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Body Wise, Food Smart

Primary Practice

Body Wise, Food Smart
Nutrition and Health Counseling
3 Windsor Terrace
Chestnut Ridge
New York
United States
Tel: 201-360-1113
Body Wise, Food Smart

Practitioner Name

Jill Cruz


BA, MS, FDN, Weston A. Price Foundation, Chapter Leader

Year My Practice Began


About My Practice & Typical Clients

“What are your needs”? That is the first question in my mind when working with clients. Together we will discover your unique dietary needs; we start with finding the ideal macronutrient ratio for you. This means we will look at the ratio of protein, fat, and carbohydrates that brings you into balance. This will provide an excellent foundation for bringing you to the height of your full health potential.

I will also guide you to become an expert in your own health. This comes through careful observation and paying attention to important indicators of improving health. This practice will give you incredible confidence in your dietary and lifestyle choices, no more wondering if you are doing the right thing!

In our modern hectic lifestyles it is often necessary to do some intensive healing practices. I have many tools available to get to the root cause of health challenges and to employ focused healing practices. With intelligent lab testing and clinical correlation we will find a healing protocol that is right for you.

I specialize in guiding adult women through major life transitions: preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, perimenopause, and menopause. These are times when many women suffer needless physical and mental trauma. Utilizing individualized nutrition based on your needs, careful observation of the body, and focused healing protocols, you can get through these transitions feeling and looking your best!

I do consultations in person, over the phone, and via skype.

Specialties & Skills

Cooking, Depression, Anxiety, Emotional, Detoxification, Digestive Issues, Eating Disorders, Fertility, Food Allergies Sensitivity, Pain and Inflammation, Pregnancy, Presentations and Talks, Skin Issues, Telephone or Web Consults, Womens Health, Postpartum, Perimenopause, Menopause

Healthcare Philosophy Statement

The foundation of any health or nutrition plan should absolutely take into account that we are all unique and we all have unique needs. All of my recommendations are based on a careful analysis of individual metabolic needs based on genetics, history, lifestyle factors, and environment. Foods that may be ideal for one person may be inhibiting for others, therefore there is no ideal diet for everyone.

I believe that many of us have lost the ability to listen to our bodies. My goal is to help people re-learn how to observe and honor the body’s needs. I can help with this process and I educate clients on the major indicators of health.

It is an unfortunate fact that many, many people have health challenges. Many of these challenges have been developing over a long period of time before we recognize outward signs of dis-ease. Although symptoms are real and need to be addressed, we must simultaneously look at the root cause of illness. Fortunately, there are many tools available to help identify underlying causes. And we can employ intelligent strategies to reestablish blocked pathways and heal. 

When I work with someone I am looking to build a long-term relationship of trust and empowerment. I am honored to serve as a guide and a mentor as people move toward reaching their full health potential. 

Educational Programs

University of Bridgeport