Gail's Personal  
Nutrition Story


You might not think that a nutritionist has to watch her weight, but in reality it’s a daily challenge. Although I am thin (under 110 pounds) I have to work like a hawk to stay fit and to keep my weight where it is. I love chocolate and crusty bread, but at 5-feet 1 ½-inches I am a metabolically challenged woman.

I have a family history of diabetes, high cholesterol, osteoporosis and macular degeneration, so maintaining a healthy lifestyle and good nutrition is a high priority for me. I do not love exercise, but I am committed to staying fit and that means active movement – 30 to 60 minutes a day – even if it’s not done in one big session, but might instead be spread out throughout the day in shorter intervals. During hectic weeks, I look for opportunities throughout my busy schedule: an early morning walk, lunges in the hall if a client is delayed, or doing sit-ups when TV commercials flood the screen.

I am quick at healthy meal preparation, since I do not like spending hours in the kitchen. I’m married and a mother of two sons. I’ve survived years of carpooling and living with teenagers. I practice what I teach and live by the same advice I give my clients.

For the past 20 years, I have been counseling and coaching Metro Detroiters to help them reach their nutritional potential. No two clients of mine are the same – so their individualized eating plans shouldn’t be developed with a cookie-cutter model. I’m an expert in nutrition and I try creative, flexible solutions that will work with each person’s medical and nutritional needs.

West Bloomfield, MI 48322
Healthy Ways Nutrition Counseling
West Bloomfield, Michigan
Nutrition Counselor, Owner & President 1986 to Present
Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, Ohio

Master’s of Science in Nutrition
Individualized Nutrition Counseling to match clients’ lifestyles. Sessions include nutrition assessment and education. University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, Ohio

Coordinated Dietetic Internship and Master’s in Science
Speaker to Corporate and Community Groups-topics including Dining Out Healthy, Nutrition Savvy in the Grocery Store, Workplace Wellness, Meals in Minutes, Women’s Health, Metabolism Makeovers, Fad Dieting. Described as enthusiastic, motivating, and knowledgeable. University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Bachelor of Science
Media Spokesperson – frequent interviews in print and broadcast in the Detroit, Michgan region. (WXYZ, WDIV, WJBK, WWJ, WJR, WCAR, WOMC, Detroit Free Press, Detroit News, Observer and Eccentric Newspapers). Described as organized and media savvy. Available upon request from 2,000 clients in the Metropolitan Detroit area, my referring physicians, my media contacts, or my colleagues.
University of Michigan Hospitals
Ann Arbor, Michigan

Research Associate promoted to Assistant Director of Dietetics 1980-1986

Registered Dietitian
Registration #549008

Designing and implementing special projects in the clinical and administrative areas. Presenting findings to national conventions and publishing articles in nutritional periodicals. Managing patient food service for 1,000-bed facility, designing menus, budgeting for department, and supervising 100 full-time employees.  
Harper Grace Hospital
Detroit, Michigan
Clinical Dietitian 1980
Providing and documenting nutrition assessments of patients, participating in medical rounds, teaching dietetic interns.