I have been fascinated by health, nutrition, and weight management ever since reading Fit For Life as a teenager. Since then, I've read every nutrition book I could find, always searching for the right diet to achieve my ideal weight and health. But often, this left me more confused than clear as each method claimed to be the best. How could they all be right?
Weight management was one thing, but it wasn’t until my father became sick with stage 4 colon cancer in 2001 that I began to learn about the connection between diet and disease. I watched helplessly as he suffered through the standard chemotherapies, surgeries, and drug remedies. When none of these traditional ‘treatments’ were able to save him, I knew there had to be a better way.
All around me, people were struggling in confusion with everything from weight problems and digestive disorders to chronic diseases and mysterious, elusive ailments. I thought that for such a health-oriented nation, we must be doing something wrong that’s causing us to be “fat, sick, and nearly dead”, not to mention hooked on prescription drugs! Through books and documentaries, I learned about how processed foods are literally killing us. And I saw people balancing their weight and healing themselves from serious diseases like diabetes, heart disease, colitis, and even cancer, by making simple dietary changes that brought their bodies back into balance. I was inspired to help people do this through nutritional education and coaching, but there was still a burning question that held me back: What is the best diet for everyone?
Food Combining for optimal digestion
Healthy cooking / meal planning
Metabolic Type Diets (Protein-Carb-Mixed)
When I met Kristy Dotson at Nutrition Coach Network, I learned about Metabolic Typing, which demonstrates that we are all unique in our nutritional requirements, and that one man’s food can be another man’s poison. Ah, the missing link! With renewed inspiration, I got certified as a Holistic Nutrition Practitioner from the University of Natural Health and created Totally Grody Health & Wellness. My goal is to help you balance your weight, regain vibrant health, and prevent disease by showing you what YOUR body needs to accomplish such a feat.
In my previous life, I spent several years in the entertainment industry as a film editor. I earned my BA in Film and my MA in Linguistics, both from California State University, Northridge. I am also an accomplished author, and released my first novel for the young adult audience called