Sunday, July 26, 2015

Welcome to the Team!

I've been in practice for over 9 years and I'm so excited to see the growth of the office. Lea Parayno has been a wonderful addition 3 years ago and with her hard work and dedication the office has now grown so that I can add on two new staff members. Raquel Reis has been under my wing learning Nutrition Response Testing since last September. As my associate she not only loves the work but is getting great results with her patients!

Kenna Tuski has been a newer addition, helping me at the front desk on Saturdays and now helping the office during the weekdays as the Patient Advocate. Patient education goes a long way and she is here to help patients with dietary changes, recipe ideas, teaching about oil pulling, liver flushes, etc.

Here are their bios, for I wanted you to know a little more about them.

Raquel Reis


After shrinking fibroids, avoiding complicated surgery and clearing a myriad of health issues with Nutrition Response Testing – Raquel Reis turned to studying and practicing NRT. She tailors a customized nutritional program for each patient based on their test results, findings, and their body’s needs and personal lifestyle. Her patients experience rapid and life-changing results.

Reis is also a health and wellness coach, certified yoga instructor and passionate cook. She specializes in treating chronic inflammation, supporting digestive health, facilitating weight loss and healthy detoxification. She runs group workshops, in addition to working privately with clients, giving them a hands-on approach to how health (and life) can be easy and delicious.

Kenna Tuski



Kenna Tuski is originally from Olivet, Michigan. She attended Interlochen Arts Academy through high school and then graduated from SUNY Purchase with a BFA in Dance in 2013. She has resided in New York CIty for two years as a professional dancer and performer. She currently performs in Punch Drunk's Sleep No More. Kenna is pilates certified. Kenna is using her knowledge of dance, pilates, yoga, and exercise to create a chakra energy class. She began working for Dr. Armitstead in March 2015 after being a patient for two years and is thrilled to be focusing on a new found passion. She is currently enrolled in the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to further her nutrition studies as Dr. Armitstead’s Patient Advocate.