Barbara has been a nurse for several decades and has practiced in the Health and Wellness world for over 20 years. She has great experiences and stories about working in the mining, manufacturing, snack food, bio-pharma, and health care industries, and has learned that to reach and teach people, you have to "meet them where they are."
She is currently the Health Educator at a not-for-profit community clinic in coastal North Carolina, where her certification in Culinary Medicine has proven invaluable time and again. She is also the owner and President of No Bad Foods LLC, taking a unique approach to nutritional counseling: she not only teaches about the importance of the Mediterranean way of eating, but also blends her knowledge as a Master Gardener to educate her clients about growing their own vegetables and herbs. She wraps it all up by demonstrating how to put a wonderful meal on the table with her cooking demonstrations.
Hobbies: cooking, baking, gardening, reading, crafting, entertaining, playing with her Whippet named Whiskey, walking the beach with her husband Tom
Certified December 22, 2020.
Dorothea is a Resisteted Nurse with thirty five years of experience in her field. Dorothea has worked in Med Surg, Wound Care, Infection Control, Family Medicine, Director of Nursing, and at present is the Diet Educator within a family practice. Dorothea's most recent accomplishement is her certification as a Certified Culinary Medicine Specialist (CCMS).
Interest: Nutrition, Cooking, and Educating others on the connection between diet and the disease process.
Certified December 8, 2020.
Lani is a medical communicator who runs her own company with the goal of expanding her services to encompass research, writing, and education. An anesthesiologist by training, she believes in the multi-modal approach to pain and inflammation relief, which in her case means embracing a less toxic lifestyle and holistic self-care that caters to the body, mind, heart, spirit, and soul to address her autoimmune condition. As a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, she adopted the principles of quality and process improvement in her home and aims to advocate the same method in the community. Her quest for a sustainable formula for quality of life improvement led her to the path of Culinary Medicine. It was love at first bite. Having found her platform, she hopes to expand the reach of Culinary Medicine and Healthcare Quality Improvement to the community through health literacy.
Hobbies: blogging, sourdough baking, kombucha fermenting, gardening, biking, running, drawing, taking food photos, playing the ukulele and piano, singing, dancing
Dallas County, TX