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CNS Spotlight Feature

Tell us how your career as a CNS® unfolded to realize your passion for personalized nutrition. We will share your Feature on the CNS Connect as well as through our social media channels.

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Photo of Aparna Natarajan, MS, CNS

After obtaining my Master’s in Nutrition and Functional Medicine, I longed for a partner in my continuing education and clinical evolution. This led me to the ANA, where I gained clinical experience through the certification process. As a CNS®, I discovered like-minded individuals not only to promote the sound principles of public health but also to lead the way for cutting-edge discoveries in the field of individualized nutrition. My goal is to bring this type of personalized counseling to mainstream medicine, help prevent diseases, encourage cleaner, greener choices so that everyone can co-create a healthy and harmonious living.

Aparna Natarajan, MS, CNS
Gastrointestinal issues, Women’s Health, Cardiometabolic Health & Nutritional Assessment Immune and General Health, Personalized Habit Coaching & Mindful and Intuitive eating
Photo of Nicole Feehery-Alpuerto, MS, CNS, LN

After experiencing the power of personalized nutrition in my own health, I knew I had to share it with everyone. The ANA aligned with my values and I knew I had found my home. After obtaining my master's in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States, I was equipped with the knowledge, research, and investigative skills to practice evidence-based personalized nutrition, and the CNS® process gave me the clinical experience I needed. With such a diverse and welcoming community of nutrition professionals at the ANA, we all work together to support one another and our patients.

Nicole Feehery-Alpuerto, MS, CNS, LN
Gastrointestinal, Autoimmune, Hormonal, & Neurological Health
Photo of Anthony Crifase, DC, CNS, LDN

Since becoming a Certified Nutrition Specialist®, not only have many career doors opened for me, but my knowledge and clinical acumen have been highly expanded and have thereby furthered my passion for personalized nutrition. Being able to provide evidence-based information and results to patients catered to their own unique background is something that the CNS® credential has proven time and time again. With the knowledge I've gained as a CNS®, it has allowed me to formulate specific treatment plans catered to an individual. There is no "one size fits all approach" to personalized nutrition and the CNS® credential prepares you for that.

Anthony Crifase, DC, CNS, LDN
Digestive, Thyroid & Autoimmune