I’ve been helping people just like you to improve their health for over 32 years!

I blend professional trainings in nursing, nutrition and functional medicine to bring you up-to-date tools and techniques to promote healing when the body is out of balance. I specialize in gut health, metabolic syndrome, weight loss, and inflammatory illnesses like autoimmunity, food intolerances and cancer. I work with teens, adults, couples and groups.

I LOVE working with clients and turning things around so they can live the lives they dream about. I get results!

I have been practicing wellness most of my life, so many people believe that I have always been trim and healthy. But that’s not the case! I grew up in an Italian family that loved to cook and eat. When I was 11, I was bullied for being overweight, and I became anorexic. Fortunately, a teacher intervened, and I was counseled on proper eating habits. I developed an insatiable desire to learn how the human body worked, and obtained degrees in both nursing and nutrition, so I could educate clients on whole health.

While working in nursing for 28 years, I cared for all ages in both acute and chronic care. I saw so many people suffering needlessly because they did not have the education or tools necessary to change lifestyle behaviors that promote illness, or learn the behaviors necessary to support wellness. I became determined to create a practice dedicated to treating the whole person.

Ever since I opened my full-time nutrition and wellness practice, business has been booming! I believe this is due to three factors: my extensive education and experience; the fact that I love and support my clients; and above all, the fact that I get results!



  • Doctoral Candidate, APRN, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, (May 2020)

  • MS Human Nutrition, University of New Haven, CT (Magna Cum Laude Graduate)

  • BSN Nursing, Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, CT (Magna Cum Laude Graduate)

  • Certified Metabolic Balance Coach

  • Certified Gluten Practitioner (CGP)

  • Certified Holistic Health Coach, Institute of Integrative Nutrition, NYC (Health Leadership Award)

  • Certified Instructor in Holistic Stress Management, Paramount Wellness Institute, Boulder, CO

Professional Licensure & Membership

  • RN Licensure, State of CT

  • Member, Institute of Functional Medicine

  • Member, American College of Nutrition

  • Member, American Holistic Nurses Association

  • Member, National Association of Nutrition Professionals

  • Member, American Nutrition Association

  • Member, International Association of Health Coaches

  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Nursing Honor Society

Mary Gilbertson MS, BSN, RN, CHHC
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My wife dragged me to our first visit. I only went to support her. Little did I realize that I was overweight, had high blood pressure, and based on my bloodwork was developing heart disease. Mary identified my problems and recommended the Metabolic Balance program. It literally changed my life! I’m down 24 pounds, 4 inches around my waist, my energy is amazing and my blood pressure is normal so I do not need medication! Mary is awesome!
— Rob, Shelton, CT