Martha Mckittrick, Nutrition
Total years in practice: 5
Trying To Balance Home Life, Work, Sleep And Nutrition Is No Easy Feat—I Know That Firsthand! My nutrition career started unlike most other nutritionists. Growing up in Massachusetts, I worked at McDonalds for several years in high school… don’t judge me! ?? I stayed in Massachusetts long enough to get my Bachelors in Nutrition at UMass. Then I headed to NYC for a dietetic internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital. The energy of the city drew me in and I never looked back. Over the next 20 years as a staff Diet Therapy at NYPH, I learned to treat a massive array of medical conditions with nutrition. But I had an itch for entrepreneurhood, and started a private practice on the side early on. My journey has taken me everywhere from starting one of the first nutrition message boards on WebMD, to being a nutritionist for American Express, to speaking across the country to professionals and the public on one of my passions–PCOS, a women’s health condition. But like many New Yorkers, I found myself burning the candle at both ends. Working long hours, taking on too many projects, not sleeping well, and not taking the time I needed for my personal life. It was time to turn what I learned on myself. Over the past few years, by paying more attention to what foods make me feel best and applying my health & wellness training to myself, I found ways to make it all work. MY GOAL? I Want To Help You Do The Same! I especially love problem-solving, whether it’s helping women defeat issues plaguing them for years, helping a busy executive find practical ways to get heart healthy, or providing tips to help you reverse diabetes. That’s why I’m on a constant quest to expand my knowledge by staying on top of the latest research.