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!"
Hear from Sophie herself about her journey for wellness!
After having managed dental health practices for over 10 years Fabiola became passionate about nutrition.
"After having addressed several health issues using nutrition and whole food supplements it became evident that without the proper nutrition and supplementation one can not truly live a happy and healthy life so this is when I decided that I needed to change careers and focus in the field of nutrition"
Fabiola joined NWC's team in 2016 and has since helped NWC achieve it's purpose and mission.
Fabiola spends her free time with her husband and their 2 dogs, Thorin and Bilbo; two adorable Cockapoos that happen to spend all day NWC interacting with clients.
Bonnie became a client of NWC looking for answers to help her overcome several health issues.
"I had come to NWC looking for a miracle! I had been living with itching that had started as a minimal patch of itchy skin 10 years prior to 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 10 different prescription and over-the-counter medications for a multitude of health problems (gas, bloating, heartburn, constipation, depression, low energy, brain fog, hot flashes, itching and more). As of the beginning of this year, 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. NWC was the miracle I was looking for … my itching is completely gone! And my other symptoms are about 80% gone!
Bonnie works closely with Sophie during client appointments. We call Bonnie "Sophie's right hand" As a team they help clients regain their health!
Bonnie enjoys spending her free time with her husband and son.
Ella graduated from Ithaca College with a B.A in Anthropology and a minor in Linguistics, she was also on the Ithaca College Rowing and Sculling Team.
"I chose these subjects due to their diversity and holistic approaches, within this I found a passion or public health and nutrition, to help people feel better."
Ella became a client of NWC in 2013. Loves being active and doing anything outside.
Ella joined NWC's team in 2016 as the Front Desk Coordinator.
Front Desk Coordinator
Nutritional Wellness Center
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 life-long 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 life-long 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