Ann Louise Gittleman, PhD, CNS

Visionary health expert Dr. Ann Louise Gittleman has always been a trendsetter. Highly respected as the grande dame of alternative health and award-winning author of 30 books, she single-handedly launched the weight loss/ detox revolution in her New York Times bestseller The Fat Flush Plan. Dr. Ann Louise was recognized as one of the top ten nutritionists in the country by Self magazine and was the recipient of the American Medical Writers Association award for excellence.

Always ahead of her time, Dr. Ann Louise set the pace for new health protocols in the 1990s with four more breakthrough books. She was the first to warn of the environmental hazards of parasites in her classic Guess What Came to Dinner? Parasites and Your Health. In Your Body Knows Best, Dr. Ann Louise was the first to discuss the blood type/weight theory and proclaim that one diet may not be right for every body – an idea that is only now becoming mainstream. She was the first to offer natural remedies for menopausal symptoms in Super Nutrition for Menopause (now in print as Hot Times) and is widely credited as the first to popularize the term “perimenopause” in her New York Times bestseller, Before the Change.

Dr. Ann Louise forged new ways of thinking about obesity early on in her career. She was the first to proclaim that obesity was caused by the lack of dietary fats and the wrong kind of carbohydrates in her book Beyond Pritikin, published in 1988. In Beyond Pritikin, she predicted that the fat-free, carb-rich diet was creating weight gain, sugar cravings, fatigue and diabetes.

A savvy and dynamic speaker, Dr. Ann Louise has been featured on 20/20, Dr. Phil, The View, Good Morning America, Extra!, and The Early Show. In addition, her work has been featured on CNN, PBS, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CBN, Fox News, and the BBC. She has appeared on several national infomercials including the extremely popular World’s Greatest Treasury of Health Secrets hosted by Hugh Downs. She has served as a celebrity spokesperson for many of the largest companies in the health foods industry.

Her work has been featured in a myriad of national publications ranging from Time and Newsweek to Glamour, Ebony and The Oprah Magazine. Millions of readers follow her advice through her features in First for Women and Woman’s World magazines. Thousands of fans visit her website daily and post on her Facebook page on which she herself regularly posts and answers questions.

Today, she continues to dedicate herself to carving out new landmarks in holistic health and healing. Through her many books, website, and blog (Ann Louise’s Edge on Health), Dr. Ann Louise is continually forging ahead into new health frontiers. Her latest book, the highly acclaimed Zapped (2010) is a step-by-step manual for fortifying the body, detoxifying the home, and protecting yourself and your family from the invisible hazards of electropollution.

“Zapped is an empowering guide that will help you transform your body and your home into a sanctuary of health and healing.”

— John Gray, PhD, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus