Marti has been in the wellness field for the past 10 years, providing culinary nutrition and lifestyle education for healthier living. She is a true educator in the “Food as Medicine” movement, based in New York City. Her extensive background working with chronic conditions, has shaped her approach of using simple cooking techniques, nutritional science, and mindful eating tools to transform her clients' back to health. She has had a long journey with Functional Medicine starting with her first career at Canyon Ranch in the Berkshires to recently developing and directing BlumKitchen in Westchester, NY, alongside Dr. Susan Blum.
She is the co-author of BlumKitchen Nutrition Guide and Cookbook, and wrote 40 recipes for Dr. Blum's first published book, The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor's 4- Step Program to Treating Autoimmune Disease
Marti has been a featured chef in the media: ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News, Channel 12 Connecticut, and recipe contributer to media sources including www.droz.com.
A graduate of the Natural Gourmet Institute Accredited Chef Program, Marti now teaches in their public program. She is the culinary educator for Dr. Geo Espinosa's yearly retreat, Prostate Cancer Retreat in New York City.
Her commitment to a healthy lifestyle stems from her years as a dancer where nutrition and physical conditioning were imperative to preventing injury. Having suffered from anxiety and a chronic bowel disorder for many years, Marti healed her own symptoms through a whole foods diet. Her passion for food is contagious and her natural ability to teach people comes from a personal understanding what it means to live with a condition that can often times take more self education and research on the part of the individual than the doctor. Knowledge is power.
Marti has her Bachelor's of Science from Skidmore College in Exercise Physiology and Dance. She has continued her education with The Institute of Functional Medicine and The Center for Mind-Body Medicine and undergoing a Masters in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from University of Western States. Her other certifications include Pilates, Gyrotonic, and BodyTalk.