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Samara Shein, Nutritionist & Dietetics Intern

Samara Shein is a graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago studying nutrition and dietetics. Upon graduation in December 2017, Samara will pursue a career as a Registered Dietitian specializing in integrative and functional nutrition. Samara has completed supervised and clinical practice rotations with the Health and Wellness Academy, and the University of Illinois Hospital in their inpatient and outpatient settings.

She is thrilled to complete her final clinical rotations with Be Optimal!  While finishing her supervised practice rotations, Samara is studying for her board certification through the Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy™. She is also a member of Oncology Nutrition and Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine dietetic practice groups. Samara was fortunate to work as a Teaching Assistant for the Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition during the final year of her graduate program.  

 Samara was drawn to this profession when personally discovering the powerful impact of optimizing nutrition to meet her health goals. She tailors plans that address the unique bio-individuality, emotional, and lifestyle needs of each person getting to the root cause of symptoms while providing patients with tools and support.

Samara is excited to learn NET (neuro-emotional technique) and muscle testing to further individualize dietary plans for a range of chronic conditions including GI complications, autoimmune disorders, hormone imbalances, cancer, ADD/ADHD, stubborn weight loss, food allergies/sensitivities, cravings and others. Samara is particularly committed to working with patients to reduce daily stress and anxiety associated with adopting new lifestyle changes - eating is something we do every day after all!