Certified Functional Nutritional Counselor
Pina Prainito, BA, MA, CFNC-BC, Nutrigenomics Specialist is a highly skilled functional nutritional counselor. She is board certified through the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. She helps her clients improve their health through personalized nutrition and lifestyle interventions. She uses a functional medicine approach to evaluate the client’s overall health and develops a customized plan to address any underlying imbalances or deficiencies. She also uses natural therapies to optimize the body’s function and prevent chronic disease.
Pina Prainito graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University in 1999 and a Master’s Degree from SUNY Stony Brook in 2001. She has over 25 years of teaching in the field of education.
Her passion to teach and learn led her to further her education by entering the world of functional nutrition. This involved educating individuals on the role of nutrients in maintaining optimal health, preventing disease, and how to use food and lifestyle changes to support the body’s natural healing processes. She focuses on a personalized approach to health, considering an individual’s unique biochemical and genetic makeup, medical history, and lifestyle factors.
Pina is also a researcher and expert in the field of functional nutrigenomics. She has conducted extensive research on the interaction between nutrients and gene expression, focusing on the impact of dietary patterns and treatment.
Using genetic testing, Pina has also helped many clients overcome anxiety and depression. She is currently an ambassador for Regenerating Health, The Tic-Disorder Institute, where she advocates for families and children who suffer from Tics and Tourette’s Syndrome.
In addition to teaching the principles of functional nutrition, she also works with clients to optimize their health through mindful and intuitive eating, and the connection between nutrition and mental health. She uses a variety of teaching methods, including lectures, discussions, case studies, and hands-on activities, to help clients develop a deep understanding of how to apply functional nutrition principles in their own lives, giving them the tools they need to stay motivated and achieve their goals of optimal health and vibrance.