Testimonials and Reviews for Our Nutritionists
Awesome team of providers!!! I have been trusting them with my nutritional goals for the past year and have learned so much. Their knowledge and patience are beyond measure. They are an incredible resource!
Julie has truly improved my life. Though the teamwork with her and my gastroenterologist we got me to a point where my chronic issues were no longer chronic!
When I met her, my gut flora was massively screwed up from getting really sick on my honeymoon in a different country. I was miserable. I was even having a tough time before that, all my life, but I thought that was normal. You get used to feeling bad sometimes.
But turns out I had a pretty nasty case of SIBO! I got on some herbal antibiotics and that plus counseling on how to help the gut flora get better by both diet and lifestyle changes, I am doing a billion times better. She treated me with care, heard all my concerns with sincerity, and always gave me some guidelines. She also responds timely to any questions emailed.
If I ever have kids, I plan on working with her with whatever I eat while pregnant! Then I’ll find out more questions! Julie’s stuck with me!
I have been working with Julie on a plan to lower my overall cholesterol level, improve my low energy levels, get a handle on mood swings and help with poor mental clarity (or foggy brain). By identifying food allergies with special blood tests she uses, within five months, my overall cholesterol dropped 26 points (LDL declined by 20%), my energy levels were noticeably better, my mood swings have all but gone away and the foggy brain -gone, and everything is continuing to improve too!!!
Julie is great to work with. I like to think of her as my coach or partner in health. She genuinely cares about your health and really wants to work with you to help you have optimal health and happiness. I have thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated working with her and am looking forward to continuing our path to great health together!!!
Siona has been guiding me along my journey to health for over a year now. She is kind and patient and as much of a therapist as nutritionist. I came into the process with a lot of knowledge from previous attempts at weight loss, but it was her continuous encouragement and helping me to understand my own sabotages in many cases that really helped me get on the path to wellness. Everyone in the office has been wonderful to interact with and very helpful.
Julie came up with a plan of action for me after reviewing all of my medical records very carefully and interviewing me at length. I started with a cleanse and at times it was difficult for me. I wasn’t sure I could do it after having been so beaten down for so long by my poor health. But Julie was there every step of the way and continues to do so.
In the first few weeks I needed hour by hour help via phone and email, and Julie was always there making me feel like I was her only client. I had complete faith in her knowledge and abilities, and this says a lot given how disillusioned I had become with all health care practitioners.
She gave me the personalized attention that someone like me, who was so sick and had so many complicating factors, needed to start the healing process. I could not have received this kind of help and attention from a lesser person. I literally felt like I had an angel leading me out of my nightmare.
This was my first time ever seeing a nutritionist and let me tell you- they are wonderful! Starkel care team (especially Aster) are present, caring, and in no way too clinical (I really needed the compassion during ED recovery). They are also excellent with collaborative care to ensure that all of your doctors, therapists, etc are kept in the loop and being consistent on all fronts. Although this is a Starkel review, shoutout to Aster, who is 10/10 amazing!
I feel that I’ve come a long way since I met Grace, and I’m confident that I can take the things I’ve learned and give it a go on my own. I want to say thank her, sincerely, for the help that she provided. I feel like a different person from when I first met Grace. My outlook on food and myself has completely changed, and I’m sure I wouldn’t have gotten to this place without her care and guidance. Thank you for helping me right a lifetime of wrongs and for helping me see my own value. I truly appreciate all that Grace has done for me.
I can not even begin to express my gratitude for the existence of this clinic! The nutritionists at Starkel Nutrition are incredibly intelligent and at times I have felt that I receive better care and more quality information here than I have working with many different primary care doctors. The office is comfortable and one on one hour long meetings make for a true connection with nutritionist. If your insurance covers nutrition visits I would 10 out of 10 recommend scheduling an appointment at Starkel Nutrition. My health has drastically improved since I started going here. Let food be thy medicine!
I have had an absolutely wonderful experience at Starkel Nutrition! I have worked with Julie for several years and she is incredibly knowledgeable, kind and genuinely wants to help you reach your goals. She is always up to date with the latest nutrition research and helps you understand the reasoning behind certain food choices. I have seen huge improvements in my health while working with her. I highly recommend Julie and her team!
When I came to see Julie, I was angry. You might say I went to see her for couples counseling. My body and I were not getting along. I didn’t trust my body or understand it at all. Everything I did seemed to be the wrong thing. Finally, Julie Starkel dropped it on me…I was a genetic pre-diabetic. I had a healthy history of diabetes Type II in my family and I was starting to show the first symptoms of lethargic metabolism, easy weight gain and difficulty losing weight. She introduced me to an eating program that restricted so many of the foods most people eat…grains, dairy, carbs.
The transition was difficult. There have been adjustments though for the good. I learned not to listen to what everyone else is doing, but rather what has worked for my body as a pre-diabetic. Instead of bemoaning what I can’t have, I take in all the ingredients on the menu and order from the ingredients rather than their pre-packaged meal designs in a restaurant.
Don’t get me wrong, I have my moments, I splurge or fall off the wagon. What is interesting is I now desire mentally to return to the foods that make my body run well. I am not at the end of my journey because only time will grant me the gift of stability of my weight, but I will tell you my confidence to shape my destiny is much higher than I have experienced on any other program. I hope you will experience the peace I have found with my body. We are in love again.”
My appointments at Starkel also helped me work through chronic stomach pain. I think that I had quite a bit of guilt associated with it – feeling bad complaining about hurting when I know that there’s other people in more pain. I also just assumed it was how I would be because years of trying to figure it out wasn’t helping at all. Grace helped me confront that pain, and made me realize that I can expect more out of my body. Together we worked through figuring out the cause vs. just treating the pain. It wasn’t easy to go through food testing, etc., but I feel like with gut health there’s no easy answer; you have to be willing to put in the hard work to learn more about how your system functions. I know I couldn’t have done it without her support. I was so thankful that when I had questions pop up or needed some support to get through a vacation when I was doing an elimination diet, Grace was quick to respond to emails with encouragement and suggestions. Before all of this process, I was feeling sick most days of the month. I am so incredibly thankful that now I only feel bad a few days of the month (I know that I’ll always have some gut issues but now I’m able to walk myself through those times and have tools to get through).
I have so much gratitude for how much your team has improved my quality of life – both in my mind and how I feel. It’s made me expect the same level of excellence in other specialists that I visit. Thank you for all of the support!