Peggy Krotzer, Clinical Nutritionist   

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 As the Clinical Nutritionist at NVWHS, Peggy Krotzer helps patients take control of their  lives through education and compassionate support.

 Whether a patient is focused on weight loss, fighting a chronic disease or dealing with  food restrictions, Peggy provides the guidance and tools necessary to make healthy  lifestyle choices that put patients on the path to looking and feeling better.

 “Good nutrition and exercise are the foundation,” says Peggy, who also works with patients  dealing with such issues as diabetes, osteoporosis and menopause. “Obviously, people are  coming in because they have an issue. You start with a healthy eating plan.”

 In developing a plan for each patient, Peggy evaluates eating habits, food choices and  preparation, sleep patterns, stress levels, exercise routines and their use of prescription  drugs, and supplements.

 As part of the process, good and honest communication is the key for Peggy, who  explains, “If somebody tells me to do something, I need to know why. If I don’t know why  I probably won’t do it. That’s going to be my method here, to tell people the 'why.'”

 In addition to diabetes and osteoporosis, chronic diseases Peggy has trained to assist  patients with include metabolic syndrome, high cholesterol, high triglycerides and  hypertension. She guides patients toward reversing chronic disease through diet and  lifestyle modifications.

 Peggy lives in Shelton with her husband. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor biking and  walking, even in the winter. Because Peggy has osteopenia she knows how beneficial  exercise is for building strong bones. Thanks to her high-energy dog, Bingo, she has a  great companion who never says “no” to a long walk. 

Certifications:

  • Certified Nutrition Specialist (CNS)
  • Certified Lifestyle Educator, Metagenics FirstLine Therapy® Therapeutic Lifestyle Change Program

Education:

  • M.S., Human Nutrition, University of Bridgeport, 2011, Summa Cum Laude
  • B.S., Chemistry, Foods and Nutrition, Douglass College of Rutgers University, 1979