Bio

Samina Qureshi is a registered and licensed dietitian, nutritionist (RDN, LD) and owner of Wholesome Start. She has experience with providing hundreds of clients with one-on-one coaching in disease prevention and management, intuitive eating, sustainable weight loss, navigating food allergies and intolerances, gastrointestinal disorders and more. Samina received her B.S. in Nutritional Sciences/Dietetics from the University of Texas at Austin where she also completed her dietetic internship to become an RDN. Samina combines the science and art of integrative and functional medicine and believes that wellness is not a one-size-fits-all approach. She provides a holistic approach to wellness that encompasses evidence-based nutrition therapy, mind-body practice, physical activity, sleep hygiene, stress management, and other lifestyle interventions to help you feel your best. Through her nutrition counseling sessions, Samina’s clients learn how to rediscover their body’s natural response to food to ditch diets for good, manage their health conditions and live a happy and wholesome life. In her free time, Samina enjoys experimenting with new recipes, exploring the best restaurants in town, practicing yoga, traveling and spending time with her family and friends. 

Samina stays up to date on nutrition trends and research by with being an active member of the following professional organizations:

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Dietetic Practice Group: Nutrition Entrepreneurs

Integrative and Functional Nutrition Academy Certificate of Training

 

Why Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the food and nutrition experts

Registered Dietitians (RDs) are the food and nutrition experts who can translate the science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living. With an overload of wellness information from celebrities to self-proclaimed "nutritionists" claiming a magic pill or diet can cure all it becomes very confusing and often times dangerous for the public to seek out nutrition or dietary advice on their own. RDs have degrees in the fields of dietetics, nutrition, public health or a related field from well-respected, accredited universities (Hook'em!). Graduating with your degree in nutritional sciences isn't enough to call yourself a Registered Dietitian! In addition to getting your B.S. in dietetics, one must be accepted into an accredited dietetic internship that is often linked with a master's degree program, complete 1200+ hours of supervised dietetic practice, pass a national board exam, become licensed in your state, maintain licensure with continuing education, and stay up to date with cutting-edge research. With all of this education and experience under their belt, you can trust Registered Dietitians to help you make unique, positive lifestyle changes to improve your overall health.