Hey there! I'm Madeline.

I was raised on Cocoa Puffs, Nutella sandwiches and iceberg lettuce.
But now I'm mostly known for my anti-inflammatory cookbook and my work as a holistic nutritionist.

 Photo by jess-roy.com

Photo by jess-roy.com

How did I get from point A to point B? Well, my parents will be the first to admit that I wasn't exactly modeled the perfect diet growing up. While none of us were drastically overweight or constantly sick, we knew we could do better. It wasn't until college, when I began to experience the diets and lifestyles of new friends and roommates, that my eyes were opened to new ways of thinking about food. "Meat isn’t the only form of protein? Quinoa…exists!?" These 'groundbreaking' discoveries sparked what would become a lifelong journey with clean, organic, unprocessed, REAL FOOD.  I had never felt more alive and in love with my body!

In 2011, I was living in Seattle and researching MFA programs for creative writing when I realized that all I wanted to write about was food. So I quickly changed gears and went to school for nutrition instead.

I now have my dream job, where I get to serve other women by helping them get pregnant and make beautiful, healthy babies. 
 

I am extremely blessed to be able to give tools to couples hoping to get pregnant, as well as mamas who are already pregnant and looking to provide their child with the best possible health outcome.

Meet Madeline

 

 

 

I also had my first baby in March of 2017! This is Levi. He's the best. You can bookmark his birth story for later here

I'm a classic introvert, INFJ, and have been told I'm probably an Enneagram Five-wing-Six. My top five StrengthsFinder themes are Adaptability, Intellection, Input, Restorative and Developer.  

If you're looking for some more personal tidbits, here are five things you may not know about me:

  1. My grandparents own a huge U-Pick blueberry farm and ranch just north of Santa Barbara. 
  2. I got engaged on that ranch.
  3. I filmed the lead-up to David proposing without realizing it.
  4. You can watch that proposal video HERE! 
  5. We got married on the ranch six months later.

My Philosophy

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 diet, full of plants, healthy fats and traditional foods. No gimmicks or quick-fix potions. 

 Photo by jess-roy.com

Photo by jess-roy.com

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 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 give our world real and honest answers about our bodies and the foods we choose to feed them. 

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Education

Madeline Given 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.