I was a “fussy eater” as a child. My dietary staples back then were; Chef-Boyardee, Kraft Dinner, and lots of meat’n’potatoes. The only vegetable I really liked was corn. I was also sick. A lot.
My adventures in “healthy” eating began in my 20s, but mainly because I wanted to lose a few pounds for my first TV job, not because I actually thought food could cure me. That was back when I thought things labeled ‘low-fat’ and ‘sugar-free’ were actually healthy.
I cut out dairy & gluten… and I felt ‘normal’ for the first time in years
– no drugs necessary.
Even though I was cooking what I considered to be healthy, I still wasn’t feeling my best. I had chronic digestive problems, started getting weird ocular migraines, and feeling too tired to enjoy life. I thought I was going crazy. So, after years of considering it, I finally made an appointment with a naturopathic doctor. I stopped taking the birth control pill, completely cut out dairy and gluten for 6 weeks and I felt “normal” for the first time in my life – no drugs necessary.
Along my journey, I fell in love with cooking healthy meals that tasted great. Sure, I’d be rushing off to cover a red carpet in Hollywood or interview an A-list celebrity, but nothing would excite me more than sharing my meals with friends, getting rave reviews and then bragging up the healthy ingredients. I would beam with pride when coworkers started asking me to send them my recipes. It felt great knowing that I was helping inspire my colleagues to eat healthier.
Since as far back as I can remember, I’ve been fascinated by health (probably because I was sick so often). For birthdays I’d get those giant health almanacs on the human body and pour over them for hours. As a trained journalist, I always kept up to date with the latest wellness news and scientific findings on health and nutrition. I even considered going to med school.
When I started to heal myself naturally, I became so empowered that I felt compelled to help others. So, I put my media career on hold and became a registered holistic nutritionist.
The kind of health that I’m interested in is whole health.
I’m thrilled to merge my media background with my nutritional expertise and wellness advice so that I can inspire as many people as possible to take control of their health. Don’t worry; this is NOT an all-or-nothing game. You can call me the Realistic Holistic. Perfection is not the goal and I don’t believe in being defined by labels or health trends. This is not about being extreme, it’s about being consistent.
I want you to enjoy your life and show you some easy ways to incorporate healthy habits along the way. Trust me, the smallest step in the right direction can end up being the biggest step of your life. Let’s do some good and evolve together, shall we?
Kim D’Eon’s Professional Bio
Kim D’Eon is an award-winning television host and Canadian media personality who became a registered holistic nutritionist after following her passion for healthy eating. Equipped with a science-based education in nutrition, an honours degree in journalism, as well as a 15-year broadcasting career, she’s become a recognized healthy living expert who inspires people to eat more real food.
(Photo credit: Phil Crozier)