About Our Founder
Meryl Brandwein RD / LDN
Meryl Brandwein, RD/LDN, has been studying food and healing for over 20 years and is a leader in the area of functional and integrative nutrition. She received her degree from the University of Delaware and holds advanced certifications from the Institute of Functional Medicine, Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCAA) in a number of specialty areas, Oncology Integrative Certifications, Food As Medicine for Women is one of the only nutritionists in South Florida certified in Genomics and Culinary Genomics.
Meryl’s private nutrition practice serves individuals, groups and corporations and her areas of expertise include weight loss and food lifestyle change, hormonal imbalances, anti-aging nutrition, childhood obesity and medical nutritional therapy for chronic conditions and diseases, including cancer nutrition therapies. She incorporates the integration of whole foods into overall health and wellness programs and strategies. She personally counsels clients and works to transition her clients to a healthier way of eating both as an educator and nutritionist. Meryl also uses a multidisciplinary team approach and works daily with doctors, psychologists and therapists. Her physician network includes Ob/Gyn’s, Gastroenterologists, Cardiologists, Internists and Cosmetic Surgeons.
As a cancer survivor herself, Meryl knows what it’s like to be on the “other side” of a complicated and life-threatening disease. While conventional medical treatments, including chemotherapy and radiation, helped rid Meryl of her cancer, they left her physically weak and tired. Meryl was able to apply her deep knowledge and understanding of food and nutrition to combine mainstream medical treatments along with complementary and alternative methods to restore her health. This first-hand experience has helped her to become an expert in her field.
Meryl is a regular contributor to numerous publications and blogs including The Parent Notebook, Sports Link Magazine, The Sun-Sentinel and The Miami Herald SOBE Fit. She has made several appearances on Good Morning South Florida and was the Nutritionist for Lifetime’s Television show The Balancing Act: Mission Makeover. She recently appeared on SFLCW to discuss Healthy Eating and Healthy Living and Treating Disease and Symptoms with Nutritional Foods
Meryl also works with OBGYN Dr. Gail Pezzullo-Burgs, ObGyn Dr. Patricia Chen, ObGyn Dr. Terrence Harris, at the Women’s Wellness Center, Adrenal, Thyroid Women’s Health Experts of Optimal Balance MD and Weston Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tamy Faierman
National Corporate Speaking Engagements
Corporate Wellness Program Havas Health International
Keynote Speaker: JP Morgan Chase (global corporate wellness initiative)
Ultimate Software: Workshop presentation
Local Speaking Engagements
JCC- Educating the Educators Broward Teachers Nutrition Curriculum
Delicious Raw- Food As Medicine
South Palm Beach County Florida Association for Women Lawyers- Speaker
Presenter for Chamber of Commerce (Miramar/Weston/Pembroke Pines) Women’s in Business Summit
The Sacred Space, Miami: The Food/Mood Connection: Understanding Stress and The Role of Nutrition
SFLCW: Television spot: Healthy Eating and Healthy Living Treating Disease and Symptoms with Nutritional Foods