Adhering to the wisdom of the ages for health promotion and energized living,  we acquire vitality through the simple approach that Hippocrates (the father of medicine) introduced around 431 BC, "Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food"

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Are you're ready to immerse yourself in holistic healing...if even 50% of you feels that the answer is "yes!", then contact Food Be Your Medicine to be a part of the in-depth training in holistic whole body and mind, evidence based healing.

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Eugenia Pinder, MCD, RD 

(formerly Bezzerides)

Food Be Your Medicine provides evidence based personalized nutrition counseling, and other nutrition services.

One of the greatest joys in life is to be vibrantly healthy! Nutrition plays a vital role in health and healing. 

Thus, Let Food Be Your Medicine and let your Dietitian-Nutritionist show you the way. 

Eugenia "Nitza" Pinder has gained experience in many different areas  of nutrition including nutrition research, clinical dietetics (hospital & clinic based), teaching college level nutrition, nutrition services management (hospital setting), holistic nutrition counseling (within a Chinese Medicine Clinic), medical nutrition therapy counseling, group nutrition presentations (corporate and outpatient), menu creation (corporate and outpatient), nutrition information authorship, healthy food catering, yoga instruction and yoga teacher training instruction.

Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist Credential from the National Commission on Dietetic Registration
Master's degree in Clinical Nutrition from Oregon Health and Sciences University

B.S. in Nutrition & Food Science with a minor in Studio Art from Chico State University
Foundations of Personal Training Certification from the National Academy of Sports Medicine
Master of Yoga "Yoga Acharya" certification from the Yoga Vedanta Forest Academy

​American Heart Association; CPR & First Aid
​ProManagement Certification in Purchasing for Food Service Managers
ProManagment Certification in Cost Control for Food Service Managers

ServSafe Certification

WELCOME to Food Be Your Medicine! 
Where food is delicious and also wildly health promoting!

Your Holistic Dietitian-Nutritionist

Published Research:

 1.) Sonja L. Connor, William E. Connor, Eugenia A. Bezzerides, and Yingming Wang.  The  maternal transfer of lutein and zeaxanthin into the fetus during pregnancy.  The FASEB  Journal. 2008;22:451.4.)

 2.) William E. Connor, Eugenia Bezzerides, Yingming Wang, and Sonja L. Connor.  The  depletion of maternal stores of lutein and zeaxanthin during pregnancy and lactation.  The  FASEB Journal. 2008;22:313.8.

Health & Healing starts with a choice...