THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, July 10, 2020 Page 7 Middlesex Digestive Health & Endoscopy Center hires expert to help patients manage nutritional aspects of digestive diseases Former nutrition/diet consultant at MGH, the New England Dairy & Food Council and in private practice A CTON – Middlesex Digestive Health & Endoscopy Center, specialists in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of digestive diseases, is pleased to announce that Sandra Peck, LDN, has joined the practice to work with patients on the nutritional aspects of treatment for digestive diseases. These include disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), celiac disease, Crohn’s disease, diverticular disease and acid refl ux, in addition to weight management. Per the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), digestive diseases aff ect nearly 70 million people annually. Most recently, Sandra oversaw her private practice, InBalance Nutrition, in Acton, counseling individuals and families on improving eating habits for a healthier life. Her overall philosophy is that food is meant to be enjoyed and discovering foods that you love and that are also good for you is the key to success. Sandra is experienced at counseling for all types of diets but has worked extensively helping patients with gastroinDigestive Health & Endoscopy Center Founder Dr. Raj Devarajan. “Given the increasing number of people suff ering with GI issues, Sandra joining our team of experts enables our patients to address many aspects of their digestive health at our clinic.” Born in India, Dr. Raj Devarajan moved to the United States at the age of nine with an innate passion to become a doctor. He attended medical school at age 15 in India and completed his residency and fellowship training at Yale, Harvard and Tufts Universities. The current president of the Massachusetts Gastroenterology Association, Dr. Devarajan is a renowned gastroenterologist who performs complicated procedures and is often contacted by other physicians to enlist his expertise. Sandra Peck, LDN ~ HOURS ~ Open 7 Days a Week testinal issues. Previously, while at New England Dairy & Food Council, she led workshops in nutrition for teachers and health professionals, and she spent several years at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she completed her dietetic internship. Thereafter, she attended Harvard University to obtain her Master of Education degree. “We are thrilled to be able to offer Sandra’s deep nutrition expertise to our patients given how profoundly integral diet is in the management of digestive disorders and maintaining good overall health,” said Middlesex Monday thru Sunday * Breakfast * Lunch * Take-Out WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS! INDOOR SEATING & OUTDOOR DINING We Practice Safe Social Distancing & Cleaning 325 Main St., Saugus * (781) 558-2070 irontownsaugus.com

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