Maintaining a balanced diet is at the heart of living a healthy lifestyle. Not only can a better diet prevent disease, but specific diets can even be used to alleviate certain ailments, from acne to fatigue.
I’m Inessa Makdulina-Nyzio, MS, RD, CDN, an experienced dietitian in Stamford, CT, who helps people thrive through functional nutrition, lifestyle coaching, and more. Learn more about my services below, and discover how I can guide you toward better health.
Inessa Makdulina-Nyzio, MS, RD, CDN’s background
Speaking with a nutritionist can help you create a blueprint for achieving optimal health and wellness. But there are many factors to consider before making a decision, such as training, education, and background. My extensive education and comprehensive experience make me an ideal choice for those looking for a qualified nutritionist or dietitian.
I’ve been in the counseling field for 20 years, and I found my passion for helping people improve their lifestyles while working as a peer counselor in a community-based program in New York. During my education, I also worked as a personal trainer, and I witnessed firsthand how diet and exercise can transform people’s lives.
For the past decade, I’ve been practicing as a registered dietitian/nutritionist, and I focus on helping people reach their health goals through balanced lifestyles. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, as well as a Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. I’ve undergone additional training in functional nutrition and more.
Why I chose to work in functional medicine
I’ve always had an interest in helping people reach their health goals through lifestyle changes, but it wasn’t until I overcame severe health issues myself that I realized the impact that functional medicine can have. It all began when I was diagnosed with a sudden onset of asthma - despite never having a history of respiratory issues - as well as severe food intolerances.
My doctors used conventional approaches to treat me, like inhalers and antihistamines, but these options merely masked my symptoms. As my symptoms continued to worsen, I was determined to learn why I was suffering from these sudden health issues. This led me to functional medicine, which focuses on identifying the root causes of illnesses.
After speaking with a functional practitioner, I discovered that working in a mold-ridden office had caused adrenal fatigue, intestinal permeability, and gut dysbiosis. Functional tests including food sensitivity testing and stool testing revealed nutritional deficiencies, which also contributed to my health issues.
With the help of supplements and appropriate lifestyle changes, I was able to completely eliminate my symptoms. Since then, I’ve embarked on a journey to empower others to change their lives and take control of their health through functional medicine.
Learn about my services
I offer an extensive range of services to support patients, including lifestyle coaching and medical nutrition therapy. My approach is evidence based, and I use state-of-the-art equipment and testing to discover the root cause of patients’ illnesses.
My testing services include body composition analysis, microbiome, genetics, SIBO breath tests, hair mineral analysis, food sensitivity testing, hormonal analysis, and so much more. I also offer high-quality wellness products, such as supplements and vitamins, to support nutritional balance.
Book an appointment with Inessa Makdulina-Nyzio, MS, RD, CDN
Take the first steps toward better health by booking an appointment with Inessa Makdulina-Nyzio, MS, RD, CDN today. I’m proud to be a trusted dietitian and nutritionist in Stamford, CT, and I offer compassionate, personalized services.