Smart for Life
Courtney Minors, MS, RD, LD/N
Courtney Minors is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the state of Florida. Originally from the beautiful island of Bermuda, Courtney obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a Pre-medicine focus at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada. She then completed her Master of Science degree in dietetics and nutrition at Florida International University. During her Master’s degree program, Courtney completed her thesis research entitled Comparison of Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors between Single and Partnered Mothers living in Bermuda, available at:http://digitalcommons.fiu.edu/etd/158. At the 2010 British Dietetics Association Annual Conference, Courtney presented her original research and her abstract was later published in the international scientific Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics.
Courtney has worked in a variety of settings with patients of all ages and disease states including as a clinical dietitian at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, a nutrition professor at Palm Beach State College and as a clinical dietitian and diabetes educator at Bermuda Hospitals Board, Chronic Disease Management Center.
As a diabetes educator, Courtney has experience with insulin adjustment, carbohydrate counting and meal planning. Courtney has taught many group classes specific to diabetes management and cardiovascular health and wellness.
Discussing nutrition with the community is one of Courtney’s passions; as such she has given numerous nutrition lectures, classes and information sessions at businesses, churches, schools and health fairs. Courtney has also consulted with Island Physique (a Bermuda based personal training company) to produce nutrition guidelines and meal plans specific for weight loss and overall wellness. The Bermuda Sun has published many of Courtney’s nutrition articles on health, wellness and disease prevention and treatment.
Courtney has studied and worked internationally in Bermuda, Brazil, Canada and the United States and brings her international exposure to her dietetic practice. She understands that no patient is the same; as such she uses a holistic and individualized approach with each client through meal planning, supplement recommendations and health coaching.
Courtney is also an avid fitness enthusiast and enjoys long distance running, kick-boxing and strength training. Courtney’s philosophy for health and wellness is that maneuvering through your own health journey does not have to be difficult but should always be fun! Contact Courtney to start your health journey now: firstname.lastname@example.org or (954) 489-1345.
Nicole Andrews, RD, LD/N
Nicole Andrews is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian in the state of Florida and was elected for the Outstanding Dietetics Award in Recognition of Emerging Leadership and Achievement by the American Dietetic Association.
Throughout the course of her practice as a Dietitian, she has acquired skills as both a Clinical and Wellness Nutritionist.
Nicole has worked in a variety of settings such as a clinical dietitian at Holy Cross Hospital, and as a wellness nutritionist at the Zachariah Family Wellness Pavilion, also at Holy Cross where she created and implemented a 12-week weight loss program that resulted in a high success rate with lighter, brighter motivated participants.
She has also consulted with other establishments such as The Family Nutrition Center in Margate, FL and The Centre For Preventive Medicine in Boca Raton, FL. In addition to one-on-one counseling she has created and analyzed menus for various facilities, consulted with Blue Cross Blue Shield in marketing and promotional events such as the PGA Golf Tournament and the NASDAQ Tennis Competition as a Nutritional Advisor. She has provided nutrition education and counseling for individuals and groups at addiction, trauma & psychiatric facilities, as well as tending to the dietary needs of older adults with varying disease states in the privacy of their own home through home health care.
She has provided a multitude of lectures including topics such as Nutrition and Cancer for the national I Can Cope Program, Nutrition and Fertility, sponsored by The IVF of Florida, along with many community groups including retirement facilities, schools and centers. Nicole previously co-owned a private studio in Fort Lauderdale, The Core Energy Institute, where an integrative approach to health was offered through Bodywork, Yoga and Nutrition Therapy.
She recently created an amazing E-book and workbook on Emotional Eating, entitled, Feeding Frenzy- End Emotional & Binge Eating for Good! Her E-Book and other helpful nutrition & health tools can be found on her website at http://www.livingfresh.org
Nicole is certified in First Line Therapy; a proven personalized lifestyle medicine program that incorporates therapeutic lifestyle changes such as healthy nutrition, pharmaceutical-grade supplementation, and exercise and stress management.
The foundation of the FLT plan is a modified Mediterranean based diet, which emphasizes consumption of healthy fats and oils, fish, poultry, nuts, non-refined carbohydrates, vegetables, fruit and legumes. Her program focuses on losing excess body fat while retaining healthy, lean muscle, integrates body composition testing (fat & lean tissue rations) and has been clinically proven to show significant improvements in lab parameters (such as blood pressure, cholesterol, triglycerides and fasting blood sugar, etc) in 12 weeks. FLT focuses on lifestyle factors that are the underlying cause of many health problems.
She believes in the prevention and management of all health modalities by incorporating healthy eating habits, appropriate supplementation and a heightened awareness of the mind-body connection in our daily lives.
Health, healing and happiness are words she lives by- and works to encourage others to do the same.