Maria Quintana pilling,
Nutrition
Fairfax, California, United States
Years of experience 10

Total years in practice: 10

Practice Name
Urbanspice Nutrition, LLC
Practitioner Name
Maria Quintana pilling,
Specialties
Nutrition
Conditions
Menopause
Language
English
Experience
10
About me

I’m Maria Quintana-Pilling, certified functional nutritionist & lifestyle practitioner, and natural chef, but really what I do is help women, like you who have digestive and hormone imbalances, find the right foods to help you heal so you can live pain-free, be productive, and have enough energy left to do what you love.


For most of my life, I absolutely hated and dreaded everything about my period.  They were long, painful, and heavy.  As a teen, I spent hours curled up in a ball.  I feared big social events or vacations when “Maggie was in town”.  I started taking the pill, I took it continuously so I could go on these vacations without having to worry about my cycle.


It should have been no surprise to me that by the time I was 30 I had developed fibroids.


It started with one the size of a pea.  But that little pea grew.  And grew.  And grew.  Soon it morphed into a full fruit basket. I ended with 12.  One was the size of a grapefruit, another the size of an orange.  Some were the size of strawberries and grapes…and of course, peas.


During that time, I was not sure when my periods started or ended.  And other little things kept popping up. I was exhausted. I developed adult acne and seasonal allergies.  I had night sweats. My digestion went completely haywire.  My bowel movements were erratic and I had embarrassing gas.


And through all of that, I did nothing.


That is really hard and embarrassing for me to admit.  Because I was not lazy or dumb – I was a senior portfolio manager at prestigious wealth management & mutual fund company.  I earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  I ran 5/10Ks, I took spinning and yoga classes 3-4 times a week.


I just didn’t understand what I could do.  I just didn’t know.


It wasn’t until my GYN told me I needed surgery if I wanted to even consider having kids that I started asking questions, not to mention freaking out.  I had to have a myomectomy and because of that a c-section to have my baby. .


That started my discovery period.


I quit my amazing finance job to study nutrition to get my own answers. 


And then I saw that how and what I ate and how I showed up in the world mattered to my cycle and my health. That how I felt emotionally affected my cycle. How my constipation and gas affected my cycle.  How things like acne and allergies were giving me clues.  And how little things — good and bad — add up over time. And most importantly, how I had the power to make changes that could make my life better.


And now I help women understand that there is a lot within their power that they can change so they live pain-free, be productive, and have enough energy to do what they love.

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