Margaret Wertheim is a Madison, Wisconsin based Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) who believes in the power of whole and real foods in achieving and maintaining a healthy life. In her practice as a Nutritionist, Margaret strives to help her clients achieve optimum health by not only providing nutrition recommendations, but also providing the rationale for those recommendations. She believes changing the diet is one of the most powerful ways we can affect our health and wellbeing. Her background in biochemistry and research provides her with a strong understanding of the health benefits of individual foods, vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals. She can help you sort through the hype and headlines to determine which foods and supplements will help you achieve a higher state of vitality.
Margaret holds a BS in Biochemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MS in Nutrition from Bastyr University in Seattle, the nation’s leading natural medicine university. Prior to starting her graduate work at Bastyr University, Margaret completed 1 year of a Biochemistry PhD program at Cornell University where she had planned to do nutrition research. After a year, she realized that her path wasn’t to do the research, but instead to work with people directly and serve as a bridge between the science and practical ways to improve health through food. In addition, Margaret is a Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO) and a FirstLine Therapy Lifestyle Educator. Margaret has experience working at the University of Chicago and other Chicago-area hospitals in addition to nutritional counseling at Pulling Down the Moon with women and men struggling with infertility. Margaret has also written or been quoted in numerous articles on nutrition, such as in Kiwi magazine, Today’s Dietitian and on MindBodyGreen, and livestrong.com.