Sophie Alexander, MS
Owner and Lead Practitioner
For years Sophie struggled with digestive issues, environmental allergies, blood sugar issues, and chronic Lyme disease symptoms. Conventional treatments left her without answers and she began to explore alternatives. In 2009 she learned of the Nutritional Wellness Center and Nutrition Response Testing®.
She loved that the program was so personalized and that there was no guesswork or opinion on what was the right diet and supplements for her. At NWC she finally got to the root of her digestive, blood sugar, and immune problems and cleared up some other symptoms as well, like menstrual cramps! She was hooked and knew she wanted to use nutrition to help people achieve better health.
She went back to school and graduated with a Masters Degree in Human Nutrition. She joined the team at NWC in 2012 and completed her Advanced Clinical Training in Nutrition Response Testing in 2014.
In December of 2018, Sophie became the proud owner of Nutritional Wellness Center where she continues her dream of helping others regain their health!
“I love teaching women, men, and children of all ages how to improve their health with nutrition! The longer I do this work the more I am in awe of its power to transform the health of my clients, my family, and myself. Whether it be for headaches, digestive issues, athletic performance, diabetes, hormone balancing, or fighting a cold, this is the way to go for optimal health!”
Practice Manager and Practitioner
For years Fabiola struggled with debilitating migraines, frequent headaches, and a lack of energy. After being bounced from specialist to specialist, she finally found Nutrition Response Testing®.
“I was at a loss; no matter what I tried, I was resigned to living with migraines and headaches. I had countless visits to the chiropractor and needed to depend on painkillers just so that I could function. A few years ago, a friend of mine introduced me to NutritionResponse Testing®; I was skeptical, but I had nothing to lose and so much to gain, so I started my Personal Designed Clinical Nutrition Program. After working with my practitioner and making the necessary lifestyle changes, my health started improving, and one day I noticed that I had not had a migraine in months!”
At that point, it became clear to her that she could help others regain their health as she regained hers. Fabiola has been NWC’s Practice Manager and, more recently, became a Nutrition Response Testing® practitioner. She is currently seeing clients alongside Sophie Alexander, NWC’s owner, and Lead Practioner.
“I love helping others regain their health! With Nutrition Response Testing®, I know that we can pinpoint the root cause of non-optimal health conditions and make a difference in someone’s life!”
She continues to expand upon her nutrition education as she studies to become a Board Certified Holistic Nutrition Professional.
When I came to NWC, I was looking for a miracle! I lived with itching that had started as a minimal patch of itchy skin ten years before my Initial Assessment and slowly kept getting worse every year. I’d been bounced back and forth from allergists to dermatologists looking for help, with little relief. I was on over ten different prescription and over-the-counter medications for many health problems (gas, bloating, heartburn, constipation, depression, low energy, brain fog, hot flashes, itching, and more). It took several years, but through the help of NWC, I was able to get off my last medication!!! I’m healing my body through safe, clean nutrition instead of masking my symptoms with chemicals. Through my Nutritional Wellness Center Health Improvement Program, not only have I been able to reduce or eliminate the long list of symptoms I walked in these doors with, but my itching is completely gone! Nutritional Wellness Center was the miracle I was looking for!
Bonnie works closely with Sophie & Fabiola as the Client Advocate to help clients achieve their health goals. She also delivers our Nutritional Coaching program. Bonnie enjoys spending her free time cooking, and camping and has a life-long pursuit of health education.
In 2014 I was searching for answers to an array of health problems. I had been on Thyroid medication for a year to help with my Hashimoto’s and Hypothyroidism diagnoses but was still dealing with a long list of symptoms. These included infertility, depression, anxiety, constipation, acne, and brain fog. I was searching for alternative approaches and luckily found the Nutritional Wellness Center. With guidance from the NWC Practitioners, Nutrition Response Testing®, and my commitment to my health, I have been able to stop my thyroid medication. I have a beautiful 5-year-old daughter, and many of my other symptoms have improved. Reclaiming my health has been a journey that has changed my life!
I am proud and grateful to be a part of this beautiful practice. It brings me joy assisting the Practitioners and watching a multitude of clients reclaim their health!
Front Desk Manager and Practioner Assitant
I became a client of the Nutritional Wellness Center in March of 2014 after a diagnosis with Lyme Disease. I had taken a course of antibiotics and was still experiencing symptoms, which I could tell were exacerbated when I ate certain foods. Both of my parents were already long-time clients at that point and so I knew that NWC would hold the key to helping me heal. To my delight, I quickly learned that in addition to the Lyme Disease symptoms, Sophie was able to help me with a whole host of other problems that I had lived with my whole life, and which I thought I would just have to “deal with” forever.
Problems such as poor digestion, extreme seasonal allergies, depression, anxiety, difficult menstrual cycles, sugar addiction, and just a general sense of feeling unwell, weighed down and much older than my 36 years. Over time I have learned so much about whole food nutrition, the significance of true detox, and most importantly, how to give my body what it needs to heal and be optimally well. Today I am thrilled to say that all of those old symptoms and problems are a thing of the past. I now view ‘wellness’ as a journey that I will be on for as long as there is still breath in me. Thanks to Sophie and the Nutritional Wellness Center, I am inspired to keep learning and I am motivated to continue on my path toward optimal health. I am an NWC client for life and I have joined the team here with the hope of being able to help others discover their own path to optimal health.
Certified Health and Keto Coach
Ryan has always had a passion for helping others. This, coupled with a lifelong interest in nutrition and fitness, led to working as a consultant for health professionals and working as a manager at the Nutritional Wellness Center, and now directly helping clients as a Certified Ketogenic and Health Coach.
“I was always active and worked at eating correctly based on what I had picked up, but I had never really engaged in becoming a certified health professional myself. At some point in my adult life, I could not keep up with life’s demands and maintain my fitness level. I had hit a plateau. Pushing beyond a certain point leads to headaches, fatigue, and joint pain. Not wanting to slow down and knowing that there were solutions out there I had not tried yet, I found myself engaging in a ketogenic diet with intermittent fasting. The results were amazing. Increased energy, faster recovery times after physical exertion or stressful life situations, no joint pain, no headaches, and a renewed vigor for life in general. This, combined with my experience with whole food nutrition, was everything I was looking for. At this point, I decided to become a Certified Ketogenic and Health Coach and begin helping others achieve similar gains.”
“I was already in the right place to do so, and after finishing my certification as a Certified Ketogenic and Health Coach, I began coaching clients in the community. I love seeing others improve their health and achieve their ideal body composition and fitness levels! I know that I’m making a difference and truly helping people improve their lives.”
Ryan continues to expand his nutrition education and is currently studying to become a Board Certified Holistic Nutrition Professional.
How was Nutritional Wellness Center started?
Tara Lambert Kalajian, CNC
Tara founded Nutritional Wellness Center in 2005. She owned and operated the center until December 2018, when Sophie became the proud new owner of NWC and continued to embody its mission.
Tara is a Certified Nutritional Consultant and has been practicing nutrition since 2003. Helping others reach their highest potential has been her lifelong purpose and through nutrition and lifestyle consulting, she has helped THOUSANDS of people improve their health and their lives! Her goal has been to help people achieve and maintain optimal health so that they can go about their own life’s purpose while feeling full of energy and vitality!
Tara chose nutrition and functional wellness as her career because of her own health journey. She has experienced lifelong health challenges, some of which were quite serious. In her quest for optimal health, she has visited nearly every type of doctor, nutritionist, and holistic practitioner that exists. She has taken nearly every supplement under the sun, she has tried many medications, and she has tried nearly every healing modality out there. She has recovered her health more times than she can count and she has learned A LOT along the way. Tara would say that she has become an EXPERT in understanding what works for an individual and what doesn’t.
Tara continues her journey in New York City with her husband and together they are creating a life full of love, fashion, and health! More than anything, they both love to help people.
You can follow Tara on social media: @taralambertkalajian