How Clean Eating Saved My Life: Amie Valpone


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I’m Amie Valpone, HHC, AADP and I am the Editor-in-Chief of the website and blog, The Healthy Apple.

I am a Manhattan based Celebrity Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer, Writer and Motivational Speaker specializing in simple gluten-free, soy-free and dairy-free ‘Clean’ recipes.  Clean eating me heal myself from a decade of chronic pain including Lyme Disease, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, and Hypothyroidism.

Having gone through a set of life-changing diagnoses early in my professional career, I was forced to change the way I live, eat and ultimately the way I make a living. Today my sole desire is to help you and your body feel as amazing as possible through various simple yet life-altering changes to your nutrition and lifestyle habits.

It wasn’t until I began working with an Integrative Medical Doctor that I learned I was suffering from heavy metal accumulation and was born without the gene to absorb folate (MTHFR), a key factor in detoxification.  This made me realize that Western medicine can only do so much for me – it wasn’t offering my body what it needed to heal.  Using acupuncture, yoga, meditation, herbal medicine, and fresh, whole, unprocessed foods, I healed and remain symptom free, happy and healthy in the best city in the world, Manhattan!

Not limiting my focus to companies and brands, I work hands-on with individuals and groups as a Personal Chef, Food Allergy Concierge and Healthy Family Pantry Stylist to guide them through their transition into a healthier lifestyle.  I am a Gluten-Free Industry Innovator when it comes to helping clients, the community and companies live healthy and happy lives.  Struggling with multiple food allergies since I was a young girl, my recipes cater to the gluten, dairy and soy-free vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, without sacrificing taste.

I cook. I travel. I exercise. I write. And I do it all Clean and Gluten-Free.

Here, on eHow I will be focusing on Clean Eating recipes that you can create for in your own home; they’re always filled with simple, delicious and fresh organic foods that help nourish and detox your body. I live in Manhattan, NYC where I cook for a variety of clients including celebrities and people with busy lifestyles who enjoy healthy, organic, whole foods.  I also host monthly dinner parties, cooking classes and speaks nationwide; check out my Event Calendar to see when I’m in your area.

I know how difficult it can be to create a healthy and clean lifestyle for ourselves. I understand how hard it may seem to find the time in our hectic lives to make home cooked, nutritious meals. But I am here to show you how easy it can be!

To get an idea of the types of food I’ll be creating for eHow, here are a few of my tasty and easy gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan recipes that you can make right in your kitchen today!

  1. Gluten-Free Cumin Tortilla Chips
  2. Toasted Quinoa Salad with Crunchy Maple Almond Clusters
  3. Jasmine Rice Open Faced Soft Tacos

My work appears on Martha Stewart, Fox News Health, WebMD, The Huffington Post, The Food Network, Glamour Magazine, Vegetarian Times, Clean Eating Magazine, SHAPE Magazine, Prevention Magazine, PBS and many others.

You can visit me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google Plus, Tumblr and Pinterest @TheHealthyApple.

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