Barbara Sobel is an integrative nutritionist specializing in personalized nutrition counseling and health education. She views the whole body as an an interconnected ecosystem system with individual parts that work together. She ishelps her clients recognize the complex role of food and nutrition in human health and then make the lifestyle changes necessary to feel better and build optimal health. She emphasizes the role of food in nurturing and nourishing our bodies and helps her clients find ways to bring real foods into their lives in a way that is simple, enjoyable, economical, and delicious.
She began her professional career working for elected officials at the state and local levels building community support and drafting legislation for environmental, health and women’s issues. She transitioned into communications consulting with a focus on health related issues and later worked with a LEED certified architect diving more deeply into sustainable building practicies. When her children were young, took several years off from paid work and used her advocacy, planning, communication and fundraising skills to help local schools as well as environmental and health-focused non-profit organizations.
Barbara has an BA in Political Science from the University of California, San Diego, and MS in Nutrition and Holistic Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health. She lives in Marin County. She loves to cook and experiment with twists on recipes and fresh ingredients, building on flavors and ways to increase nutrient value, taste, and pleasure around food and eating using the simplest techniques possible. Her favorite places are exploring farmers markets, small neighborhood markets, and independent food purveyors. She is also a photographer and can often be found hiking the trails of Marin County or paddling the bay.