Nutritionist, Canyon Ranch in Tucson
Deborah Straub, known to friends and colleagues as Debbie, is passionate about nutrition and its role in helping others to be the best that they can be. Originally from Long Island, NY, Debbie came to Tucson to obtain her master’s degree in nutrition and dietetics from the University of Arizona and went on to serve as an instructor for the Dietetic Internship at University Medical Center. She’s also been a guest lecturer for the University of Arizona’s College of Medicine, College of Nursing and College of Pharmacy and has been published in various academic publications.
A registered dietitian/nutritionist at Canyon Ranch since 1999, Debbie is skilled at translating the science of nutrition into easy to understand concepts. Her areas of special interest include women’s health, cancer prevention and survivorship, digestive wellness, the immune system, heart disease and food and its effects on mood.
One of Debbie’s favorite vacations is her annual summer trip to Canyon Ranch in Lenox; she loves experiencing the Ranch’s many activities from a guest perspective and having the opportunity to explore her interests in cooking, hiking and meditating in the beautiful setting of the Berkshire Mountains.