Peta Cohen, M.S., R.D.


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Peta Cohen, M.S., R.D.

Peta Cohen, M.S., R.D., is a Clinical Nutritionist and Metabolic Specialist and the founder of the Total Life Center, an Integrative Wellness center located in downtown Englewood, New Jersey. Peta received her master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University in 1996 and has since aggressively pursued extensive ongoing education in the field of Functional and Molecular medicine, with an emphasis on developmental and behavioral disorders and the complex adult patient.

Peta has 15 years of clinical experience successfully treating complex and chronic health issues and has been a Defeat Autism Now practitioner since 1998. While Peta’s innovative approach to healing serious health issues can be applied to help patients with any health condition, Peta has made helping children with special needs and the complex adult patient a particular focus of her practice. Peta has amassed a considerable expertise in this area, developing highly effective proprietary protocols for these individuals and their families.

Peta practices a Biomedical approach to healing based on the principals of Functional medicine, developing individualized treatment plans that address the root causes of illness based on the unique biochemistry of each individual. Physicians often refer their most challenging cases to Peta when a traditional approach is unsuccessful.

Peta is frequently invited to share her expertise at leading global conferences and seminars, such as: Defeat Autism Now Conferences, The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), The Lyme Autism Association, The American Holistic Medical Association, The Compounding Pharmacy Association, The Maternal Mother and Child Organization of Pascack Valley Hospital (New Jersey).

She has her own website,, and also broadcast a multi-episode online seminar for “AutismOne-Radio” on the topic of Nutrition and Metabolic Issues relating to autism and other developmental/behavioral disorders.