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Patricia Walker

Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified LEAP Therapist

Carroll County Diabetes & Nutr

Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator, Certified Leap Therapist

Wolfeboro, NH
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Recent Reviews
5.0 of 5 (7)
About 10 years ago I was diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes. It was a complete shock to me and my Dr. suggested that I sign up for Patty's class which helped me change my lifestyle in many ways. As a result I got my A1C down to a safe level. Her method of teaching is very interactive, respectful, and encouraging. I never felt that I was wasting my time.
I had the privilege of attending Patricia Walker’s sugar detox class. The result was life changing. I was someone who could eat an entire box of Girl Scout cookies. Five years later, I cannot tolerate even the smallest amount of anything sweet. After the class, my weight, sleep, energy and joint inflammation improved dramatically. Patty also presented her class at my workplace for a group of 10. All participants were successful in reducing or eliminating sugar consumption. I highly recommend Patricia Walker to guide you toward better heath.
Patty's work translates well to the common person who wants to live a better and healthier existence but it also ranges to the more serious diseases such as diabetes. While many have knowledge, not everyone can teach what they know. Her approach is straightforward but not boring; she holds you accountable yet makes the experience fun and enjoyable; she is supportive and encouraging, not forceful or aggressive. Her work has opened my eyes to the world of better health, better living and a richer appreciation of life. She is an outstanding mentor and coach. Ken January 1, 2021
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License, Credentials & Experience

Patty has been helping people for 39 years
BS in Science, Food Science & Human Nutrition
University of New Hampshire
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
New Hampshire Office of Professional Licensure and Certification , # 174
Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)
Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)

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Endorsements
Sugar Addiction
Diabetes
Food Allergies

Practice Locations & Hours

Virtual Appointments
Patricia is based in Wolfeboro, NH and offers virtual services to people all over the world
Tue: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wed: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Insurance Accepted
Aetna
Anthem Blue Cross
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Cigna
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Medicare
Tufts
United HealthCare

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About me

I believe our bodies want to heal when provided the right environment. Diet, lifestyle choices, medications and even toxins can affect your ability to achieve health. Knowing where to start and what to do can be confusing and frustrating. I can help by simplifying the process. Together we will identify your opportunity areas and create your roadmap towards optimal health.

My Philosophy of Care

My motivation for becoming a dietitian started in high school. I needed to fill a vacant slot in my schedule and thought a nutrition class sounded interesting. At that time in my life I was eating a lot of fast food dinners and oh so many sweets. So, I thought what the heck. I ended up loving the course and knew then that I wanted to be a dietitian. This choice has been one of the best I have made in my life.

During the past 4 decades I have had the pleasure of working in hospitals, nursing homes and in private practice. I connect with my clients because I share their struggles. I have health issues including Celiac Disease and Hashimoto Thyroiditis. I adopted a gluten free diet, learned lots about leaky gut and uncovered food sensitivities and nutritional deficiencies. I’ve gained and lost unwanted pounds and reversed my prediabetes blood levels back to normal. Of course, there were struggles and stumbling blocks along the way. But challenges can also be opportunities. I changed my mindset from “I should do …” to “I choose to do…”, committed to a journey of health and made many small changes that have made a big difference in how I feel today.

Yet as I was getting healthier others in my family were not. I watched as my dad died from complications of Type 2 diabetes. In addition to being obese, he suffered from high blood pressure and cholesterol, poor circulation and painful neuropathy. He took his medications faithfully and followed up with his doctors frequently. Yet, none of this prevented his fatal heart attack. Looking back, I understand what happened. My dad believed that taking medicines could cure him of his disease. He never had education on how his lifestyle choices were killing him.

All these experiences motivated me to keep learning, trying, sometimes failing, but persevering. I wanted to help my clients in the best way possible. In addition to becoming a Certified Diabetes Educator, I have also taken years of classes that focus on integrative and functional nutrition. This has further given me the tools and perspective to treat the whole person instead of giving out the cookie cutter diet plans that are so common in my field. I focus on the cans, not the can’ts, to propel you forward towards success.

I have had the privilege of helping hundreds of clients improve their health. I love the satisfaction of watching my clients lose weight, reverse their diabetes, crush their sugar cravings or get off their medications as they adopt healthier lifestyles.

Success is just an accumulation of small steps. Simple lifestyle changes can turn you into a phoenix. Together, let’s create a plan to help you adopt new habits that will allow you to emerge from the ashes to the healthiest you.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

I felt empowered after working with Patty. She is great about explaining the how's but also helped me understand my why's. Change can't happen if you're not ready and Patty does a great job of meeting me where I am at. I had a list of lifestyle and diet changes that would help me reach my goals. I choose to start small and build on my successes. Patty did challenge me with a harder goal (increasing my activity), which I am pleased to say I am succeeding even my own expectations. Small steps, when done consistently and with support, has made all the difference!

My Inspiration

Hick a What? Believe me, that was my response a few years back. So what is jicama? Some call it a Mexican turnip or potato. It is best when eaten raw. I call it a surprising blend of crunchiness, sweetness and juiciness that is delicious in salads or as a snack with peanut butter. Don't let the look intimidate you. The skin is thin and easy to trim away with a paring knife. Whether chopped, sliced or julienned, it will be a new favorite. Oh, and did I tell you it is super nutritious. Low fat, high fiber and a natural source of pre-biotics! I bet you can't eat just one bite!


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Questions & Answers
Patricia Walker Answers
B12 is a big one although Nutritional Yeast and some soy and fortified plant products may contain small amounts. Safer to supplement as B vitamins for consistent intake, I usually recommend 250 mcg/day. Calcium and iron are two other nutrients that may be low in a vegan diet, depending on choices. Adequate protein can be consumed through daily intake of legumes, beans, soy products, nuts and seeds.
Patricia Walker Answers
I prefer plant based iron sources such as spinach, whole grains and fortified grains such as cereals, breads and rice. Iron is better absorbed when combining with Vitamin C sources. Oranges, strawberries, grapefruit, leafy greens and bell peppers are great choices. Also it is best to separate tea and coffee as well as calcium from your dietary iron choices as these can reduce iron absorption.
Patricia Walker Answers
Nutrition support and counseling is a key element to wellness and longevity. More than 85% of foods Americans eat are made from processed flour, sugars and/or oils. All of these can be inflammatory to the body and the root cause of many chronic diseases and nagging ailments. Our bodies are very resilient and will try to heal itself given the right foods, environment and lifestyle choices.

Patricia Walker Reviews
5.0 of 5 (7)
Patty's work translates well to the common person who wants to live a better and healthier existence but it also ranges to the more serious diseases such as diabetes. While many have knowledge, not everyone can teach what they know. Her approach is straightforward but not boring; she holds you accountable yet makes the experience fun and enjoyable; she is supportive and encouraging, not forceful or aggressive. Her work has opened my eyes to the world of better health, better living and a richer appreciation of life. She is an outstanding mentor and coach. Ken January 1, 2021
About 10 years ago I was diagnosed as having type 2 diabetes. It was a complete shock to me and my Dr. suggested that I sign up for Patty's class which helped me change my lifestyle in many ways. As a result I got my A1C down to a safe level. Her method of teaching is very interactive, respectful, and encouraging. I never felt that I was wasting my time.
I had the privilege of attending Patricia Walker’s sugar detox class. The result was life changing. I was someone who could eat an entire box of Girl Scout cookies. Five years later, I cannot tolerate even the smallest amount of anything sweet. After the class, my weight, sleep, energy and joint inflammation improved dramatically. Patty also presented her class at my workplace for a group of 10. All participants were successful in reducing or eliminating sugar consumption. I highly recommend Patricia Walker to guide you toward better heath.
Patty is one of the most dedicated health care professional individuals I know. When you bring a problem/health issue to her attention, she researches tirelessly to find the answers and results best for you. And, she shares the results with you in easy to understand language and useable ways.
I have known Patty for several years. Not only are her classes outstanding, but I have never met anyone so passionate and knowledgeable about nutrition.
I took Patty's "sugar detox" class and, as a result, made significant changes in my diet that have made me feel much healthier. Patty provided meal plans and recipes which were helpful tools on my road to taking better care of myself. She is a wonderful teacher and coach, encouraging me through my learning process.
When my doctor informed me of having TYPE 2 DIABETES I decided I would do something about it. I signed up for Patty's Sugar Detox program. It was a learning experience that taught me how to eat the right foods. I went back to the doctors and learned that my A1C was way down and the doctor cut my medication in half. I am feeling much better now and have more energy. Thanks Patty, your program really works.





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