I founded Menu of Wellness, LLC in 2014 so I can help others who are living with a chronic medical condition to reach an improved level of wellness - a balance of physical, mental and emotional states that can improve the quality of your life. I offer these services in a comfortable, safe and specialized first floor room in the private environment of my home.
Helping others improve their level of wellness was not always the focus of my professional life.... I graduated from Clark University in 1983 with a double major bachelor’s degree in Biology and Science, Technology & Society. After that, I attended Brooklyn Law School and graduated in 1986 with a Juris Doctor degree. For the next five years, I worked on biotechnology patent matters at a Manhattan law firm. In 1991, I accepted a position in the law department of a Fortune 500 biopharmaceutical company. During my last six years at that company, I was the global Chief Compliance & Ethics officer. I left the corporate sector in 2014 and took my professional life in a new direction, which still inspires my soul every day.
Hello! I am Doreen Garelick and I know from personal experience that wellness treatments help me feel healthier and improve my quality of life. I have Type 1 Diabetes and I work with my physician to use an insulin pump and a continuous blood glucose monitor to manage this disease. I also struggle with the patience, persistence and strength it takes to live with this chronic medical condition. In addition to excellent medical care, I have relied for decades on medical nutrition therapy, massage therapy, health coaching and Reiki to help improve and manage my health and well-being. Now, I offer these services to others.
After several years of study and practice, I became a Certified Reiki Master Teacher in 2004 through the International Center for Reiki Training.
In 2011, I became a Certified Health Coach through the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, which is a cutting-edge health coach training program based in Manhattan. During my training, I studied over 100 dietary theories, lifestyle management techniques and innovative coaching methods with some of the world’s top health and wellness experts. My teachers included Dr. Andrew Weil, Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. Deepak Chopra, leader in the field of mind-body medicine; Dr. David Katz, Director of Yale University’s Prevention Research Center; Dr. Walter Willett, Chair of Nutrition at Harvard University; Geneen Roth, bestselling author and expert on emotional eating; and many other leading researchers and nutrition authorities. I am also a member of the International Association for Health Coaches.
I studied massage therapy at the Gentle Healing School of Massage in Cranbury, NJ and received my massage therapy license (18KT00736800) from the New Jersey Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy in 2014. I also successfully completed the national massage therapy licensing exam from the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards in 2014, became credentialed as an oncology massage therapist in 2015 and became certified in the Vodder Technique of Manual Lymph Drainage in 2015. In addition, I am a member of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals and Society for Oncology Massage organizations.
I completed a B.S. in Nutrition Science from Rutgers University in 2018 and a Dietetic Internship with the Hunter College, School of Urban Public Heath in 2019. In addition, I am a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.