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Certified Functional Nutrition Counselors,
Health Coaches & Nutrition Experts
Health Coach & Nutrition Expert
It began over 40 years ago when I was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease. At that time, the doctor told me my diet shouldn't include any vegetables, grains, or roughage of any kind. Not content with this grim news, I researched more about our digestive system. As I studied the intestinal tract I realized whole foods are the lifeblood of our bodies, and the roughage they provide is the cleansing mechanism that keeps the tract working efficiently and effectively. The vital nutrients they carry sustain our health and wellness.
After my resection surgery, I vowed to beat this terrible debilitating disease. I began a diet of whole foods, fruits and vegetables. In 1989 I opened one of the first whole food/organic restaurants in New Jersey, and embarked on a personal quest to find and consume the best foods available. By the way, I've been free of Crohn's Disease for 41 years…I recently had a colonoscopy and the Doctor couldn’t find any signs of the disease but he also commented on how nice my intestinal tract looked.
Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor, FNC
Rob is our in house Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor. As a Pawling NY Varsity HS Girls Lacrosse & Club lacrosse coach, Varsity field hockey and track coach, Rob has guided over 1,000 athletes with his positive approach coaching method. Nutritional counseling of athletes has always been a part of his coaching success.
Rob is the head coach of Team 91 Tristate's 2025 girls team as well as the 2022 Co-Coach of the Hudson Valley NY team which went to the USA Lacrosse High School National Tournament.
He is also a USA Lacrosse Level 3 Certified Coach, NY State Certified Public School Coach, and a NHFS Nationally Certified Coach. He has been a competitive athlete since age 4 including a state champion XC runner and member of Villanova's elite track team.
Beyond that Rob has competed in over 125 triathlons including USAT National Championships, Ironman Lake Placid as well as in the NYC Marathon.