I had just discovered that I had not one, but two unrelated cancers, when a friend, who had already been traveling the cancer journey, suggested that I join her at a Cancer CARE point's nutritional class led by Nancy Birang. She also mentioned that Nancy provides individual nutritional consultations. I attended my first class, on "Cancer and Mushrooms”, and I was hooked (on Nancy and on mushrooms.) Having seen several nutritionists in the past, and been given information that not only wasn't correct (eat more carbs!), but had negative consequences like significant weight gain, I'm more than a bit suspicious and even maybe a bit critical about the profession. Nancy's knowledge was not only consistent with what I had been discussing with trusted medical professionals and had been reading on the Internet, but her knowledge exceeded what I knew. And yes, after learning from her, I would religiously check what she had shared with us. Luckily, I don't feel I need to do that anymore. I trust her.
I also signed up form a private consultation. She listened to me and understood my particular medical situation. One example: with Nancy's nutritional knowledge and recommendations, in just two months, I was able to move my Vitamin D level into the normal range – and that was after four years of trying to do so unsuccessfully with an endocrinologist and internist! Because of the impact of my Vitamin D levels on other health issues, as far as I'm concerned, she "saved my life."
Because of her easy-going and supportive style, combined with her knowledge, I recommend Nancy to all my friends looking for a nutritionist, and I whole-heartedly recommend her to you.
Facing a health challenge I arrived at the awareness that I needed to do something different to improve my health. I did considerable research on my own but there was so much out there and the information was overwhelming. That is when I met Nancy, a nutritionist. How fortunate that was for me. I began taking some classes from her and was immediately “hooked".
Prior to my meeting Nancy, my eating habits left something to be desired. I believed in eating organic as much as possible but I lacked good cooking skills (wasn't interested), skipped meals, and ate unbalanced meals with improper portions. She inspired and motivated me to not only eat healthy but to develop a love for cooking - to have fun with it.
She shared recipes that were simple, nutritious and tasty. One of my very favorites is her Sardine Salad. (This is a winner). Never a sardine lover - I am now. She suggested the use of herbs, spices, bone broth and discussed the use of supplements which has been helpful to me with my digestion, immune and bone health. This was an area that I was interested in, but again the information out there is overwhelming. Nancy's support in filtering through that was helpful and less stressful. I now incorporate into my cooking the use of herbs and spices whenever possible. I learned the importance of planning and eating balanced meals and have had a lot of fun making her smoothie recipes. She stressed the importance of structured mealtime with balanced meals and mindful eating practices. This has improved my digestive and energy issues.
She has been a wonderful source of inspiration and support to me. What makes Nancy so special is her engaging style which makes her approachable and genuine. She is very knowledgeable and shares her expertise freely with passion, enthusiasm, and humor. Her lectures are stimulating and energizing. It is impossible to not think "all about what is healthy food" after one of her lectures.
Lastly, Nancy inspired me to make food my "friend". I select my food and prepare my meals with love, strongly believing in the healing power of good nutrition and the hope that my health will continue to improve. Nancy's support has given me hope.?
I will continue to share her valuable information with family and friends as I continue on my journey to eat for optimal health benefits.
Thank you Nancy ??If I gave you a report card I would give you an A+
Nancy Birang is a gifted educator, whose consultations and classes have helped me immensely. Not only are her classes extremely informative, Nancy makes learning enjoyable and fun! I've learned how to use foods for optimal health, and learned many medicinal qualities of so many foods, from mushrooms to beans, and wonderful recipes to use them! I feel so much more knowledgeable, and feel that I can control my health, even with having a cancer diagnosis. I am so grateful to Nancy for giving me the gift of nutritional knowledge!!
Nancy Birang has helped me and been there constantly on my road to recovery from uncontrolled diabetes.
Her thorough knowledge of the nutrition as well as that of the components of the supplements due to her biochemical background is astounding.
Her willingness to constantly be at the forefront of research and her openness to new concepts have been big factors in my success to fight the disease.
The San Jose Mercury News has mentioned her as one of the most valuable persons of our community, as she always volunteers her time and skills in spite of her busy schedule.
It is because of her unwillingness to give up on me during the setbacks that I found the courage to continue.