My name is Diane and I'm a certified plant-based nutrition expert, writer, photographer and recipe developer who's been helping people transition to a whole food plant-based lifestyle for the past eleven years. My hope is to guide and inspire you to gain control over your eating habits, enjoy delicious meals, have freedom from worry and live a long and healthy life! Let's transform your health!
Here you'll find easy-to-make, plant-based recipes and important health tips, backed by nutritional science.
I’m thrilled you’re here because I imagine we’re a lot alike. We’re both trying to live a long, healthy life that we love. This means that we need to be serious about eating a diet that promotes health and even reverses disease.
JOURNEY TO HEALTH
In 2008, I was 30 pounds heavier and with the help of a registered dietician, I lost 25 pounds, but those pounds started creeping back on and my cholesterol wasn't great either.
I developed a heart arrhythmia and although I consulted with a cardiologist, I took my own path to heal. You can read more about my health journey here. I also had arthritis pain in my fingers with nodules starting to form...
By eating a whole food, plant-based diet, I lost weight, my cholesterol dropped 40 points my heart is beating regularly and the arthritis pain is gone! No medication for me and I couldn't be happier with the way I feel. That’s great now that I’m a sexagenarian...
I've learned - it's all about the food we eat. Thanks to movies like The Game Changers, What the Health, Forks Over Knives, Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead, and to "no meat, no dairy" pioneers like Dr. Fuhrman, Dr. McDougalland Dr. Esselstyn, I'm on board for a plant-based life!
LOVE OF NUTRITION
In 2014, I earned a Plant-Based Nutrition certificate in and in 2019 I became a certified "Food Over Medicine" instructor, but my love of nutrition and healthy living started many years ago when I bought book after book on the subject and wanted to learn how to heal myself and stay well. After many bouts with sinus infections and rounds of antibiotics, I leaned on the advice of Dr. Andrew Weil, one of the first health gurus, who had wonderful tips for healing. I found that if I boosted my own body’s ability to heal, it would do it really well.
OUR BODIES ARE AMAZING AND WANT TO REPAIR AND HEAL. GIVE YOURS A CHANCE AND IT WILL REWARD YOU WITH VITAL HEALTH.
I love researching nutritional science and sharing the latest with you on what contributes to optimum health. Not only do l love cooking, creating recipes and researching nutrition science, I'm also in a gourmet group that has been going for over 25 years.
MY CREATIVE SIDE
I've been a graphic designer, a teacher working with children who have learning disabilities, and for the past 25 years, a watercolor artist. Now that we have more time, my husband, Charles, and I love to drive our 24' RV to the beautiful spots around the country with our dog, Abby, and our motorcycle. We have a goal of riding it through all of the national parks. I think we’ve been through 11 so far.
We are also involved in a wonderful non-profit that concentrates on saving the world's biodiversity, the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation. We've had the honor of meeting Mr. Wilson since Charles is the co-founder and on the board. We even participated in the NOVA film, Lord of the Ants. Many of Charles' photos can be seen on their website's Biodiversity Photo Gallery page.
He is also on the board of Nature and Culture International who conserves ecosystems at large scale in Latin American, over 20 million acres to date.
We moved from Encinitas, California to Boulder, Colorado in 2014 and have two grown sons.
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