Medical Weight Loss  & Nutrition Therapies 

I work to help you achieve your best health outcomes

You may have been told by your doctor or other health care professional that you should lose weight. You may have been diagnosed with health conditions that worsen with increased weight gain. You may just feel it’s time to make changes in your diet and lifestyle to improve your health and well-being. But where do you start and how do you make the changes last ?

Help is here. 

I listen carefully to you… and based on what I learn about you, your health history, and your readiness for change, I provide you with the guidance, tools and support you need to improve the direction of your health. Recommendations I make are evidence-based in traditional and/or functional medicine. I focus on helping you do what works for YOU to effectively improve your health, your comfort, and your well-being.

“Physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs)  are the health care professionals of choice for millions of Americans. PAs and NPs are uniquely positioned to treat patients who have excess weight or obesity because they are trained in primary care with an emphasis on disease prevention and health management. PAs and NPs care for the patient as well as the patient’s obesity and obesity-related conditions.

The Advanced Practitioner Committee; Obesity Medical Association



Maria Glad, MS FNP-BC, Specializing in nutritional health and weight management for lifetime results

Weight Loss can prevent, improve, or reverse health conditions associated with excess weight or unhealthy nutrition & lifestyle

  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Insulin Resistance / Prediabetes
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Poor surgical risk
  • PCOS
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • GERD
  • Asthma / Allergy Symptoms
  • Acne / Eczema / Psoriasis
  • Rheumatoid or osteoarthritis / Joint pain
  • Fibromyalgia pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Back pain 
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Adrenal Stress or Fatigue
  • Cancers
  • IBS / IBD /Crohn’s / Diverticulitis


Research has shown that 5-10% reduction in body weight can dramatically impact not just health, but well-being

Live a longer life

Increased self confidence and self respect

Reduced surgical risk and recovery

Better sleep

Clearer, glowing skin

Better mood

Improved sex drive and performance

Fewer prescription medications / more money

More outgoing social life

Better wardrobe

Become more adventurous

Like the taste of good food / reject junk food

Suffer fewer Colds

Become a better planner / be more organized

Learn to be a better cook

Your spouse or partner may lose weight too

Nutrition Therapies are cost effective, non-invasive interventions to address underlying dysfunctions in the body’s systems to stop disease progression.

  • Serum IgE and IgG food sensitivity testing
  • Healing leaky gut
  • Elimination / Reintroduction Diets
  • Gluten free / Celiac Disease recommendations
  • SIBO diet counseling
  • Yeast free diet to support treatment of candida overgrowth
  • Dietary recommendations that may impact symptoms of Autism Spectrum Disorders
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Dear Maria,
Thank-you for helping me end many years of yo-yo dieting all the frustration that goes with it. You have helped me reach a healthy body weight by eating real food and learning healthy behaviors. Your group class has been such a vital part of my weight maintenance. I especially loved our sessions on “mindful eating for the holidays.” I can honestly say that this past holiday season is the first time I ate joyfully and did not gain any weight. As a matter of fact, when I weighed myself after the holidays were over, I was actually down two pounds! I consider attending your group sessions the most important thing I can do to stay feeling great about my weight and health. Elizabeth B.



I cannot express how much of a difference your coaching and our group sessions have made in my weight / fat loss. The group sessions are invaluable because the other participants imparted their experiences and included what worked for them. Your coaching and medical expertise helped me to understand the actual physiological reasons for weight loss and gain. I, for one, appreciate a holistic approach to my health. thank you for offering another eight week session. Judith R.


                                Watch the video to see an interview with Maria (formerly of GladHealth at Bay Club Health and Fitness) as she counsels Darryl to better health.  Screen Shot 2013-10-31 at 10.44.11 AM