For over 25 years, Mary Gocke has been successfully using food and nutrition science to treat and heal people with chronic illnesses and acute conditions. In her role as Director of Nutrition at Blum Center for Health, Mary supervises the Weight Loss and Detox programs, and is available for individual consultations with all medical patients and clients. Her vast knowledge about nutrition and food was, and continues to be an integral part in developing our BlumKitchen programs.
A registered dietitian and nutritional counselor, Mary’s emphasis is on nutritional therapies that incorporate:
- Functional and medicinal foods
- Vitamin and mineral supplementation
- Detoxification and elimination programs for managing:
- Heart disease
- Gastrointestinal disorders
- Autoimmune disease
- Food allergies
- Accumulation of toxins
- Metabolic and hormonal disorders
- Weight loss
Mary’s clients range from those with specific medical conditions; to those whose health is generally good, but who want to understand how improving their food choices can make them feel better—both physically and emotionally.
As an experienced Functional Medicine nutritionist and registered dietitian, Mary has worked professionally with physicians as a critical adjunct to their practices. She has published research on AIDS and nutrition. Most recently she participated in a grant at Northern Westchester Hospital studying the importance of nutrition and healthy cooking in reversing heart disease.
Before joining Blum Center for Health, Mary worked as an Integrative Medicine nutritionist at two prestigious Integrative Health Centers: Beth Israel’s Continuum Center for Health & Healing, and at Greenwich Hospital’s Integrative Medicine Center.
Mary received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Florida, and completed her internship in Nutrition at New York Hospital. Mary has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and More Magazine, and appeared on News 4 New York and Access Hollywood. She is also a member of the Food and Nutrition Council at Northern Westchester Hospital in Mt. Kisco, New York.
Mary believes that inflammation and weight gain are synergistic and therefore, practices what she preaches by eating a plant-based, colorful diet—the more color on her plate, the better. Helping people navigate through the maze of nutritional information so that they are able to understand their specific needs brings Mary great joy.
When Mary’s not helping people feel better through nutrition, this mother of two grown children can be found practicing yoga, which she has taught for years, or in her kitchen cooking something colorful!