Weight Management and Nutrition

Nutrition services offered in Upper East Side, New York, NY

Food is a cornerstone of health. Underappreciated and often dismissed in modern medicine, our diets can be major drivers of both health and illness. In our practice, Alenka Ravnik, an expert nutritionist, shares her expertise in cutting edge functional nutrition, practical approaches to making food an essential part of your wellness plan, and building a healthy relationship between you and your diet. 

How do we use nutrition in our practice?

Even in gynecology, we practice the philosophy of Herodotus, an ancient Greek physician who coined the phrase "Let food by thy medicine, and medicine be thy food."


In fact, many gynecologic and certainly many hormonal conditions can be treated or at least improved with dietary changes. Some of the issues we may approach this way include PCOS, perimenopause, endometriosis, fibroids, insulin resistance and prediabetes, autoimmune issues, obesity and allergies. 


Alenka Ravnik, RD, and Dr. Barbieri have been taking care of patients together for over 15 years.  An international expert in the field of integrative nutrition, Alenka helps make food an essential part of health through personalized, realistic and long term sustainable advice and support.     Working together, we are helping women achieve and maintain their gynecologic, metabolic and hormonal health.