I’ve been where you are now.
This is my story.
I still remember the day the pain started. My family and I went to dinner at a local restaurant. I ordered my usual cheeseburger but I couldn’t eat it. The pain hit me as my plate was delivered. I sat there, staring at my cheeseburger, hunched over and silent. This was just the beginning. I was only 5 years old.
I suffered for 12 years before I was diagnosed with my first autoimmune disease. The first diagnosis had no cure. Four years later, I was diagnosed with my second autoimmune disease. Lucky for me, this disease had a treatment. But, the treatment didn’t alleviate all my symptoms.
By this time, I was an expert at living daily with a multitude of symptoms. My personal experiences shaped who I am today: my compassion, my determination and my career. After becoming a dietitian nutritionist, I realized I had another treatment option. I could use whole food-as-medicine to reverse my symptoms.
Having been diagnosed with celiac disease and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis, I have experience as the patient. I understand the client’s perspective and provide personalized care. As an educator and a dietitian nutritionist, I provide precise and attainable lifestyle interventions that meet the needs and goals of each patient.
“After becoming a dietitian nutritionist, I realized I had another treatment option. I could use whole food-as-medicine to reverse my symptoms.”
Hi, I’m Emily
Functional nutritionist focusing on gut health, Digestive problems and autoimmune diseases
I am a registered dietitian nutritionist, integrative and functional nutrition certified practitioner and certified leap therapist with a master’s degree in nutritional science. I have experience as a credentialed elementary school teacher in the Los Angeles Unified School District and also taught nutrition at California State University, Long Beach.
Beyond the classroom, I developed and published research regarding dietary modification for patients with Meniere’s disease. I completed my dietetic clinical internship at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System. Over the years, I have provided individualized nutrition therapy at various hospitals and clinics.
In an effort to have a positive impact on the celiac community, I served on the Board of Directors for Celiac Disease Foundation from 2014-2020.
In 2014, I established Luxford Nutrition, a medical nutrition therapy practice dedicated to improving health through dietary awareness. I help people like you learn how to eat for gut health, IBS, Crohn’s Disease, ulcerative colitis, leaky gut and other inflammatory autoimmune diseases, so you can stop the flare ups and find joy in life again.
Lucky to have you as my nutritionist
“…grateful to you for the valuable information you gave me regarding my health and lifestyle issues. And thank you for your summary of the main points that you addressed. I’m indeed lucky to have you as my nutritionist.”
Emily has made it possible for me
“Emily has made it possible for me to make progress on overcoming one of the biggest challenges in my life.”
Perfect combo of expertise and compassion
“Emily embodies that perfect combo of expertise and compassion that drives successful health outcomes. I couldn’t recommend her more highly.”