Clinical Nutritionist and Functional Health Practitioner
Danielle Dellaquila MS, CN, has been a Functional Nutritionist with DrJockers.com since August of 2017. She was introduced to DrJockers.com by a long time client, who is now also an employee of DrJockers.com (Shirley Prescott). Danielle holds an M.S. in Nutrition and a B.S. in Exercise Science. She was trained in Functional Medicine/Nutrition with the Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine.
Danielle’s experience includes counseling individual regarding their nutritional needs, running group nutrition programs & presenting various nutrition/health topics to towns, farms and corporations. In addition to her position with DrJockers.com she is also an adjunct Nutrition Instructor at local community colleges. Danielle splits her time between W. Massachusetts and Portland, Maine.
“My passion for nutrition stems from a very young age. I grew up in a large Italian family, with many family members who are both obese and have diabetes. From the age of eleven I wanted to be on a different path with my own health.”
Despite this knowledge, Danielle has had her own health struggles. “In my young 20’s I became amenorrheic, insulin resistant and basically pre-diabetic. This was in the mid 90’s when the common paradigm was to follow a low-fat, high carbohydrate diet.” When Danielle began attending graduate school, she completed her own research and began studying natural ways of healing. After suffering from amenorrhea for 2.5 years was able to turn it all around in a very short couple of months.
In recent years, Danielle naturally overcame a Clostridium Difficile (C. Diff.) infection with diet and botanical antimicrobials. “This was an unfortunate event in my life, but I believe that the universe provided me that experience so that I could better assist others in their healing processes!”
“I have made eating nutritionally dense food and living physically actively lives priorities for my family. I am a mother to two strong, beautiful teenage girls, Gabbi & Jacqui and have a wonderfully supportive and loving life partner, Tim.”
When Danielle is not helping others restore their health, she can be found cooking delicious organic meals made with locally grown ingredients, hiking trails both near and far, sunbathing and walking on the beach, skiing, biking and practicing yoga and mindfulness.
“I am passionate about working with individuals with digestive issues, gut infections, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and autoimmune issues.” If you suffer from one of these ailments, Danielle is the practitioner for you!