Nutritional maven, lupus whisperer….yes that’s me. Powerhouse, ivy-league trained nurse practitioner with keen expertise in integrative medicine with one impactful story! Once severely ill and in the hospital, I was diagnosed with lupus and told I probably would be on the kidney transplant list in a few years. For a long time, I struggled with my diagnosis, I too had hit rock bottom, and had placed all my power in the hands of my specialists.
But it was this life-threatening diagnosis that led me to singlehandedly find the culprit for my illness: gluten. This immense discovery transformed my life and brought me to where I am today, a vibrant, healthy entrepreneur in pursuit of all things fabulous and delicious.
My mission is to take this discovery along with the results of years of research to those women (and men) who have been walking around with their labels, tired and achy, and living sub-optimal lives, and turn it all around for them!
I walk my talk, no BS. No longer wallowing in desperation, no longer taking a slew of medications, no longer feeling sorry for myself.
Foods are my salvation, daily vitamin supplementation, my miracles. My ultimate victory was finally acknowledging that this diagnosis was a gift in disguise. Now I desire to reach out to other individuals and help them soar, despite their lupus.
No, it doesn’t have to be painful. No, you don’t have to live with pain because there are healthy choices that you can make today.
From Lupus to Living is a culinary, health, and media brand founded from my combined passions for integrative medicine and food. This enables me to use the latest cutting edge integrative medical approaches for individuals with lupus as well as create healthy and tasty dishes.
This site features experts in the integrative medical, nutritional, as well as culinary realm. These include physicians, nutritionists, integrative practitioners, raw food, gluten free and paleo diet experts. We offer health and food tips along with recipes in the form of blogs, videos, and interviews every week.
Margaret A. Romero is a nationally board certified nurse practitioner. She graduated from SUNY Stony Brook with a bachelor’s of science in Biology. Her education continued to graduate school, where she attended Columbia University and obtained both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in nursing.
She is a gluten free fanatic, raw enthusiast, green juice lover, and cook. She thrives, happily creating recipes from her NYC apartment.