Get to Know Me
and My Philosophy
Certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner
Licensed RESTART® Instructor
A B O U T M E
Ann K. Thompson
I have been a foodie and loved to cook since I can remember. From age 3, I was escaping up the Mississippi dirt road to my Grandma Kelly’s to help her make cornbread and learned the art of southern cooking from my sweet Mama, Bobby Jean. At the same time, I grew to be very analytical and intrigued with science.
It was when I experienced my own health issues: adrenal fatigue, digestive disorders, candida overgrowth, gut dysbiosis, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and allergies including both food intolerances and inhalants that I started the journey to seek help from a functional doctor who looked for the root cause of my sickness. It seems that a perfect storm had occurred; a history of being exposed to mold, extreme stress and partaking in the “low fat” fad diet had landed me with a host of issues. It started with symptoms of what I thought was sinus problems and being treated with rounds of harsh antibiotics from well-meaning pharmaceutical trained doctors. The stronger the antibiotics, the sicker and weaker I became. I started the path to healing and changing my lifestyle twenty-eight years ago.
THE WHOLE FOOD APPROACH
Then everything changed
This plan was rooted in changing my diet by eliminating refined sugars, increasing good fats and whole nutrient dense foods, quality supplements and realizing the negative consequences of stress on the body. Even though I’ve never been athletic I learned that another important component of the healing process was exercising.
The twenty-eight-year journey has been full of bumps in the road and a wealth of knowledge gained which I believe God intends for me to share and teach my clients.
I also met and married the love of my life Kelby. He has been my cheerleader and recipe tester for over twenty years. Bless his heart he has both reaped the benefits and suffered the consequences.
My cooking skills have evolved into incorporating whole nutrition dense food into my dishes as well as, adding healthy fats to the mix. This resulted in using my skills to develop delicious healthy recipes to replace the standard American diet (sad) menu. My experience both motivated and inspired me to go back to school and become a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner as well as, a RESTART instructor. This lead me to examine clinical studies that pointed to nutritional factors as the key to change the wellness of the body. Research shows that those who lacked a whole food nutrient dense diet with a sedentary lifestyle were at the largest risk for serious and chronic diseases.
My passion is for teaching individuals how to live their best life, while helping them break through the self-doubt and limiting beliefs that hold us back on our journey to our optimal health!
I founded Nutritional Transformation LLC (A Journey to Your Best Health) out of my God given love and talent for science and nutritional education and on the premise that: “Food is transformation and we all have the power to change our health – and our life – for the better.” That this transformation truly is a journey and not a destination; identifying each step as “Better, Good or Best” depending on your personal goals, your body’s weaknesses and strengths. Someone’s “Better” could turn out to be your “Best” because we are all bio individuals.
I am blessed to work with clients to discover their individual nutritional and functional deficiencies and create a personalized comprehensive plan that empowers them to transform their health and improve their vitality at any age.
I look forward to working with you as you begin A Journey to Your Best Health. Whether you want to:
Lose weight (weight gain is a symptom)
See if the Keto diet is right for you - Can you digest fat?
Learn how to regulate your blood sugar through nutrition
Gain more energy
Age well and be your best you
Receive guidance through cancer treatment
Receive therapy after Cancer care
I can assist you through nutrition and lifestyle changes that will assist your body in healing.
“I have at my disposal the best medicines and pharmaceutical treatments. I can send patients to the best surgeons and specialist anywhere in the world. But time after time, I find the most powerful, fast acting and most dramatic results come from using food as our main medicine.”
Dr. Mark Hyman, MD, Director of The Cleveland Clinic Functional Medicine, Ten Time #1 Best Seller Author