BrainFood Health Coaching - About Angela Taylor

I recovered my son James from Autism when he was 3 years old, using a combination of the GAPS diet, Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA), speech therapy, homeopathy, supplements, and chiropractic therapies. I am also the author of The BrainFood Cookbook - Autism / ADHD Recovery using the SCD / GAPS / Paleo diet.

Our family's transition to the gluten-free GAPS diet was when my son James was diagnosed with Autism. Before this point, we had consumed a largely organic diet, but were still eating lots of whole wheat and sugar products. Once we decided to make the switch, we came home and emptied out 6 bags of groceries and gave them away to friends. We then drove to the organic grocer and re-stocked our house with gluten-free GAPS food. The biggest change was that our son began to speak, and within one year was recovered from Autism. Some other changes I noticed in myself, were that I lost 10 pounds of baby weight, joint pains subsided, and my lifelong acne completely disappeared. As a foodie, I was resistant to giving up my favorite foods, so I had to create new recipes that were modified to be GAPS-compliant. After creating an entire notebook of these recipes, I decided to publish my recipes, and The BrainFood Cookbook was born.

My Training

I hold 3 degrees from Johns Hopkins University, as well as training from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and BioIndividual Advanced Nutrition. I've studied a variety of dietary theories and practical lifestyle coaching methods. I am a specialist in Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free, and Sugar-Free including the Specific Carbohydrate Diet (SCD), Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS), and Paleo diets. A firm believer in continuing education, I am currently enrolled in the Masters degree program in Human Clinical Nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH).

I've learned from the world's top health and wellness experts including:
Joshua Rosenthal, founder and director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition
Deepak Chopra, MD leader in the field of mind-body medicine
David Katz, MD, MPH, director of Yale University's Prevention Research Center
Walter Willett, MD, DrPH, chair of nutrition at Harvard University
Andrew Weil, MD, director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine
Gabrielle Bernstein, bestselling author and life coach
Susan Blum, MD, MPH, assistant clinical professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mark Hyman, MD, founder of The UltraWellness Center
Geneen Roth, Pioneer of Emotional Eating and Empowerment, Bestselling Author
David Wolfe, raw food leader and nutrition expert
Marion Nestle, PhD, MPH, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies and Public Health at New York University
Mark Bittman, food writer for The New York Times and bestselling author
Joel Fuhrman, MD, family physician and leading expert on nutritional healing
Oscar Coetzee, Ph.D., DCN, psychologist and nutritionist specializing in sports nutrition
Brian Walsh, ND, naturopathic physician specializing in nutritional biochemistry and functional medicine
Eleonora Gafton, MS, CNS, LDN, CHHC, nutritionist and organic chef

In addition to my nutrition training I am also a Reiki Master, and trained in EFT, MNRI, CranioSacral Therapy, Neurofeedback, Irlen Lens Screening, an Ordained Minister and an Advanced Theta Healer. My education has equipped me with extensive, cutting-edge knowledge in holistic nutrition, blood testing, vitamin and mineral supplements, herbalism, health coaching, homeopathy, MNRI (sensory/reflex integration), spirituality, and energy healing. Drawing on my expertise, I work with my clients and their physicians to help make diet changes and choose health-promoting interventions that produce real and lasting results.

DISCLAIMER: All material and information presented by BrainFood Cookbook is intended to be used for educational purposes only. The statements made about products, supplements, or treatments have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The information on this site is not intended to treat, cure, or prevent any condition or disease. Please consult with your own physician or health care practitioner before making changes to your diet, exercise routine, or lifestyle.

Last updated 09/01/2017

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