Noelle DeSantis is a Registered Dietitian, with a passion for food, wellness, and research. She earned her B.S. in Nutrition from San Diego State University, while volunteering in the community, conducting research, and worked in a fine dining restaurant. These experiences led to her desire to provide evidence-based nutrition recommendations, which are not only tailored to each person’s bio-individuality, but personal preferences and physical limitations as well.
She completed the dietetic internship at the University at Buffalo and began her career as a private practice dietitian, while also working on a Masters Degree with a thesis. Her research involved diet manipulation and effects on various outcomes in people with Multiple Sclerosis compared to healthy controls. Her area of interest is neuronutrition and autoimmune nutrition, however she provides medical nutrition therapy for people managing a variety of diagnoses including sleep apnea, pain, headaches, weight loss and others.
She started out working at Bennett Rehabilitation Institute, a leading physical therapy clinic specializing in neurological disorders, and joined Buffalo Nutrition and Dietetics in May of 2019. She also works per diem as a clinical dietitian for the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Buffalo. She completed the certificate of training for Dietitians in Integrative and Functional Medicine and incorporates these philosophies in her practice. She considers the whole person and their environment, as there are many influences on our biology that can impact our wellness in addition to food.
Food is more than just fuel for our bodies. It has the ability to interact with our DNA, turning certain genes on or off. It can influence our immune system, for example promoting or inhibiting different responses. It also impacts our gut microbiome, which plays a large role in immune and neurological health. Food also has the potential to promote neuroplasticity and neuroregeneration. Noelle is passionate about helping those she works with to improve the quality of their diets and improve their quality of life.
She is an active member in the dietetics community in Buffalo, NY. She is serving as the reimbursement representative for the Western New York Dietetic Association 2018-2020.
Credentialed by the Commission On Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics
Certified through the University of the State of New York Education Department Office of the Professions
Academy of Nutrition & Dietetics (AND)
Dietitians In Integrative & Functional Medicine (AND Dietetic Practice Group)
Nutrition Entrepreneurs (AND Dietetic Practice Group)
Research Dietetic Practice Group (AND Dietetic Practice Group)
Western New York Dietetic Association, Reimbursement Representative
New York State Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics