The Healthy Apple- Mission: To Change the Way People Eat “Feeding People Food – The Way Food Was Meant To Be”
Amie Valpone – HHC, AADP, a Manhattan based Personal Chef, Culinary Nutritionist, Professional Recipe Developer, Food Photographer and Writer specializing in simple Gluten-free, ‘Clean’ recipes for the home cook. I have continuing education certifications from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition and Columbia University as well as the Drugless Practitioners of America.
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.
I cook. I travel. I exercise. I write. And I do it all Clean and Gluten-Free.
I started The Healthy Apple after suffering with digestive issues for years, finally receiving a life-changing diagnosis that would change my life. After years of being told nothing was wrong with me, through the help of Integrative Medical Doctors, I learned that I was suffering from heavy metal accumulation, hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, an IGA deficiency and was born without the gene to absorb folate, MTHF which is key in detoxification. After 10 years of medical mysteries, I was diagnosed with Lyme Disease. I learned that my body couldn’t digest gluten, soy, sugar and many other foods. I began to realize quickly that medicine could only do so much – it wasn’t offering my body what it needed to heal. I needed to overhaul my lifestyle.
Through research and the help of Integrative M.D’s, I decided to adopt an organic, ‘Clean’ lifestyle. Using methods such as acupuncture, yoga, meditation, herbal medicine, and organic, fresh, unprocessed foods, I’ve restored and replenished my body and have remained symptom free ever since. I’ve had mercury fillings removed from my mouth, went through two years of IV chelation, and detoxed everything from my makeup to my cleaning products. My diet now consists of lean proteins, health fats, and lots of organic veggies. The past few years have helped me understand that there is something to learn from every doctor and every life experience.
Today, I still work with an Integrative M.D. to continue to heal my ‘gut’ and thyroid. I am constantly researching, traveling and interviewing other Integrative and Functional Medicine Doctors to help me and my clients feel their absolute best.
I understand 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!
I do not believe in diets – I believe in moderation. I have always and will always love food. My nutrition and lifestyle tips along with my recipes cater to a Clean, Dairy-Free, Soy-Free and Gluten-Free lifestyle – a lifestyle that understands that what we put into our mouths will impact our bodies now and in the future, yet one that does not ever sacrifice in taste or enjoyment. My passion for a healthy nutrition and a clean lifestyle is contagious. I am eager to show others that fresh food and clean products can keep your taste buds and your body happy and healthy.We each know our bodies better than anyone else does – any doctor, any prescription, any diagnosis. It takes time, patience, and a positive attitude to keep your head up and stay strong until you find all the answers to your body’s wants and needs. For some it can be long, long road to find that balance – but there is always a shinny, bright light at the end of the tunnel.
Let me help you find that light.
I am available for editorial and photography projects, recipe development, speaking engagements, spokesperson opportunities, events, workshops, lectures, videos and conferences as well as ambassador programs.