Hello and Welcome to MyFitBytes®. We are a bilingual space that empowers people to use food as medicine. The goal is to educate you on how to apply changes in diet and lifestyle, using a scientific perspective, to help prevent and combat diseases of the modern world.
MEET THE FOUNDER
Nazirber De La Cruz, RDN, CDN, CDCES
Naz is a bilingual expert in the field of integrative nutrition, gut health and diabetes. Her exploration of integrative nutrition began more than five years ago as she studied dietetics and herbal medicine before completing her fellowship in integrative medicine through The Institute for Family Health. Naz has duel licenses as registered dietitian and certified diabetes education specialist. She uses food and lifestyle medicine to help people with their never-ending digestive issues and uncontrolled diabetes get their health back under control.
I am an integrative nutritionist.
For over five years working as a dietitian I have been able to witness massive changes in health from patients that have the right food and lifestyle behaviors. My method for treatment is integrative nutrition, an individualized approach that focuses on looking at health from 360 view to find the root cause of digestive and metabolic illness. I use food and lifestyle changes to formulate treatments for people with digestive issues and uncontrolled diabetes.
I am a writer and educator at heart.
As the founder of MyFitBytes.com, I author bilingual articles that provide evidenced-based and forward-thinking education on nutrition topics. I serve as the Director of Nutrition at Elmhurst Digestive and Liver Diseases and founder of the Integrative Nutrition internship program, and contributor of Cecelia Health’s diabetes expert blogs. I have been featured as a prolific nutrition contributor and commentator in media outlets such as Dr.Oz, Univision and Vegetarian Nutrition Dietetic Practice Group.
I am an aspiring scientist.
Since a very young age, I always found myself intrigued by science and how our bodies can heal during illness. I am constantly learning about scientific data that focuses on using food as medicine for prevention and treatment of common digestive and metabolic conditions that are prevalent in our modern times. My learning interest include chronic constipation and diarrhea, IBS, IBD, diabetes, GERD, adult and childhood obesity.
EDUCATION & TRAINING
B.S. Food, Nutrition and Dietetics
Herbert. H. Lehman College/CUNY
Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist
Certification Board for Diabetes Care and Education
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
New York State Certified Dietitian Nutritionist
NY State Department of Education
Integrative Medicine Fellow
The Institute for Family Health
Foundations in Herbal Medicine
Dr. Tieraona Low Dog