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Margaret's Story

Nutritional maven, lupus whisperer….yes that’s me. I’m Margaret Romero, an Ivy-league trained powerhouse with a keen expertise in integrative medicine and one impactful story!

Once severely ill and in the hospital, I was diagnosed with lupus and told I would be on the kidney transplant list in 5 years. For a long time, I struggled with my diagnosis. I too had hit rock bottom and placed all my power in the hands of my specialists.

But it was this life-threatening diagnosis that led me to single-handedly 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, 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. The 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 simple and healthy choices that you can make today.

From Lupus to Living is a culinary, health, and media brand founded from my combined passions for functional 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.

Functional medicine focuses on the root causes and underlying issues that may be creating chronic illnesses. We look deeply into imbalances in your nutrition, digestion, immune system, as well as your hormone levels. We take you and your lifestyle into consideration when creating a comprehensive and individualized health plan. Not only do we look closely at your medical history but other important factors such as your work, stress levels, diet, exercise, favorite hobbies, use of supplements, medications, and home environment.

You may be asked to make changes in your eating patterns, food choices, take vitamin supplements, or even meditate. You are an important part of this process and tremendous positive changes can only occur with a team approach.


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 a Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in nursing.

Ms.Romero, a pioneer in bringing Integrative/Functional Medicine to the forefront by teaching this course at Columbia University School of Nursing in NYC.

With more than 25 years of experience in the medical field, which began as an emergency medical technician, her passion went from being an ER nurse to optimizing health through food and nutrition. Her background includes starting up 2 medical practices in the southwest, taking over an integrative women’s health center in Boulder, CO, and the other a wellness center with two acupuncturists in Santa Fe, NM. Years later with her transition back home to New York, she immersed herself at top integrative centers in NYC. Soon after, becoming the medical director at Oz Medical, working closely with celebrity nutritionist and anti-aging guru, Oz Garcia. Aside from overseeing the medical aspects of the center, she performed office/house calls for big-name celebrities administering IV vitamin infusions.

Ms. Romero branched out and has now expanded her integrative/functional medicine practice to midtown Manhattan and Connecticut.

Her specialities include:

• Women’s health issues
• Autoimmunity
• Digestive issues ( SIBO, leaky gut, IBS,constipation)
• Chronic fatigue syndrome( adrenal fatigue, fibromyalgia)
• Hormones (thyroid, weight issues, low libido, perimenopause/menopause)

In addition to her strong medical training and background, she embraces and encourages recognizing our own innate inner wisdom. She is a visionary, a soulpreneur, led by the moon and the tides, embracing feminine energy, a lupus warrior, a traveler, and a lover of adventure and the great outdoors.

She can be found in her kitchen happily cooking gluten-free meals, hiking, or practicing yoga,

Manhattan/CT office (347) 948-8810, or click here to send a message to Ms Romero.

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