The Resolve Health and Fitness Story
In 2008 I didn't know how to pronounce the word "vegan" (no joke, I had to go to an online dictionary to hear it pronounced) and I had never heard the words "whole foods, plant-based". But I came across an article in the Wall Street Journal that mentioned a book called The China Study. I was intrigued and checked the book out of the library. It changed my life. I was instantly convinced that the way I was eating was slowly ruining my health and I resolved right then and there to adopt a whole foods, plant-based diet. After going whole foods, plant-based I lost 10 pounds, felt more energetic and other annoying health issues disappeared. Later, realizing that fitness was also important to my overall health, I became an avid runner and gym rat. Now I want to help others learn what I did. Thus, the birth of Resolve Health and Fitness.
I hold certificates in Plant-Based Nutrition from eCornell University and the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutritional Studies; and in Plant-Based Cooking from the Rouxbe School. I was a licensed Food for Life instructor with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine for three years but I chose not to renew my license with them due to their shift in focus to predominately online classes. I also have a different viewpoint from them on exactly what constitutes responsible medicine. That said, with over 8 years teaching experience and my background and expertise in both plant-based cooking and fitness, I want to help others learn how to benefit from a whole foods plant-based lifestyle.