Laura Power, MS, PhD, LDN

Nicole Cheng, B.S.

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LAURA POWER, MS, PhD, LDN

NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMIST

CLINICAL: Laura Power is a licensed nutritional biochemist with 25 years experience in Medical Nutrition

Therapy.  She is founder and director of the Allergy & Nutrition Clinic in Falls Church, Virginia (1992 - present).

Her skills include: Evaluation and treatment of serious cases, laboratory testing, individualized diet and

supplement programs, and Rx custom nutrient compounds.  Her SPECIALTIES include:

CHILDREN: She has evaluated and treated over 2000 children with developmental delays (Autism, Aspergers,

ADHD, Downs), most with excellent outcomes.  This includes: nutrient deficiencies, malnutrition, diet, food

allergies, digestive diseases, the microbiome, hormones, behavior, neurotransmitters and seizures.

ADULTS:  This includes: nutrient deficiencies, malnutrition, diet, food allergies, digestive diseases, the

microbiome, diabetes, hypoglycemia, heart disease (some), chronic fatigue viruses, autoimmune conditions,

neurological and mood disorders, fertility, pregnancy, menopause, management of transplant patients, some

genetics, and disorders of thyroid, adrenals, fat-cell hormones, mitochondria, and anti-aging.

RESEARCH:  Dr. Power is founder and director of the Biotype Research Corporation (1992 - present).  Her

research focuses on human biological patterns.  Research projects include: blood types and food allergies,

ADHD and nutrients, and endocrine hormone patterns.  She holds a patent and registered trademark on her

food allergy research, "Biotype Diets ®".   [Her ORCID # 0000-0002-6888-4506]

LICENSE & CERTIFICATION

•  Licensed Dietitian-Nutritionist (LDN), Maryland, 1992 – present.

• Certified to practice under the title law in Virginia as a “nutritionist.”  [There is no license in Va yet.]

• She was a "Registered Clinician" with the Autism Research Institute.

EDUCATION

• MS: University of Maryland in Nutritional Sciences, 1991.  Included: human nutrition, vitamin nutrition, mineral

metabolism, food chemistry (2X), energy nutrition, inorganic and organic chemistry (2X), biochemistry (4X),

cell biology, physiology, biostatistics, research colloquiums (4X), and Thesis in food allergy research (IgE &

IgG).

• NIH: National Institutes of Health graduate school: Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences

(FAES).  Courses in: Immunology, Allergy, Epidemiology, and Seasonal Affective Disorders and Biological

Rhythms.  1990 – 1994.  Epidemiology included a certificate course on infectious disease research from the

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)/

• PhD/Certificate: International University, California, a Certificate program in Clinical Nutrition and Disease.

It included classes for one weekend a month for 18 months.  Her Dissertation was on T-cell food

hypersensitivities.  [The school is now closed.]

Autism Research Institute – three major intensive conventions, 2004 – 2009.

• Miscellaneous: Endocrinology, Neurology, Mitochondrial Function, Genetics, the Microbiome, and others.

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

• Expert Witness as Nutritionist in the Fairfax County Circuit Court of Virginia.

• Involved in nutrition licensing legislation since 1985 in Maryland and Virginia.

• Has written and been granted a patent for her research in food allergies.

• Has litigated Pro se cases in Montgomery County, Md Circuit Court, District Court, and Appellate Court.

PUBLICATIONS

• Six Biotype Diet Cards with food allergy indexes by blood type, Biotype Research Corp. 2011.

• Biotype Diets System, Journal of Nutritional & Environmental Medicine. Jan 2007.

• The Relationship of Food Hypersensitivities To Blood Types, FASEB

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology), 1992.

• Dietary Lectins, Townsend Letter For Doctors, June 1991.

• Multiple nutrition articles for the public in magazines and online.  [See News & Articles.]

LECTURES

Dr. Power has lectured to the public and professionals in person, and on radio and television.  See Lectures.

PROFESSIONAL  ASSOCIATIONS

• President and founding member of the Virginia Nutritionists Association.

• Secretary and founding member of the Maryland Nutritionists Association.

• Member of the American College of Nutrition.

NICOLE CHENG, B.S.

Nicole has been our office manager for 10 years, and works on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  She comes to

us with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and a background in computer science.   However,

she is also knowledgeable about gluten-free and casein-free diets, food allergies, supplements, and

developmental delays.  She has attended three Autism Research Institute conferences (DAN!), and is the

mother of an autistic child.  She is available and qualified to answer your questions about the Clinic and our

practice.  She schedules office visits, and is in charge of supplement orders, the Shopping Cart, shipping, and

bookkeeping.

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