My name is Kelley Herring…
I’m the Editor of a series of nutrition books published by McGraw Hill. I’m also the founder of a company called Healing Gourmet.
I’ve produced hundreds of articles and more than a dozen books on the power of foods to promote health and protect against disease.
And while my background is nutritional biochemistry, my true passion is translating nutritional science into practical solutions. To that end, I’ve created more than a thousand healing recipes and menus.
You could say that…
But I haven’t always been a culinary nutrition expert.
My story began with a personal health crisis.
I was in college when a cloud of sickness came over me. My brain was in a fog. I faced crushing fatigue. I was so weak I struggled to get out of bed.
At first, I thought my exhaustion was due to stress and lack of sleep. I often studied past midnight to stay ahead of my pre-medical courses.
Then my symptoms became physical…
My digestive system was in knots. And what began as a scratchy throat, progressed to open sores down my esophagus. I had to use a toxic numbing spray to eat without tears.
And this went on for months.
During this time, I visited eight doctors. Each one gave me a different diagnosis and another prescription… but no relief.
And while my doctors asked dozens of questions, they never asked…
“WHAT ARE YOU EATING?”
Once I realized I had no one to count on but myself, I began to focus my research skills on my own body… and the foods I was eating.
This was before information was available online. But I knew I was cutting corners to get through each busy day... and that my diet was not supporting my health.
So I cut out processed and refined foods and quit drinking beer on the weekends.
I began eating whole foods again – like Mom used to make when I lived at home.
Within days, my throat began to heal… my energy soon returned… and my thinking sharpened.
Years later, a nutritionally-oriented physician tested me for food allergies and intolerances.
Turns out, I was sensitive to 14 different foods.
I discovered that my diet had damaged my gut. This made my allergies and intolerances worse… eventually leading to autoimmune illness. My own immune system began attacking my body – hence the sores in my throat and crushing fatigue.
The list of foods that made me sick included gluten, a compound we should all strive to avoid. But it also included turmeric – one of the “healthiest” foods on the planet! Turmeric is a powerful anti-inflammatory… but for me it can actually CAUSE inflammation!
This just gos to show that…
Of course, you know we all look different on the outside…
But it’s easy to assume we work the same way on the inside. We have the same organs. And our bodies function in the same basic way.
Yet, that’s where the similarity ends…
Your biology and genetics are unique… and so are your dietary requirements. This is why two people can follow the same diet and achieve very different results. It is also why a healthy food for one person… could actually make YOU sick.
Let me give you an example…
Let that sink in for a moment…
For Some People, Eating Too Much Spinach and Kale can Cause Disease
A recent study, published in the journal Cell, drives home the point…
They discovered “extreme variability” in the reactions the subjects experienced.
In the words of the leading scientist…
“Individuals often had Completely Opposite Responses to the Same Food.”
And what solution did the researchers recommend?
This was the same realization I had when I discovered what made me so sick.
I was thrilled to know that the cause – and the cure – was on my plate.
But I had no idea how difficult it would be to create and plan MY perfect diet.
I was totally committed to eating healthy… but the planning felt like a job!
First, I had to find recipes I liked. Then modify the ingredients to meet my needs. Do the math for the correct number of servings. Decide when to cook which recipes.
And then turn everything into a shopping list for the week.
Of course, I still made extra trips to the store for items I forgot to list. And who knows how much money I wasted on foods I didn’t have a plan for… or recipes that didn’t use all the ingredients I purchased.
I needed a system to save time and money and take the guesswork out of meal planning.
But that’s not all I was looking for.
Here are a few criteria of what I consider to be…
HEALTH FOCUSED: A lot of meal plans claim to save you time and money. But they also include processed foods, sugar-laden recipes, gluten, unhealthy fats, GMOs and other harmful ingredients. I want to save time and money… AND eat the healthiest foods!
PERSONALIZED: We all have unique dietary needs and personal tastes. So, why should your meal plan be the same as everyone else? I want a plan that removes the ingredients my family can’t eat… and the ones we just don’t like.
SCALED: A meal plan should save you time. But if you have to multiply or divide the ingredients in every recipe to get the correct servings, that’s a LOT of work! The perfect plan scales every recipe to the number of servings YOU need.
SPECIAL DIETS: Dozens of dietary protocols are PROVEN to prevent – and even cure – a range of health conditions. The perfect meal planning system makes it easy (and delicious) to follow any special diet… and make changes to your plan at any time.
NUTRITION INFORMATION: The perfect meal planning system provides COMPLETE nutrition information… and tracks exactly what you’re getting from your diet. This is important, because 92% of Americans don’t even get the basics set by the USDA.[iii]
EASY, DELICIOUS & BUDGET FRIENDLY: What good is a plan with extensive shopping lists, difficult recipes and no consideration of cost? The perfect meal plan features healthy, delicious meals that are easy to prepare… and easy on the wallet!
I probably don’t have to tell you, but the “perfect meal planning system” didn’t exist.
Around that time, I talked to a man whose wisdom I respect. It was one of those “What should I do with my life?” conversations young people sometimes have with a mentor.
He knew I had a deep understanding of nutrition… a passion for food and cooking… an entrepreneurial spirit… and a sincere desire help people like you achieve your best health!
As we talked, he asked…
His question was simple, yet profound.
“What challenges have you experienced in your life…
That you would like to help others avoid or get through faster?”
I immediately recalled how hopeless I felt when I was sick…
When I couldn’t swallow without tears or eat without stomach pain… and when doctor after doctor said, “I’m sorry, but I don’t think I can help you.”
I recalled how happy I was to discover the healing power of foods… and to finally feel well again.
And I remembered how time consuming and difficult it was to plan meals, week after week.
I thought about it for a minute. Then I told my mentor that…
I was going to build a program to help YOU create the perfect custom meal plan for YOUR family – in a matter of minutes – with a few simple clicks.
I had no idea how I would accomplish it, but I went home that night and set out to build…
In a moment, I will show you EXACTLY how the program works.
You’ll discover how it can help you use healing foods and “metabolic power ingredients” to achieve your best health and program your genes to burn fat!
You’ll also discover how two minutes on the computer today could save you hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in the months and years to come.
But first, please consider a few questions.
[ii] Cell, Zeevi and Korem et al.: "Personalized nutrition by prediction of glycemic responses" http://www.cell.com/cell/abstract/S0092-8674(15)01481-6
[iii] Quillin, Patrick. The Wisdom and Healing power of Whole Foods. Nutrition Times Press, Inc. 2009