Monica Auslander Moreno

Monica Auslander Moreno is the founder of Miami’s premiere concierge nutrition practice, Essence Nutrition, LLC. Monica is highly credentialed. In addition to her B.A. from the University of Florida, she holds a Master’s in Dietetics and Nutrition from Florida International University, during which time she matched into their highly competitive dietetic internship program, published and presented her thesis as peer-reviewed, original research at the Food and Nutrition Conference and Exposition. She first practiced as an inpatient clinical dietitian for both pediatrics and adults at Jackson Memorial Hospital and also cared for patients at the Miami Transplant Institute. During her time as a clinical dietitian, she was responsible for the medical nutrition therapy of patients with cancer, burns, trauma, infections, organ transplants, gastrointestinal disorders, food allergy, pulmonary disorders, feeding disorders, developmental disabilities, and rehabilitative patients. She worked on multidisciplinary teams daily with doctors, psychologists, physical/occupational therapists, speech therapists, nurses, medical residents, and medical students. She also taught medical students and residents nutrition courses and serves as a visiting professor at the University of Miami’s Master’s in Nutrition program.

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Tales from the Grocery Store

The supermarket can be a daunting experience. If you’ve survived a parking experience at Whole Foods, the battle is already 50% won. Here’s the official Essence Supermarket Survival Guide to keep you from wanting to run yourself (or someone else) over with your cart.

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Banish the Bloat / Food Baby

Feeling bloated can range from uncomfortable to excruciating. Gas, a natural byproduct of digestion, can sometimes go hog wild and produce these sensations. Getting to the root cause of it with the help of your doctor/gastroenterologist is the best idea, but in the meantime, foods/drinks can certainly harm or help.