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, a topic vastly different than the original content of the site. Over the course of 2019, over 200,000 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 Dapporto. 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 knew what I was going through , 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. I had no desire to embark on a life long journey of medicines. 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 in January 2019.

Integrative Thyroid

Wife and Mom

I was born and raised in New York. For the last twelve years I have been living as an expat. Dubai was home for nine years for work reasons. Currently, I live in Italy with my son and husband in his hometown. My mission apart from helping you get your energy and life back, is to raise a physically and mentally healthy kid.

Here we are in Ortisei, Italy on our first trip with baby who is 4 months old in this pic. Before baby, I was an avid traveler with 47 countries under my belt. My world now is in Italy, being at home with these two.

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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.

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.

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