Conner Middelmann-Whitney is a nutrition coach, health writer, cooking instructor and author of Zest for Life: The Mediterranean Anti-Cancer Diet.
Since overcoming early-stage cervical cancer 14 years ago (prompting her to quit her job as a reporter with the Financial Times and study nutrition at the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London) her interests lie in lifestyle cancer prevention with a special emphasis on diet. She also works with people who suffer from metabolic syndrome (incl. insulin resistance, obesity, unhealthy blood lipids), fertility problems, osteoporosis and depression. Conner advocates a diet that is as varied as possible and consists of unprocessed, seasonal, fresh foods that are simply prepared and ideally enjoyed in a convivial setting. Industrially processed ‘edible food-like substances’ (Michael Pollan) containing denatured fats, concentrated sugars, refined starches and synthetic additives — rich in calories but low in nutrients — are best avoided. Conner’s recipes are versatile and grounded in French and Mediterranean culinary traditions.
You can learn more about Conner by visiting her nutrition coaching website: Modern Mediterranean