The First Lady of Nutrition

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS - The First Lady of Nutrition

Meet Ann Louise

The First Lady of Nutrition

Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS is the undeniable “First Lady of Nutrition”. Her career spans more than 40 years; includes over 35 Internationally best selling books, more than any other nutritionist in the genre.

Over the years, Ann Louise has received numerous professional awards, including the prestigious Humanitarian Award in 2016.

Gittleman, whose name has become synonymous with “nutritional visionary,” has fearlessly stood on the front lines of weight loss, diet and detox, the environment, and spearheading women’s health issues.

Described by Self Magazine as one of the Top Ten Notable Nutritionists in the United States, thousands of nutritionists, health coaches, and practitioners have benefited from her work.

Over the course of her storied career, Ann Louise has created and achieved a stunning number of Firsts – decades before her male counterparts – establishing health trends and awareness that continues to this day.

A History of “Firsts”

A Visionary Thought Leader in Nutrition and Natural Healing

Beyond Pritikin, 1988

Ann Louise was the First to shed light on the fallacy of the “no-fat, low-fat” disastrous diet trend.

She was the very First to identify gluten intolerance as a major issue in the American diet.

She was also the First to call-out sugar as the culprit behind weight gain and insulin resistance.

She spearheaded awareness of the hidden, parasite epidemic, and how they are contributing to the growing number of “undiagnosed” medical conditions puzzling doctors and scientists worldwide.

Ann Louise was the First to bring menopause “out of the closet” as a “natural” change for women

She was the First to identify Perimenopause as a brand new phase of life for women

She was the First to coin the phrase, “No diet without detox”.

She was the First to dub the liver as the body’s fat burning organ and the lymph as the body’s fat processing system.

She was the First to write about the scientific value and benefits of fasting.

She was the First to write about “Obesogens” as fattening chemicals.

Ann Louise was the First to sound the alarm on the dangers of electronic pollution, EMF toxicity and Non-Ionizing Radiation occurring from the influx of mobile phones, wireless towers, smart meters and other emergent technologies.

She was the First to uncover the significance of a missing or malfunctioning gallbladder in weight loss, decades before any other MD, ND, DC or nutritionists in the field.

She was the First to proclaim aging as a treatable disease once root causes are corrected.

UNI KEY Health Systems

And, Ann Louise was the First Certified Nutrition Specialist to partner with UNI KEY Health to custom-formulate and pioneer a complete line of pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements, vitamins and minerals to offset the nutritional deficiencies caused by unhealthy modern diets, processed foods, and growing environmental risk-factors.

The Early Years

The 1970s

Ann Louise’s passion for health and healing were evident from the beginning. After graduating with an M.S. from Columbia University, she served as the Chief Nutritionist of the Pediatric Clinic at Bellevue Hospital in New York City and later as a bilingual nutritionist for the Women, Infants and Children (WIC) food program at Hill Health Center, a Yale University satellite health clinic in New Haven, Connecticut. She was also affiliated with the first holistic health center in Connecticut, Deepbrook Associates, under the direction of Dr. John Rhinehart and began a decades-long nutritional practice.

The 1980s

She quickly became a role model for thousands of up-and-coming nutrition educators when she became the Nutrition Director of the renowned Pritikin Longevity Center in Santa Monica, California. After leaving the Center, she became the head of the nutrition department for Cookline, Inc., a forerunner of today’s Internet recipe sites which turned the telephone into a living library of recipes, advice, and know-how from some of the world’s finest cooking instructors and nutritionists. In 1987, she became the Nutrition Director of the Human Environmental Bio-Toxic Reduction Center in San Diego, California. For the next ten years, she served as the Director of Nutritional Outreach for the American Academy of Nutrition in Corona Del Mar, California.

The 1990s

Always a believer and staunch supporter of health freedom, in the early 90s she spearheaded a rally in Santa Fe, New Mexico prompted by pending legislation to expand the power of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate dietary supplements. Her “Health Warrior Freedom Rally” caught the attention of US Representative Bill Richardson who became a strong advocate for the passage of the Dietary Supplement and Health Education Act (DSHEA legislation).

The 2000s & Beyond

Ann Louise forged new ways of thinking about obesity throughout her career. In 2002, she rocked the diet world in her wildly popular book The Fat Flush Plan (a New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller) which spawned a family of five Fat Flush related books and numerous products. The final book in the Fat Flush series, Fat Flush for Life (2010), was chosen by Time magazine as one of the “top 10 notable new diet books” in 2010.

A spate of A-list movie stars, producers, designers, newscasters, singers, political figures, athletes, a ballet troupe have credited Fat Flush for their dramatic weight loss and renewed wellbeing. In 2003, Ann Louise and a weight loss contestant appeared on the popular television show The View, for a month of weigh-ins in which Fat Flush competed with two other diet programs for weight loss results. Consistently, in each segment, the Fat Flush candidate lost the most weight.

Still The One

With nearly 300,000 downloads worldwide of her popular The First Lady of Nutrition podcast, Ann Louise interviews leading experts to explore the latest, most cutting-edge information and research behind today’s most talked about and in-demand health topics.

Today Ann Louise continues her tireless work and research toward transforming the way we approach and treat health, seeking out the newest developments, innovations and technology in the marketplace.  She discusses these topics in great detail inside each episode of her popular, The First Lady of Nutrition podcast, interviewing well-known and up-and-coming luminaries in the Natural Health space.

Additionally, Ann Louise contributes regularly to popular publications such as First For Women, and Women’s World, the most-read women’s magazine in the U.S.  She continues to make regular appearances on popular television shows, podcasts, Summits, webinars and more.

Hungry for More?

You can find  more information on Ann Louise, her best selling books, award-winning programs, and custom-formulated supplements on her website, on UNI KEY Health, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other top retailers.

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