I am Alison Maffett, the founder of Healing Through Nutrition. I earned a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University, Northridge, and a Nutrition Educator Certificate from Bauman College. I am a CHEK Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 1, and a member of the Weston A. Price foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to traditional, nutrient-dense foods. I am currently enrolled in Bauman College's Nutrition Consultant program.
My interest in nutrition, began at the age of 24. I started researching the role that nutrition plays in overall health. Realizing that my vegetarian diet, which contained very few fruits and vegetables, was lacking vital nutrients I wondered if the foods I was consuming could be the cause of my health issues. After much thought and research, I decided to start incorporating meat back into my diet.
Although the change did not completely repair my health, it was a step in the right direction. I started reading as much as I could about nutrition, about what type of foods to eat. I learned that saturated fat is not only nontoxic, but vital for good health. I realized that nutrition is just one part of a healthy lifestyle. That when staying up until 2 a.m. your body's not repairing itself physically. That not only is the amount of water one consumes important in staying hydrated, but so is the quality of the water. That the products you apply to your skin are absorbed into your body, and can create toxicity.
After getting my bachelors in Finance, I realized that my true passion is nutrition. I read, think, and study nutrition. I recieved my Nutrition Educator certificate from Bauman College, and am currently pursuing my Nutrition Consultant certificate. The highlight of my week is shopping at the farmers' markets. Visiting different local markets and seeing what's available that week is a joy. Finding produce that I have never seen or tasted before, and having a conversation with the person that grew my food, finding out how they grow their produce, and the best way to prepare it. These are all the things that have enriched my life. I hope I can transfer this passion to you and enrich your life also.