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Samantha Franceshini, Health Coach

Samantha Franceshini, Health Coach

Health Coach

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Samantha is a Clinical Nutritionist and Health Coach with advanced functional medicine training. She received her Masters of Science in Clinical Nutrition and Integrative Health from Maryland University of Integrative Health, and continued her education with the School of Applied Functional Medicine and the Institute for Functional Medicine. Samantha has been practicing functional medicine for 5+ years, trained alongside a Lyme-literate doctor, and is a CNS candidate.

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About Samantha Franceshini, Health Coach

Clinical Expertise

Gastrointestinal health, hormone health, cardiometabolic health, detoxification, pregnancy and fertility, chronic conditions such as mold toxicity and Lyme disease.

Masters of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health, Certified Nutrition Specialist candidate
Training Institutions
Maryland University of Integrative Health (MS), School of Applied Functional Medicine, the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM), Kean University (BS)
What I’m most excited to bring to Parsley Health members
I love using Parsley Health’s whole-person approach to meet the unique needs and health goals of the members I work with. I believe that there is always a solution to every symptom, and that when you are able to find the root cause (or root causes!) and work upstream, you can make a huge impact by creating positive feedback loops. I work to integrate contemporary science while acknowledging the connection between body systems. I put myself in the members' shoes to better understand their lifestyle to best support them. I believe when you make an impact in someone’s life you create ripples, influencing others around them, and soon you are creating waves.
Ask me about
My instagram @nutritionbysam, my blog, and my Pomeranian, Lucca, who does yoga with me.
Most likely to find me
Recipe-testing in my kitchen to create healthy recipes for Nutritionbysam, spending time with my dogs, or planning my next getaway with my fiancé.

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Doctor’s visit(s), health coaching visit(s), unlimited messaging (annual membership only) with your care team through an online patient portal, and access to prescriptions and supplements.

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