SPEAKERS: Nicole Bianchi, N.C. and Julie Duggan, B.Sc.
TOPIC: Improving Your Sleep
Nicole Bianchi is a nutritionist, certified by the National Association of Nutrition Professionals, who helps clients develop food plans for themselves and their families according to their individual needs, situations, health challenges, and preferences. Nicole is trained in the Eating for Health® model, which embraces two powerful maxims —“food is the best medicine” and “know thyself.” She graduated with honors from Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts, and she is a member of the National Association of Nutrition Professionals. Nicole also has a B.A. in Media Arts and Journalism from the University of Arizona. She lives with her husband, two daughters, and Labrador retriever in Marin County. Her areas of practice include gastrointestinal health, including inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome, as well as family nutrition with an emphasis on working with teenagers who not only seek tactical guidance on what to eat but support in navigating mainstream diet culture and in making balanced choices to promote their health and well being in high school, college and beyond. Nicole also works with women who are approaching perimenopause or are in perimenopause to slow down aging and rev up metabolism using lifestyle and nutrition.
Julie Duggan B.Sc. is a Traditional Manual Osteopath who restores the body’s alignment through her deep knowledge of the body’s biomechanics. With gentle manipulations of the bones, muscles, connective tissue and organs, Julie realigns the body, balances the nervous system, and restores blood flow. This reduces inflammation and allows healing to begin. Born and raised in Montreal, Canada, Julie graduated with honors from the Collège d’Études Ostéopathiques of Montreal and received her Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Osteopathy from Wales University, the UK in 2006. In 2007, Julie moved to San Francisco and is now raising her three beautiful children. Julie is fluent in English, French, and Spanish. Julie is very successful in the treatment of acute and chronic pain due to injury, poor posture, overwork, hormonal imbalance, and stress. She also has great results with many other conditions within the digestive, cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, urinary, and reproductive systems.