My story is one of passion, focus, persistence and taking massive action. I am living the life of my dreams, doing the work I love and I am pleased to share my story with you. My hope is that my journey from corporate marketing professional, to daughter, to nutrition author and expert for athletes and sports fans will inspire you.
My nutrition journey started when my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer 15 years ago and was told she had 6 months to live. I left my successful marketing career and began to learn that good nutrition, eating an organic and more plant-based diet, along with a positive attitude was the key to good health. My mother just celebrated her 80-something birthday!
After 7 years of caring for my parents in Cocoa Beach, Florida, I moved to Arizona to work with integrative medicine pioneer, Andrew Weil, MD. It was then that my passion for nutrition emerged. I graduated from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in 2007 and my clarity and focus has been unstoppable. For the last 4 years, I have been building my business with former professional athletes, the NFL / Super Bowl, NFL Alumni and the sports fan community.
Today, I am the Founder and CEO of EXPERIENCE NUTRITION, an Official Health & Wellness Partner of the NFL Alumni. EXPERIENCE NUTRITION offers memorable interactive speaking engagements, nutrition cooking classes, and the flagship “9 Ways to Enjoy Food & Life” Comprehensive program. Here’s a taste of the concepts I share with former athletes, corporations and children in speaking engagements and interactive nutrition cooking classes:
Fat is Good.
One of my favorite topics is fat.
Good fat, that is. You just need to know which fats are good for you. Throughout the years, the media has told us that should not eat fat because it makes you fat. So, for many years, I stopped eating nuts and olives, which I love. But, fat does not make you fat. Your body needs good fat to function.
5 Simple Ways to Experience Good Fats
It’s quite simple to add good fats to your life. Commit to try these simple ways to experience good fats. Choose one that works for you, each and every day.
- Enjoy plant fats: nuts and seeds
- Eat wild cold water fish, especially wild Alaskan sockeye or king salmon
- Add chia, hemp or ground flax seeds to your smoothies
- Make a simple avocado salsa
- Enjoy organic extra virgin olive oil with all your organic veggies
The mission of EXPERIENCE NUTRITION is to improve the lives of current and former professional athletes, and the sports fan community by helping them to appreciate healthy food and enjoy life. I invite you to reach out to me if you are interested in booking EXPERIENCE NUTRITION for your next corporate, conference, or even private catering parties and tailgating with former NFL players!
Check out the EXPERIENCE NUTRITION blog; join in the conversation on Facebook and Twitter (@nutritionauthor) to learn actionable nutrition tips and simple, healthy recipes. Stay tuned for my next nutrition book and video series!