After experiencing serious health issues and being diagnosed with hereditary hemochromatosis (an inherited, iron-overloading disease), Barb began an extensive search for ways to improve her health. Quickly. She had been a lazy vegan for more than 10 years and often wondered if her own diet was really "balanced."
In 2010, Barb discovered a Food for Life nutrition and cooking class. The setting made healthy, plant-based nutrition come alive! Unwanted pounds began to fall off, and she was feeling much better. Barb’s husband went from preparing the bulk of the meals in the household to not being able to keep Barb out of the kitchen!
Barb is a Level 1 Diabetes Educator and earned a Certificate in Plant Based Nutrition from Cornell University. Barb now lives to promote delicious, preventative medicine by sharing her knowledge of healthful foods, tips on preparing them quickly and easily—plus how to have fun in the process!