You Don't Have to
Go it Alone!


Hi, I'm Dr. Nina, a lifestyle medicine coach and physician with a Master's in Nutrition. For over three decades, I have been working with thousands of clients helping them: 

  • Take an honest look at their current nutrition and lifestyle habits to see what's working - and move on from what's not
  • Get clear on their health & life goals
  • Implement a simple, sustainable step-by-step plan for success
  • Provide the tools to overcome obstacles for lasting changes

Nina Frusztajer, MD, MS
Lifestyle Medicine Coach

It's Easier Than You Think

Taking care of yourself doesn't always come easy, and you may feel daunted by the gap between where you are and where you want to be. That's normal, and it's OK. Recognizing that is the first step.

But it doesn't have to be painful! I'll help prevent you from getting discouraged or overwhelmed at every step of the way.

You'll see results. And trust me, it gets easier over time. 

I experienced migraines, insomnia, ongoing back and neck pain, and emotional eating - and, I still do from time to time when I get off track. But I remind myself that burning the candle at both ends is not an option - when I did that, the stress of it all landed me in the hospital with myocarditis.

Never again. Life - and our body - is too precious a gift to throw away. 

I figured out how to apply the tools and my experiences to find a better way. And I can help you do the same.

I've had my share of challenges when it comes to nutritious eating and maintaining a healthy lifestyle. As a busy physician raising three kids, it was easy to compromise on my eating, be inconsistent with exercise and sleep, and get derailed by difficult emotions like guilt, self doubt, anxiety, and overwhelm. 

  • Focus on nutrient-dense foods with excellent flavor - mostly plant-based  
  • Reduce foods with negative health effects - yes, you can still splurge
  • Streamline shopping and cooking - no need to be a gourmet chef
  • Incorporate balanced and efficient movement - you don't have to spend hours at the gym
  • Improve sleep and reduce stress - self care matters
  • Acknowledge that everyone is worthy no matter their life circumstances  - including you
  • Prioritize relationships and pursuits that energize - no more people-pleasing

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What You May Not
Know About ME:

I attended George Washington University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and pathology. I also earned a Master's in Nutrition from Columbia University, where I studied the relationship between nutrition and stress.

My love of nutrition and lifestyle medicine is inspired by my mother's family in Brazil, where I learned to use food and herbs as medicine and that we're meant to eat fresh whole foods.

I am an author and Co-Founder of The Serotonin Diet with Judith Wurtman, PhD. We have helped tens of thousands of people struggling with antidepressant-related
weight gain and emotional eating curb uncontrollable cravings, lose weight, and feel better. I'm also proficient in several languages, a mom of three college students, and a certified yoga instructor.  

More About Me

"Nina is the coach and friend you didn't realize that you needed, cheering you on and offering you unconditional acceptance and support. I’m so appreciative for the newfound outlook that Nina helped me find."

 - Stefanie

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Anything is possible with the right mindset and Tools. 

My nutrition and weight loss coaching is designed to help you feel good in your body and enjoy life again. It’s a gift to yourself, your loved ones, and everything you pursue.

It's hard to sort it all out when you're in the thick of things.

Anything is possible with the right mindset and approach. It's hard to sort it all out when you're in the thick of things.

Ready? Let's do this!

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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." 
- Henry David Thoreau

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