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You may recall that my husband MB was referred to you late last May because he had Type 2 diabetes, was having trouble controlling his blood sugar (even with medication), and was experiencing some edema. 

You gave us a great deal of useful information, but the most helpful tips were to (1) reduce sodium, (2) begin eating before you feel hungry, (3) stop eating before you feel too full, and (4) increase your exercise.

Since our meeting with you, MB has retired (after 48 years in the aerospace and defense industry), has reduced his salt intake substantially, has begun a program of regular exercise, and has lost almost 25  pounds (down from 227 pounds on May 6, 2010, to 204 pounds on January 19, 2011).

As you might imagine, his edema has disappeared, and all of his numbers (i.e., those associated with glucose, blood pressure, cholesterol, and kidney function) have improved.

Many thanks to you for your sound advice and for the difference it has made in our lives.



*unsolicited email from client's wife

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Janice Holm Dada, MPH, RD, CDE

Janice Holm Dada, MPH, RD, CDEJanice Dada is the owner and principal dietitian of SoCal Nutrition & Wellness, a nutrition counseling and consulting practice. Janice uses an integrative approach to work with individuals, families, groups, and corporations. Clients seek Janice's expertise to assist them in their wellness journey and/or to manage any number of nutrition-related diseases/disorders. In fact, many of SoCal Nutrition & Wellness' clients know a lot about nutrition, but simply need the expertise of a dietitian to take appropriate action toward their goals. Janice uses a non-diet, research-based approach (no fads here!) and focuses on the use of real, whole foods to nourish the body.  Dietary supplements are only recommended on a case-by-case, as needed basis, which is determined during the initial nutrition assessment.

Janice does not dictate to clients, but instead employs motivational interviewing techniques during counseling sessions, which allows clients to take ownership of their goals and acheive a higher level of success. In addition, no foods are off-limits as Janice uses intuitive eating principles to guide her clients toward their nutrition and wellness goals. Janice makes a point of "meeting clients where they are." This means that each client that walks in the door will have a unique experience. While one client may be ready to focus on specifics of a meal plan, another may only be ready to work on drinking more water. 

Janice enjoys working with the individuals across the age spectrum, throughout the lifecycle: from pregnancy to childhood to adulthood to older age. As a parent herself, Janice is especially passionate about infant and child nutrition and even teaches classes to parents on the topics of introducing solids and toddler nutrition. As a life-long athlete and exercise enthusiast, Janice also has a passion for sports and exercise nutrition and is professionally trained to help others achieve optimal nutrition for sports performance. 

Additionally, Janice is an adjunct faculty member at Chapman University and the University of California, Irvine. She has also held faculty positions at Cal State Long Beach, Cal State Fullerton, and Fullerton College. Janice has volunteered countless hours in the nutrition community by serving as an executive board member of the California Dietetic Association—Orange district, previously serving as Public Policy Chair and Treasurer.  

Furthermore, Janice is a freelance writer. Her work has been featured in Today’s Dietitian magazine, in addition to numerous websites, blogs, and consumer periodicals. To view some of Janice’s published work, please click on the Publications tab in the orange box to the left.

Janice was honored by the California Dietetic Association for her accomplishments with the award of "Recognized Young Dietitian of the Year" in 2011. 

Janice holds the following degrees & certifications:

Janice has also Completed the following continuing education events in order to further advance her knowledge and practice skills:

Click here to download Janice's complete Curriculum Vitae

Click here to schedule nutrition services with Janice today! 



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