Hi! I’m Kendall
I am a Chicago native who loves to travel and learn as much as possible about the cultures and food that shapes our world. My penchant for good food began when I was quite young, which is probably why my 6th grade school picture is under lock and key. (#teambigboned) I say this in jest, but in truth, it was my first wake up call to the impact—both positive and negative—food can have on your life and your health.
Thus, I immediately set my sights on comedy.
And after years of completing classes and shows all around Chicago (and LA) on some the many famous (and many more not-so-famous stages) I decided to finally give that post-college, mid-life crisis continuing education thing a try.
In May 2019 I became a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner and the rest, as they say, is history, except I am writing this in June 2019, so not much history has been made yet. I am very thankful to the NTA for teaching me the foundations that great health and wellness are built upon. I always knew food played a role in our health, but now I can explain why (and how!).
What was missing for me, as I blindly went through bouts of raw veganism, vegetarianism, keto, etc was the understanding of BIO INDIVIDUALITY and it’s key role in everyone’s approach to health. Essentially, bio-individuality boils down to the simple fact that what works for me may not work for you. For example, I went on a raw vegan retreat a few years back and was constantly cold, tired, and constipated, yet I saw fellow participants thriving on the diet. This wasn’t a failure to comply on my part, but a stark example of bio-individuality at work.
And that, my friends, is why I chose to study Nutritional Therapy to better understand how the body responds to various diets and food choices. Instead of studying each type of diet, Nutritional Therapy gets down to the nitty, gritty of how the body biologically works and how it responds to macro and micronutrients, with room for variations. This makes it easier for me to explain why a histamine-rich avocado just might not jive with your system, but your roommate can eat it like it’s going out of style.
Sorry Michael Star, there is no one-size-fits-most methodology.
I am so excited to see where this takes me! Follow along and see me keeping it real on the old ‘gram and sign up for my monthly newsletter!
The information on this website is intended as educational advice only and should not be used in place of a medical provider to diagnose or treat any illness.