M.S. Human Nutrition & Functional Medicine

Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)
Certified Holistic Nutritionist


As founder and owner of Functional Nutrition NYC, Alexandra has a Master of Science in Human Nutrition and Functional Medicine from the University of Western States, is a Certified Nutrition Specialist (License CNS17916), and holds a certification in Holistic Nutrition from the American College of Healthcare Sciences.

Having previously suffered from chronic health challenges including hormonal imbalances, Candida, fatigue, and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Alexandra has personally experienced the profound benefits of Functional Medicine. After years of failed conventional treatment, Alexandra found Functional Medicine which lead to the complete reversal of all of her ailments.  Alexandra was immediately motivated to learn the science behind root causes of illness, and how nutrition plays a major role in whole-body health.

Alexandra has since successfully worked with clients suffering from irritable bowel syndrome, thyroid dysfunction, autoimmune disease, metabolic syndrome/overweight, chronic fatigue, and more. She creates tailored nutrition-based protocols including supplement and lifestyle prescriptions. She also collaborates on research and speaking engagements with fellow practitioners in New York City and in the Virginia/Washington DC area. 

Alexandra sees patients in person in both Virginia / DC area, in NYC, and over phone/video conference.



M.S. Clinical Nutrition


Maria Lappin obtained her Master of Science in Clinical Nutrition in 2016 from the University of Bridgeport, and in the same year obtained the Institute for Functional Medicine's IFMCP certification. Maria specializes in creating customized dietary plans for her clients to address clinical imbalances, elevating them to the highest expression of health. She has successfully consulted clients with chronic gastritis, irritable bowel disease, acid reflux, low energy, and other chronic sickness symptoms.  

Maria teaches clients how to develop eating patterns that are optimal for their unique clinical needs. This includes trips to the grocery store of their choice to go over food labels and talk nutrition specific to their requirements and preferences. Maria also has a store on Metagenics.

Maria is also a member of DaoCloud - The Social Network for Wellness. Your endorsements and testimonials are always appreciated. Learn more about DaoCloud Nutrition here.

Maria sees patients in Manchester By the Sea, Mass., as well as over phone/video conference.