Dr. Christine Najjar, MD, MS

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Dr. Christine Najjar, MD Food First MD


Accepting new patients?
Yes, patients/clients
Accepting new opportunities? Yes...
Surprise me!
Roles - Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) Treatment Team
Healthcare Provider (Tailors treatment to individual needs), MNT informed Clinician (Collaborates on nutrition guidance), Prescriber (Manages medication adjustments), Metabolic Health Coach (Facilitates dietary & lifestyle changes), Ketogenic Meal Services (Provides appropriate meals & recipes)
Do you treat patients with mental health issues?
Yes, as part of my primary care or other practice.
Medical conditions:
General metabolic health, Diabetes, Type 2, Mental Health: Bipolar Disorder or Schizophrenia, Mental Health: Binge Eating, Addiction, Substance Use Disorders, Mental Health: Depression, Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Mental Health: Anorexia Nervosa, Mental Health: Stress Management, Migraines & Headaches, Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD), Obesity / Metabolic Syndrome / Insulin Resistance, Psoriasis, Eczema, Other
Medical Nutrition Therapies
Paleolithic, Time restricted eating & therapeutic fasting, Therapeutic Carbohydrate Reduction (TCR), Vegetarian
Metabolic Interventions (in addition to nutrition)
Sleep, Movement, exercise, nature, Managing stress, Reducing harmful substances, Circadian rhythms, Mindfulness, emotions, thoughts, Relationships, experiences, purpose
Metabolic Health Training Program:
Ketogenic Diets for Mental Health Clinicians - with Georgia Ede
Languages (In addition to English)
Cultural competencies...
Middle Eastern
Metabolic Health - generalist, Internal Medicine, Nutrition, Obesity Medicine
Virtual or In-person?
In-person, Virtual
Metabolic Multiplier teams (volunteer)
Clinical Protocols & Toolkits., Community Catalysts (e.g. AZ Low Carb), Dietitians and Nutritionists (Low-carb), Mental and metabolic health, Science Education, Other projects
Office Address
1330 Sullivan Ave D South Windsor, CT 06074
Which states are you licensed / active in?

Dr. Christine Najjar is an Internal and Obesity Medicine physician. She is the founder of Food First MD, a Connecticut based medical practice focused on empowering people to regain control of their health with the most underutilized medicine, food. 

Dr. Christine was first drawn to the intricacies of the human body and nutrition from her own personal experience. Born and raised in New York’s Hudson Valley, she spent summers in her parents native land, Lebanon where she grew to love Mediterranean cuisine. She recognized that every summer spent there, she was left feeling vibrant, clear, energized, and light. In addition, her waistline seemed to always shrink. When she came back to the United States, everything quickly reversed. 

Yearning to understand how food affects the body, Dr. Christine studied biochemistry at McGill University and medicine at St. George’s University. She spent the latter two years of medical school working in various Brooklyn hospitals where she was exposed to the band aid of modern medicine and the overwhelming amount of chronic illness and disease. With a growing desire to deepen her nutrition-specific education, she executed a Master’s in Human Nutrition at Columbia University while participating in medical school clinical rotations. 

After completing residency at the University of Connecticut, she worked as both a weight loss consultant and a primary care physician. In 2022, she launched Food First MD, with a mission to bring health back to healthcare. Dr Christine is driven to help patients avoid years of frustration, ineffective treatments, and debilitating ailments.  She reaches patients with an unprecedented level of both knowledge and compassion. Using a food first approach, Dr. Christine has helped countless patients reverse disease, reach an optimal weight, and reduce (or eliminate) the need for traditional medications. 

Metabolic Multiplier contributions (volunteer)

Dr. Christine's podcast interviews


Cecile Seth | October 13, 2022
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