I used my travel website to write about my experience with Hashimoto's Auto Immune Thyroid disease. Over the course of 2019, over 300,000 people read my articles on autoimmune issues with many contacting me for more information and advice. In 2020, I pursued my certification in Integrative Health and Nutrition so I could better serve my readers. I left my previous career in finance, with a degree from an Ivy League University, working for Fortune 100 companies in New York and Dubai behind! I needed to share with everyone how they could get their life back. My eventual goal is to get my Degree in Functional Medicine. I hope you'll join me on this path to better health.

*Certified Integrative Health Coach (CHC) from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition (IIN) 2020

*Bachelor of Science, Cornell University 2002

Ro, The Hashimoto's Warrior

Hello, I'm Ro. I'm originally from New York but have been living in Italy for the past six years. In 2016, I was officially diagnosed with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis, an autoimmune disease that attacks and destroys your thyroid tissue. I had been experiencing symptoms for years and went to multiple doctors and specialists but found no answers. In that time, I suffered from other autoimmune issues like alopecia arreata, arthritis and eczema. I also had shingles, something only immunocompromised people get. Finally, after receiving the diagnosis 'by accident' after a trip to my gynecologist who ordered the right lab tests for me, I embarked on two years of intense research into autoimmune disease and overall health. In 2018, I started the AutoImmune Protocol Diet, along with high quality supplements and lifestyle changes including stress management. Within two months, my labs came back in optimal ranges, I felt like my normal self and once again recognized myself in the mirror. That same year, I finally got pregnant after eighteen months of "unexplained" fertility issues. With small consistent steps toward better health, I was able to get past my infertility with no IVF or hormone treatment necessary. I gave birth to a healthy baby boy at the age of 39.

Integrative Thyroid

A Page Dedicated to Thyroid Health

A facebook page dedicated to Thyroid and Immune Health. A place to come for information, support and helpful resources.

More About My Training at IIN

I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition where I learned innovative coaching methods, practical lifestyle management techniques, and over 100 dietary theories – Ayurveda, gluten-free, Paleo, raw, vegan, macrobiotics, and everything in between.
I studied with the world’s top health and wellness experts including: 
  • Andrew Weil, MD, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Mark Hyman, MD, Founder of The UltraWellness Center and Board Member of the Institute of Functional Medicine
  • Joshua Rosenthal, founder of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
  • Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University
  • Gabrielle Bernstein, Bestselling author and life coach
  • Susan Blum, MD, MPH, Assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Geneen Roth, Bestselling author and expert on emotional eating
  • David Wolfe, Raw food leader and nutrition expert
  • Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Professor at New York University’s Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health
  • Mark Bittman, Food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author
  • Joel Fuhrman, MD, Family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing

My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, health coaching, and prevention. Drawing on my experience and expertise with thyroid disease, I work with my clients to help make lifestyle changes and choose health-promoting ways that produce real and lasting results. You will develop a deeper understanding of food and lifestyle choices that work best for you, improving your energy, balance, health, and happiness.

Each session will leave you feeling inspired and motivated. We will talk about things beyond food, seeking to bring balance to important elements of your life. I will personally and carefully guide you to make simple, small changes that transform your life.

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