I am a nutritionist, dietitian and co-author of the book “Gordito Doesn’t Mean Healthy” (Penguin, 2006).
I was born in Peru, but completed my nutrition and dietetics studies at Florida International University (FIU), where I also obtained a master’s degree in Journalism and Communications.
Nowadays, I have my own private practice focused on disease prevention through nutritional therapy; besides, I work as a consultant for medical centers and doctors’ offices in the areas of rejuvenation and weight loss, as well as for centers for geriatrics, endocrinology, pediatrics and immunology.
I am also a health columnist and have written many articles for local and national magazines and blogs, and I have been a frequent guest on various TV and radio shows.
For six years, I was the spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), formerly known as the American Dietetic Association (ADA), where I specialized in issues relating to Hispanics in the United States and all over the world. Besides, I have been consulted for many food shows throughout the world, as well as for food manufacturers and companies in the United States.
Aparte de los aquellos que comen una dieta libre de gluten debido a la enfermedad celíaca, muchas personas están optando por productos sin gluten en un esfuerzo para mejorar su salud, bajar de peso o aumento de energía.