I was raised on Cocoa Puffs and Nutella sandwiches.
My parents will be the first to admit that I wasn't exactly modeled the perfect diet growing up. While none of us were overweight, our internal health still suffered. While we sought to save money by buying cheaper and more convenient groceries, our health bills remained anything but cheap and convenient.
It wasn't until college, when I began experiencing the diets and lifestyles of new roommates, that my eyes were opened to new ways of thinking about food. "Iceburg isn't the only type of lettuce? Meat isn’t the only form of protein? Quinoa…exists!?"
After college I spent a summer experimenting with my everyday diet by cutting out dairy, gluten, red meat and processed sugar.
I have never felt more alive and in love with my body.
Fast forward through the next decade of my life, and I still stick to a way of eating that is at least 80% clean, organic, unprocessed. I focus on real foods that are raised/grown/prepared the right ways. When I'm not pouring over food journals and bettering the health of my clients, you might find me practicing yoga, wandering the aisles of Whole Foods for hours at a time, or watching multiple episodes of West Wing back to back with my better half as we await the birth of our first child coming April 2017.
The food we eat and the way we eat it not only determine the quality of our days—they number them as well. With every client I work with, I promote a customized whole foods plant-based diet. No gimmicks, no fads—simply pure food in its rightful form, with meal plans and diet recommendations molded uniquely to their own body. I pull from an array of nutritional philosophies and practitioners, regularly educating my clients on the benefits of traditional food diets by way of the Weston A. Price Foundation.
I have come to see eating as one of the most intimate acts a human can perform.
Yet the food choices many of us make are often politically and financially driven. It's my goal to educate others on truly eating for health. This online space is about lowering your judgment and embracing your own journey toward unique wellness. Holistic nutrition is a subject matter that never stops giving. There is so much to still be discovered!
I’m excited to be on this journey with you all, actively striving to inject our world with real and honest answers about our bodies and the foods we choose to feed them.
Madeline holds a B.A. in Communication from Westmont College (rated #1 by Princeton Review in academics amongst CCCU members). She went on to earn her certification in Nutrition Consulting from Bauman College, a non-profit educational institution devoted to the promotion of health and wellness through holistic nutrition and culinary arts. It is a recommended training program through the National Association of Nutrition Professionals.
Disclaimers: A Nutrition Consultant does not diagnose or treat disease, but works in a complementary fashion to medical treatment as an educational adjunct. Madeline is not a registered dietician or doctor. Information offered on MadelineNutrition.com is to be taken as recommendation and not medical advice. Please consult your doctor before making any changes to your diet or lifestyle.
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